Top Doctors 2011

The Main Line area’s best practitioners in 28 specialties, as voted by thousands of their peers in Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties.



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Anesthesiology: Dr. Carol Pasquariello page 2
Cardiology: Dr. Antonio Chamoun page 3
Dermatology: Dr. Michele Ziskind page 4
Endocrinology: Dr. Albert El-Roeiy page 5
Family Practice: Dr. Nadeem Paroya page 6
Gastroenterology: Dr. Frederic Meyers page 7
General Surgery: Dr. Holly Hedrick page 8
Internal Medicine: Dr. William R. Greer page 9
Neurology: Dr. Chhinder P. Binning page 10
Obstetrics & Gynecology: Dr. Jose Maceda page 11
Oncology: Dr. Maureen Hewitt page 12
Ophthalmology: Dr. Brian Forbes page 13
Orthopedics: Dr. James McGlynn page 14
Pediatrics: Dr. Ruth Mooreville page 15
Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery: Dr. Larry Jonas page 16
Podiatry: Dr. Vincent Pongia Jr. page 17
Psychiatry (Adult): Dr. Asim Khurshid Rana page 18
Psychiatry (Pediatric & Adolescent): Dr. Dori Middleman page 19
Radiology: Dr. Philip Bergey page 20
Rheumatology: Dr. Michael Rosen page 21
Urology: Dr. Douglas A. Canningpage 22

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Our readers pick the best practitioners in the specialties of Aesthetic Medicine, Allergist, Chiropractic, ENT, Optometry, Psychology and Physical Medicine & Rehab.
 

 

Photo by Jared CastaldiAnesthesiology: Dr. Carol Pasquariello

CHOP Pediatric & Adolescent Specialty Care Center Exton, Oaklands Corporate Park, 481 John Young Way, Exton; (610) 594-9008, chop.edu

Education: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (pediatrics), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (anesthesiology)
Years in practice: 23
Recent advancements in her field: “Pharmacologic advances have led to the improved ease of administering anesthesia, faster reversibility, and controllable drug durations, all of which provide a more rapid recovery.”
What she does for fun: “Family—especially spending time with my two daughters—is one of my greatest joys. You’ll also find me at Curves’ Zumba classes, or sitting on the beach reading murder mysteries.”
What drew her to her specialty: “Pediatric anesthesiology combines the dynamics of pediatrics, physiology, pharmacology and sometimes psychology. I love being part of a well-orchestrated team focused on a positive patient experience, and interacting and comforting children and parents.”
If she wasn’t a doctor, she’d be: “I’ve wanted to be a pediatrician—just like Dad—since I was 6 years old.”
 

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Photo by Jared CastaldiCardiology: Dr. Antonio Chamoun

Brandywine Valley Cardiology, 3025 C.G. Zinn Road, Thorndale; (610) 384-2211, brandywinehospital.com

Education: St. Joseph University Faculty of Medicine, Lebanon
Residency: Cooper University Medical Center
Years in practice: 11
Recent advancements in his field: The availability of more effective and safer medications to treat cardiovascular diseases, especially blood thinners. “The revival of the radial-access technique for cardiac catheterization and interventions—performing the procedure via the wrist artery—has resulted in greater patient comfort and less bleeding risk.”
What he does for fun: Playing acoustic and classical guitar, jogging, biking, foreign languages and international travel.
What drew him to his specialty: “Since my early medical-school years, I’ve been fascinated by the intricacies of cardiovascular physiology.”
If he wasn’t a doctor, he’d be: Hosting an international travel show.
 

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Dermatology: Dr. Michele Ziskind

Paoli Hospital, Medical Office Building II, Suite 224, Paoli; (610) 296-5801, mainlinehealth.org

Education: Medical College of Virginia
Residency: Hahnemann University Hospital, New England Medical Center
Years in practice: 28
Recent advancements in her field: Topical retinoids and antioxidants to prevent premature aging, and new technologies to rejuvenate skin, like intense pulsed light and injectable fillers.
What she does for fun: “Art, especially drawing and illustration. I also enjoy folk and dance music.”
What drew her to her specialty: “The critical role skin plays in one’s overall well-being, both physically and psychologically.”
If she wasn’t a doctor, she’d be: “I enjoy communicating with people. So if I wasn’t a doctor, I’d be an educator.”
 

