Hollywood's Top Doctors: Best OB/GYNs in Los Angeles

The top M.D.s as nominated by their peers.

This story first appeared in the Sept. 4 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

Health and drama go together like air and water for Hollywood — the industry needs both to sustain itself. Just ask Seth MacFarlane, whose 2013 Oscar hosting gig was rescued by ear, nose and throat surgeon Dr. Shawn Nasseri, or So You Think You Can Dance producer Nigel Lythgoe, whose grandson was saved by pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Mark Krieger, or Charlie Sheen, whose shoulder injury was prevented from derailing a money-minting career by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Raj (yes, that’s his name — this is Hollywood, after all). For its second annual Doctors Issue, The Hollywood Reporter elicited stories of drama, trauma and triumph over both by surveying 2,000 professionals in the film, television, movie, music, sports and media fields to find out who are the most beloved, trusted and go-to physicians in L.A.

THR also scored an exclusive interview with former NBC medical correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman, who was excoriated for supposedly violating her Ebola quarantine, as well as her cameraman Ashoka Mukpo, who did indeed contract the dreaded disease and lived to tell about it. THR also asked this haunting question: What happens to the patients when a beloved doctor dies? In the case of Dr. Fredric Brandt, the celebrity dermatologist who commanded eight figures in annual billing before committing suicide in April, the answer is: a gold rush among prominent doctors to grab what they can from the dermatological diaspora. THR found out how to live to be 100 and still work in Hollywood (centenarian Norman Lloyd recently appeared in Trainwreck) and, in perhaps the world’s first Hollywood-oriented DSM-V, catalogued the dominant dysfunctions and diagnoses of the industry’s top jobs, from studio exec to screenwriter (producers win the top prize for anxiety, by the way). Finally, if you’ve ever wondered if you’re as narcissistic as people say everyone in Hollywood is, there’s a quiz for that.

As for the official Hollywood’s Top Doctors list for 2015, to identify the 469 elite physicians who qualified for it, THR’s editors partnered with the physician-led research team of Castle Connolly, the U.S.' preeminent medical-database authority, to identify the highest-rated practitioners in their specialties, all of whom are nominated by their peers in an extensive survey process of thousands of U.S. doctors each year. The listed doctors rank in the nation’s top 10 percent and are among the very best in their specialties and communities. Castle Connolly screens these doctors’ medical educations, training, hospital appointments, disciplinary histories and much more. Doctors do not and cannot pay to be included.

Read more from The Hollywood Reporter's Top Doctors Issue:

Hollywood's Top Doctors 2015

Hollywood DSM: Industry Shrinks Reveal What’s Wrong With Actors, Producers, Agents and More

Stars and Their Doctors: Seth MacFarlane With the Man Who Saved His Voice for the Oscars

Stars and Their Doctors: A 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Producer and the Man Who Knows Him Inside Out

Producer Nigel Lythgoe Pays Homage to the Doctor Who Saved His Baby Grandson

Stars and Their Doctors: Charlie Sheen and the Man Who Gives Him Stem Cells

How a Showtime PR Exec's Daughter Was Cured of Debilitating Scoliosis

Yes, You Can Turn 100 in Hollywood and Still Work

Former CAA Partner: Why I Became an Agent for the Sick (Guest Column)

Dr. Fredric Brandt's Suicide Sparks Frantic Scramble for His Celebrity Patients

Nancy Snyderman Breaks Silence on Ebola Nightmare, NBC News: "People Wanted Me Dead" (Exclusive)

Hollywood Psychologist on Reasons Why A-List Couples Fail

Hollywood's Top Doctors 2015: The Dentist List

Want to Get "Expensive Urine"? Look at the Hollywood History of Health Fads

L.A.'s Westside Mystery: Higher Cancer Rates in One Zip Code, Longer Lives in Another

Manopause and Male Aging: Gavin Polone Says Just Say No to Those Drugs (Guest Column)

Ken Jeong: How to Ditch Medicine for a Career in Comedy and Diagnose Castmates (Guest Column)

Why There’s a Medical Crisis for Transgender Youth (Guest Column)

Margaret E. Bates
Spectrum Women's Healthcare
637 S. Lucas Ave.
Los Angeles 90017
213-977-4190

Oleg Bess
Women Center L.A.
5901 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles 90036
323-934-8877

Pamela J. Boyer
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-208-4492

Rebecca Sidney Brown
Rodeo Drive Women's Health Center
421 N. Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills 90210
310-432-6640

Connie S. Chein
9242 W. Olympic Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90212
310-274-8310

Ruth R. Cousineau
Women's Care of Beverly Hills Medical Group
8920 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90211
310-657-1600

Paul H. Crane
415 N. Crescent Drive
Beverly Hills 90210
310-659-5810

Cornelia Daly
Santa Monica Women's Health Center
2001 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica 90404
310-829-7878

Steven Freedman
23101 Sherman Place
West Hills 91307
818-887-5000

Richard Frieder
Saint John's
2121 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica 90404
310-582-7100

