by Maggie Rotermund
St. Louis Magazine has released its 2018 Best Doctors issue, revealing the area’s top physicians as selected by other doctors. The list includes physicians representing SLUCare Physician Group across more than 40 different specialties.
In addition to the SLUCare doctors who made the Best Doctors List, the magazine also featured a number of stories about the research coming out of Saint Louis University School of Medicine.
George Grossberg, M.D., director of geriatric psychiatry at SLU, was interviewed for a story on new therapies for Alzheimer’s patients. The article highlighted SLU’s participation in a multi-center Phase II/III clinical trial which will test the safety and efficacy of an investigational drug’s ability to slow the decline of brain function and possibly delay or prevent Alzheimer’s disease in those at risk for Alzheimer’s disease who do not yet have symptoms of the illness.
A story on how St. Louis is a leading location for cancer research featured Daniela Salvemini, Ph.D., a professor of pharmacology and physiology at SLU, and her team’s success in an animal model in turning off the excruciating pain that often accompanies a colorectal cancer drug. St. Louis Magazine also highlighted Salvemini’s work in finding relief for pain associated with bone cancer.
Terry Moore, M.D., director of the adult and pediatric Rheumatology divisions at SLU, was interviewed about his 30-year career researching arthritis.
Other SLU research highlighted in the Best Doctors issue of St. Louis Magazine included:
- Findings from Sergey Korolev, Ph.D., associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, and his team that they have determined the structure of a key protein that is involved in the body’s inflammatory response. This finding opens the door to developing new treatments for a wide range of illnesses, from heart disease, diabetes and cancer to neurodegenerative disorders, including Parkinson’s disease.
- The creation of an Extended Stay Research Unit housed in Salus Center. The facility will allow SLU to take its vaccine research to the next level, said Daniel Hoft, M.D., Ph.D., director of SLU’s Center for Vaccine Development.
- The SLU Memory Clinic, led by Max Zubatsky, Ph.D., provides support — including free screenings, counseling, and caregiver support groups— to Alzheimer’s patients and their families.
- Photos of SLUCare physicians and 2018 Best Doctors Ken Haller, M.D., professor of pediatrics, and Michael Lim, M.D., professor of cardiology, were also included. Lim’s photo was chosen for the cover of the magazine.
The list is based on the annual “Best Doctors in America” database, which considers more than one million peer evaluations to create a directory of approximately 40,000 doctors, from 40 medical specialties and 400 subspecialities.
Founded by Harvard Medical School physicians in 1989, Best Doctors, Inc., helps identify outstanding physicians across a range of medical specialties.
Selected SLU Care Physicians in Pediatrics:
SLUCare Pediatrics, based at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, is dedicated to partnering with patients, their families and the community to meet children’s physical, emotional and developmental needs.
- Matt A. Broom, M.D.
- Ken Haller, M.D.
- Donna R. Halloran, M.D.
- M. Susan Heaney, M.D.
- Gene LaBarge, M.D.
- Jay E. Noffsinger, M.D.
- Martin Schmidt, M.D.
- Aline Tanios, M.D.