LSUHSC Faculty Are the Best Doctors 2013
Want to know who’s the best? Just pick up a copy of the August issue of New Orleans Magazine for a comprehensive list of the Best Doctors (599 doctors in 76 specialties) in the Greater New Orleans area. Recipients for this recognition were chosen from a nationwide peer survey of more than 45,000 doctors.
LSU Health Sciences Center faculty boasts a whopping 45 positions on the list across a wide range specialties. Their expertise includes the fields of allergy and immunology, anesthesiology, cardiovascular disease, colon and rectal surgery, critical care medicine, family medicine, infectious disease, internal medicine, internal medicine and hospital medicine, neurology, nuclear medicine, ophthalmology, orthopaedic surgery, pathology, pediatric neurology, pediatric specialist—child and adolescent psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychiatry, pulmonary medicine, rheumatology, surgery, sleep medicine, urology, and vascular surgery.
LSUHSC’s very own Dr. Ann H. Tilton stands in the spotlight for her work in pediatric neurology, an “exclusive club” of only 1,200 members in the U. S. and Canada. In recognition of her contributions to the field, Dr. Tilton won the Hower Award from the Child Neurology Society in 2012. Dr. Tilton currently holds positions of Professor of neurology and pediatrics at LSU Health Sciences Center and practicing physician at Children’s Hospital. At Children’s, she also serves as co-director of the Rehabilitation Center, having established and directed the center’s Comprehensive Spasticity Program.
In general, Dr. Tilton’s patients suffer from strokes, clotting problems, trauma, infection, or birth defects. When asked about her toughest cases, Dr. Tilton spoke about the coping of her child-patients versus that of their parents. Whereas children are flexible and resilient, their parents “have to deal with a ‘new normal,’ one that differs drastically from the life they were living.” For this reason, teams of therapists (physical, occupational, speech), dieticians, and physicians work together to best care for the patient as a whole.
Congratulations to all who made the list! You can view the Best Doctors online or peruse the Library’s copy of the magazine in our “Popular Reading” section.