Fifteen CTCA Physicians Recognized as "Top Doctors" by Castle Connolly

Nov 11, 2013, 16:19 ET from Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Honorees selected from over 100,000 nominations

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) is proud to announce that 15 of its physicians from across the country have been awarded recognition as "Top Doctors" by Castle Connolly.  Castle Connolly helps consumers find the best healthcare, specifically through recognizing Top Doctors in their respective fields. 


The honor is presented to doctors recognized by their peers through an annual nomination process.  All licensed physicians are allowed to participate in the nomination process to recognize other medical professionals they respect and admire for outstanding individual performance outside of their own specialty. 

"CTCA is trusted and respected for its clinical leadership in the treatment of advanced and complex cancers," says Gerard van Grinsven, President and CEO.  "This distinction reflects the exceptional quality of the physicians and clinical experts we have at CTCA.  We could not be more proud of their professional accomplishments and this recognition by their peers." 

CTCA had four of its National Directors recognized as Top Doctors, including C. Komen Brown, MD, PhD, National Director of Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy; James Flynn, MD, National Director for Radiation Oncology Services; Daniel Nader, DO, FCCP, FACP, National Director of Pulmonary Medicine/Critical Care; and Bradford Tan, MD, National Director of Laboratory & Pathology Services. Also, Edgar Staren, MD, PhD, MBA, President and CEO of CTCA Medicine and Science was recognized as a Top Doctor. 

"Being recognized as a Top Doctor is truly an honor," said Dr. Staren. "The group of CTCA doctors that have been recognized are some of the best and brightest minds in cancer care and it is remarkable to see the recognition of their achievements coming from their peers." 

Other CTCA doctors recognized for their clinical excellence included:  Rabih Bechara, MD, FCC; George Daneker, MD; John Frame, MD, FACS; Archibald Miller, MD; Daniel Nixon, MD; Anthony Perre, MD; Walter Quan, MD; Scott Shelfo, MD, FACS; Steven Standiford, MD, FACS;  Steven Wagner, MD.   

About Cancer Treatment Centers of America®

Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Inc. (CTCA) is a national network of hospitals focusing on complex and advanced stage cancer.  CTCA offers a comprehensive, fully integrative approach to cancer treatment and serves patients from all 50 states at facilities located in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tulsa.  Known for delivering the Mother Standard® of care and Patient Empowerment Medicine®, CTCA provides patients with information about cancer and their treatment options so they can control their treatment decisions. For more information about CTCA, go to

SOURCE Cancer Treatment Centers of America