Inland Empire Magazine Names Doctors from Loma Linda University Health Among the ‘Top’ in the Region

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In its latest issue, Inland Empire magazine listed the region’s top doctors, based on a peer review survey conducted by an independent group.

More than a quarter of the physicians listed on Inland Empire magazine’s “Top Doctors” edition took their medical school and/or specialty training at Loma Linda University School of Medicine or are currently on the faculty.

In its latest issue, Inland Empire magazine listed the region’s top doctors, based on a peer review survey conducted by an independent group.

Among the top doctors at Loma Linda University Health, their specialty, and if they are alumni of Loma Linda University School of Medicine, are:

Anesthesiology: Dr. Richard Applegate II, alumnus. Cardiac Surgery: Dr. Leonard Bailey, alumnus; Dr. Anees Razzouk, alumnus. Cardiology: Dr. Kenneth Jutzy, alumnus. Dermatology: Dr. Abel Torres. Emergency Medicine: Dr. Richard Guth, alumnus. Endocrinology: Dr. John Lamont Murdoch, alumnus. Family Practice: Dr. Gina Jervey-Mohr, alumna. Gastroenterology: Dr. Michael Walter, alumnus.

General Surgery: Dr. Richard Catalano, alumnus. Geriatrics: Dr. James Larson, alumnus. Hematology/Oncology: Dr. Chien-Shing S. Chen. Infectious Disease: Dr. Ingrid Blomquist, alumna. Infertility: Dr. John Jacobson, alumnus. Otorhinolaryngology: Dr. Christopher Church, alumnus.

Pediatrics: Dr. Michelle Loh, alumna; Dr. Ravindra Rao. Psychiatry: Dr. Cameron Johnson, alumnus. Pulmonary Disease: Phillip Gold. Radiology-Diagnostic: Dr. Kendra Fisher; Dr. Shannon Kirk, alumnus. Rehabilitation: Dr. Scott Strum, alumnus.

Graduates of Loma Linda University School of Medicine who are on the list include:

Dr. James Munson; Dr. Lawrence Robinson; Dr. Larry Potts; Dr. Lawrence Harms; Dr. Janet Ihde; Dr. Wallace Gosney; Dr. Dennis Hilliard; Dr. Douglas Hay; Dr. Shelley Thio; Dr. Lawrence Clark; Dr. Berneva Adams; Dr. Alonso Ojeda; Dr. Ray Glendrange; Dr. Richmond Roeske; Dr. Robert Rosenquist Jr.; Dr. William Smith; Dr. George Gustafson; Dr. Allen Hwang; Dr. Timothy Jung; Dr. Robert Hardesty; Dr. Robert Summerour; Dr. Theodore Shankel; Dr. Mel Cherne; Dr. Cherry Brandstater; Dr. Vance Johnson; Dr. Victor Ching; Dr. Christopher Tsai.

Inland Empire magazine’s “Top Doctor” issue highlights the region’s leading physicians based on a nationwide survey of about 340,000 physicians conducted by The Center for the Study of Services, an independent, non-profit consumer organization, asking physicians who they would want to care for their loved one. The “Top Doctor” database contains the names of more then 23,000 doctors who were mentioned most often.

“We are very proud of our physicians because they truly exemplify our mission of continuing the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ,” said Kerry Heinrich, CEO of Loma Linda University Medical Center. “I believe the recognition received by our physicians from their peers reflects the effort they put forth to be the best they can be, and helps us reach our goal of providing healing for the whole person.”

Dr. Roger Hadley, dean of Loma Linda University School of Medicine, said the list of physicians shows the tremendous impact that the institution has made on health care in the region and beyond.

“Our doctors make and continue to make a difference in our local communities and throughout the world,” he said.

About Loma Linda University Health (LLUH)
Loma Linda University Health includes Loma Linda University's eight professional schools, Loma Linda University Medical Center's six hospitals and more than 800 faculty physicians located in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Established in 1905, LLUH is a global leader in education, research and clinical care. It offers over 100 academic programs and provides quality health care to 40,000 inpatients and 1.5 million outpatients each year. A Seventh-day Adventist organization, LLUH is a faith-based health system with a mission "to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ."

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