Doctors' doctors

These are the peers physicians would choose to heal themselves.

By Edward Martin

His behavior had been erratic but never like this. He admired a patient’s ring and invited her to go outside to his car, ostensibly so he could show her his ring. She refused. When a man complained of an injured foot, he removed the patient’s shoe, slung it across the examination room and told him nothing was wrong with him except laziness. The man had a broken foot.

The N.C. Medical Board stripped the Chapel Hill doctor of his license last year after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. But the system set up to protect patients from doctors who could kill them through incompetence does little to help them find the ones who could save their lives.

Private entities try to fill that void with quality ratings. Boston-based Best Doctors Inc., which produced the list that follows, surveys physicians, asking whom they would choose to treat themselves or their families. Some 30,000 doctors nationwide made the cut. About 4% of the 20,000 who practice in North Carolina are on it.

A federal system that grades doctors on how successfully they treat patients could be in place within two years. It would be similar to Hospital Compare, the rating system that became available on the Internet in April. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which manages public health-insurance programs, compiles the list. The Department of Health and Human Services agency is evaluating suggestions for a doctor-rating system. State medical authorities say it could supplement ratings such as those compiled by Best Doctors by grading physicians on how well their Medicare patients recover. In many practices, those patients make up more than half the workload.

Gordon DeFriese, president of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine in Durham, says surgeons will be easiest to evaluate. “They can determine if patients were rehospitalized or suffered complications. But for primary-care doctors and others, they might have to look at the number of patients admitted for care who possibly could have been managed as outpatients.”

Regardless of the final form, such a system is likely to be coolly received by doctors, who have long resisted outside attempts to measure quality of care. They argue that individual factors — a heart patient also might be overweight and diabetic — make grading impossible. But patient advocates cite studies that indicate medical accidents alone — not including variations between marginal and excellent care — kill more than 100,000 patients a year.

The Medical Board is the only state agency providing information about doctors for patients, but efforts to beef up its authority long have been thwarted by the General Assembly. The 12-member board monitors about 35,000 professionals — doctors practicing in and out of the state, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and others. “Our attention is on trying to identify those practicing below the standard,” Executive Director David Henderson says. “It would be a monumental task to try to rate the best ones.”

Best Doctors executives say they fill gaps left by official agencies. The company sells its services to employers, insurers and agencies trying to keep costs down by identifying doctors who excel in their fields. Like the Medical Board, it verifies licenses and board certification but also sends ballots to doctors who appeared on previous year’s lists, asking them to nominate and vote for physicians they deem outstanding. “They have to have the confidence of their peers,” Research Director Lucienne Stec says, “and we consider that the best measure.”

ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY

A. Wesley Burks Jr., Duke University Medical Center, Durham; John W. Georgitis, LaFayette Clinic, Fayetteville; M. Louise Markert, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Larry W. Williams, Duke University Medical Center, Durham.

ANESTHESIOLOGY

Philip Boysen, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; John F. Butterworth IV, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; David Colonna, Piedmont Triad Anesthesia, Winston-Salem; D. Ryan Cook, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Joseph P. Coyle, Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants, Charlotte; John Ebert, Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte; Randy C. Efird, Critical Health Systems, Raleigh; James C. Eisenach, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem; Andrew P. Hart, Asheville Anesthesia Associates, Asheville; Jonathan B. Mark, Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center, Durham; Mark Newman, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Michael A. Olympio, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; Patricia Petrozza, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; Richard Prielipp, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; Richard L. Rauck, Carolina Pain Institute, Winston-Salem; Douglas Ririe, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; Roger L. Royster, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; Debra A. Schwinn, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Phillip E. Scuderi, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; Robert E. Seymour, Critical Health Services, Raleigh; Joseph R. Tobin, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; Mark M. Vogelhut, Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte; David Samuel Warner, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Deborah Whelan, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; David A. Zvara, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem.

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Thomas M. Bashore, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Richard C. Becker, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham; Robert M. Califf, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; David Fitzgerald, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem; Joe Ellis Gaddy, Cardiology Specialists of North Carolina, Winston-Salem; Davidson H. Givens, Winston-Salem Cardiology, Winston-Salem; J. Kevin Harrison, Duke Heart Physicians, Durham; Joseph Kisslo, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; J. Tift Mann, Wake Heart Associates, Raleigh; Daniel B. Mark, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Joseph G. Rogers, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Marschall S. Runge, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Thomas J. Ryan, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Sidney C. Smith Jr., The Heart Center, Chapel Hill; Franklin C. Wefald, Smithfield Heart Associates, Smithfield; James P. Zidar, Duke Cardiology of Raleigh, Raleigh.

