Healthcare Quality

Temple University Hospital

  • 9 specialty programs at Temple University Hospital identified as among the best in the region by U.S. News & World Report (2012-2013)
  • 32 Temple University Hospital physicians named "Top Doctors" by Philadelphia magazine (2012)
  • 68 Temple physicians named to Best Doctors in America® list (2011-2012)
  • 12 specialty programs at Temple named "Centers of Excellence" by Philadelphia magazine (2008)

Temple Bariatric Program

  • HealthGrades 2010/2011 Hospital Quality Ratings for Bariatric Surgery: Five Stars (Highest Possible Rating)
  • "Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery" by Independence Blue Cross
  • "Institute of Quality for Bariatric Surgery" by Aetna
  • "Center of Excellence" by Philadelphia magazine (2008)

Temple Bone Marrow Transplant Program

  • Blue Center of Distinction for Adult Autologous & Allogenic Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant
  • Temple Bone Marrow Transplant Program physicians named to Best Doctors in America® list:
    • Thomas Klumpp, MD, FACP - Medical Oncology and Hematology (2011-2012, 2009-2010)
  • National Marrow Donor Program Health Care Partner Award (2007)
  • Fully accredited by FACT (Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy) and NMDP (National Marrow Donor Program)

Temple Cancer Center

  • Temple University Hospital identified as among the best in the region for Cancer Care by U.S. News & World Report (2012-2013, 2011-2012, 2010-2011)
  • "Top Doctor" designation by Philadelphia magazine:
    • Gary S. Cohen, MD - Vascular & Interventional Radiology (2012, 2011, 2010)
    • Sean P. Harbison, MD - Surgery (2012, 2011, 2010)
    • Enrique Hernandez, MD - Gynecological Oncology (2012, 2011)
    • A. Koneti Rao, MD - Hematology (2011)
  • Temple Cancer Center physicians named to Best Doctors in America® list:
    • Michael Bromberg, MD - Medical Oncology and Hematology (2011-2012, 2009-2010)
    • David Essex, MD - Oncology and Hematology (2011-2012)
    • A. Koneti Rao, MD - Medical Oncology and Hematology (2011-2012, 2009-2010)
    • Ronald Rubin, MD - Medical Oncology and Hematology (2011-2012, 2009-2010)
  • American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) three-year approval and commendations (2008)

Temple Digestive Disease Center

  • Temple University Hospital identified as among the best in the region for Gastroenterology by U.S. News & World Report (2012-2013, 2011-2012, 2010-2011)
  • "Top Doctor" designation by Philadelphia magazine:
    • Robert S. Fisher, MD - Gastroenterology (2010)
    • Oleh Haluszka, MD - Gastroenterology (2012)
    • Sean P. Harbison, MD - Surgery (2012, 2011, 2010)
    • Benjamin Krevsky, MD - Gastroenterology (2011)
  • Temple Digestive Disease Center physicians named to Best Doctors in America® list:
    • Paul Joseph Bandini, Jr., MD - Gastroenterology (2011-2012, 2009-2010)
    • Robert S. Fisher, MD - Gastroenterology (2011-2012, 2009-2010)
    • Frank K. Friedenberg, MD - Gastroenterology (2011-2012, 2009-2010)
    • Sean P. Harbison, MD - Surgery (2011-2012, 2009-2010)
    • Brenda Horwitz, MD - Gastroenterology (2011-2012)
    • Benjamin Krevsky, MD - Gastroenterology (2011-2012, 2009-2010)
    • Harvey Licht, MD - Gastroenterology (2011-2012)
    • Larry S. Miller, MD - Gastroenterology (2011-2012, 2009-2010)
    • Henry Paul Parkman, MD - Gastroenterology (2011-2012, 2009-2010)
  • "Center of Excellence" by Philadelphia magazine (2008)

Temple Heart & Vascular Center

  • "Top Doctor" designation by Philadelphia magazine:
    • Alfred A. Bove, MD - Cardiovascular Disease (2012, 2011, 2010)
    • T. Sloane Guy, MD - Thoracic Surgery (2012)
  • Temple Heart & Vascular Center physicians named to Best Doctors in America® list:
    • Alfred A. Bove, MD - Cardiovascular Disease (2011-2012, 2009-2010)
  • "Center of Excellence" by Philadelphia magazine (2008)

Temple Lung Center

  • Ranked as one of the best in the region for pulmonology by U.S. News & World Report in its 2012-2013 "Best Hospitals" issue
  • "Top Doctor" designation by Philadelphia magazine:
    • Gerard J. Criner, MD - Pulmonary Disease (2012, 2011, 2010)
    • Gilbert D'Alonzo, DO - Pulmonary Disease (2012, 2011)
    • John M. Travaline, MD - Pulmonary Disease (2010)
  • Temple Lung Center physicians named to Best Doctors in America® list:
    • Gerard J. Criner, MD - Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine (2011-2012, 2009-2010)
    • Gilbert D'Alonzo, MD - Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine (2011-2012, 2009-2010)
    • Samuel L. Krachman, DO - Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine (2011-2012)
  • Joint Commission Certification of Distinction, Lung Volume Reduction Surgery Program (2008)
  • "Center of Excellence" by Philadelphia magazine (2008)

Temple Nephrology

  • Temple University Hospital identified as among the best in the region for Nephrology by U.S. News & World Report (2012-2013, 2011-2012, 2010-2011)

Temple Neurosciences Center

  • Temple University Hospital identified as among the best in the region for Neurology & Neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report (2012-2013, 2011-2012, 2010-2011)
  • "Top Doctor" designation by Philadelphia magazine:
    • S. Ausim Azizi, MD - Neurology (2012, 2011, 2010)
    • Douglas W. Laske, MD - Neurological Surgery (2012, 2011, 2010)
  • Temple Neurosciences Center physicians named to Best Doctors in America® list:
    • Mercedes Jacobson, MD - Neurology (2011-2012, 2009-2010)
    • R. Tim Lachman, MD - Neurology (2011-2012, 2009-2010)
    • Douglas W. Laske, MD - Neurology (2011-2012)
  • Elekta Center of Excellence for Gamma Knife® radiosurgery
  • "Center of Excellence" by Philadelphia magazine (2008)

Temple Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

  • Temple University Hospital identified as among the best in the region for Gynecology by U.S. News & World Report (2012-2013, 2011-2012, 2010-2011)

Temple Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

  • Temple University Hospital identified as among the best in the region for Orthopaedics by U.S. News & World Report (2012-2013, 2011-2012, 2010-2011)
  • "Top Doctor" designation by Philadelphia magazine:
    • Joseph J. Thoder, MD - Hand Surgery (2012, 2011, 2010)
    • F. Todd Wetzel, MD - Orthopaedic Surgery (2012, 2011, 2010)
  • Temple Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine physicians named to Best Doctors in America® list:
    • Ray Moyer, MD - Orthopaedic Surgery (2011-2012, 2009-2010)
    • F. Todd Wetzel, MD - Orthopaedic Surgery (2011-2012, 2009-2010)
  • "Center of Excellence for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine" and "Center of Excellence for Hand Surgery" by Philadelphia magazine (2008)

Temple Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery

  • Temple University Hospital identified as among the best in the region for Ear, Nose & Throat by U.S. News & World Report (2012-2013, 2011-2012, 2010-2011)

Temple Urology

  • Temple University Hospital identified as among the best in the region for Urology by U.S. News & World Report (2012-2013, 2011-2012, 2010-2011)