There is much confusion—among readers, doctors, and local media—about how we arrive at this and similar lists that we occasionally compile at D Magazine. Confusion is bad, so we’re going to explain the process here.

We sent letters and opened the voting to more than 2,500 pediatricians and medical professionals in Dallas-Fort Worth, asking them to recommend their peers. We posted an online ballot at www.dmagazine.com where we accepted votes from those with a valid Texas State Medical License number. Voters were asked to nominate their short list of doctors in 24 different specialties with the following question in mind: “Which Dallas pediatric specialist would you rank among the current best and to whom would you send your child?” Self-nominations were not counted.

Once the votes were tallied, we enlisted a team of respected local pediatricians to review the list. They agree to do so on the condition of anonymity, so they can speak freely about their colleagues. They review the winners and the voting tallies, helping us look for signs of ballot stuffing and making us aware of issues known only in the pediatric community.

Here’s where the confusion comes in. We then turn the list over to our sales team. They cannot add to or subtract from the list, but they can sell ads to the winners. A special advertising section containing all the winners who purchase ads is then put together and displayed somewhere else in this magazine. 

That said, our list is extensive but by no means inclusive. If your child’s doctor is not on this list but you trust her implicitly, we recommend you stick with her.

ADOLESCENT MEDICINE
Drew Alexander, MD
Commerce Plaza
972-239-9252

John Edlin, MD
Commerce Plaza
972-239-9252

ALLERGY/IMMUNOLOGY
Eliot J. Ginchansky, MD
Medical City of Dallas
972-566-7576

Rebecca Gruchalla, MD
Aston Ambulatory Care Center
214-645-2800

John Meiser, MD
Southwest Allergy and Asthma Center
972-398-3500

Michael Ruff, MD
Dallas Allergy & Asthma Center
214-691-1330

Robert Sugerman, MD
Medical City of Dallas
972-566-7788

Richard Wasserman, MD, PhD
Medical City of Dallas
972-566-7788

CARDIAC SURGERY
Steven Leonard, MD
Children’s Medical Center
214-456-5000

Eric Mendeloff, MD
Medical City of Dallas
214-566-2525

CARDIOLOGY
David Fixler, MD
Children’s Medical Center
214-456-2333

William Pennock Laird, MD
Pediatric Heart Specialists
972-566-8700

William Pennock Laird II, MD
Pediatric Heart Specialists
972-566-8700

Lynn Mahony, MD
Children’s Medical Center
214-456-2333

William Scott, MD
Children’s Medical Center
214-456-2333

Daniel Stromberg, MD
Children’s Medical Center
214-456-2333

Damaris Wright, MD
Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas
214-363-0000

CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY
Joseph Forbess, MD
Children’s Medical Center
214-456-5000

CHILD DEVELOPMENT
Jeffrey L. Black, MD
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
214-559-7817

Thomas Pullano, MD
Developmental Pediatric Services
972-788-1858

Allan deVilleneuve, MD
North Dallas Pediatrics
972-985-0381

DEVELOPMENTAL CARDIOLOGY
Thomas Zellers, MD
Children’s Medical Center
214-456-2333

ENDOCRINOLOGY
Bryan Dickson, MD
Children’s Medical Center
214-456-5959

Ellen Sher, MD
Medical City of Dallas
214-566-8833

Grace Tannin, MD
Children’s Medical Center
214-456-5959

Perrin White, MD
Children’s Medical Center
214-456-5959

GASTROENTEROLOGY
Jae-Koo An, MD
Digestive Health Associates of Texas
972-566-8844