DERMATOLOGY

Charles J. Brown, Dermatologic Laser Center, Charlotte; William Burke, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville; Claude S. Burton, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Jonathan Cook, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Luis A. Diaz, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Zoe D. Draelos, High Point; Libby I.E. Edwards, Mid-Charlotte Dermatology and Research, Charlotte; Steven Feldman, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; Alan Fleischer Jr., Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; W. Ray Gammon, Eastern Dermatology and Pathology, Greenville; Russell P. Hall III, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; W. Dean Henrichs, Winston-Salem Health Care, Winston-Salem; Joseph L. Jorizzo, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; Barry Leshin, The Skin Surgery Center, Winston-Salem; Stanley B. Levy, Chapel Hill Dermatology, Chapel Hill; Amy J. McMichael, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; Elise A. Olsen, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Lawrence H. Pearson, Cleveland Dermatology, Shelby; Neil S. Prose, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Jerry L. Pruitt, Dermatology Center of Hickory, Hickory; Elizabeth F. Sherertz, Skin Surgery Center, Winston-Salem; Ronald J. Stanley, Boone; David E. Tart, Hickory; John A. Thompson Jr., Dermatologic Laser Center, Charlotte; W. Harrison Turner III, Greensboro Dermatology, Greensboro; Phil Williford, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; Gil Yosipovitch, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem.

ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM

Denis I. Becker, Raleigh Endocrine Associates, Raleigh; Warner Miller Burch Jr., Duke University Medical Center, Durham; John B. Buse, UNC Diabetes Care Center, Durham; David Alan Hester, Asheville Endocrinology Consultants, Asheville; Richard E. Kleinmann, Presbyterian Endocrinology and Osteoporosis Consultants, Charlotte; Kenneth W. Lyles, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Edith H. Miller, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte; K. Patrick Ober, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem; David A. Ontjes, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Roberta Samelson Bracken, Presbyterian Endocrinology and Osteoporosis Consultants, Charlotte; James K. Speed, Asheville Endocrinology Consultants, Asheville; Paul C. Whitesides Jr., Hanover Medical Specialists, Wilmington.

GASTROENTEROLOGY

Thomas M. Bond, Asheville Gastroenterology Associates, Asheville; Eugene M. Bozymski, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Douglas A. Drossman, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Kim Isaacs, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Joseph W. Kittinger III, Wilmington Gastroenterology Associates, Wilmington; Kenneth L. Koch, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem; Henry Paul Nathan, Mountain Medical Associates, Clyde; R. Balfour Sartor, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Nicholas J. Shaheen, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Richard L. Smith, Asheville Gastroenterology Associates, Asheville; John J. Walker, High Point.

INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Edwin A. Brown, Raleigh Infectious Diseases Associates, Raleigh; G. Ralph Corey, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Hubert B. Haywood III, Raleigh Infectious Disease Associates, Raleigh; Kevin High, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; James M. Horton, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte; Timothy W. Lane, Moses Cone Health System, Greensboro; Vicki Morris, Raleigh Infectious Diseases Associates, Raleigh; James E. Peacock, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem; P. Samuel Pegram Jr., Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; Janelle A. Rhyne, Wilmington Health Associates, Wilmington; Daniel J. Sexton, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Charles M. van der Horst, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Wheaton J. Williams, Piedmont Infectious Disease Consultants, Hickory; Scott W. Younkin, Moses Cone Health System, Greensboro.

INTERNAL MEDICINE (GENERAL)

Edward A. Bradford, Mecklenburg Medical Group, Matthews; Charles E. Ferree, Mecklenburg Medical Group, Charlotte; Arnold R. Frazier, Myers Park Internal Medicine, Charlotte; Bruce Everett Johnson, Medical Pavilion, Greenville; Richard Liebowitz, Duke University Medical Center, Durham.

