Pittsburgh Magazine's 2015 Best Doctors

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC salutes our physicians honored in Pittsburgh Magazine’s 2015 “Best Doctors” issue. These doctors represent the best medical professionals in various specialties.

The list was compiled by Best Doctors® and derived from the Best Doctors in America® database which includes the names and profiles of more than 45,000 of the best doctors in the United States.

To find a pediatrician or pediatric specialist to meet your family’s needs, call our Physician Referral Line at 412-692-7337.

Adolescent Medicine

  • Loreta Matheo, MD
  • Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD
  • Jonathan Pletcher, MD 

Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Victor Morell, MD
  • Peter Wearden, MD, PhD

Child Advoacy Center (CAC)

  • Janet Squires, MD

Child Development Unit (CDU)

  • Diego Chaves-Gnecco, MD
  • Sara Hamel, MD

Child Neurology

  • Ira Bergman, MD, PhD
  • Patricia Crumrine, MD
  • Amy Goldstein, MD
  • Shelley Williams, MD


  • Silva Arslanian, MD
  • Dorothy Becker, MBBCh
  • Oscar Escobar, MD
  • Luigi Garibaldi, MD
  • Ingrid Libman, MD
  • Selma Feldman Witchel, MD

General Academic Pediatrics

  • Sonika Bhatnagar, MD, MPH
  • Aimee Biller, MD
  • Debra Bogen, MD
  • Michael Decker, MD
  • Kristin Hannibal, MD 
  • Alejandro Hoberman, MD 
  • Sanjay Lambore, MD
  • Deborah Moss, MD
  • Laura Panko, MD
  • Kumaravel Rajakumar, MD, MS 
  • Evelyn Reis, MD
  • Nader Shaikh, MD, MPH 

Infectious Diseases

  • Michael Green, MD, MPH 
  • Marian Michaels, MD, MPH
  • Andrew Nowalk, MD, PhD

Medical Genetics

  • Jerry Vockley, MD, PhD

Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Specialty Care-UPMC

  • David Nash, MD

Paul C. Gaffney Diagnostic Service

  • Carol Lynn Cabral, MD
  • Sylvia Choi, MD 
  • Joyce Leifer, MD
  • Sara McIntire, MD
  • Laura Panko, MD
  • Andrew Urbach, MD
  • Basil Zitelli, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiology

  • Franklyn Cladis, MD
  • Peter Davis, MD
  • Andrew Herlich, DMD, MD
  • Jerome Parness, MD, PhD

Pediatric Cardiology

  • Vivek Allada, MD
  • Lee Beerman, MD 
  • Brian Feingold, MD
  • Jacqueline Kreutzer, MD 

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

  • Rajesh Aneja, MD
  • Hulya Bayir, MD
  • Michael Bell, MD
  • Joseph Carcillo, MD
  • Robert Clark, MD
  • Kathryn Felmet, MD
  • Ricardo Munoz, MD
  • Richard Orr, MD
  • Ann Thompson, MD, MCCM

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

  • Robert Hickey, MD

Pediatric Endocrinology

  • Silva Arslanian, MD
  • Dorothy Becker, MD
  • Oscar Escobar, MD
  • Luigi Garibaldi, MD
  • Ingrid Libman, MD, PhD 
  • Selma Witchel, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology

  • Maria Clavell, MD
  • Alka Goyal, MD
  • Sohail Husain, MD
  • David Keljo, MD, PhD
  • Mark Lowe, MD, PhD
  • Jeffrey Rudolph, MD
  • Robert Squires Jr., MD

Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery

  • Geoffrey Bond, MD
  • Barbara Gaines, MD 
  • George Gittes, MD 
  • George Mazariegos, MD
  • Victor Morell, MD
  • Rakesh Sindhi, MD
  • Kyle Soltys, MD

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

  • James Cooper, MD
  • Rakesh Goyal, MD 
  • Linda McAllister-Lucas, MD, PhD
  • A. Kim Ritchey, MD
  • Peter Shaw, MD
  • Jean Tersak, MD
  • Michael Wollman, MD

Pediatric Nephrology

  • Demetrius Ellis, MD
  • Susan Lombardozzi-Lane, MD
  • Michael Moritz, MD
  • Abhay Vats, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgery

  • Ian Pollack, MD
  • Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD

Pediatric Neuroradiology

  • Giulio Zuccoli, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus and Adult Motility

  • Kenwal Nischal, MD, FRCOphth

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Patrick Bosch, MD
  • Vincent Deeney, MD
  • Stephen Mendelson, MD
  • James Roach, MD
  • W. Timothy Ward, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology (ENT)

  • Cuneyt Alper, MD
  • Margaretha Casselbrant, MD, PhD 
  • David Chi, MD
  • Joseph Dohar, MD 

Pediatric Pathology

  • Ronald Jaffe, MBBCh

Pediatric Plastic Surgery

  • Joseph Losee, MD, FAAP, FACS

Pediatric Pulmonology

  • Shean Aujla, MD
  • Jonathan Finder, MD
  • Geoffrey Kurland, MD
  • David Orenstein, MD
  • Jonathan Spahr, MD
  • Daniel Weiner, MD

Pediatric Radiation Oncology

  • Melvin Deutsch, MD

Pediatric Radiology

  • Charles R. Fitz, MD
  • Mitchell E. Tublin, MD 

Pediatric Sleep Program

  • Sangeeta S. Chakravorty, MD
  • Hiren Muzumdar, MD

Pediatric Urology

  • Steven Docimo, MD
  • Francis Schneck, MD

Children's Community Pediatrics

  • Kiran B. Bhat
  • Jane Mikuliak Breck, MD
  • Lawrence J. Butler, MD
  • Jennifer M. Chianese, MD
  • Mary Davitt, MD
  • Joy Catherine Drass, MD
  • Stephen T. Fowler, MD
  • Harold M. Glick, MD
  • Edward Gotkiewicz. MD
  • Gregory M. Hoyson, MD
  • Kenneth R. Keppel, MD
  • Laura, E. Kisloff, MD
  • John LaBella, MD
  • Sheldon R. Levine, MD
  • Thomas G. Lynch, MD
  • Thomas J. Maroon, MD
  • JoAnn Nickleach, MD
  • Hellen C. O'Hallaron, MD
  • Suzanne M. Reitz, MD
  • Paul L. Rowland, MD
  • Douglas P. Stewart, MD
  • Donald J. Vigliotti, MD