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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Physicians Cited As Top Doctors in New Hampshire

March 21, 2011
Lebanon, NH

2011 Top Doctors

Forty-nine Dartmouth-Hitchcock physicians, in 36 different specialties, were recently named to New Hampshire Magazine's list of the leading physicians in New Hampshire, in the magazine's April edition, on newsstands now.

Earlier this year, New Hampshire Magazine distributed surveys to every physician licensed to practice in New Hampshire, asking them to nominate specialists in 45 different categories that they would recommend to friends and family for treatment. The surveys were then compiled and the top vote getters named as the top doctors and leading physicians in their respective specialties.

The 2011 edition of "Top Doctors" also features a Q&A with three of Dartmouth-Hitchcock's physicians. Breast surgeon Kari M. Rosenkranz, MD, featured on the issue's cover, says that "breast surgery is a good match for my interests and my personality. The surgical side appeals to my desire to 'fix' things. But unlike some specialties where the 'fix' is short term, breast surgery lends itself to long-term relationships with patients and allows me to be an advocate for women and women's health care." She adds, "I am honored and flattered to not only be ranked by New Hampshire Magazine among the top doctors in the state, but also to appear on the cover of the April issue. I feel especially grateful to work with so many outstanding physicians at DHMC and around the state."

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester colorectal surgeon Jeffrey Harnsberger, MD, cites a number of most-rewarding aspects of his work. "I think the greatest reward, however, is simply the privilege of having patients place their faith, trust, and confidence in me as a surgeon, for treatment of diseases that are life-altering or life-threatening."

And despite the growing complexity and technological capability of medicine, DHMC head and neck surgeon Joseph A. Paydarfar, MD, says the best medicine is often found outside the hospital or the doctor's office. "As individuals, we all possess the ability, to a certain degree, to shape our health," Paydarfar tells the magazine. "Quit smoking, exercise, eat better, lose weight, reduce stress. None of these treatments is easy, and none of them are sexy. However, they are simple, inexpensive, and have no side effects; and in many cases will go an incredibly long way to keeping us healthy and happy."

Here is a complete list of New Hampshire Magazine's 2011 Top Doctors and Leading Physicians from Dartmouth-Hitchcock, listed in alphabetical order of medical specialty. Note: Emily Baker, MD, was recognized twice, in the categories of "Fetal Care" and "Obstetrics."

Breast Surgery

Kari M. Rosenkranz, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Lawrence Dacey, MD, MS
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Anthony W. DiScipio, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Colon/Rectal Surgery

Jeffrey Harnsberger, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

John J. Murray, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Dermatology

Stephen Del Giudice, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord

M. Shane Chapman, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery

Joseph A. Paydarfar, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Emergency Care

Scott W. Rodi, MD, MPH
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

End of Life Care

Ira R. Byock, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Endocrinology

Richard J. Comi, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Fetal Care

Emily R. Baker, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord

Gary E. Kaufman, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua

Michelle R. Lauria, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Jeffrey R. Johnson, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester

Gastroenterology

Timothy Scherer, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua

Richard I. Rothstein, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

General/Family Practice

Jonathan B. Thyng, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua

Geriatrics

John A. Batsis, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Gynecological Surgery

Leslie DeMars, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Hand Surgery

Lance G. Warhold, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Hospitalist

Edward J. Merrens, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Internal Medicine

W. Blair Brooks, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Nephrology

Clay A. Block, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Neurology

Keith J. McAvoy, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester

Neurosurgery

David Roberts, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Obstetrics

Emily R. Baker, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Ophthalmology

Susan M. Pepin, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Optometrists

Peter G. Lapre, OD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Rocco R. Addante, DMD, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Orthopedic Surgery

Sean C. Frost, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua

Pain Management

Gilbert J. Fanciullo, MD, MS
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Pathology

Alan R. Schned, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Pediatrics

Patricia Campbell, DO
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene/Cheshire Medical Center
Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Charles T. Cappetta, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua
Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Todd M. Poret, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Podiatry

David D. Court, DPM
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua

Anna Ruelle, DPM
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene/Cheshire Medical Center

Psychiatry

Christine T. Finn, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Pulmonary Diseases

Harold L. Manning, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

William Goodman, MD, FCCP, MPH
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester

Radiology

Daniel J. Abbis, DO
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua

Reproductive Medicine

Paul Manganiello, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua

Misty Blanchette Porter, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord

Rheumatology

Lin A. Brown, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

John H. Yost, DO
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Urological Surgery

John D. Seigne, MB
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Vascular Surgery

Richard Powell, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Wound Care

Maureen P. Knepp, PA-C., MS
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua


About Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Dartmouth-Hitchcock is a national leader in evidence-based and patient-centered health care. The system includes hundreds of physicians, specialists, and other providers who work together at different locations to meet the health care needs of patients in northern New England. In addition to primary care services at local community practices, Dartmouth-Hitchcock patients have access to specialists in almost every area of medicine, as well as world-class research at Dartmouth Medical School and centers such as The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice (TDI).

Dartmouth-Hitchcock includes

  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, New Hampshire's internationally known and nationally ranked academic medical center
  • The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, a network of more than 900 primary and specialty care physicians located throughout New Hampshire and Vermont, with major community group practices in Lebanon, Concord, Manchester, Nashua and Keene.
  • Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD), New Hampshire's only children's hospital
  • Norris Cotton Cancer Center, one of only 40 National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States.

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