John Andersen, MD
Children’s Medical Center
214-456-8000

Eric Argao, MD
Digestive Health Associates of Texas
972-566-8844

Kendall Brown, MD
Digestive Health Associates of Texas
972-566-8844

Norberto Rodriguez-Baez, MD
Children’s Medical Center
214-456-8000

Michael Russo, MD
Children’s Medical Center
214-456-8000

Annette Whitney, MD
Digestive Health Associates of Texas
972-566-8844

GENERAL
Carolyn Ashworth, MD
Pediatric Associates of North Texas
972-867-6880

Barry Bergman, MD
Medical City of Dallas
972-566-7696

Ronald M. Blair, MD
Forest Lane Pediatrics
972-566-4111

Michael Brown, MD
Pediatric Associates of Dallas
214-369-7661

Debra Burns, MD
Clinical Pediatric Associates
214-368-3659

Susan Clifford, MD
972-247-1133

Somer Curtis, MD
Pediatricians of Dallas
214-691-3535

Molly Droge, MD
North Dallas Pediatrics
972-985-0381

Ross Finkelman, MD
Clinical Pediatric Associates
214-369-7661

Vanthaya N.Gan, MD
Children’s Medical Center
214-456-7000

Jules Greif, MD
Bluitt-Flowers Health Center
214-266-4353

Chad Guetersloh, MD
Centennial Pediatrics
214-389-8801

Joe Hanig, MD
Clinical Pediatric Associates
214-368-3659

Patricia Hicks, MD
Children’s Medical Center
214-456-5518

Susan Hubbard, MD
Pediatric Associates of Dallas
214-369-7661

Albert Karam, MD
972-341-9696

Angela Mihalic, MD
Children’s Medical Center
214-456-7000

Gary Morchower, MD
Richardson Pediatrics
972-231-2551

Joe Neely, MD
Pediatricians of Dallas
214-691-3535

Joseph Peterman, MD
Preston Centre Pediatrics
214-987-0777

Claude Prestidge, MD
Pediatric Associates of Dallas
214-361-4116

Stephanie Rutherford, MD
Medical Clinic of North Texas
972-373-0303

Jack Seidel, MD
972-243-5437

Peter Sherrod, MD
972-596-8100

Susan Sugerman, MD
Girls to Women Health and Wellness
972-733-6565

Gina Viktorin, MD
Medical Clinic of North Texas
972-373-0303

Cynthia Webb, MD
Pediatric Associates of Dallas
214-361-4116

Lisa Genecov, MD
Medical City of Dallas
972-566-8466

GENETICS
Angela Scheuerle, MD

Medical City of Dallas
972-566-6524

Lewis Waber, MD, PhD
Children’s Medical Center
214-456-2357

Golder N. Wilson, MD, PhD
Miranda Ramirez Pediatrics
972-312-0440

HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY
Dan Bowers, MD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
214-648-8594

George Buchanan, MD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
214-648-8594

Stanton C. Goldman, MD
Texas Oncology
972-566-6647

Patrick Leavey, MD
Children’s Medical Center
214-456-2382

Carl Lenarsky, MD
Texas Oncology
972-566-6647

Zora Rogers, MD
Children’s Medical Center
214-456-2382

Joel A. Weinthal, MD
Texas Oncology
972-566-6647

Naomi Winick, MD
Children’s Medical Center
214-456-2382

INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Stuart Ehrett, MD
PID Associates
214-855-8510 Gregory Istre, MD
PID Associates
214-855-8510

George McCracken, MD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
214-648-3720

Octavio Ramilo, MD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
214-648-3720

Jane Seigel, MD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
214-648-3720

NEPHROLOGY
Albert H. Quan, MD
Children’s Renal Center
972-566-7885

Raymond Quigley, MD
Children’s Medical Center
214-456-2980

Mouin Seikaly, MD
Children’s Medical Center
214-456-2980

NEUROLOGY
Mauricio Delgado, MD
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
214-559-7831

Michael Dowling, MD
Children’s Ambulatory Pavilion
214-456-2768

Roy Elterman, MD
Dallas Pediatric Neurology
972-566-8600

Susan Iannaccone, MD
Children’s Medical Center
214-456-5220

Steve Linder, MD
Dallas Pediatric Neurology
972-566-8600

Van Miller, MD
Texas Child Neurology
972-769-9000

David Owen, MD
Dallas Pediatric Neurology
972-566-8600

Anthony Riela, MD
Texas Child Neurology
972-769-9000

NEUROSURGERY
Fred Sklar, MD

Children’s Medical Center
214-456-6660

Dale Swift, MD
Children’s Medical Center
214-456-6660

Bradley Weprin, MD
Children’s Medical Center
214-456-6660

OPHTHALMOLOGY
Priscilla Berry, MD
Pediatric Ophthalmology
214-369-6434

Robert Gross, MD
Children’s Eye Specialists
214-521-9300

Joel Leffler, MD
Children’s Eye Care of North Texas
972-985-1233

Everett Moody, MD
Ophthalmology Consultants
817-460-2090

David Stager Jr., MD
Pediatric Ophthalmology
972-758-0625

David Stager Sr., MD
Pediatric Ophthalmology
214-369-6434

David Weakley, MD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
214-648-3837

