Seven faculty physicians at UCF Health, the College of Medicine clinical practice, were honored as Top Docs in Orlando Magazine’s 24th annual survey.

The magazine has two yearly recognition lists. Top Doctors honorees are determined by Consumers’ CHECKBOOK, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization. The Premier Doctors List is a peer reviewed study done by an independent research company.

In addition to caring for patients at UCF Health’s two locations — in East Orlando and Lake Nona — the College of Medicine faculty honorees also educate medical students, residents and fellows. To request an appointment at UCF Health or to learn more about the practice, please visit

Here are this year’s honorees and their specialty:

Top Doctors List Recognition

Mariana Dangiolo, family medicine, geriatrics

Premier Doctors List Recognition

Abdo Asmar, nephrology

Vladimir Neychev, endocrine and general surgery

Naveed Sami, dermatology

Top & Premier Doctors List Recognition

Shazia Beg, rheumatology

Neha Bhanusali, rheumatology

Joyce Paulson, internal medicine

Also honored was Diane Davey, who retired from the College of Medicine and continues to care for patients as a pathologist at the Orlando VA Medical Center.