MEDICAL ONCOLOGY AND HEMATOLOGY

James N. Atkins, Southeastern Medical Oncology Center, Goldsboro; Stephen Alan Bernard, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; James F. Boyd, Oncology Specialists of Charlotte, Charlotte; Nelson Chao, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Jeffrey Crawford, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Henry S. Friedman, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Richard Goldberg, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; David Hurd, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem; Don V. Jackson Jr., Asheville Hematology and Oncology Associates, Asheville; Alan D. Kritz, Cancer Centers of North Carolina, Raleigh; Steven A. Limentani, Carolinas Hematology-Oncology Associates, Charlotte; John F. Mahoney, Carolinas Hematology-Oncology Associates, Charlotte; Peter Curt Mancusi-Ungaro, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington; Joseph O. Moore, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Thomas Ortel, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Bayard L. Powell, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem; Thomas C. Shea, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Keith M. Sullivan, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; H. Grant Taylor, Oncology Specialists of Charlotte, Charlotte; Frank M. Torti, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem; Kenneth Zeitler, Raleigh Hematology and Oncology Associates, Raleigh.

NEPHROLOGY

Patricia L Adams, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; John M. Burkart, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; James L. Deterding, Carolina Kidney Associates, Greensboro; Thomas Durward DuBose Jr., Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; Cynthia Byrd Dunham, Carolina Kidney Associates, Greensboro; Ronald J. Falk, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Richard F. Fox, Carolina Kidney Associates, Greensboro; Leland E. Garrett Jr., Wake Nephrology, Raleigh; James E. Godwin, Capital Nephrology Associates, Raleigh; Robert A. Gutman, Durham Nephrology Associates, Durham; George M. Hart, Metrolina Nephrology Associates, Charlotte; Gerald A. Hladik, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Kent H. Raymond, Metrolina Nephrology Associates, Charlotte; Murray W. Turner, Metrolina Nephrology Associates, Charlotte; Prabhakar N. Vaidya, Capital Nephrology Associates, Raleigh; Winfield S. Word-Sims, Mountain Kidney Associates, Asheville.

NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY

Tim E. Adamson, Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates, Charlotte; Joseph T. Alexander, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; Anthony L. Asher, Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates, Charlotte; William O. Bell, Neurosurgical Associates of the Carolinas, Winston-Salem; Dennis E. Bullard, Triangle Neurosurgery, Raleigh; Allan H. Friedman, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Herbert E. Fuchs, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Charles Scott McLanahan, Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates, Charlotte; Craig A. VanDerVeer, Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates, Charlotte.

NEUROLOGY

T. Erik Borresen, Mecklenburg Neurological Associates, Charlotte; Michael H. Bowman, Raleigh Neurology Associates, Raleigh; J. Thaddeus Coin, Wilmington; David H. Cook, Capitol Neurology & Headache Clinic, Cary; Andrea L. Diedrich, Carolina Neurological Clinic, Charlotte; Peter D. Donofrio, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; William G. Ferrell, Raleigh Neurology Associates, Raleigh; S. Mitchell Freedman, Raleigh Neurology Associates, Raleigh; Larry B. Goldstein, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; David C. Good, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; James F. Howard Jr., UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Keith L. Hull, Raleigh Neurology Associates, Raleigh; Michael D. Kaufman, Multiple Sclerosis Center, Charlotte; William C. Koller, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Daniel T. Laskowitz, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; David S. Lefkowitz, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; James M. Love, Guilford Neurologic Associates, Greensboro; Richard W. Marcus, Neurology Associates, Hickory; E. Wayne Massey, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Janice M. Massey, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Frederick E. Pfeiffer, Mecklenburg Neurological Associates, Charlotte; James E. Pugh Jr., Mecklenburg Neurological Associates, Charlotte; Steven F. Putman, Carolina Neurological Clinic, Charlotte; Rodney A. Radtke, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Jeffrey Rosenfeld, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte; Donald B. Sanders, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Mark Allen Stacy, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham.

NUCLEAR MEDICINE

Ralph Edward Coleman, Duke University Medical Center, Durham.

OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY

John R. Allbert, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte; Rolland J. Barrett II, Piedmont Hematology and Oncology Associates, Winston-Salem; Andrew Berchuck, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Deirdre Robinson Bland, Blue Ridge Medical Associates, Winston-Salem; Allan Neal Boruszak, Franklin; Haywood L. Brown, Duke South Clinic, Durham; Daniel L. Clarke-Pearson, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Philip William DeHoff, Providence Women’s Care, Charlotte; Joseph McDonald Ernest, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; Wesley C. Fowler Jr., UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Suzanna J. Fox, Eastover University Obstetrics and Gynecology, Charlotte; Marc A. Fritz, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Gerianne Geszler, Women’s Wellness Center, Fayetteville; Stephen R. Goldman, WNC OB/GYN and Family Practice, Asheville; Arnold S. Grandis, Women’s Hospital, Greensboro; David A. Grimes, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Marvin L. Hage, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington; James B. Hall, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte; Margaret A. Harper, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; L. Clay Harrell, Bradford Clinic, Charlotte; Charles O. Harris, Durham; Phillip Reed Harston, Randolph Women’s Care, Charlotte; Robert Phillip Heine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Robert V. Higgins, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte; Howard D. Homesley, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville; Bradley S. Hurst, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte; Hal C. Lawrence III, MAHEC Women’s Health Center, Asheville; Samuel S. Lentz, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville; Stephen C. Lies, Wayne Women’s Clinic, Goldsboro; Elizabeth G. Livingston, Duke South Clinic, Durham; Charles W. Lomax, Greensboro; Jack A. Lucas, Eastover Obstetrics and Gynecology, Charlotte; Paul B. Marshburn, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte; Sheppard Allen McKenzie III, Raleigh; David C. Merrill, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; William R. Meyer, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Brigitte E. Miller, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; Avick G. Mitra, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte; Kenneth Joseph Moise Jr., UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Eberhard Mueller-Heubach, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; Lewis H. Nelson, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; W.C. Nunley Jr., Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte; Donald E. Pittaway, Brookview Women’s Center, Winston-Salem; Thomas Michael Price, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; David A. Sandridge, Asheville; David C. Shaver, Perinatal Diagnostic Center, Charlotte; Philip J. Solomon, Carmel Obstetrics and Gynecology, Charlotte; John T. Soper, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Thomas M. Stubbs, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte; John Bruce Taylor, Eastover Obstetrics and Gynecology, Charlotte; John M. Thorp Jr., UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Ronald V. Wade, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte; Daniel B. Whitesides, Reproductive Endocrinology Associates of Charlotte, Charlotte; Richard L. Wing, Reproductive Endocrinology Associates of Charlotte, Charlotte; Honor M. Wolfe, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Tamer M. Yalcinkaya, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; Robert K. Yowell, Durham Obstetrics and Gynecology, Durham.

OPTHALMOLOGY

Natalie A. Afshari, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; R. Rand Allingham, Duke University Eye Center, Durham; George J. Alter, Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Associates, Charlotte; Andrew N. Antoszyk, Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Associates, Charlotte; J. Brent Bond, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem; John E. Bourgeois, Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Associates, Charlotte; David J. Browning, Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Associates, Charlotte; Edward G. Buckley, Duke University Eye Center, Durham; Alan N. Carlson, Duke University Eye Center, Nose and Throat Associates, Durham; Frank Cashwell, Greensboro Ophthalmology Associates, Greensboro; Kenneth L. Cohen, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Steven A. Dingeldein, Alamance Eye Center, Burlington; Jonathan J. Dutton, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Sharon Fekrat, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; W. Craig Fowler, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Sharon Freedman, Duke University Eye Center, Durham; Craig M. Greven, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem; Leon W. Herndon, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Edward K. Isbey III, Asheville Eye Associates, Asheville; Glenn J. Jaffe, Duke University Eye Center, Durham; Terry Kim, Duke University Eye Center, Durham; Paul Lee, Duke University Eye Center, Durham; Timothy J. Martin, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem; Brooks Walton McCuen II, Duke University Eye Center, Durham; Travis A. Meredith, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Eric A. Postel, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Michael H. Rotberg, Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Associates, Charlotte; Timothy G. Saunders, Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Associates, Charlotte; M. Madison Slusher, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem; Donald Stewart, Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Associates, Matthews; Cynthia Toth, Duke University Eye Center, Durham.

ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

Robert B. Anderson, OrthoCarolina, Charlotte; David Edward Attarian, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Carl J. Basamania, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; James R. Boatright, OrthoCarolina, Charlotte; Michael J. Bosse, Carolinas Medical Center Orthopaedics, Charlotte; Craig D. Brigham, OrthoCarolina, Charlotte; Donald K. Bynum, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Edmund R. Campion, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Laurence E. Dahners, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Douglas R. Dirschl, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; William E. Garrett Jr., Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Walter B. Greene, OrthoCarolina, Charlotte; Edward N. Hanley Jr., Carolinas Medical Center Orthopaedics, Charlotte; Laurence DeBree Higgins, Duke Sports Medicine Center, Durham; James D. Hundley, Wilmington Orthopaedic Group, Wilmington; James F. Kellam, Carolinas Medical Center Orthopaedics, Charlotte; Scott S. Kelley, North Carolina Orthopaedics, Durham; Jeffrey S. Kneisl, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte; L. Andrew Koman, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; Paul Lachiewicz, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Claude T. Moorman III, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Daniel F. Murphy, Southeastern Orthopaedics, Greensboro; James A. Nunley II, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Steven A. Olson, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Gary G. Poehling, Comp-Rehab, Winston-Salem; William J. Richardson, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Stephen H. Sims, Carolinas Medical Center Orthopaedics, Charlotte; Robert V. Sypher Jr., Orthopaedic and Hand Specialists, Greensboro; Timothy N. Taft, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Alison P. Toth, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; William G. Ward, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem; Lawrence X. Webb, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem.