ORTHOPEDICS
John Birch, MD

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
214-559-5000

Marybeth Ezaki, MD
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
214-559-5000

John A. Herring, MD
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
214-559-5000

Barry Humeniuk, MD
Medical Center of Plano
972-931-5437

Lori Karol, MD
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
214-559-5000

Karl Rathjen, MD
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
214-559-5000

B. Stephens Richards, MD
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
214-559-5000

James Sackett, MD
Carrell Clinic
214-220-2468

OTOLARYNGOLOGY
Paul Bauer, MD
ENT for Children
972-566-2660

Michael Biavati, MD
Pediatric ENT Associates
214-696-8900

Orval Brown, MD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
214-648-3103

John McClay, MD
Children’s Specialty Referral Clinic
469-241-0580

Alan D. Murray, MD
ENT For Children
972-745-8400

Timothy Trone, MD
Medical City of Dallas
972-566-8300

Pediatric Dermatology
K. Robin Carder, MD
214-369-8121

Fred Ghali, MD
Pediatric Dermatology
817-421-3376

PEDIATRIC SURGERY
Robert Foglia, MD
Children’s Medical Center
214-456-6040

Nilda Garcia, MD
Children’s Medical Center
214-456-6040

Darrell Hermann, MD
Pediatric Surgical Associates
214-483-9300

Barry Hicks, MD
Children’s Medical Center
214-456-6040

Kevin Kadesky, MD
Pediatric Surgery Center
214-483-9300

John LaNoue, MD
Pediatric Surgery Center
214-483-9300

Steven Megison, MD
Children’s Medical Center
214-456-6040

Thomas Renard, MD
Pediatric Surgery Center
214-483-9300

Jay Roden, MD
Pediatric Surgery Center
214-483-9300

PLASTIC/CRANIOFACIAL
A. Jay Burns, MD
Pediatric Plastic Surgery
214-456-8888

Steve Byrd, MD
Pediatric Plastic Surgery
214-456-8888

Jeffrey Fearon, MD
Medical City of Dallas
972-566-6464

David Genecov, MD
Medical City of Dallas
972-566-6555

Craig Hobar, MD
Pediatric Plastic Surgery
214-456-8888

PSYCHIATRY
Baer Ackerman, MD

Alma Counseling and Psychiatric Services
972-422-2008

Graham Emslie, MD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
214-456-5921

Regina McFarland, MD
Park Cities Psychiatry
214-522-7240

Stephanie Setliff, MD
UT Southwestern Medical Center–Psychiatry
214-456-6449

Nancy Shosid, MD
972-387-4767

James Terfruchte, MD
214-696-3161

PULMONARY DISEASE
Steven Copenhaver, MD

Pediatric Pulmonary & Sleep Specialists
214-691-6996

Andrew Gelfand, MD
Pediatric Pulmonary & Sleep Specialists
214-691-6996

Peter Luckett, MD
Children’s Medical Center
214-456-2000

Fernando Mandujano, MD
Medical City of Dallas
972-566-5864

Richard Silver, MD
Medical City of Dallas
972-566-5864

RHEUMATOLOGY
Lynn Punaro, MD

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
214-559-7855

UROLOGY
Linda Baker, MD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
214-456-2444

Adam G. Baseman, MD
Urology Clinics of North Texas
214-750-0808

David Ewalt, MD
Urology Clinics of North Texas
214-750-0808

Clanton B. Harrison III, MD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
214-456-2444

Warren Snodgrass, MD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
214-456-2444

William R. Strand, MD
Urology Clinics of North Texas
214-750-0808

Duncan Wilcox, MD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
214-456-2444