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    Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation Salutes Physicians in San Francisco and Marin Named As Top Doctors

    For Immediate Release
    Contact: Meg Walker

    San Francisco, CA, February 18, 2013--Forty-eight doctors from San Francisco and Marin affiliated with Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation (SPMF), part of the Sutter Health network, have been named on the prestigious list of [415] Top Doctors 2013 by Marin Magazine.

    The list results from polling more than 4,000 doctors in San Francisco and Marin counties, asking them to vote for the physician or physicians they considered the best in their field. All the doctors on the list were both candidates and voters in this peer-to-peer poll, and were allowed to cast as many votes as they liked, across all specialties. The only limitations were not being allowed to vote for themselves and only voting for the same doctor once.

    “This is a great tribute to the skills and expertise of our physicians across multiple clinical specialties,” said Bill Black, MD., Ph.D., chief medical officer of Physician Foundation Medical Associates (PFMA), the medical group in San Francisco that is part of SPMF. “It is gratifying that these physicians are being honored by their peers, other physicians who really know what it takes to be a great doctor. It is also good news for their patients who rely on getting the best individualized care possible from their physician.’’
    When the results were tallied, approximately 600 doctors, all in the 415 area code, with the highest vote counts were included on the [415] Top Doctors 2013 list. Doctors from SPMF, and other Sutter Health affiliates including California Pacific Medical Center and Novato Community Hospital are represented on the list of approximately 600 doctors and they specialize in everything from internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and neurology to kidney transplant.

    A list of the SPMF doctors named on Marin Magazine’s [415] Top Doctors 2013 is below.

    • Nima Grissom, M.D., Breast Surgery

    • Andrea Natale, M.D., Cardiac Electrophysiology

    • Steven Hao, M.D., Cardiac Electrophysiology

    • Richard Hongo, M.D., Cardiac Electrophysiology

    • Peter Hui, M.D., Cardiology

    • Richard Francoz, M.D., Cardiology

    • Bruce Brent, M.D., Cardiology

    • Melissa Weinberg, M.D., Endocrinology

    • Diana Antoniucci, M.D., Endocrinology

    • Karen Earle, M.D., Endocrinology / Diabetes Specialist

    • Robert Vazquez, M.D., Family Medicine

    • Adil Wakil, M.D., Hepatology

    • R Todd Frederick, M.D., Hepatology

    • Jonathan Nordlicht, M.D., Internal Medicine

    • Adam Rosenblatt, M.D., Internal Medicine

    • Michelle Malcolmson, M.D., Internal Medicine

    • Gyorgy Pataki, M.D., Internal Medicine

    • Denise Main, M.D., Maternal / Fetal Medicine

    • Lawrence Bohannan, M.D., Nephrology

    • Steven Katznelson, M.D., Nephrology

    • Amy Akers, M.D., Neurology

    • David Tong, M.D., Neurology

    • David King-Stephens, M.D., Neurology

    • Jonathan Katz, M.D., Neurology

    • Kenneth Laxer, M.D., Neurology

    • Jack Rose, M.D., Neurology

    • Smriti Wagle, M.D., Neurology

    • Max Duncan, M.D., Neurology

    • J Richard Mendius, M.D., Neurology

    • Catherine Madison, M.D., Neurology

    • Nobl Barazangi, M.D., Neurology

    • Robert Miller, M.D., Neurology

    • Peter Weber, M.D., Neurosurgery

    • Andrew Brill, M.D., Obstetrics / Gynecology

    • Izumi Cabrera, M.D., Obstetrics/Gynecology

    • Elliott Main, M.D. Obstetrics / Gynecology

    • Holly Holter, M.D., Obstetrics/Gynecology

    • Jordan Horowitz, M.D., Obstetrics/Gynecology

    • Nikola Tede, M.D., Pediatric Cardiology

    • Lorry Frankel, M.D., Pediatric Critical Care

    • Barbara Bennett, M.D., Pediatric Developmental Behavioral Health

    • Suruchi Bhatia, M.D., Pediatric Endocrinology

    • Tareq Elqousy, M.D., Pediatrics, Internal Medicine

    • Gregg Jossart, M.D., Surgery - Bariatric, GI and Endocrine

    • Robert Osorio, M.D., Surgery - Transplant

    • William Bry, M.D. , Surgery - Transplant

    About Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation

    Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation is a group of 240+ doctors who offer primary, specialty and complex medical care. Our physicians in San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Lake and Del Norte counties combine the latest in medical technology with personalized care. As part of the Sutter Health not-for-profit network, Sutter Pacific doctors are affiliated with some of the most respected hospitals in the region and provide care in local communities. Additionally, our San Francisco-based doctors are part of Brown & Toland Physicians. For more information or to find a doctor near you, visit or call 1-888-699-DOCS (3627).