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Newsweek Selects Six Stephenson Cancer Center Physicians to “2015 Top Cancer Doctors” List

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - Campus News -

Six physicians from the Stephenson Cancer Center have been named to Newsweek’s  “2015 Top Cancer Doctors” list.  These physicians represent a variety of cancer specialties, including surgical oncology, medical oncology, and radiation oncology. Half of the physicians selected in Oklahoma are on the staff at Stephenson. Those names included:

  • Terence Herman, M.D., Radiation Oncology
  • Russell Postier, M.D., Surgical Oncology
  • Michael S. Cookson, M.D., M.M.H.C., Urologic Oncology
  • Daniel Culkin, M.D., F.A.C.S., Urologic Oncology
  • Robert Mannel, M.D., Gynecologic Oncology
  • Joan Walker, M.D., Gynecologic Oncology

All of the above physicians are faculty at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine at the OU Health Sciences Center campus.

The competitive list was collected through peer nominations and extensive research that Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. has conducted for more than two decades. More than 100,000 nominations are received from across the nation with only 2,600 making the final list.  OU President David Boren said, “The selection of these outstanding physicians for inclusion on this distinguished list demonstrates the great strength of the Stephenson Cancer Center which is now regarded as a national center of excellence.  Since it commenced its service as a comprehensive center under one roof it has far outgrown its projections as it has tripled the percentage of state cancer patients going to the center in less than a decade.


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