UNT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER PHYSICIANS NAMED TOP DOCS

April 18, 2005

Seventeen faculty members from the health science center were named Top Docs for 2005 in the April issue of Fort Worth, Texas magazine.

â??We are proud of the accomplishments of our entire faculty,â? said Marc B. Hahn, DO, dean of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, â??but to have such a large number of our faculty recognized as â??Top Docsâ?? demonstrates the world-class status of Fort Worthâ??s medical schoolâ??s faculty.â?

For the survey, Fort Worth, Texas magazine polls area doctors, who then vote on who they think are the top doctors in the area. The poll this year was based on the membership of the Tarrant County Medical Association.

Health science center doctors named as Top Docs this year were:

– Barbara Atkinson, DO, associate professor of internal medicine in the internal medicine department, chief of the division of infectious disease. Dr. Atkinson practices at the Patient Care Center located on the health science center campus.

– Sam Buchanan, DO, associate professor and chairman of the surgery department. Dr. Buchanan practices at the Patient Care Center located on the health science center campus.

– Michael Clearfield, DO, FACOI, professor of internal medicine in the internal medicine department, associate dean for clinical research. Dr. Clearfield practices at the Patient CareCenter located on the health science center campus.

– Arnold Fikkert, DO, assistant professor of surgery in the department of surgery. Dr. Fikkert practices at the Patient Care Center located on the health science center campus.

– Paul Garcia, DO, assistant professor of internal medicine in the department of internal medicine. Dr. Garcia practices at the Patient Care Center located on the health science center campus.

– Jill Gramer, DO, assistant professor of family medicine, medical director of the Eagle Ranch Family Medical Center. Dr. Gramer practices in the Eagle Ranch Family Medical Center.

– Janice Knebl, DO, MBA, Dallas Southwest Osteopathic Physicians Inc. Distinguished Chair of Clinical Geriatrics, professor of internal medicine in the department of internal medicine, chief of the division of geriatrics. Dr. Knebl practices at the Patient Care Center, located on the health science center campus.

– William McIntosh, DO, associate professor of internal medicine in the department of internal medicine, chief of the division of neurology. Dr. McIntosh practices at the Patient Care Center located on the health science center campus.

– J. David Orr, DO, assistant professor of internal medicine in the department of internal medicine and the division of neurology. Dr. Orr practices at the Patient Care Center located on the health science center campus.

– Alan Podawiltz, DO, associate professor of psychiatry in the department of psychiatry. Dr. Podawiltz practices at John Peter Smith Hospital.

– Phillip Saperstein, DO, FACOFP, professor of family medicine, program director of family practice residency program at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. Dr. Saperstein practices at the Seminary Clinic.

– Craig Spellman, PhD, DO, associate professor of internal medicine in the internal medicine department, chief of the division of endocrinology. Dr. Spellman practices at the Patient Care Center located on the health science center campus.

– Scott Stoll, PhD, DO, associate professor and chairman of the department of osteopathic manipulative medicine. Dr. Stoll practices at the Osteopathic Research Center on the health science center campus.

– Monte Troutman, DO, FACOI, associate professor of internal medicine in the department of internal medicine, chairman of the division of gastroenterology. Dr. Troutman practices at the Patient Care Center located on the health science center campus.

– Stephen Weis, DO, professor of internal medicine in the department of internal medicine, division of endocrinology. Dr. Weis practices at the Patient Care Center located on the health science center campus.

– Martin Weiss, DO, assistant professor of internal medicine in the department of internal medicine, division of cardiology. Dr. Weiss practices at the Patient Care Center located on the health science center campus.

– Albert Olivencia-Yurvati, DO, associate professor and vice chairman of the surgery department. Dr. Yurvati was also recently named a Healthcare Hero by the Fort Worth Business Press. He practices at the Patient Care Center located on the health science center campus.

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Contact: Kay Colley 817-735-2553, cell 817-980-5090, e-mail kacolley@hsc.unt.edu.

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