Top Doctors 2010

Local physicians pick their favorites in 21 specialties.

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Photo by Jared CastaldiPediatrics: Dr. Bradley Dyer

All Star Pediatrics, 702 Gordon Drive, Exton; (610) 363-1330,

Undergraduate education: Stanford University

Medical school: Stanford University School of Medicine

Residency: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Years in practice: 17

Worth noting: During his residency, Dr. Bradley Dyer met a young patient with the rare genetic disorder Trisomy 13. While his mother was told her son would unlikely live more than a few weeks, Dyer looked after Christian for four years. “I helped to keep him healthy and celebrated every milestone as if he was my own child,” says Dyer, who lost touch with the family after his residency. “He and his mother taught me a tremendous amount about caring for children with special needs.”

Photo by Jared CastaldiPsychiatry (Child & Adolescent):
Dr. Johanna H. Gorman

45 Ridge Road, Phoenixville, (610) 933-7749

Medical school: Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany

Residency: Philadelphia Naval Hospital

Years in practice: 32

Worth noting: Dr. Johanna H. Gorman says she became a psychiatrist partly because of her parents, who always viewed everyone without any preconceived notions. “Problems are part of life and living,” she says. “They’re not a defect; they are a hardship.” Gorman now works only with patients aged 13 and older, many of whom have attention deficit disorder, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. “I’ve always learned from my patients,” she says. “Just as much as I help them, they help me. You learn about the tremendous abilities that are inherent in people.”

Photo by Jared CastaldiUrology: Dr. David E. McGinnis

Bryn Mawr Urology Group, 919 Conestoga Road, Building 1, Suite 300, Rosemont; (610) 525-6580,

Undergraduate education: Harvard University, Massachusetts

Medical school: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Years in practice: 17

Worth noting: At a time when no U.S. surgeon was doing laparoscopic prostate surgery, Dr. David E. McGinnis was tasked with building a laparoscopic program at Jefferson. In March 2000, he and a colleague did a laparoscopic prostatectomy. “It was the first one ever in Philadelphia,” he says—but the operation took eight hours, not the expected three. “I was consumed with trying to learn the technique,” he recalls. “Every night for a few weeks, I studied, watched a video and practiced with some instruments in a cardboard box. My wife was puzzled.” Then, he started using the da Vinci robot in 2005. “I was the first surgeon in Philadelphia to do more than 20 prostatectomies with it,” says McGinnis.

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