The other physicians included on the list are: Dr. Kim James Charney, melanoma and sarcoma surgery; Dr. Michael J. Fitzpatricksports medicine and arthroscopic surgery; Dr. Robert S. Gorab, joint replacement and arthritis surgery; Dr. Scott M. Graham, sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery; Dr. Zafar S. Khan, spine surgery; Dr. David H. Kim, sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery; Dr. Stephen A. Mikulak, joint replacement and arthritis surgery; Dr. Nicholas E. Rose, hand and upper extremity surgery; Dr. Benjamin D. Rubin, sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery; Dr. Michael F. Shepard, sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery; Dr. Daniel T. Stein, sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery; and Dr. Russell S. Montgomery, endovascular aneurysm surgery and carotid artery surgery.
To be selected for the 2013 Physicians of Excellence honor, or ‘Top Doc,’ applicants were required to meet some baseline criteria, including being certified by a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties, a member board of the American Board of Osteopathic Medical Specialties, or an equivalency board recognized by the Medical Board of California or Osteopathic Medical Board of California. They must have been in good standing with the Medical Board of California or Osteopathic Medical Board of California, have maintained his/her primary practice in Orange County for the last five years, and be in practice within his/her specialty field for the last five years.
Applicants were also selected based upon their leadership, teaching and mentoring, humanitarian service or other unique contributions to the community.
“We are well-aware of how serious the Orange County Medical Association Board treats these annual awards, and we are honored to have had so many of our specialists recognized in this year’s Top Docs issue of Orange Coast Magazine,” said Dereesa Reid, COO of Hoag Orthopedic Institute. “Our entire staff strives, and has a passion for excellence, and this is a vivid reflection of that comprehensive effort.”
Hoag Orthopedic Institute surgeons named to the Top Doctors list were predominately categorized by orthopedic surgery, but also fell under the categories of general surgery and vascular surgery.