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<p>Nineteen physicians with the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center have been recognized as the best in their field.</p>

America’s Top Doctors for Cancer Recognizes 19 IU Simon Cancer Center Physicians

The 19 are among 26 physicians in Indiana included in the most recent edition of America’s Top Doctors for Cancer. The current guide identifies the nation’s most outstanding physicians for the diagnosis and treatment of cancers in adults and children.

The physicians are:

  • John Coleman III, M.D. (plastic surgery)
  • James Croop, M.D., Ph.D. (pediatric hematology/oncology)
  • Lawrence Einhorn, M.D. (medical oncology)
  • Robert Fallon, M.D. (pediatric hematology-oncology)
  • Sherif Farag, M.B.B.S., Ph.D. (hematology)
  • Richard Foster, M.D. (urology)
  • Robert Goulet Jr., M.D. (surgery)
  • Paul Haut, M.D., F.A.A.P. (pediatric hematology/oncology)
  • Valerie Jackson, M.D. (diagnostic radiology)
  • Keith Lillemoe, M.D. (surgery)
  • Patrick Loehrer Sr., M.D. (medical oncology)
  • Douglas Rex, M.D. (gastroenterology)
  • Scott Shapiro, M.D. (neurological surgery)
  • George Sledge Jr., M.D. (medical oncology)
  • Frederick Stehman, M.D. (gynecologic oncology)
  • Allan Thornton Jr., M.D. (radiation oncology) Thornton is with the Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute in Bloomington, which is affiliated with the IUSM Department of Radiation Oncology and the IU Simon Cancer Center.
  • Thomas Ulbright, M.D. (pathology)
  • Terry Vik, M.D. (pediatric hematology-oncology)
  • Eric Wiebke, M.D. (surgery)

“We certainly appreciate such recognition from America’s Top Doctors for Cancer,” said D. Craig Brater, M.D., dean of the IU School of Medicine. “The guide illustrates that our talented faculty physicians are highly regarded by both their peers and their patients.”

Published by Castle Connolly, the guide contains detailed profiles of more than 2,200 of America’s leading cancer specialists across more than 40 medical specialties. The doctors are selected by a physician-led research team based on comprehensive national surveys of physicians and medical leaders.

When selecting a doctor for cancer or any specialty consider these factors:

  • Medical education
  • Residency and fellowships
  • Board certification
  • Hospital appointment
  • Academic and other professional titles
  • Insurance accepted
  • Personality