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OUH clinicians in Daily Mail Good Doctors Guide

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Experts from Oxford University Hospitals have been named in the Daily Mail's Good Doctors Guide.

They have been singled out among the country's top consultants - as judged by other doctors.The Daily Mail contacted more than 260 consultants across seven specialties from around the country and asked them, 'If your own nearest and dearest were to need treatment in your field, to whom would you refer them - and why?'

The consultants who earned the most votes made it into the Good Doctors Guide - including a total of ten experts from Oxford University Hospitals.

Dr Bruno Holthof, Chief Executive of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, says: "I would like to congratulate our consultants who have been recognised through their inclusion in the Daily Mail’s Good Doctors Guide. This is well-deserved and reflects the expertise of the doctors who treat patients in our hospitals."

Best cataract surgeons

Mr Paul Rosen (Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Oxford Eye Hospital)

"He is leading edge, calm and considered with great hand skills,” according to one of the surgeons who voted for him.  Another said: “Flexibility is one of the hallmarks of a good eye surgeon, someone who can change tactics if necessary without breaking sweat, and this is his quality."

Best doctors for heart rhythm problems

Dr Yaver Bashir (Consultant Cardiologist, Oxford Heart Centre)

"Really fantastic, incredibly nice, considerate and a font of knowledge," says one cardiologist. "He also has one of the best electrophysiology brains in the country. He is careful to try to take on board the patient’s view on treatment."

Dr Timothy Betts (Consultant Cardiologist, Oxford Heart Centre)

According to one cardiologist, "He is a rising star in electrophysiology [the branch of cardiology that treats heart rhythm disorders]. He has great empathy, and what we call in medicine 'good hands', as well as a wonderfully friendly approach to patients and a steely determination never to give up on them when lesser cardiologists might."

Dr Kim Rajappan (Consultant Cardiologist, Oxford Heart Centre)

"He has excellent personal qualities and is easygoing, humble and understanding," says one of his peers. "He does an enormous number of procedures and has great experience."

Best breast cancer (reconstructive) surgeons

Miss PG (Pankaj) Roy (Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, Churchill Hospital)

According to one surgeon who nominated her for the Good Doctors Guide, "She's young, engaging, technically outstanding and with huge energy. She also has a good aesthetic eye and has developed a technique for partial breast reconstruction."

Best knee replacement surgeons

Professor Andrew Price (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre)

"Part of the next generation, he is very good technically and at teaching," says one of his nominators. "He has a fantastic reputation, which is well-deserved, and his patients are fond of him."

Mr Christopher Dodd (Consultant Knee Surgeon, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre)

Mr Dodd is described as an "Excellent dedicated knee surgeon who is a specialist in partial knee replacements."

Best doctors for inflammatory bowel disease

Mr Bruce George (Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon, Churchill Hospital)

"He has extremely good judgement and his main interest is reducing the complications related to surgery," says one of his peers.

Professor Jack Satsangi (formerly based at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh - recently moved to Oxford)

"He's done sterling work on understanding the risk factor genes for Crohn's and how the environment affects the genes in IBD," explains one of his nominators.

Professor Simon Travis (Consultant Gastroenterologist, John Radcliffe Hospital)

"A big mover and shaker internationally in IBD therapy, he's on the cutting edge of the latest advances in treatments and will make a good judgement about when he should deploy them," says one of his peers. "He has authored 230 papers on IBD and has been chief investigator on eight global clinical trials."