Ten UCF-affiliated physicians are honored this month in Orlando Magazine’s top physicians edition.
The publication contains two lists — Top Doctors, compiled by Consumers’ CHECKBOOK, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., and Premier Doctors, a peer-review study conducted exclusively for the magazine by an independent research company.
Seven awardees are faculty physicians at UCF Health, the College of Medicine’s clinical practice, with locations in East Orlando and Lake Nona. Here are the UCF Health honorees:
Top & Premier Doctors List Recognition
Shazia Beg, rheumatology
Neha Bhanusali, rheumatology
Joyce Paulson, internal medicine
Top Doctors List Recognition
Mariana Dangiolo, family medicine and geriatrics
Premier Doctors List Recognition
Abdo Asmar, nephrology
Vladimir Neychev, general and endocrine surgery
Naveed Sami, dermatology
UCF’s Diane Davey also received Top Doctors recognition. A pathologist who cares for patients at the Orlando VA Medical Center, Davey is a frequent Orlando Magazine honoree and also serves as the College of Medicine’s associate dean for graduate medical education.
Veronica Sikka was named to the Premier Doctor list. She is a College of Medicine faculty member who cares for patients at the Orlando VA’s Emergency Department.
Douglas Meuser, a sports medicine specialist at UCF Student Health Services, also received Top Doctors recognition.
“The university is honored by these recognitions,” says Deborah German, vice president for Health Affairs and Dean of the UCF College of Medicine. “Our physicians went into medicine to provide extraordinary care to our patients and the community through their own practice and by teaching the next generation of doctors.”