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Massey physicians recognized as Top Docs by Richmond Magazine

May 23, 2011

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Physicians at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center were reported as “Top Docs” in Richmond Magazine’s April 2011 issue.

Honored with this recognition were 24 of Massey’s doctors. These selections were the result of a survey that asked Richmond-area physicians whom they would recommend in a range of specialties. Several of Massey’s doctors appeared in more than one category.

In addition, new this year is recognition for the top nurse practitioner, and Massey’s Barton Bobb, FNP, ACHPN, of our palliative care team, received that honor.

“This acknowledgement is just one of many indications that VCU Massey Cancer Center is dedicated to patient care, and that we are bringing the latest and best therapies and treatments to our patients through our superb scientific and clinical research,” said Gordon D. Ginder, M.D., director of VCU Massey Cancer Center. “All of our physicians, nurse practitioners and health care providers are exceptional, and each contributes to Massey’s standard of excellence in care.”

“Recognition among peers is a high honor and I proudly commend our physicians for meriting it,” said Sheldon M. Retchin, M.D., CEO of the VCU Health System and vice president of health sciences. “They are providing the highest quality patient care propelled by our research discoveries.”

The following full-time Massey physicians were listed as top performers in the categories noted:

Mitchell S. Anscher: radiation oncology
Douglas W. Arthur: radiation oncology
John Christian Barrett: hematology
Harry D. Bear: oncologic surgery
Cecelia H. Boardman: gynecologic oncology
Joann N. Bodurtha: genetics
Doumit S. BouHaidar: gastroenterology
Anthony D. Cassano: thoracic surgery
Weldon E. Chafe: gynecologic oncology
Laurie W. Cuttino: radiation oncology
Laurence J. DiNardo: otolaryngology/otolaryngologic surgery
Algin B. Garrett: dermatology
B. Mayer Grob: urology/urological surgery
Amelia (Aimee) C. Grover: oncologic surgery
Mary Helen Hackney: oncology
Brian J. Kaplan (2): colon and rectal surgery, oncologic surgery
Laurel J. Lyckholm: hospice and palliative care
Gita V. Massey: hematology
A. Scott Mills: pathology
Andrea L. Pozez: plastic/reconstructive surgery
Evan R. Reiter: otolaryngology/otolaryngologic surgery
Wes Shepherd: pulmonary disease
Thomas J. Smith (2): hospice and palliative care, oncology
Leanne M. Yanni (3): hospice and palliative care, internal medicine, pain management

This is the eighth time Richmond Magazine has conducted the survey. Similar surveys were conducted in 1988, 1998, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010.

[Cover photo copyright Richmond Magazine]

Written by: Jenny Owen

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