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Congratulations to the just announced U.S. News & World Report 2012 "Top Doctors” at Alvarado Hospital Medical Center. These doctors span six specialty areas and were selected based on a peer nomination process:

Dr. Michael Butera, Infectious Disease

George Fadda, Nephrologist

Dr. Irwin Goldstein, Urologist-Sexual Dysfunction-Male & Female, Vulvar Pain, Erectile Dysfunction, Penile Microvascular Bypass Surgery

Dr. Frederick Howden, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart Valve Surgery

Dr. Choll Kim, Orthopedic Surgeon Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery, Spinal Surgery, Scoliosis, Spinal Surgery-Cervical

Dr. Michael O'Leary, ENT-Otolaryngologist Neuro-Otology, Pituitary Tumors, Skull-Base Tumors & Surgery

Dr. Brian Weeks, ENT-Otolaryngologist Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Head & Neck Cancer, Reconstructive Surgery, Skull Base Tumors & Surgery

The magazine identified Drs. Goldstein and Kim as being in the top 1% in the nation in their respective specialties. Drs. Fadda, Howden, O'Leary and Weeks are identified as being in the top 10% in the San Diego region.

"We congratulate these physicians for being recognized byU.S. News & World Report and for the extraordinary care they provide to our neighboring community,” said Robin Gomez, Alvarado Hospital Medical Center administrator.

Alvarado Hospital has more than 400 physicians on its medical staff representing a variety of specialties. To find a physician, click here or call 1-800-258-2723. To see the complete list of San Diego County physicians recognized, click here.