OTOLARYNGOLOGY

J. Dale Browne, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem; Amelia F. Drake, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Jamie Koufman, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem; Eric M. Kraus, The Ear Center of Greensboro, Greensboro; Brian L. Matthews, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem; John S. May, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem; John T. McElveen Jr., Carolina Ear and Hearing Clinic, Raleigh; W. Frederick McGuirt Sr., Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem; Hubert Clifton Patterson, Raleigh Ear, Nose and Throat, Raleigh; Harold C. Pillsbury III, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Brent A. Senior, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; William W. Shockley, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Mark C. Weissler, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill.�

PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION

Todd Clayton Johnson, PrimeDoc Medical and Rehabilitation Clinic, Asheville; Maureen R. Nelson, Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, Charlotte.

PLASTIC SURGERY

Louis Charles Argenta, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; Michael E. Beasley, Charlotte Plastic Surgery, Charlotte; Glenn M. Davis, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Raleigh; L. Scott Levin, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Malcolm W. Marks, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; David C. Matthews, Charlotte; Donald Serafin, North Carolina Specialty Hospital, Durham; Paul A. Watterson, Charlotte Plastic Surgery Center, Charlotte.

PSYCHIATRY

L. Jarrett Barnhill, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Thaddeus Jones Barringer Jr., Raleigh Psychiatric Associates, Raleigh; Robert A. Bashford, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Alan Beeber, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Robert P. Bright, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte; James H. Carter, Carter Clinic, Raleigh; John M. Diamond, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville; Anthony DiNome Jr., Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte; Jeffery J. Fahs, Carrboro; Stephen M. Ford, Dorothea Dix Hospital, Raleigh; James Cameron Garbutt, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Robert N. Golden, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; C. Thomas Gualtieri, North Carolina Neuropsychiatry, Chapel Hill; John Haggerty, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; John E. Humphrey Jr., Eastover Psychological and Psychiatric Group, Charlotte; James Franklin James, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville; David S. Janowsky, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Arthur E. Kelley, Woodlake Psychological and Psychiatric Associates, High Point; Harold G. Koenig, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Ranga R. Krishnan, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Scott N. Lurie, Eastover Psychological and Psychiatric Group, Charlotte; Prakash S. Masand, Durham; James P. Mayo, Dorothea Dix Hospital, Raleigh; W. Vaughn McCall, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; Joseph P. McEvoy, John Umstead Hospital, Butner; Keith G. Meador, Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center, Durham; J. Allen Melvin, Eastover Psychological and Psychiatric Group, Charlotte; Linda Bick Mundle, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte; Albert Jackson Naftel, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Bruce K. Noll, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte; John Parkinson, Wilmington; Diana O. Perkins, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Donald W. Peters, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; Gary Peterson, Southeast Institute for Group and Family Therapy, Chapel Hill; Joseph Piven, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Eugene Leonard Roberts Jr., Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte; Donald L. Rosenblitt, Lucy Daniels Center, Cary; Thomas Joseph Schvehla, Greensboro; Kimberly Ann Sherrill, Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic, Winston-Salem; Richard D. Weiner, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Richard H. Weisler, Raleigh; Michael Zarzar, Raleigh.

PULMONARY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE

Norman E. Adair, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem; Brian A. Boehlecke, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Richard C. Boucher, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Michael Jon Cicale, Research Triangle Park; James Francis Donohue, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; William J. Fulkerson, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; D. Allen Hayes, Raleigh Pulmonary and Allergy Consultants, Raleigh; Yash P. Kataria, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville; Michael Ray Knowles, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Neil R. MacIntyre, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Jill A. Musika Ohar, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; Scott M. Palmer, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Linda Paradowski, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Arthur James Patefield, Presbyterian Pulmonary and Critical Care, Charlotte; Maria Patricia Rivera, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Robert A. Shaw, Physicians East, Greenville; Victor Tapson, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; David H. Troxler, Asheville Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates, Asheville; James R. Yankaskas, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill.

