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For Release: March 21, 2011
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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Physicians Cited As Top Doctors in New Hampshire


Dartmouth-Hitchcock breast surgeon Kari Rosenkranz, MD, is one of 49 doctors with D-H connections listed as New Hampshire's 'top doctors.'

Lebanon, NH—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

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

-DMS-

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