Who are the 10 best physicians of 2018?

 

Medscape released its Physicians of the Year 2018 Best & Worst report bestowing honors and reviewing travesties.

Here's how this year's best physicians stacked up:

1. Arti Hurria, MD, was an oncologist who was killed in a car crash. Dr. Hurria was a leader in geriatric cancer care.

2. Daniel Christidis, MD, PhD, was a surgical registrar in Queensland, Australia who was killed in a shark attack. He was remembered as a devout surgeon with a deep sense of empathy by his brother.

3. Aditya Shah, MD, is an infectious disease fellow who treated a patient on a flight from London to Minneapolis. She practices as Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic.

4. Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, is a physician and humanitarian from Harvard Medical School in Boston who won the National Academy of Sciences' Public Welfare Medal.

5. Nunilo Rubio, MD, is an endocrinologist from Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center in Chicago who was killed in the Philippines while on a three-day medical mission.

6. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, MD, ano ffensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs, graduated from the McGill University Faculty of Medicine in Montréal, Canada with his doctor of medicine degree.

7. Milton Edgerton, MD, a plastic surgeon who started the first academic center for sex affirmation surgeries, died at 96. He was the first official plastic surgery resident at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins and later served as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons president.

8. T. Michael Redmond, PhD, chief of the National Eye Institute Laboratory of Retinal Cell and Molecular Biology, received the 2018 Antonio Champalimaud Vision Award.

9. Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, MD, the CDC's associate director for children with special healthcare needs, won the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America medal.

10. Daniel L. Kastner, MD, PhD, scientific director of the division of intramural research at the National Institutes of Health, won the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America medal.

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