Health & Medicine

7 UCF Health Docs Named Orlando’s Best for 2022

Seven UCF Health doctors have been named Top Physicians in a 2022 Orlando Family Magazine reader’s poll.

The physicians are all UCF College of Medicine faculty and provide care at UCF Health, the medical school’s academic practice. The practice offers primary and specialty care to patients across the community at two locations — in East Orlando just blocks from the main UCF campus and in Lake Nona.

The monthly magazine has a circulation of more than 100,000, is distributed to 1,000 local professional offices, and is available at Publix and CVS Pharmacies. It’s 2022 Top Physicians list includes 249 of Central Florida’s leading doctors.

Deborah German, vice president for health affairs and dean of UCF’s College of Medicine, says the medical school and its practice are honored by the recognition. “Thank you to our community for recognizing these outstanding faculty physicians who exemplify excellent, patient-centered care,” she says.

UCF Honorees

Abdo Asmar, M.D. is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology.

Shazia Bég, M.D. is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Mariana B. Dangiolo, M.D. is a board-certified family physician with subspecialty certification in geriatric medicine.

Bernard Gros, M.D., F.A.C.C. is a board-certified cardiologist with an emphasis in echocardiography.

Vladimir Neychev, M.D., Ph.D. is a board-certified general surgeon and an expert in endocrine and endocrine cancer surgery.

Mehul Patel, M.D., M.Sc. is a board-certified ophthalmologist and refractive cataract surgeon who evaluates and manages eye diseases both medically and surgically.

Sharon Wasserstrom, M.D.  is board certified in internal medicine and lifestyle medicine.

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Wendy Sarubbi
Tags: College of Medicine Community Impact Healthcare

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