IRVINE, Calif. (January 18, 2013) – Twelve physicians from Hoag Orthopedic
Institute have been named among Orange County’s ‘Top Docs,’
according to a new report issued this month by
Orange Coast Magazine, and one of the physicians listed, Dr. Nicholas Rose, a hand and upper-extremity
surgeon, was featured on the cover of the issue.
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.
About Hoag Orthopedic Institute
Hoag Orthopedic Institute specializes in the most advanced orthopedic surgery,
total joint replacement surgery and spine surgery. From the newest minimally
invasive techniques to total joint replacement to complex spine procedures,
their expertise in orthopedic medicine translates to better results and
fewer complications. Opening in 2010, Hoag Orthopedic Institute was a
merger of two of Southern California’s largest orthopedic medical
groups, Newport Orthopedic Institute of Newport Beach and Orthopedic Specialty
Institute of Orange.
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