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Tulane Cancer Center Faculty Members Named 'Top Doctors' in New Orleans

Samir El-Dahr

Samir El-Dahr, MD, chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and Jane B. Aron Professor, was named a 2023 Top Doctor of Pediatric Nephrology in New Orleans Magazine's August issue.


New Orleans Magazine’s annual “Top Doctors” issue (August 2023) named 19 Tulane Cancer Center faculty members as tops in their respective fields, including three who were among the area’s best medical oncology specialists:

  • Bridgette Collins-Burow, MD, PhD
  • Jody Layton, MD
  • Brian Lewis, MD, MPH

New Orleans Magazine utilized the services of Castle Connolly to compile this year's list. With over 30 years' experience researching, reviewing and selecting Top Doctors, Castle Connolly's mission is to help people find the best healthcare by connecting patients with best-in-class healthcare providers.

Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select top doctors on both the regional and national levels. Its online nominations process is open to all licensed physicians in America who are able to nominate physicians in any medical specialty and in any part of the country, as well as indicate whether the nominated physician(s) is, in their opinion, among the best in the region in their medical specialty or among the best in the nation in their medical specialty.

Then Castle Connolly’s research team thoroughly vets each physician's professional qualifications, education, hospital and faculty appointments, research leadership, professional reputation, disciplinary history, and if available, outcomes data. Additionally, a physician's interpersonal skills, such as listening and communicating effectively, demonstrating empathy, and instilling trust and confidence are also considered in the review process.

Congratulations to the 148 Tulane physicians across 48 specialties who made the list this year. Other Tulane Cancer Center faculty members making the list include:

  • Hans Andersson, MD—Clinical Genetics
  • Erin Boh, MD, PhD—Dermatology
  • Jeffrey Lackey, MD—Dermatology
  • Jessica Shank, MD—Gynecologic Oncology
  • Chancellor Donald, MD—Hematology
  • Maissaa Janbain, MD—Hematology
  • Hana Safah, MD—Hematology
  • Nakhle Saba, MD—Hematology
  • Paul L. Friedlander, MD—Otolaryngology
  • Samir El-Dahr, MD—Pediatric Nephrology
  • Ihor Yosypiv, MD—Pediatric Nephrology
  • Joseph Lasky, MD—Pulmonary Disease
  • Ramsy Abdelghani, MD—Pulmonary Disease
  • P. Ronald Clisham, MD—Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility
  • Emad Kandil, MD, MBA—Surgery
  • Raju Thomas, MD, MHA—Urology

For more information on Tulane Cancer Center news and events, please contact:

Melanie N. Cross
Manager of Communications
Tulane Cancer Center
1430 Tulane Ave., Box 8668
New Orleans, LA 70112