Michael Frields
Glendale Adventist
1505 Wilson Terrace
Glendale 91206
818-247-1476

Nancy S. Goldman
150 N. Robertson Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90211
310-652-9347

Glenn Grossman
11600 Indian Hills Road
Mission Hills 91345
818-838-4535

William Growdon
UCLA Health System
1245 16th St.
Santa Monica 90404
310-899-7500

Michele M. Hakakha
9735 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90212
310-274-2005

James Berenson
Medical oncology
Institute for Myeloma and Bone Cancer
9201 W. Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood 90069
310-623-1222

Linnea Chap
Medical oncology
Beverly Hills Cancer Center
8900 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90211
310-432-8900

Rowan Chlebowski
Medical oncology
UCLA Health System
1000 W. Carson St.
Torrance 90509
310-222-2217

Warren Chow
Medical oncology
City of Hope Nat'l Medical Ctr.
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010
800-826-4673

Marwan Fakih
Medical oncology
City of Hope Nat'l Medical Ctr.
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010
800-826-4673

Charles Forscher
Medical oncology
Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Inst.
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-8045

Patricia Ganz
Medical oncology
UCLA Health System
200 Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-206-1404

John Glaspy
Medical oncology
UCLA Health System
100 Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-794-4955

Stephen Gruber
Medical oncology
Keck Medicine of USC
1441 Eastlake Ave.
Los Angeles 90089
323-865-3634

James M. Heaps
Gynecologic oncology
UCLA Health System
100 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90024
310-983-1023

Lucille Leong
Medical oncology
City of Hope Nat'l Medical Ctr.
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010
800-826-4673

Dean Lim
Medical oncology
City of Hope Nat'l Medical Ctr.
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010
800-826-4673

Philomena McAndrew
Medical oncology
Tower Hematology Oncology Medical Group
9090 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90211
310-888-8680

Ronald Mitsuyasu
Medical oncology
UCLA Health System
1399 S. Roxbury Drive
Los Angeles 90035
310-557-2273

Robert Morgan
Medical oncology
City of Hope Nat'l Medical Ctr.
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010
800-826-4673

Joanne Mortimer
Medical oncology
City of Hope Nat'l Medical Ctr.
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010
800-826-4673

Ronald Natale
Medical oncology
Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Inst.
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-1101

Lawrence Piro
Medical oncology
Angeles Clinic & Research Inst.
2001 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica 90404
310-582-7900

David Quinn
Medical oncology
Keck Medicine of USC
1441 Eastlake Ave.
Los Angeles 90033
323-865-3956

Karen Reckamp
Medical oncology
City of Hope Nat'l Medical Ctr.
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010
800-826-4673

Steven Rosen
Medical oncology
City of Hope Nat'l Medical Ctr.
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010
800-826-4673

Fred P. Rosenfelt
Medical oncology
Tower Hematology Oncology Medical Group
9090 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles 90211
310-888-8680

Michael Thomas Johnson
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-794-7274

Ronald B. Johnson
White Memorial Medical Ctr.
1701 E. Cesar E. Chavez Ave.
Los Angeles 90033
323-225-4300

Robert F. Katz
Women's Care of Beverly Hills Medical Group
8920 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90211
310-657-1600

Seth Kivnick
Kaiser Permanente
West L.A.
6041 Cadillac Ave.
Los Angeles 90034
323-857-2000

Jon S. Matsunaga
Santa Monica Women's Health Center
2001 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica 90404
310-829-7878

Valerie P. Myers
10 Congress St.
Pasadena 91105
626-449-6223

Lisa A. Nicholas
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-794-7274

William H. Parker
UCLA Health System
1450 10th St.
Santa Monica 90401
310-451-8144

Albert Phillips
Santa Monica Gynecology & Obstetrics
1301 20th St.
Santa Monica 90404
310-828-8585

Stephen C. Rabin
150 N. Robertson Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90211
310-652-9347

Jeannine Rahimian
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-794-7274

Andrea J. Rapkin
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-794-7274

Uzzi Reiss
414 N. Camden Drive
Beverly Hills 90210
310-247-1300

Laurie B. Reynard
2021 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica 90404
310-453-1266

Amy E. Rosenman
1450 10th St.
Santa Monica 90401
310-451-8144

Sheryl A. Ross
Santa Monica Women's Health Center
2001 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica 90404
310-829-7878

Scott P. Serden
Cedars-Sinai
8631 W. Third St.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-6600

James R. Shields
7301 Medical Center Drive
West Hills 91307
818-312-9790

Jonathan Nei-Kim Tam
105 N. Hill Ave.
Pasadena 91106
626-449-2800

Christopher Tarnay
UCLA Health System
100 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-794-7274

Sherry L. Thomas
29525 Canwood St.
Agoura Hills 91301
818-991-0988

Klara Vogel
Santa Monica Women's Health Center
2001 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica 90404
310-829-7878

Peter D. Weiss
Rodeo Drive Women's Health Center
421 N. Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills 90210
310-432-6640

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