Top Doctors 2005




Health care is a science and an art. It’s a practice steeped in tradition on a swiftly changing landscape. As the practice of medicine has grown more complex, people increasingly look to physicians to provide a sense of trust and clarity. Each year, New Hampshire Magazine surveys the state’s physicians asking them, if they or a family member were sick, who they would go to for diagnosis or treatment. The results of the 2005 survey are in and Top Doctors have been selected in 42 specialties. Here are the doctors who have been chosen by their peers. We also spotlight the 2005 Nurse of the Year, and feature medical advances that have taken place in the state’s hospitals during the past year. ALLERGY/IMMUNOLOGY John Kalliel, M.D. CMC/Elliot Hospital Manchester Allergy Inc. Manchester, (603) 668-6444 Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA Joined Hospital Staff: 1987 ANESTHESIOLOGY Robert Laflam, M.D. Concord Hospital Anesthesia Associates, P.A. Concord, (603) 224-4776 Medical School: Dartmouth Medical School, 1984 Joined Hospital Staff: 1989 CARDIOLOGY Andrew Torkelson, M.D. DHMC/New London Lebanon, (603) 650-5724 Medical School: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1980 Joined Hospital Staff: 1985 DERMATOLOGY Stephen M. Del Giudice, M.D. Concord Hospital Concord, (603) 226-6119 Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, 1981 Joined Hospital Staff: 1989 EMERGENCY CARE Donavon Albertson, M.D., F.A.C.E.P. Portsmouth Regional Portsmouth, (603) 436-5110 Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA Joined Hospital Staff: 1981 ENDOCRINOLOGY Robert A. Levine, M.D., F.A.C.E. SNHMC/St. Joseph Nashua, (603) 881-7141 Medical School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, 1981 Joined Hospital Staff: 1991 END OF LIFE CARE Ira Byock, M.D. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Palliative Medicine Lebanon, (603) 650-5402 Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine, 1978 Joined Hospital Staff: 2003 GASTROENTEROLOGY Mark Silversmith, M.D. BASC/CMC/Elliot Hospital N.H. Gastroenterology, Inc. Manchester, (603) 625-5744 Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York,1983 Joined Hospital Staff: 1991 GENERAL/FAMILY PRACTICE Stephen Christo, D.O. Portsmouth Regional Portsmouth Family Practice (603) 431-2516 Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, ME, 1983 Joined Hospital Staff: 1991 GERIATRICS Beverly Entwisle, M.D. Concord Hospital Capital Region Family Health Center Concord, (603) 228-7200 Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA,1984 Joined Hospital Staff: 1988 GYNECOLOGY Mary Jo Montanarella, M.D. CMC/Elliot Hospital Dr. Montanarella and Associates, P.A. Manchester, (603) 624-1638 Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1986 Joined Hospital Staff: 1990 GYNECOLOGICAL ONCOLOGY Leslie R. DeMars, M.D. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Lebanon, (603) 653-3530 Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine,1987 Joined Hospital Staff: 1997 HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY Denis Hammond, M.D. CMC/Concord/Elliot/ Exeter/LRGH/PMC N.H. Oncology-Hematology PA Hooksett, (603) 622-6484 Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, 1973 Joined Hospital Staff: 1978 INFECTIOUS DISEASES David Itkin, M.D. Exeter/Portsmouth Seacoast Infectious Disease Associates Portsmouth, (603) 433-8733 Medical School: University of Illinois, Rockford, IL, 1980 Joined Hospital Staff: 1990 INTERNAL MEDICINE Paul Clark, M.D. Concord Hospital Concord, (603) 224-4003 Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical Center, 1979 Joined Hospital Staff: 2001 NEPHROLOGY Sean Fitzpatrick, M.D. SNHMC Nashua Nephrology (603) 882-2921 Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, 1989 Joined Hospital Staff: 1994 NEUROLOGY Robert Thies, M.D. CMC/Elliot Hospital Neurology Associates Manchester, (603) 669-0859 Medical School: Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY, 1976 Joined Hospital Staff: 1981 OBSTETRICS Emily Baker, M.D. Dartmouth-Hitchcock DHMC Lebanon,(603) 653-9306 DHC Manchester, (603) 695-2500 Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, 1986 Joined Hospital Staff: 1994 OPHTHALMOLOGY Randall Brown, M.D. CMC/Elliot Hospital New Hampshire Eye Associates, P.A. Manchester, (603) 669-3925 Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, 1978 Joined Hospital Staff: 1982 OTOLARYNGOLOGY James Bartels, M.D. CMC/Elliot/PMC Ear Nose & Throat Specialists Of Southern New Hampshire Manchester, (603) 622-3623 Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, 1982 Joined Hospital Staff: 1987 PATHOLOGY David Donsker, M.D. Exeter Hospital Seacoast Pathology, P.A. Exeter, (603) 778-8522 Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, 1974 Joined Hospital Staff: 1978 PEDIATRICS Emory Kaplan, M.D. SNHMC Kaplan & McNamee Pediatrics Nashua,(603) 595-7388 Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA Joined Hospital Staff: 1977 PODIATRY Raef