December 16, 2011
Chicago’s Top Doctors
Eight physicians from UIC’s Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary have ranked on the prestigious Chicago’s Top Doctors 2012 list, compiled by Chicago magazine and featured in the January issue.
The elite list includes nearly 500 MDS in the city and suburbs (less than 2% of local doctors), and encompasses 60 commonly consulted specialties, including Ophthalmology. Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a renowned health care research and information company, produced the list with the input of top physicians from leading hospitals.
Congratulations are in order for the following Top Doctors.
Dimitri Azar, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology and Dean of the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Dr. Azar is a leader in the treatment of corneal diseases and refractive surgery. He is also listed in the highly respected America’s Best Doctors® and Top Doctors in America® nationwide rankings.
Nathalie Azar, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Dr. Azar is Director of the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Service. Dr. Azar has a reputation as an outstanding surgeon, and is also listed in the America’s Best Doctors® and Top Doctors in America® rankings.
James Goodwin, MD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Neuro-Ophthalmology Service, Dr. Goodwin serves as a consulting neurologist for the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center and Stroger Hospital. Dr. Goodwin is also listed as one of America’s Best Doctors®.
William Mieler, MD
Vice Chair for Medical Education and Professor of Ophthalmology, Dr. Mieler has a long and distinguished career as an expert in treating complex macular and retinal diseases. Dr. Mieler is Director of Ocular Oncology, and is also listed as one of the Top Doctors in America®.
Allen Putterman, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology, Dr. Putterman is a leader in oculoplastic surgery and is Co-Director of Oculoplastic & Reconstructive Surgery Service. He has published more than 325 scientific papers on oculoplastic surgery procedures and instruments he has invented. Dr. Putterman is also listed in the America’s Best Doctors® and Top Doctors in America® rankings.
Thasarat S. Vajaranant, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Glaucoma Service, Dr. Vajaranant is an outstanding clinician-scientist who is currently investigating the role of female hormones on the aging of the optic nerve and development of glaucoma. Dr. Vajaranant is also listed in the America’s Best Doctors® and Top Doctors in America® rankings.
Amjad Ahmad, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Co-Director of Oculoplastic & Reconstructive Surgery Service, Dr. Ahmad treats oculofacial plastic surgery patients and teaches residents part time. Dr. Ahmad is also listed in the America’s Best Doctors® and Top Doctors in America® rankings.
Gerald Fishman, MD
Professor Emeritus, Dr. Fishman has spent his career directing groundbreaking research on hereditary retinal diseases. He is also listed as one of America’s Best Doctors®.
Congratulations also to the following physicians recognized by the University of Illinois Hospitals and Health Sciences System for their outstanding service to patients (based on Patient Satisfaction Survey data)
Elmer Tu, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology