12 Howard Physicians Named Washingtonian Magazine Top Docs

WASHINGTON – Twelve doctors from Howard University Hospital and the Howard University Faculty Practice Plan have been named by their peers as top doctors in the Washington/Baltimore area.

Every two years, Washingtonian magazinesends questionnaires to 8,000 randomly selected local physicians asking them what doctors, in each of 40 medical specialties, they would recommend to their own family members. More than 1,300 physicians responded, and the doctors who received the greatest number of recommendations within their specialties were recognized as “Top Docs” in the March 2014 issue of Washingtonian.

The goal of Top Doctors is to help readers choose the best healthcare provider, thus, the specialties included are those in which patients typically have a choice of doctor. Anesthesiologists, emergency-room physicians and diagnostic radiologists, for example, are not listed because patients do not usually select them.

Congratulations to all of the Howard University physicians named as Top Doctors®.

Dr. Babafemi Adenuga
Primary Care, Community and Family Medicine, Family Medicine

Dr. Babafemi Adenuga is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Community and Family Medicine and program director of the Family Medicine Residency Program at Howard University College of Medicine, and attending physician at Howard University Hospital. Board certified in family medicine, Dr. Adenuga is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He completed his residency at Howard University Hospital.

Dr. Ricardo Caldera
General Internal

Dr. Ricardo Caldera is an associate professor and attending physician at Howard University College of Medicine and Howard University Hospital.  Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Caldera is a graduate of the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua.  He completed his residency in internal medicine at Howard University Hospital.

Dr. Pamela Coleman
Surgery

Dr. Pamela Coleman is an assistant professor and attending physician at Howard University College of Medicine and Howard University Hospital.  Board certified in urology, Dr. Coleman is a graduate of the Howard University College of Medicine.  She completed her residency at Albert Einstein Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr. Robert A. Copeland, Jr.
Ophthalmology

Dr. Robert A. Copeland, Jr. is a professor and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and attending physician at Howard University College of Medicine and Howard University Hospital. Board certified in cornea/external disease and uveitis/immunology, Dr. Copeland, Jr. is a graduate Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Howard University Hospital and completed fellowships at Kresge Eye Institute at Wayne University and Francis I. Proctor Foundation-UCSF.

Dr. Esther Forrester
Pediatrics

Dr. Esther Forrester is an instructor and attending physician at Howard University College of Medicine and Howard University Hospital, and executive director of the Howard University Student Health Center. Dr. Forrester is a graduate of Meharry Medical College.  She completed her residency at Howard University Hospital.

Dr. Rebat Halder
Dermatology

Dr. Rebat Halder is a professor and chair of the Department of Dermatology at Howard University College of Medicine and attending physician at Howard University Hospital.  Board certified in dermatology, Dr. Halder is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine.  He completed his residency at Howard University Hospital.

Dr. Shelly-Ann Hope
General Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Shelly-Ann Hope is an assistant professor and vice chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at Howard University College of Medicine, and an attending physician at Howard University Hospital.  Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Hope is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine.  She completed her residency at Washington Hospital Center.

Dr. Sara Horton
Oncology

Dr. Sara Horton is an assistant professor and oncologist at Howard University College of Medicine and Howard University Hospital. Board certified in oncology and internal medicine, Dr. Horton is a graduate of Wright State University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at The Good Samaritan Hospital and completed a fellowship in hematology/oncology at The Georgetown/Lombardi Cancer Center.

Dr. David Katz
Neuro-Ophthalmology

Dr. David Katz is an assistant professor and director of neuro-ophthalmology services at Howard University College of Medicine, and an attending physician at Howard University Hospital. Board certified in neuro-ophthalmalogy, Dr. Katz is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Duke University Medical Center and completed a fellowship at the University of Michigan W.K. Kellogg Eye Center.

Dr. Octavius Polk
Critical Care Internal/Pulmonary

Dr. Octavius Polk is an assistant professor at Howard University College of Medicine and an attending physician at Howard University Hospital. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Polk is a graduate of the University of Mississippi. He completed his residency at Howard University Hospital and completed fellowships at Howard University Hospital and Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems.

Dr. Andrew Sanderson
Gastroenterology/Interventional Endoscopy and Hepatology

Dr. Andrew Sanderson is an assistant professor at Howard University College of Medicine and an attending physician at Howard University Hospital. A graduate of Howard University College of Medicine, Dr. Sanderson is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He completed his residency at Temple University and completed fellowships at Charles Drew University and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Dr. Robert Wilson
Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation

Dr. Robert Wilson is an associate professor and director of orthopaedic residency at Howard University College of Medicine and an attending physician at Howard University Hospital. Board certified in orthopaedic surgery, Dr. Wilson received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency at Howard University Hospital and completed a fellowship at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.

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