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Release Date: 11/20/2015

Sixty physicians affiliated with Care New England have been named to the Best Doctors in America® List for 2015-2016. Butler Hospital, Kent Hospital, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, members of Care New England, were represented on the list. Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review.

Butler Hospital
Benjamin D. Greenberg, MD, Phd  Psychiatry
Paul B. Lieberman, MD Psychiatry (also at Kent Hospital)
Lawrence H. Price, MD Psychiatry (also at Kent Hospital)
James K. Sullivan, MD Psychiatry

Kent Hospital

Reginald Y. Gohh, MD Nephrology
David R. Katzen, MD  Pediatric Specialist
Guy Lancellotti, MD  Vascular Surgery
Robert C. Marchand, MD  Orthopedic Surgery
Raymond Mis, DO  Gastroenterology
Landy P. Paolella, MD  Radiology
Kathleen Rotondo, MD  Pediatric Specialist
S. Thirugnana Sambandam, MD  Medical Oncology and Hematology
Joel S. Spellun, MD  Gastroenterology
Caroline S. Wilkel, MD  Dermatology
James W. Ziegler, MD  Pediatric Specialist (also at Women & Infants Hospital)

Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island
Jeffrey Borkan, MD, PhD  Family Medicine
Paul D. Levinson, MD  Endocrinology and Metabolism
F. Dennis McCool, MD, FACCP  Pulmonary Medicine
Kennon S. Miller, MD  Urology
Peter J. Quesenberry, MD  Medical Oncology and Hematology
Joseph R. Tucci, MD  Endocrinology and Metabolism

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island
Ruben J. Alvero, MD  Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stephen Carr, MD  Obstetrics and Gynecology
Donald R. Coustan, MD  Obstetrics and Gynecology
Michele G. Cyr, MD  Internal Medicine (also at Memorial Hospital)
Penelope H. Dennehy, MD  Pediatric Specialist
Jane M. Dennison, MD  Pediatrics
Paul A. DiSilvestro, MD  Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lloyd R. Feit, MD  Pediatric Specialist
Staci A. Fischer, MD  Infectious Disease
Cornelius O. Granai III, MD  Obstetrics and Gynecology (also at Kent and Memorial hospitals)
Richard G. Greco, MD  Pediatrics
Robert T. Griffith, Jr., MD  Pediatrics
Pamela High, MD  Pediatric Specialist
Brenna L. Hughes, MD  Obstetrics and Gynecology
Martin Keszler, MD  Pediatric Specialist
Peter D. Kramer, MD  Psychiatry
Arlet Kurkchubasche, MD  Pediatric Specialist
Abbot Laptook, MD  Pediatric Specialist
Michelle J. Lefebvre, MD  Pediatrics
Francois I. Luks, MD  Pediatric Specialist
David E. Mandelbaum, MD  Pediatric Specialist, Neurology
Leonard Alan Mermel, DO  Infectious Disease
Richard Millman, MD  Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine
John Harold Moran, MD  Pediatrics
Deborah L. Myers, MD, FACOG  Obstetrics and Gynecology
Richard K. Ohnmacht, MD  Pediatrics
James Padbury, MD  Pediatric Specialist (also at Kent Hospital)
Dwight Rouse, MD  Obstetrics and Gynecology
Thomas K. Shahinian, MD  Surgery
Judith Shaw, MD  Pediatrics
Boris Skurkovich, MD  Pediatrics
Linda K. Snelling, MD  Pediatric Specialist
Barbara S. Stonestreet, MD  Pediatric Specialist
Beth A. Toolan, MD  Pediatrics
Thomas Tracy Jr., MD  Pediatric Specialist
William J. Turtle, MD  Pediatric Specialist
Katharine D. Wenstrom, MD  Obstetrics and Gynecology
Erika F. Werner, MD  Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yvette E. Yatchmink, MD  Pediatric Specialist

Best Doctors has earned a worldwide reputation for reliable, impartial results by remaining completely independent. Doctors cannot pay to be included in the Best Doctors database, nor are they paid to provide their input. The List is a product of validated peer review, in which doctors who excel in their specialties are selected by their peers in the profession.  

The Best Doctors in America® List, assembled by Best Doctors, Inc. and audited and certified by Gallup®, results from polling of more than 40,000 physicians in the United States. Doctors in more than 40 specialties and 400 subspecialties of medicine appear on this year’s List. In a confidential review, current physician listees answer the question, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer?” Best Doctors, Inc. evaluates the review results, and verifies all additional information to meet detailed inclusion criteria.  

About Best Doctors, Inc.
Best Doctors works with the best five percent of doctors, ranked by impartial peer review, to help people get the right diagnosis and right treatment. Gallup has certified Best Doctors as using the highest industry standards survey methodology and processes in polling physicians to discover the doctors they would choose for their own care. Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians, the global health solutions company, which has grown to over 30 million members worldwide, uses state-of-the-art technology capabilities to deliver improved health outcomes while reducing costs. Best Doctors seamlessly integrates its trusted health services with Fortune 1000 employers, insurers and other groups in every major region of the world.

For further information, visit Best Doctors at

About Care New England
Care New England, located in Rhode Island, was founded in 1996 by Butler Hospital, Kent Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital. Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island joined the system as a hospital partner in 2013; and The Providence Center affiliated with the system in 2015. Care New England is an integrated health care system that offers a continuum of quality care. The system includes primary care and specialty physicians; four teaching hospitals affiliated with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Butler, Kent, Memorial and Women & Infants; a visiting nurse and home care agency, the VNA of Care New England; an outpatient behavioral health and addiction services treatment facility, The Providence Center; and Care New England Wellness Center. For more information, visit

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