Top Doctors 2006




Here’s how it works We send a survey to each doctor on the New Hampshire Board of Medicine’s list of physicians licensed to practice in the state — 3,419 names. This year, we received responses from 395. The survey asks the physicians to nominate specialists they would most recommend to family and friends. Hundreds of physicians statewide were named. We include those who received the greatest number of recommendations within 42 specialties. Those picked in our survey are then fact-checked for biographical information. New Hampshire Magazine editors are not able to visit the Top Doctors nor screen their credentials. Many excellent physicians are not on this list and we wish we could report on all the stories of tireless service to patients that we hear during the course of our poll. Many fine doctors have practices in areas of the state with small populations and fewer associates to receive surveys, thus creating a bias toward more populated regions of the state. Even so, smaller hospitals are often represented in the poll and we trust this list is broad enough to be useful and to represent the level of excellence that exists across the state. When seeking a new specialist for care, it’s always a good idea to consult with your own doctor first. Allergy/Immunology John Kalliel, M.D. CMC/Elliot Manchester Allergy Inc. Manchester, (603) 668-6444 Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass., 1982 Top Doctors Hall of Fame '05 Anesthesiology Paul Del Giudice, M.D. CMC, BASC Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center Anesthesia Care Group Manchester, (603) 647-9325 Medical School: Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, N.H., 1984 Cardiology (2) Thomas P. Wharton Jr., M.D., F.A.C.C. Exeter Exeter Cardiovascular Associates Exeter, (603) 778-9992 Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., 1971 Robert Lavery, M.D. Elliot, CMC N.H. Cardiology Consultants Manchester, (603) 627-1669 Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md., 1976 Dermatology (2) Robert Posnick, M.D. SNHMC Nashua Dermatology Assoc. Nashua, (603) 579-9648 Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, N.Y., 1982 Stephen M. Del Giudice, M.D. Concord Hospital Concord, (603) 226-6119 Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass., 1981 Top Doctors Hall of Fame '06 Emergency Care (3) Donavon Albertson, M.D., F.A.C.E.P. PRH Portsmouth, (603) 436-5110 Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass., 1974 Joseph Leahy, D.O. SNHMC Nashua, (603) 577-2000 Medical School University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, Maine, 1992 Richard Marcucci, M.D. Elliot, DHMC Merrimack Emergency Physicians Manchester, (603) 663-2534 Medical School: New York Medical College, Valhalla, N.Y., 1972 Endocrinology Robert A. Levine, M.D., F.A.C.E. St. Joseph Office of Dr. Robert Levine, Thyroid Center of N.H. Nashua, (603) 881-7141 Medical School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Conn., 1981 Top Doctors Hall of Fame '05 End of Life Care Ira Byock, M.D. DHMC Palliative Medicine Lebanon, (603) 650-5402 Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Co., 1978 Gastroenterology Timothy Scherer, M.D. SNHMC, DHMC Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua (603) 577-4081 Medical School: State University of New York, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1996 Geriatrics Kenneth Dolkart, M.D. SNHMC Nashua Center For Healthy Aging Nashua, (603) 577-3080 Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa., 1980 Family Practice (3) Colleen Guiry, M.D. SNHMC Primary Care of Milford Milford, (603) 672-7600 Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, N.Y.,1987 Robert Zinnes, M.D. SNHMC Primary Care of Hudson Hudson, (603) 886-3979 Medical School: Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, N.H., 1985 Jonathan Thyng, M.D. SNHMC, DHMC Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua Nashua, (603) 577-4440 Medical School: Tufts University School Of Medicine, Boston, Mass., 1988 Gynecological Oncology Leslie DeMars, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 653-3530 Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vt., 1987 Top Doctors Hall of Fame '05 Gynecology Cynthia Rasmussen, M.D., F.A.C.O.G SNHMC EveryWoman Gynecology Nashua, (603) 577-3170 Medical School: Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa., 1981 Hematology/Oncology Denis Hammond, M.D. CMC/Concord/Elliot/ Exeter/LRGH N.H. Oncology-Hematology P.A. Hooksett, (603) 622-6484 Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass., 1973 Infectious Diseases Michael Strampfer, M.D., F.A.C.P. SNHMC/SJH/CMC/Elliot Infectious Disease Associates/Travel Clinic Nashua, (603) 595-1305 Medical School: State University of N.Y. Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1981 Internal Medicine Stephen Jordan, M.D. New London New London, (603) 526-5275 Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass., 1970 Nephrology Charles Kert, M.D. SNHMC, SJH Nashua Nephrology Nashua, (603) 882-2921 Medical School: University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, Calif., 1981 Neurology Robert Thies, M.D. CMC/Elliot Neurology Associates Manchester, (603) 669-0859 Medical School: Cornell University Medical College, New York, N.Y., 1976 Top Doctors Hall of Fame '05 Obstetrics Karen Maynard, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. SNHMC Women’s Care of Nashua Nashua, (603) 577-3100 Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass., 1994 Ophthalmology George Shaker Jr., M.D. Elliot/CMC Bellows, Goodman, Shaker & Siegal Medical Eye Center Manchester, (603) 668-2020 Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, N.Y., 1989 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, N.Y., 1982 Pathology David Donsker, M.D. Exeter Seacoast Pathology, P.A. Exeter, (603) 778-8522 Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minn., 1974 Pediatrics Steven Loh, M.D. Exeter Exeter Pediatric Associates Exeter, (603) 772-8900 Medical School: New York Medical College, Valhalla, N.Y., 1987 Podiatry Raef M. Fahmy, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. BASC/CMC/Elliot/Cheshire Associates in Podiatry Bedford, (603) 471-9933 Medical School: Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa., 1987 Psychiatry Santharam Yadati, M.D. SNHMC Slatoff and Ward Psychological P.A. Nashua, (603) 881-9311 Medical School: Sri Ventateswara University, Tirupati, India, 1972 Pulmonary Diseases William Goodman, M.D., F.C.C.P., M.P.H. SNHMC Nashua Pulmonary Medical Associates Nashua, (603) 886-0290 Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass., 1989 Radiology (2) Kevin Quinn, M.D. CMC/Elliot/Monadnock Southern N.H. Radiology Consultants Bedford, (603) 627-1661 Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Mass., 1985 Gerard V. Smith, M.D. Concord/FRH/N.H. State Hospital X-ray Professional Association Concord, (603) 228-1521 Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine, 1972 Top Doctors Hall of Fame '06 Rehabilitation/Physical Medicine Edward Kois, M.D. SNHMC Nashua, (603) 821-5613 Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1983 Reproductive Medicine Paul Manganiello, M.D. DHMC Lebanon, (603) 653-9240 Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa., 1973 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 Top Doctors Hall of Fame ‘05 Sports Medicine James Vailas, M.D. CMC/Elliot/PMC/SJH/SNHMC/BASC The Orthopedic Center Manchester, (603) 634-0080 Medical School: Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, N.H.,1981 Breast Surgery Edward P. Dalton, M.D., F.A.C.S. Elliot Elliot Breast Health Center Manchester, (603) 668-3067 Medical School: St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo., 1970 Top Doctors Hall of Fame '05 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, Ala., 1979 Colon/Rectal Surgery Jeffrey Harnsberger, M.D. Elliot/DHMC Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Manchester, (603) 695-2840 Medical School : Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio, 1987 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, N.Y., 1982 General Surgery Lawrence M. Hoepp, M.D. CMC/Elliot General Surgical Specialists of N.E. Manchester, (603) 627-1102 Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa., 1973 Gynecological Surgery Mary Jo Montanarella, M.D. CMC/Elliot Dr. Montanarella & Assoc. Manchester, (603) 624-1638 Medical School: Univ. of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, N.Y., 1986 Hand Surgery Jinsong Wang, M.D., Ph.D. CMC/Elliot/BASC New Hampshire Orthopaedic Surgery Manchester, (603) 669-5454 Medical School: University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill., 1994 Neurosurgery N. Ross Jenkins, M.D. Concord/CMC/Elliot/PMC/ SNHMC NH NeuroSpine Institute Bedford, (603) 472-8888 Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn., 1987 Orthopedic Surgery Eric Benson, M.D. CMC/Elliot/BASC N.H. Orthopaedic Surgery P.A. Manchester, (603) 669-5454 Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Mass., 1993 Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery Bruce Topol, M.D. CMC/Elliot Manchester, (603) 622-0900 Medical School: Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Ill., 1980 Urological Surgery John J. Janeiro, M.D. Elliot/PMC/SJH/SNHMC The Urology Center of Southern New Hampshire Nashua, (603) 883-1550 Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Mass., 1982 Top Doctors Hall of Fame '06 Vascular Surgery Lawrence M. Hoepp, M.D. CMC/Elliot General Surgical Specialists of N.E. Manchester, (603) 627-1102 Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Phila., Pa., 1973 Top Doctors Hall of Fame '06
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