03. Fletcher Allen Named Best Regional Hospital

Designation given for 2nd Consecutive Year by U.S. News & World ReportFor the second year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has designated Fletcher Allen Health Care a Best Regional Hospital. 

The magazine also named twenty-one physicians to its Top Doctors list and recognized five specialties as High Performing. 

Twelve of the physicians on the Top Doctors list were ranked in the best 1% of specialists in the nation.  See the list below.US News Award

Five specialty areas were ranked as High Performing:

  • Orthopedics
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Gynecology
  • Nephrology

To be included on this list, the quality of care must be on the same level as that provided by nationally ranked hospitals.

Vermont’s academic medical center was also selected for the U.S. News Most Connected list for the second consecutive year, indicating it is one of the leading hospitals in the nation in the adoption of electronic medical records.

For More Information

See U.S. News and World Report.

Fletcher Allen Physicians on U.S. News & World Report “Top Doctors” list for 2012

NOTE: Physicians on this list are determined to be in the top 10% in their region.

* denotes that a doctor is among the top 1% in the nation in his or her specialty.



Special expertise

Brundage, William J.



Head & Neck Surgery, Thyroid Cancer

Cooper, Sheldon M., MD



Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatolog

*Couch, Marion E., MD



Head & Neck Cancer, Thyroid & Parathyroid Cancer & Surgery, Cancer & Surgery, Microvascular Surgery, Airway Reconstruction

Fram, Daniel K., MD


Radiation Oncology

Prostate Cancer, Prostate Brachytherapy

 *Grunberg, Steven M., MD


Medical Oncology

Lung Cancer, Head & Neck Cancer, Thyroid Cancer Cancer, Cancer Risk Assessment

*Hebert, James, MD



Biliary Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery

*Heimann, Ruth, MD, Ph.D.


Radiation Oncology

Breast, Gastrointestinal and Lung Cancer

*Homans, Alan C., MD


Pediatric Hematology-Oncology


Hood, Virginia L., MD



Diabetic Kidney Disease, Kidney Stones, Fluid/ Electrolyte BalanceElectrolyte Balance

*Hudziak, James, MD


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

ADD/ADHD, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Psychopharmacology

*Hyman, Neil H., MD


Colon and Rectal Surgery

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Colon & Rectal Cancer

*Krag, David N., MD



Sentinel Node Surgery, Breast Cancer, Cancer Surgery, MelanomaSurgery, Melanoma

Nathan, Muriel H., MD, Ph.D.



Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders

*Parsons, Polly E., MD



Critical Care, Lung Injury-Acute

 *Penar, Paul L., MD



Brain & Spinal Tumors, Epilepsy/Seizure Disorders, Movement Disorders Disorders, Movement Disorders, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Pain-Chronic

*Raszka, William, Jr., MD


Pediatric Infectious Disease

Immunization Compliance, Non-tuberculous Mycobacterial Disease

Shapiro, Robert E., MD, Ph.D.



Headache, Migraine


*Silverman, Damon A., MD



Head & Neck Cancer & Surgery, Voice Disorders, Throat Disorders

Sofferman, Robert A., MD



Head & Neck Cancer

Solomon, Richard J., MD



Diabetic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Kidney Failure

 *Verschraegen, Claire F., MD


Medical Oncology

Ovarian Cancer, Drug Discovery, Mesothelioma