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Endocrinology: Dr. Albert El-Roeiy

HAN IVF, Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Ambulatory Care Pavilion, Suite 531,1 Medical Center Blvd., Upland; (610) 447-2727, hanivf.com

Education: The Hebrew University’s Hadassah Medical School, Israel
Residency: Mount Sinai Hospital
Years in practice: 19
Recent advancements in his field: “Technology has greatly improved the methods used to select the most appropriate embryos for transfer. In the next decade, we’ll reach a pinnacle in our ability to choose a single, chromosomally normal embryo with a high potential for implantation.”
What he does for fun: “I love the outdoors, photography, art, new technologies related to computers and gadgets, and sports.”
What drew him to his specialty: “The realization that some couples can’t achieve this miracle on their own, and that the technology exists for assistance, sparked my interest in reproductive endocrinology.”
If he wasn’t a doctor, he’d be: “I love the arts, and I feel that I can be creative in that manner. Architecture intrigues me, as well.”
 

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Family Practice: Dr. Nadeem Paroya

Greater NE Family Practice, 406 W. First Ave., Parkesburg, (610) 857-3445

Education: Ross University School of Medicine, West Indies
Residency: Stamford Hospital
Years in practice: 9
What drew him to his specialty: “Unlike in other specialties, you get to see your patients grow, share in their joys and help them through tough times.”
What he does for fun: “With the little free time I have, I like to read, and play golf or tennis. Most of all, I enjoy spending time with my family.”
If he wasn’t a doctor, he’d be: “I’d probably do research in a medically related field.”
 

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Gastroenterology:
Dr. Frederic Meyers

Brandywine GI Associates, 213 Reeceville Road, Suite 17, Coatesville; (610) 384-6076, brandywinegi.com

Education: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Years in practice: 23
Recent advancements in his field: The application of video technology to view the gastrointestinal tract.
What he does for fun: “I’m an avid tennis player and a less avid golfer. I also enjoy biking and hiking.”
 

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Photo by Jared CastaldiGeneral Surgery: Dr. Holly Hedrick

CHOP Pediatric & Adolescent Specialty Care Center Exton, Oaklands Corporate Park,
481 John Young Way, Exton; (610) 594-9008,
chop.edu

Education: Duke University School of Medicine
Residency: Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Years in practice: 11
Recent advancements in her field: “I believe we’ll improve and refine our surgery techniques, making them less invasive, and find new ways to intervene earlier in pregnancy for certain conditions.”
What she does for fun: “Spending time with my three wonderful children, traveling, biking, and raising money and awareness for Friedreich’s ataxia.”
What drew her to her specialty: “I like fixing things. In pediatric surgery, there’s a huge variety of problems to address, and often a solution will last a lifetime.”
If she wasn’t a doctor, she’d be: “I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.”
 

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Internal Medicine: Dr. William Greer

21 Industrial Blvd., Suite 200, Paoli,
(610) 651-0370


Education: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Years in practice: 14
Recent advancements in his field: “I can powerup my iPad in Hong Kong, check a patient’s lab studies, review a CT scan, and order medications and send them to any pharmacy that’s accessible electronically.”
What drew him to his specialty: “I always wanted to be a general practitioner in a small town. I used to go on house calls with my father in rural Washington State. Once, we were paid with two geese.”
What he does for fun: Fly-fishing, grouse hunting, squash, running, skiing and cooking.
If he wasn’t a doctor, he’d be: A foreign correspondent, a writer/poet, an adventure consultant or a farmer.
 

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Photo by Jared CastaldiNeurology: Dr. Chhinder P. Binning

115 John Robert Thomas Drive, Exton,
(610) 363-1154


Education: Government Medical College, Amritsar India
Residency: Hahnemann Hospital
Years in practice: 22
Recent advancements in his field: “We’re making great strides in the management of stroke, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. Neurodegenerative conditions still remain a challenge.”
What he does for fun: “Boxing, chess and movies with my children.”
What drew him to his specialty: “The intrigue of neurophysiology.”
If he wasn’t a doctor, he’d be: A chemical engineer.
 

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Obstetrics and Gynecology: Dr. Jose Maceda

Delaware Valley Urogynecology, 196 W. Sproul Road, Healthplex I, Suite 208, Springfield,
(610) 338-1810


Education: SUNY at Buffalo
Residency: Jefferson University Hospital
Years in practice: 6
Recent advancements in his field: Minimally invasive robotic surgery for vaginal prolapse and nerve therapy for fecal incontinence.
What he does for fun: “I’ve enjoyed rowing for over 20 years. It keeps me physically fit, and there’s great camaraderie among those who row. Philadelphia has a very rich tradition.”
What drew him to his specialty: “Conditions like prolapse or urinary incontinence can affect women physically and emotionally, and restrict their social interactions. “I have the opportunity to make an immediate impact and improve the quality of these women’s lives.”
If he wasn’t a doctor, he’d be: A teacher.
 

