Long Beach Memorial and Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach Physicians Among the Best in the Nation


100 physicians from LBM and MCHLB honored in “Best Doctors in America” and 2010 “Southern California Super Doctors” Reports

Long Beach Memorial (LBM) and Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach (MCHLB) today announced that 100 physicians have been recognized in the “Best Doctors in America” and 2010 “Super Doctors of Southern California” reports, a prestigious honor in that they are among the very best in the nation in their respective specialty.

The 45,000 physicians listed in the “Best Doctor’s in America” report represent the top 5 percent of the nation’s practicing board-certified physicians. The “Super Doctors of California” report, published each year in Los Angeles Magazine, features the top 5 percent of physicians in Los Angeles and Orange counties who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

“It is truly an honor that so many of our talented physicians have been included as part of the ‘Best Doctors in America’ and 2010 ‘Southern California Super Doctors’ reports,” said Diana Hendel, CEO of LBM/MCHLB. “At Long Beach Memorial and Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach we strive to partner with the highest quality physicians. We are proud of the work that they do in the local community every day, and it’s impressive to see this recognition both at the state and national level.”

The 2010 Southern California “Top Doctors” report is led by the Key Professional Media Group, which conducts research, performs polling and selects physicians for inclusion into the list. Ballets are sent to more than 31,000 medical professionals who were asked to nominate at least one doctor other than themselves, based on, “If you needed medical care, which doctor would you choose?” Panelists reviewed and scored the nominees based on their primary practice area. The complete list of all physicians recognized in Los Angeles County is available at www.SuperDoctors.com, and has also been published in the January 2010 issue of Los Angeles Magazine.

The physicians included in the “Best Doctors in America” report are determined via an extensive peer-review process by thousands of doctors across the nation, which is conducted by Boston-based Best Doctors, Inc. Doctors are asked a series of questions such as, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, which would you refer them to?” The unique strength of “Best Doctors” is that a physician must be nominated by a current honoree to be considered for inclusion into the report and only currently selected Best Doctors are eligible to vote. More information is available at www.bestdoctors.com.

The complete list of physicians with privileges at Long Beach Memorial and Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach included in the “Best Doctors in America” and “Super Doctors” reports by specialty are available upon request.

Physicians include:


Farhouch Berdjis, MD
John Messenger, MD
Harry Peled, MD
Anantjit Singh, MD
Serge Tobias, MD
Emmanuel Vasilomanolakis, MD
Winifred Waider, MD
Rex Winters, MD

Critical Care Medicine

James Leo, MD


Cary Feibelman, MD
Bryna Kane, MD

Family Medicine

Gregory Kimura, MD


Fernando Austin, MD
Stephen Severance, MD


Jonathan Blitzer, MD
Paula Groncy, MD


William Hornstein, MD
Jean Lake, MD
Karen Zoller, MD


Barry Ceverha, MD


Douglas Jackson, MD
Daniel Zinar, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Eric Feldman, MD
Diehma Hoang, MD
Ann Vasile, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Pediatric

Kimberly BeDell, MD

Plastic Surgery

James Black, MD
James Wells, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN)

Narender Bhatia, MD
Seth Kogan, MD
Maurice Lam, MD
Monica Leff, MD
Michael Nageotte, MD
Donald Ostergard, MD


William Chen, MD
Andrew Choy, MD
Teresa Rosales, MD
Donald Schwartz, MD
Jerry Sebag, MD

Radiology/Nuclear Medicine

Lalitha Ramanna, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology

Gregory Rosen, MD