August 13, 2011 (San Diego) -- Six physicians on Alvarado Hospital’s medical staff were identified by U.S. News & World Report as “Top Doctors” in the nation.
These physicians are Dr. Gonzalo Ballon-Landa, infectious disease specialist; Dr. Irwin Goldstein, urology (he is the medical director of the Sexual Medicine Program at Alvarado Hospital); Dr. Alborz Hassankhani, cardiac electrophysiologist; Dr. Frederick Howden, thoracic surgeon; Dr. Choll Kim, orthopedic surgeon (specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery at Alvarado Hospital); and Dr. Nasrin Mani, ophthalmologist.
The magazine identified Drs. Ballon-Landa and Goldstein as being in the top 1% in the nation in their respective specialties.
“We congratulate these physicians for being recognized by U.S. News & World Report and for the extraordinary care they provide to our neighboring community,” said Peter Adamo, Alvarado Hospital Medical Center administrator.
The free searchable directory, available at http://www.usnews.com/top-doctors, lists nearly 30,000 peer-nominated physicians across the country. Consumers can search for a Top Doctor by location, hospital affiliation and a full range of specialties and subspecialties.
Alvarado Hospital has more than 400 physicians on its medical staff representing a variety of specialties. To find a physician, visit www.AlvaradoHospital.com or call 1-800-258-2723.