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Best Doctors 2011

Introducing St. Louis' 1,249 top physicans across 81 specialties

John F. Mantovi, M.D., Pediatric, Neurologist, Mercy Children's Hospital

John F. Mantovi, M.D., Pediatric, Neurologist, Mercy Children's Hospital

Photograph by Matthew O'Shea


How are these physicians selected?
Best Doctors, Inc., a 22-year-old company founded by doctors affiliated with Harvard Medical School, contacts physicians in the St. Louis region who have been included on a previous Best Doctors list and asks them, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?”

How are newly nominated doctors evaluated?
Best Doctors checks for licensing and certification requirements and any disqualifying disciplinary actions. Doctors who withstand the company’s vetting process are added to
the list.

Can physicians pay Best Doctors or St. Louis Magazine to be listed?

Where can I learn more about Best Doctors and its processes?
Call 800-675-1199 or visit

The following content within "Best Doctors 2011" is posted online:

Best Doctors 2011 List

Find a physician from among these peer-selected honorees.

A Breath of Fresh Air
St. Louis Children's Hospital's world-renowned pediatric lung transplant program gives youngsters new hope.
By CJ Lotz

Is There a Doctor in the House?
As demand for geriatricians grows, the number of specialists is going down.
By Jarrett Medlin

Managing Pain
The new SSM Pain Care network helps patients cope with chronic pain.
By Nancy McMullen

The Miracle of Medika Mamba
Dr. Patricia Wolff uses peanut butter to saves thousands of Haitian toddlers from brain damage and death.
By Jeannette Cooperman

Domo Arigato, Dr. Roboto
Using telemedical robots, St. Louis physicians treat stroke patients remotely.
By CJ Lotz

Untangling the Brain
Dr. John Mantovani helps children with autism-spectrum disorders put the world back together again.
By Jeannette Cooperman

Overcoming Cancer
St. Luke's expands its cancer-care center.
By Nancy McMullen

Dual Docs
Drs. Brad and Barbara Warner are two peds in a pod.
By Jeannette Cooperman

Going Global
Saint Louis University's Center for World Health & Medicine helps globally—and creates jobs locally.
By Rosalind Early

Heart & Soul
Missouri Baptist Medical Center unveils its new Heart Valve Clinic.
By Rosalind Early

North & South
Siteman Cancer Center expands with a new building in South County.
By CJ Lotz

An Extra Dose
Find more web-exclusive coverage of the St. Louis medical scene on our health blog, Take Care STL


Web Exclusives:


St. Louis Cardiologist Equips All City Ambulances with EKG Machines
Find out more about one doctor's quest to equip every EMS unit for the city of St. Louis Fire Department.
By Christina Stiehl

New Ultrasound Technology Allows for Faster Procedures and Results
Dr. Michael Heavey of SSM St. Mary's uses Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) Technology for faster and more accurate diagnoses.
By Zakea Boeger

St. Louis Children’s Hospital Uses New Technology To Administer Low-Dosage Radiation in CT Scans
Doctors find new procedure to reduce radiation risks in children.
By Christina Stiehl

Local Doctor Pioneers Minimally Invasive Back Surgery
Dr. Armond Levy of SSM St. Clare Health Center reduces recovery time without compromising results with a new approach to back surgery.
By Darren Orf

SSM Heart Institute Among First to Implant MRI-Safe Pacemakers
New pacemakers allow patients to undergo MRI scans.
By Zakea Boeger

Local Doctor Invents Longer-Lasting Hip and Knee Implants
Find out more about Dr. Paul Lux's new implants, which functions as more of a socket than a joint.
By Allison Copenbarger


Discovery Institute Makes Strides In Treating And Preventing Childhood Disease
St. Louis Children's Hospital and the Washington University School of Medicine team up for a pediatric research center aimed to prevent childhood illnesses.
By Christina Stiehl

Local Doctors Lead the Study of Two New FDA-Approved Drugs to Help Cure Hepatitis C
Saint Louis University School of Medicine doctors study two drugs that can improve the Hepatitis C cure rate to up to 70 percent.
By Christina Stiehl


Health Teacher Programs Provides Health Literacy to Local Schools

St. John's Mercy Health Care gives $5 million to a program that helps students make smart health choices.
By Allison Copenbarger

SSM Cancer Care Joins with Missouri Cancer Care to Form the Largest Community Hospital-Employed Oncology Practice in the St. Louis Area
Find out how this partnership benefits patients, physicians, and the community.
By Darren Orf

Local Doctor Works to Treat Undersserved St. Louis Adolescents with a Model Targeted for Teens
Learn more about how Dr. Katie Plax helps treat teens with SPOT (Supporting Positive Opportunities for and with Teens).
By Allison Copenbarger


Newly Completed Heart Specialty Center at St. Anthony's Medical Center with State-of-the-Art Amenities
Find out more about the facility, including its healing garden, peaceful patient rooms, and more.
By Zakea Boeger

SSM St. Mary's Maternity Care Facilities Undergo $10.2 Million Renovation
New mother/baby units and facilities for high-risk pregnancies help serve the community.
By Allison Copenbarger

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Transplant Center Recognized as 10th Largest in the Country
Barnes-Jewish is a leader in kidney transplant matches and is continuing to grow.
By Darren Orf

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