Top Docs List 2007

Every October, Hour Detroit offers a dose of healthy advice in the form of an annual survey of health-care professionals. We all appreciate a solid recommendation, particularly when a diagnosis has sent us on a quest for the best. On the following pages, we offer our 2007 Top Docs, a list of 513 metro Detroit physicians, named by their peers, who responded to 6,000 surveys mailed randomly to doctors and nurses in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor. Hospitals and health-care systems also received ballots, which they completed and returned.

This year, our annual roster comes with related stories, prescribed reading — to your health.

Name Specialty Hospital
David, Shukri M.D. Cardiology
Schaldenbrand, Michael M.D. Pathology
Rocchini, Albert M.D. Pediatric - Cardiology
Engleberg, Cary N. M.D. Infectious Disease
Harrington, Steven M.D. Cardiovascular Surgery
Pierce, Lori J. M.D. Oncology
Toder, Debbie M.D. Pediatric - Pulmonology/Respiratory
Saad, Richard J. M.D. Liver Specialists
Kafi, Ali M.D. Cardiovascular Surgery
Shields, James J. M.D. Radiology
Sakwa, Marc M.D. Cardiovascular Surgery
Dickinson, Chris J. M.D. Pediatric - Gastrointestinal
Gilsdorf, Janet M.D. Pediatric - Infectious Diseases
Khan, Parvez M.D. Oncology
LiPuma, John J. M.D. Pediatric - Infectious Diseases
Chervin, Ronald M.D. Sleep Disorders
Rubenfire, Melvyn M.D. Preventive Medicine
Brown, Morris M.D. Anesthesiology
McDonald, Dick M.D. Pediatric - Cardiology
Oppat, William F. M.D. General Vascular Surgery