RADIATION ONCOLOGY

Mitchell S. Anscher, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; David M. Brizel, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Carolyn B. Ferree, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem; Robert W. Fraser, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte; Kathryn Greven, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem; Michael R. Haake, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte; Edward C. Halperin, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Lawrence B. Marks, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; W. Mark McCollough, Mountain Radiation Oncology, Asheville; Robert Murray, Wesley Long Community Hospital, Greensboro; James R. Oleson, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Robert Ornitz, Rex Healthcare, Raleigh; Leonard R. Prosnitz, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Marcus E. Randall, Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center, Greenville; Julian G. Rosenman, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Charles W. Scarantino, Raleigh; Edward G. Shaw, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem; Joel E. Tepper, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill.

RHEUMATOLOGY

Nancy Bates Allen, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Mary Ann Dooley, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Nortin M. Hadler, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; George Ho Jr., Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville; George Wallace Kernodle Jr., Kernodle Clinic, Burlington; Glenn A. McCain, Southeast Arthritis Care, Charlotte; Rex Monroe McCallum, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Douglas Lee Metcalf, Forsyth Medical Park, Winston-Salem; Garland Radford Moeller, Eastern Carolina Internal Medicine, Havelock; Kate Taylor Queen, Mountain Medical Associates, Clyde; John R. Rice, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; E. William St. Clair, Duke South Hospital, Durham; Thomas Clarke Sundberg, Mecklenburg Medical Group, Charlotte; John S. Sundy, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Claudia Jeffrey Svara, Raleigh Rheumatology Consultants, Raleigh.

SLEEP MEDICINE

Brian A. Boehlecke, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; W. Vaughn McCall, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem.

SURGERY

William T. Adamson, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; David A. Albertson, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem; R. Randal Bollinger, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Woodward Cannon, Raleigh Surgical Group, Raleigh; Jeffrey H. Fair, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; George Leight, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Herbert Kim Lyerly, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Richard Lucas McCann, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; E. Gary McDougal, Unifour Surgical Associates, Hickory; Anthony A. Meyer, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Richard S. Myers, Raleigh Surgical Group, Raleigh; Don K. Nakayama, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington; Theodore N. Pappas, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Leslie Pearlstein, Murphy; George W. Plonk, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; Charles S. Powell, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville; Michael Allen Skinner, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; John L. Skudlarick, Rutherford Surgical, Rutherfordton; Robert J. Stratta, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem; Ellis Allan Tinsley Jr., Wilmington Surgical Associates, Wilmington; Charles S. Turner, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem; James S. Wilson Jr., Duke Private Diagnostic Clinic, Durham.

SURGICAL ONCOLOGY

Benjamin F. Calvo, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Frederick L. Greene, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte; Douglas Tyler, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Richard L. White, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte.

THORACIC SURGERY

W. Randolph Chitwood Jr., Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville; Joseph W. Cook, Sanger Clinic, Charlotte; Thomas A. D’Amico, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; R. Duane Davis Jr., Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Charles H. Edwards II, Hawthorne Cardiovascular Surgeons, Charlotte; Thomas M. Egan, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; John W. Hammon Jr., Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; Michael Hines, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem; Neal D. Kon, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; Michael R. Mill, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Stephen A. Mills, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons of High Point, High Point; Robert B. Peyton, Carolina Cardiovascular, Raleigh; Peter K. Smith, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; R. Mark Stiegel, Sanger Clinic, Charlotte; Larry T. Watts, Sanger Clinic, Charlotte.

UROLOGY

David M. Albala, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Dean George Assimos, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; Anthony Atala, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; Timothy P. Bukowski, Pediatric Urology of North Carolina, Raleigh; Culley C. Carson III, UNC Schoolof Medicine, Chapel Hill; Wayne A. Cline Jr., Salisbury Urological Clinic, Salisbury; Craig F. Donatucci, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Hector H. Henry II, Northeast Urological Associates, Concord; Michael J. Kennelly, McKay Urology, Charlotte; David L. McCullough, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem; Samuel J. Peretsman, Charlotte; Glenn M. Preminger, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Raj S. Pruthi, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Stephen F. Shaban, North Carolina Urological Associates, Raleigh; Chris M. Teigland, McKay Urology, Charlotte; George D. Webster, Duke University Medical Center, Durham.