Forty four University of Texas Medical Branch physicians were selected by their peers as outstanding practicing doctors in Texas. The doctors are featured in the December edition of Texas Monthly, which every year conducts a survey.

Thousands of medical professionals were asked to nominate one or more doctors based on one question: “If you needed medical care, which doctor would you choose?”

The medical branch’s Texas Super Doctors are:

Karl E. Anderson, gastroenterology; Patricia S. Beach, pediatrics; Thomas A. Blackwell, internal medicine; Kelly D. Carmichael, orthopedics; Fernando Cesani-Vasquez, radiology; Vincent R. Conti, cardiovascular surgery; Joe Sean Funston, anesthesiology; Emilio B. Gonzalez, rheumatology; J. Andrew Grant Jr., allergy and immunology; Kristene K. Gugliuzza, transplant surgery; Gary D.V. Hankins, obstetrics and gynecology; Sandra S. Hatch, radiation oncology; Robert M.A. Hirschfeld, psychiatry; Phillip H. Keiser, infectious disease; Goklan Kilic, obstetrics/gynecology; Aristides P. Koutrouvelis, critical care medicine; A. Scott Lea, infectious disease; Ronald W. Lindsey, orthpaedics; Michael H. Malloy, neonatology; Kevin McKinney, endocrinology; Christopher McQuitty, anesthesiology; Peter Melby, infectious disease; Gayle L. Olson, obstetrics and gynecology; Luis Pacheco, maternal/fetal medicine; Vinod K. Panchbhavi, orthopedic surgery; John Phelps III, reproductive endocrinology; Sharon S. Raimer, dermatology; Mukaila A. Raji, geriatrics; Sally S. Robinson, pediatrics; Patricia Rogers, pediatrics; George R. Saade, obstetrics and gynecology; Juan C. Sarria, infectious disease; Gulshan Sharma, critical care medicine; Karen E. Shattuck, neonatology; Michael B. Silva Jr., vascular surgery; Sanjiv Sur, allergy and immunology; Leonard E. Swischuk, radiology; Barbara L. Thompson, family medicine; Courtney M. Townsend Jr., surgery; Randall J. Urban, endocrinology; Vincent G. Valentine, pulmonary/critical care; David H. Walker, pathology; A. Clinton White Jr., infectious disease; and Sidney A. Worsham III, urology.