M. Fahmy, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. BASC/CMC/Elliot Associates in Podiatry Bedford, (603) 669-2188 Medical School: Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, 1987 Joined Hospital Staff: 1991 PULMONARY DISEASES Stephen Rowe, M.D. CMC/Elliot/PMC Bedford Commons Bedford, (603) 623-3516 Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT, 1975 Joined Hospital Staff: 1981 PSYCHIATRY (3) James Antisdel, M.D. CMC Amoskeag Psychiatric & Psychotherapy Associates Manchester, (603) 668-0016 Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 1986 Joined Hospital Staff: 1995 Karl Lanocha, M.D. Concord Hospital Concord Psychiatric Associates (603) 228-7100 Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1982 Joined Hospital Staff: 1989 Santharam Yadati, M.D. SNHMC Slatoff and Ward Psychological P.A. Nashua, (603) 881-9311 Medical School: Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, India, 1973 Joined Hospital Staff: 1999 RADIOLOGY Gerard V. Smith, M.D. Concord/FRH/N.H. State Hospital X-Ray Professional Association Concord, (603) 228-1521 Medical Education: University of Maryland School of Medicine, 1972 Joined Hospital Staff: 1979 REHABILITATION/PHYSICAL MEDICINE Barry Gendron, D.O. Frisbie/PRH/WD Seacoast Area Physiatry Newington, (603) 431-5529 Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, ME, 1989 Joined Hospital Staff: 1993 REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE Paul Manganiello, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 653-9240 Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1973 Joined Hospital Staff: 1979 RHEUMATOLOGY Hoke H. Shirley, M.D. Concord/New London Concord Orthopaedics Concord, (603) 224-3368 Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, 1982 Joined Hospital Staff: 1990 SPORTS MEDICINE Joshua Siegel, M.D. Exeter/PRH/NorthEast Surgical Care Access Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics Exeter, (603) 775-7575 Medical School: SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY, 1992 Joined Hospital Staff: 1998 BREAST SURGERY Edward P. Dalton, M.D., F.A.C.S. Elliot Hospital Elliot Breast Health Center Manchester, (603) 668-3067 Medical School: St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO Joined Hospital Staff: 1977 CARDIAC/THORACIC SURGERY Benjamin Westbrook, M.D. CMC/Elliot/PMC Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates, P.A. Manchester, (603) 663-6340 Medical School: University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Mobile, AL Joined Hospital Staff: 1989 COLON/RECTAL SURGERY Russell Strong, M.D. Concord Hospital Concord Surgical Associates, P.A. Concord, (603) 224-0584 Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine, IL, 1987 Joined Hospital Staff: 1993 EAR, NOSE AND THROAT SURGERY James Bartels, M.D. CMC/Elliot/PMC Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists of Southern New Hampshire Manchester, (603) 622-3623 Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, 1982 Joined Hospital Staff: 1987 GENERAL SURGERY Lawrence M. Hoepp, M.D. CMC/Elliot Hospital General Surgical Specialists of N.E. Manchester, (603) 627-1102 Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1973 Joined Hospital Staff: 1978 GYNECOLOGICAL SURGERY Gary Wasserman, M.D. CMC/Elliot Hospital Manchester Obstetrical Associates, P.A. (603) 622-3162 Medical School: State University of New York at Buffalo Medical School, 1977 Joined Hospital Staff: 1987 HAND SURGERY Jinsong Wang, M.D., Ph.D. BASC/CMC/Elliot New Hampshire Orthopaedic Surgery Manchester, (603) 669-5454 Medical School: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1994 Joined Hospital Staff: 2000 NEUROSURGERY (2) N. Ross Jenkins, M.D. Elliot/Concord/SNHMC/CMC (603) 472-8888 Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 1987 Joined Hospital Staff: 1994 Clinton Miller, M.D. Exeter/PRH/PMC/WD Coastal New Hampshire Neurosurgeons Portsmouth, (603) 433-4666 Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, 1972 Joined Hospital Staff: 1986 ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY Gary Jones, M.D. Concord/New London/HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital Concord Orthopaedics, PA Concord, (603) 224-3368 Medical School: University of Michigan Medical Center, 1975 Joined Hospital Staff: 1982 PLASTIC/RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY Wayne K. Stadelmann, M.D., F.A.C.S. Concord Hospital Stadelmann Plastic Surgery, PC Concord, (603) 224-5200 Medical School: University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 1990 Joined Hospital Staff: 2003 UROLOGICAL SURGERY John J. Janeiro M.D. SJH/SNHMC/PMC Urology Center of Southern New Hampshire Nashua, (603) 883-1550 Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, 1982 Joined Hospital Staff: 1987 VASCULAR SURGERY Lawrence M. Hoepp, M.D. CMC/Elliot Hospital General Surgical Specialist of NE Manchester, (603) 627-1102 Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Phila, PA, 1973 Joined Hospital Staff: 1978

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