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Twenty UNC Gastroenterologists have been named among the Best Doctors in America® for 2017-2018.


Chapel Hill, NC— Twenty UNC Gastroenterologists have been named among the Best Doctors in America® for 2017-2018. The prestigious recognition has been awarded to the following physicians: Drs. Todd Baron, Sid Barritt, Jama Darling, Evan Dellon, Spencer Dorn, Michael W. Fried, Lisa Gangarosa, Ian Grimm, Paul Hayashi, Hans Herfarth, Kim Isaacs, Millie Long, Ryan Madanick, Anne Peery, Robert Sandler, R. Balfour Sartor, Nicholas Shaheen, and Steven Zacks, as well as Emeritus Professors Eugene Bozymski and Douglas Drossman

The highly regarded Best Doctors in America® List, assembled by Best Doctors, Inc. and audited and certified by Gallup® results from exhaustive polling of close to 40,000 physicians in the United States. In a confidential review, current physician listees answer the question, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer?” Best Doctors, Inc. evaluates the review results, and verifies all additional information to meet detailed inclusion criteria.

Best Doctors has earned a sterling reputation for reliable, impartial results by remaining totally independent. Only those doctors recognized as the top 4% of their respective specialty earn the honor of being named one of the Best Doctors in America. Doctors cannot pay to be included in the Best Doctors database, nor are they paid to provide their input. The List is a product of validated peer review, in which doctors who excel in their specialties are selected by their peers in the profession.

About Best Doctors, Inc.:
Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians, Best Doctors is a privately owned, global benefits provider and medical information services company that connects individuals facing difficult medical treatment decisions with the best doctors, selected by impartial peer review in over 450 subspecialties of medicine, to review their diagnosis and treatment plans. Best Doctors has grown to over 40 million members worldwide.

The innovative services offered by Best Doctors include access to an unrivaled database of physicians who have been selected as the best in their field by other leading doctors. The Company also employs leading analytics and technology platforms that help people in need get the right diagnosis and treatment plan, which significantly improves health outcomes while reducing costs.

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