SLU School of Medicine’s Faculty of Medicine Named to St. Louis Magazine List: SLU

St. Louis Magazine has released its 2022 Top Doctors issue, revealing the area’s top doctors. The list includes 98 physicians from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in more than 40 different specialties.

Nisha Mangalat, MD, is an associate professor of pediatrics at SLU and SLUCare pediatric gastroenterologist at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.

Physicians at the SLU School of Medicine are part of the SLUCare Physician Group, a member of SSM Health.

In addition to the doctors who made the top doctors list, the magazine also highlighted other work from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

At SLU’s Center for Vaccine Development, work on COVID-19 vaccine boosters continues in the lab of Daniel Hoft, MD, Ph.D.

George Grossberg, MD, director of geriatric psychiatry at SLU, was interviewed about SLU’s research to help patients with Alzheimer’s disease, including deep brain stimulation, sleep apnea, and communication strategies and screening.

Ramona Behshad, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at SLU, founded Stylists Against Skin Cancer in partnership with the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, to train hairstylists to identify scalp melanoma.

Sarah George, MD, professor of infectious diseases at SLU, was interviewed about how hospital systems in the St. Louis area collaborated to share vital information during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For over 25 years Castle Connolly has been the leading supplier to Top Doctors and Top Hospitals featured in magazines across the country. Castle Connolly has curated approximately 60,000 US board-certified physicians, and through its rigorous research process, only a hand-selected few have been awarded Top Doctor status.

The selected SLU doctors – listed by specialty – are:

Adult medicine

  • Lisa J. Alderson, MD
  • Philippe Mar, MD
  • Anthony Pearson, MD
  • Steven C. Smart, MD
  • Ramona Behshad, MD
  • Nicole M. Burkemper, MD
  • A.Mary Guo, MD
  • Mr. Yadira Hurley, MD
  • Daniel A. West, MD
  • Bahar Bastani, MD
  • Krista Lentine, MD, Ph.D.
  • Kevin J. Martin, MD
  • Marie Philipneri, MD, Ph.D.
  • Thanh-Mai Vo, MD
  • Aninda Acharya, MD
  • Pratap Chand, MD
  • Randall C. Edgell, MD
  • Ghazala S. Hayat, MD
  • Jafar Kafaie, MD, Ph.D.
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health
  • Shannon Grabosch, MD
  • Gilad Gross, MD
  • John T. Hoff, MD
  • Brigid Holloran-Schwartz, MD
  • Cherie A. LeFevre, MD
  • Fah Che Leong, MD
  • Leslie McCloskey, MD
  • Mary McLennan, MD
  • Dorothea J. Mostello, MD
  • Diane M. Petersen, MD
  • Amy J. Ravin, MD
  • Mitul B. Shah, MD
  • Andrew C. Steele, MD
  • Michael Thomure, MD
  • Tracy M. Tomlinson, MD
  • Bradley Davitt, MD
  • Sean Edelstein, MD
  • Gabriela M. Espinoza, MD
  • Rafif Ghadban, MD
  • Joseph Espiritu, MD
  • Ravi P. Nayak, MD
  • David Stoeckel, MD

Pediatric medicine

Pediatrics (General)
  • Joshua D. Arthur, MD
  • Mr. Susan Heaney, MD
  • Gene LaBarge, MD
  • Elisa Pincus, MD
Pediatric pulmonology
  • Gary M. Albers, MD
  • Brent Haberman, MD
  • Blakeslee Noyes, MD
  • Kurtis Sobush, MD


Orthopedic surgery
  • Thomas J. Fox, MD
  • David Greenberg, MD
  • Scott Kaar, MD
  • Howard Square, MD

Each year, Castle Connolly surveys tens of thousands of practicing physicians across the United States to ensure that its list always reflects the latest quality care. After a doctor is appointed, a research team led by doctors begins their work to screen each doctor and confirm if they meet Castle Connolly’s standards.

Castle Connolly evaluates several criteria when selecting top physicians, including professional qualifications, education, hospital and faculty appointments, research leadership, professional reputation, and disciplinary background. When available, the company includes outcome data in its research. Castle Connelly also asks doctors to consider not only the training and clinical skills of the doctors they appoint, but also interpersonal skills such as listening and communicating effectively, demonstrating empathy and building trust. trust.