Section: News

Congratulations, 2013 Physicians of Excellence


More than 100 members of St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group were recently named "2013 Physicians of Excellence" by the Orange County Medical Association. The achievement was featured in the January issue of Orange Coast Magazine. The annual program, developed by the magazine and the Orange County Medical Association, honors the region's outstanding physicians for their dedication to the profession and for their service to the community. Congratulations to the following physicians:

Allergy and Immunology

  • Mark Ellis, MD
  • Sherwin A. Gillman, MD
  • Otto Liao, MD

Child Neurology

  • Joseph H. Donnelly, MD
  • Ira T. Lott, MD

Clinical Genetics

  • Virginia Kimonis, MD

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

  • Marc A. Lerner, MD
  • Robin Steinberg-Epstein, MD

Diagnostic Radiology

  • David S. Karlin, MD
  • Dan Vu, MD

Emergency Medicine

  • Claudia R. Gold, MD
  • Brian S. Lee, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

  • Herbert I. Rettinger, MD


  • Craig A. Ennis, MD
  • Hardeep Singh, MD
  • David B. Stanton, MD

Gynecologic Oncology

  • Michael L. Berman, MD
  • John V. Brown, MD
  • Philip J. DiSaia, MD
  • Leslie M. Randall, MD
  • Mark A. Rettenmaier, MD
  • Krishnansu Tewari, MD

Internal Medicine

  • Melvyn L. Sterling, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

  • Judith Chung, MD
  • Afshan B. Hameed, MD
  • Carol Major, MD
  • Juliane Toohey, MD
  • Deborah Wing, MD

Medical Genetics

  • John Jay Gargus, MD

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

  • Irfan Ahmad, MD
  • Daryoush Bassiri, MD
  • Christine Bixby, MD
  • John P. Cleary, MD
  • Vijay Dhar, MD
  • Antoine Soliman, MD
  • Cherry C. Uy, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Andrew P. Cassidenti, MD
  • Myron R. Kanofsky, MD


  • Sanford Chen, MD
  • David A. Sami, MD
  • Aisha Simjee, MD
  • Timothy You, MD

Otolaryngology-Head/Neck Surgery

  • Felizardo S. Camilon, Jr., MD
  • Robert Del Junco, MD
  • Edward S. Lee, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

  • Anthony Chang, MD
  • Jodie Gandy, MD
  • Nafiz Kiciman, MD
  • Michael Rebolledo, MD
  • Keith Weiner, MD

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

  • Nick Anas, MD
  • Anthony Cherin, MD
  • Michele B. Domico, MD
  • Gary Goodman, MD
  • Jason M. Knight, MD
  • Patricia Liao, MD
  • Paul S. Lubinsky, MD

Pediatric Endocrinology

  • Susan J. Clark, MD
  • Mark W. Daniels, MD
  • Timothy Flannery, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology

  • Kenneth Grant, MD
  • Mitchell Katz, MD

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

  • Ivan Kirov, MD
  • Steven Neudorf, MD
  • Geetha Puthenveetil, MD
  • Leonard S. Sender, MD
  • Amit Soni, MD

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

  • Felice C. Adler-Shohet, MD
  • Antonio Arrieta, MD
  • Negar Ashouri, MD
  • Jasjit Singh, MD

Pediatric Nephrology

  • Dorit Ben-Ezer, MD

Pediatric Oncology

  • Wei-Ping (Violet) Shen, MD
  • Lilibeth Torno, MD

Pediatric Pulmonology

  • Anchalee Yuengsrigul, MD

Pediatric Rheumatology

  • Sheryl Boon, MD

Pediatric Surgery

  • John German, MD
  • Vinh T. Lam, MD


  • Katherine Andreeff, MD
  • Maria E. Minon, MD
  • Sameer Pathare, MD
  • Maria L. Tupas, MD
  • Jacqueline Winkelmann, MD

Plastic Surgery

  • Mark E. Krugman, MD


  • Scott J. Rowen, MD


  • Michele Carpenter, MD
  • Kim James Charney, MD
  • Jay K. Harness, MD
  • Lawrence D. Wagman, MD

Surgery, Cardiovascular

  • Richard N. Gates, MD

Surgery, Cardiovascular and Thoracic

  • Brian A. Palafox, MD

Surgery, Neurologcal

  • Hector W. Ho, MD
  • William G. Loudon, MD
  • Michael Muhonen, MD
  • Bradley D. Noblett, MD

Surgery, Orthopedic

  • Afshin Aminian, MD
  • Steven L. Barnett, MD
  • Jeffrey E. Deckey, MD
  • Robert S. Gorab, MD
  • Francois D. Lalonde, MD
  • Carlos A. Prietto, MD
  • Samuel R. Rosenfeld, MD
  • Benjamin D. Rubin, MD
  • Michael F. Shepard, MD
  • Carl R.Weinert, Jr., MD

Surgery, Vascular

  • Russell Montgomery, MD


  • Lamia Gabal-Shehab, MD
  • Matthew L. Greenberger, MD
  • William F. Pearce, MD

Vascular and Interventional Radiology

  • Mahmood K. Razavi, MD