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LA BioMed researchers honored

Selected as the nation's and the region's best doctors

LA BioMed

LOS ANGELES - (Jan. 21, 2015) - Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute's (LA BioMed's) physician-researchers continue to rate among the nation's and the region's best doctors, with 44 of them listed among Southern California Super Doctors for 2015 or set to be listed among America's Top Doctors when it issues its 2015 publication later this year.

"These publications and many others have honored LA BioMed's researchers for their dedication to improving healthcare both here and around the globe," said David I. Meyer, PhD, LA BioMed president and CEO. "At LA BioMed, our many skilled physician-researchers see firsthand the challenges in the medical field today and return to the lab to find real-world healthcare solutions. They exemplify the spirit of discovery that is a hallmark of LA BioMed."

The Southern California Super Doctors list, published in the January issue of Los Angeles Magazine, recognized physicians in Los Angeles and Orange counties based on independent and peer reviews. MSP Communications, a research firm and publisher of Super Doctors, asked the region's physicians which doctors they would choose if they needed medical care. A blue-ribbon panel of the top-ranked physicians in each specialty area evaluated the nominees to determine who were the most respected and talented in their fields. This list was subjected to an independent assessment of the physician's records before the doctors were named Southern California Super Doctors.

To determine America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. publishing group surveys thousands of physicians and other healthcare professionals to identify the best doctors in every specialty. Castle Connolly said it conducts mail and online surveys, and its physician-led research team makes thousands of phone calls each year, talking with leading specialists, chairs of clinical departments and vice presidents of medical affairs to identify the top specialists for most diseases and procedures.

Among the LA BioMed physician-researchers named to the two lists are specialists in cardiology, endocrinology, immunology, internal medicine, nephrology, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, oncology, ophthalmology, pediatrics, psychiatry, pulmonary medicine, surgery and other specialties.

Following is a list of the physician-researchers who were honored. (A * means the physician ranks among Southern California Super Doctors list published in 2015. A + means the physician will be ranked among America's Top Doctors when the 14th edition is issued later this year.)

Sharon G. Adler, MD *
Sudhir K. Anand, MD*
Thomas L. Anderson, Jr., MD *
Arnold S. Bayer, M.D +
Lily M. Barba, MD *
Carol D. Berkowitz, MD+
Matthew J. Budoff, MD *+
Richard Casaburi, PhD, MD *
Rowan T. Chlebowski, MD +
Noah Craft, MD, PhD*
Eric S. Daar, MD *+
Christian M. de Virgilio, MD *
Carlos E. Donayre, MD*
John E. Edwards, Jr., MD *
Viktor E. Eysselein, MD*
William J. French, MD *
Charles S. Grob, MD*
Kenneth R. Huff, MD*
Eli Ipp, MD *
Sherwin J. Isenberg, MD *+
Adam J. Jonas, MD* +
Iraj E. Khalkhali, MD*
Siri Linda Kjos, MD*
Stanley R. Klein, MD*
Wai-Nang Paul Lee, MD *
Ira M. Lesser, MD *
Gregory R. Mason, MD
Chrisanna M. Mink, MD
Richard Mink, MD *
Redjal Nasser, MD*
Anita L. Nelson, MD *
Ronald J. Oudiz, MD, FACC *
Brant A. Putnam, MD*
Jacob Rajfer, MD*
Michael G. Ross, MD, MPH *
Jerome I. Rotter, MD*
Bruce E. Stabile, MD*
Darryl Y. Sue, MD*
Ronald S. Swerdloff, MD +
William Stringer, MD*
Timothy L. Van Natta, MD*
Rodney A. White, MD* +
Sylvia Yeh, MD *
Kenneth M. Zangwill, MD*


About LA BioMed

Founded in 1952, LA BioMed is one of the country's leading nonprofit independent biomedical research institutes. It has approximately 100 principal researchers conducting studies into improved treatments and therapies for cancer, inherited diseases, infectious diseases, illnesses caused by environmental factors and more. It also educates young scientists and provides community services, including prenatal counseling and childhood nutrition programs. LA BioMed is academically affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and located on the campus of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. For more information, please visit

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