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Photo by Jared CastaldiOncology: Dr. Maureen Hewitt

Chester County Hematology Oncology Services, 440 E. Marshall St., Suite 201, West Chester, (610) 738-2500; Kennett Medical Campus, 400 McFarlan Road, Suite 300, Kennett Square, (610) 925-0370; Brandywine Hospital, 213 Reeceville Road, Suite 24, Coatesville, (610) 380-3439; cchosp.com

Education: Louisiana State University School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Years in practice: 4
Recent advancements in her field: “In the past decade, cancer treatments indiscriminately destroyed rapidly dividing cells in the body, including noncancerous cells. Now, we have techniques that target the tumor itself, which makes for a more effective treatment process with fewer side effects.”
What drew her to her specialty: “It incorporates many of the basic sciences. And there’s a very human side to treating patients; we’ve all been touched by someone who has cancer.”
 

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Photo by Jared CastaldiOphthalmology: Dr. Brian Forbes

CHOP Pediatric & Adolescent Specialty Care Center King of Prussia, 210 Mall Blvd., King of Prussia, (610) 337-3232; CHOP Pediatric & Adolescent Specialty Care Center Exton, Oaklands Corporate Park, 481 John Young Way, Exton, (610) 594-9008; chop.edu

Education: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Wills Eye Hospital
Years in practice: 11
Recent advancements in his field: “The treatment of amblyopia, or lazy eye, is moving toward the use of atropine drops rather than the patch. Also, minimally invasive cataract surgery has made recovery time for kids much quicker. And the smaller incision makes the wound much more stable in patients who have a tendency to fiddle with their eyes.”
If he wasn’t a doctor, he’d be: A carpenter. “I always loved woodworking as a kid, but my dad steered me toward college instead of carpentry school.”
 

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Orthopedics: Dr. James McGlynn

Premier Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Associates, 1 Medical Center Blvd., POB II, Suite 324, Upland, (610) 876-0347; 300 Evergreen Drive, Suite 200, Glen Mills, (610) 579-3450; Media Medical Plaza, 200 E. State St., Media, (610) 566-5723; premierortho.com

Education: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Residency: Georgetown University Hospital
Years in practice: 25
Recent advancements in his field: “We’re constantly improving the techniques used for minimally invasive and open surgery—especially for rotator cuff repairs. And research into the use of stem cells and platelet-rich protein is progressing for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions without surgery.”
What drew him to his specialty: “I used to play soccer, and I’ve had my fair share of episodes in the training room. I’m still involved in soccer as the team physician for the Philadelphia Union and Cardinal O’Hara’s football team.”
 

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Photo by Jared CastaldiPediatrics: Dr. Ruth Mooreville

Wayne Pediatric Associates, 110. W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne; (610) 293-2229, waynepediatrics.com

Education: The Hebrew University’s Hadassah Medical School, Israel
Residency: Jefferson University Hospital
Years in practice: 28
Recent advancements in her field: “Today, pediatrics is about much more than treating childhood illnesses. We take time to discuss healthy eating habits, child development, avoidable accidents, school performance, and the impact of the media on children.”
What she does for fun: “I’m an avid reader and participate in an active book club. I enjoy cooking—mostly Mediterranean and vegetarian. It’s a passion I passed on to our daughters. And we travel to Israel often, mostly to see family.”
 

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Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery: Dr. Larry Jonas

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Lankenau Medical Center, 100 E. Lancaster Ave., MOB East, Suite 456, Wynnewood, (610) 649-9099; Paoli Hospital, 255 W. Lancaster Ave., MOB II, Suite 224, Paoli, (610) 296-5804; larryjonasmd.com

Education: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Boston University Medical Center, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Years in practice: 34
What drew him to his specialty: “Plastic surgery is both a science and an art. While it’s, first and foremost, a surgical specialty that requires the restoration of form and function, it also requires an essential element of creativity and a sense of aesthetics.”
If he wasn’t a doctor, he’d be: A professor. “I’ve had the pleasure of teaching and mentoring rising physicians.”
 

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Podiatry: Dr. Vincent Pongia Jr.

Brandywine Family Footcare, Brandywine Hospital, 213 Reeceville Road, Suite 13, Coatesville, (610) 383-5220; 93 W. Devon Drive, Downingtown, (610) 383-5220; Brandywine Foot and Ankle Associates, Phoenixville Hospital, Outpatient Complex, 410 W. Linfield-Trappe Road, Suite 120, Limerick, (610) 495-2040; brandywinefootandankleassociates.com

Education: Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
Residency: Bryn Mawr Hospital, Metropolitan Hospital Center
Years in practice: 25
What he does for fun: Hunting, cooking, motorcycling, photography. “The list is endless.”
What drew him to his specialty: “The desire to make a positive impact on the lives of others. New advances in the treatment of diabetic wounds have made this even more possible, as doctors are now turning to bioengineered wound care—like skin replacement, and joint and toe implants for arthritic joints.”
 

