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IU Simon Cancer Center

Last modified: Monday, November 15, 2010

America's Top Doctors for Cancer recognizes 21 IU School of Medicine physicians

November 15, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS -- Twenty-one physicians with the Indiana University School of Medicine have been recognized as the best in their field.

The 21 are among 27 physicians statewide included in the most recent edition of America's Top Doctors for Cancer. The guide identifies the nation's most outstanding physicians for the diagnosis and treatment of cancers in adults and children.

Simon Cancer Center

Simon Cancer Center

The physicians -- who either practice at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, IU Hospital, Methodist Hospital or Riley Hospital for Children, which are affiliated with Clarian Health -- are:

  • John Coleman III, M.D. (plastic surgery)
  • James Croop, M.D., Ph.D. (pediatric hematology/oncology)
  • Lawrence Einhorn, M.D. (medical oncology)
  • Robert Fallon, M.D., Ph.D. (pediatric hematology-oncology)
  • Sherif Farag, M.D., Ph.D. (hematology)
  • Richard Foster, M.D. (urology)
  • Robert Goulet Jr., M.D. (surgery)
  • Paul Haut, M.D., F.A.A.P. (pediatric hematology/oncology)
  • Valerie Jackson, M.D. (diagnostic radiation)
  • Michael Koch, M.D. (urology)
  • Keith Lillemoe, M.D. (surgery)
  • Patrick Loehrer Sr., M.D. (medical oncology)
  • David Plager, M.D. (ophthalmology)
  • Frederick Rescorla, M.D. (pediatric surgery)
  • Douglas Rex, M.D. (gastroenterology)
  • Scott Shapiro, M.D. (neurological surgery)
  • George Sledge Jr., M.D. (medical oncology)
  • Frederick Stehman, M.D. (gynecologic oncology)
  • Chandru Sundaram, M.D. (urology)
  • Thomas Ulbright, M.D. (pathology)
  • Terry Vik, M.D. (pediatric hematology-oncology)

"America's Top Doctors for Cancer has again recognized the expertise of the faculty physicians at the IU Simon Cancer Center and our other patient facilities," D. Craig Brater, M.D., dean of the IU School of Medicine, said. "The recognition is much appreciated and serves as a reminder that their skill, care and compassion are recognized by their patients, colleagues and others nationwide."

Published by Castle Connolly, the guide -- now in its sixth edition -- contains detailed profiles of more than 2,400 of America's leading cancer specialists across more than 40 medical specialties. The doctors are selected by a physician-led research team based on comprehensive national surveys of physicians and medical leaders.

When selecting a doctor for cancer, or any specialty for that matter, consider these factors:

  • Medical education
  • Residency and fellowships
  • Board certification
  • Hospital appointment
  • Academic and other professional titles
  • Insurance accepted
  • Personality

The IU Simon Cancer Center, a partnership between the IU School of Medicine and Clarian Health, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center that provides patient care in Indiana. To learn more about the IU Simon Cancer Center, visit