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Psychiatry (Adult): Dr. Asim Khurshid Rana

103 John Robert Thomas Drive, Exton; (484) 879-6173, asimranamd.com
 

Education: Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Pakistan
Residency: Wayne State University
Years in practice: 7
Recent advancements in his field: “We’re pursuing psychotherapeutic approaches that are mostly evidence based—like interpersonal therapy, family therapy and brief, goal-directed, insight-oriented psychotherapy—rather than endless, nonmeasurable, dynamic approaches.”
What drew him to his specialty: “Most people in Pakistan can’t afford many expensive tests and labs, so physicians have to rely on interviewing the patient, physical exams and diagnostic techniques. I felt I could really make a difference in the field of psychiatry here by being a good listener, a thorough physician, and a caring individual with good diagnostic technique.”
 

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Psychiatry (Pediatric & Adolescent): Dr. Dori Middleman

71 Merbrook Lane, Merion Station; (610) 664-7793, psychiatrywithcare.com
 

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Education: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: Hahnemann University Hospital
Years in practice: 20
What drew her to her specialty: “I started out working in inner-city programs in the field of education as a college student, and I realized that these children were dealing with emotional factors, problems in family life, and housing problems that interfered with the effectiveness of my teaching. That really got me interested in the emotional factor.”
If she wasn’t a doctor, she’d be: Middleman was a student of the cello and may have pursued a career in the arts, but she opted to marry a musician instead and pass her love of music on to her two children. “At this point, music wouldn’t be tempting, but I could see myself working in poverty-stricken areas to make healthcare accessible in this country and Third World countries.”
 

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Photo by Jared CastaldiRadiology: Dr. Philip Bergey

The Chester County Hospital,
701 E. Marshall St., West Chester;
(610) 431-5130, cchosp.com


Education: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Years in practice: 28
Recent advancements in his field: “Lately, there’s been much progress made in detecting some kinds of cancer early and in visualizing blood vessels in relatively noninvasive ways.”
What drew him to his specialty: The opportunity for lifelong learning. “To do magnetic resonance, you have to apply physics principles to get informative images. Then you apply the same physics principles together with your knowledge of human anatomy and physiology to interpret those images. The field changes constantly. Your mind stays busy.”
 

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Rheumatology: Dr. Michael Rosen

Photo by Jared Castaldi

Chester County Rheumatology, Chester County Hospital, 795 E. Marshall St., Suite 101, West Chester, (610) 692-4666, cchosp.com; Brandywine Hospital, 213 Reeceville Road, Suite 32, Coatesville, (610) 383-8574, brandywinehospital.com

Education: Medical College of Pennsylvania
Residency: Temple University Hospital
Years in practice: 26
What drew him to his specialty: “When I was a freshman in medical school, we had three or four lectures from a rheumatologist, and I was just fascinated. I made up my mind within a few months of medical school and never looked back. There are lots of challenging and puzzling cases, and it’s interesting to try to solve them.”
What he does for fun: “I’m planning a trip to China. I love experiencing the world through photography.”
If he wasn’t a doctor, he’d be: “Shooting wildlife, people and places for National Geographic magazine.”
 

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Urology (Pediatric & Adolescent): Dr. Douglas A. Canning


Photo by Jared Castaldi

CHOP Pediatric & Adolescent Specialty Care Center King of Prussia, 210 Mall Blvd., King of Prussia; (610) 337-3232, chop.edu

Education: Dartmouth Medical School
Residency: U.S. Naval Hospital
Years in practice: 23
Recent advancements in his field: “Major reconstruction is becoming much more commonplace. Our ability to correct even the most complex defects—like major bladder, kidney and genital defects—with better outcomes and shorter hospital stays is improving each year.”
What he does for fun: “I enjoy spending time with my 19-year-old son, my two 16-year-old daughters, and my wife. I love to fly-fish. I’ve skied my entire life and still enjoy ski racing. My son has forced me to become a golfer, but I’m more of a hacker.”
What drew him to his specialty: “Early on, I met a series of world-renowned pediatric urologists. Each was a great leader—charismatic and passionate about his work. I fell in with them, and that was it. I was hooked.”

If he wasn’t a doctor, he’d be: “Working to improve the delivery of healthcare throughout this country and the world as an administrator. If I couldn’t choose that, then perhaps forestry or teaching.”
 

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