Richard DiCicco, M.D., Bariatric Surgery, Memorial Hospital of Tampa 2019 Physician of the Year

Tampa, FL — Memorial Hospital of Tampa is celebrating National Doctors’ Day by recognizing the hard work and dedication of their medical staff for their tireless and inspirational dedication to our community.

National Doctors’ Day takes place on March 30 every year and is a national observance aimed at appreciating physicians who help save lives everywhere.

The highlight of the celebration was the announcement of the hospital’s 2019 Physician of the Year, voted upon by the hospital staff, as a doctor who consistently demonstrates the mission, vision and values of the hospital: Richard DiCicco, M.D., Bariatric Surgery.

“This was an unexpected, pleasant surprise,” stated Dr. DiCicco. “I’m honored to have been selected by my coworkers for such an award.”

Memorial Hospital, South Tampa’s only Patient Safety Grade ‘A’ hospital, is especially proud of the accomplished, best-in-class physicians who comprise their medical staff. This year, Tampa Magazine’s Top Doctors list of 229 physicians includes 38 Memorial Hospital of Tampa physicians in a diverse range of specialties, voted on by peers. They are:

  • Rafael Blanco, M.D.* – Hematology/Oncology
  • Raviender Bukkapatnam, M.D.* – Urology
  • Lindell Busciglio, M.D. – Infectious Disease
  • Margarita Cancio, M.D.* – Infectious Disease
  • Dominic Castellano, M.D.* – Plastic Surgery, Face
  • Barry Craythorne, M.D.* – Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Stanley Dennison, M.D.* – Pain Management
  • Richard DiCicco, M.D. – Bariatric Surgery
  • Alexander Engelman, M.D.* – Radiation Oncology
  • Jamie Fernandez, M.D.* – Psychiatry
  • Jonathan Forman, M.D. – Otolaryngology
  • Brian Gadbois, M.D. – Psychiatry
  • David Halpern, M.D.* – Plastic Surgery, Body and Hand
  • Morris R. Hanan, M.D.* – Gastroenterology
  • Bengt Herweg, M.D. – Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • David Hochberg, M.D. – Urology
  • Lennox Hoyte, M.D.* – Female Pelvic Medicine
  • Edward Izzo, M.D. – Vascular Surgery
  • Samuel Joseph, M.D. – Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine
  • Alejandra Kalik, M.D.* – Pathology
  • Edward Kampsen, M.D. – Otolaryngology
  • Stephen Kreitzer, M.D.* – Pulmonary Disease and Sleep Medicine
  • Geoffrey Kwitko, M.D.* – Ophthalmology
  • Abraham Marcadis, M.D.* – Plastic Surgery, Body
  • David Mason, M.D. – Colon/Rectal Surgery
  • Luis Menendez, M.D.* – Dermatology
  • Alberto Morales, M.D. – Cardiology
  • Jesus Navarro, M.D.- Nephrology/Hypertension
  • Rodney Randall, M.D.* – Cardiovascular Disease
  • Francis Rieger, M.D.* – Plastic Surgery, Body
  • Malcolm Root, M.D. – Urology
  • Juan Rivera, D.P.M.* – Podiatry
  • Jeetpaul Saran, M.D. – Family Practice
  • Raymond Sleszynski, D.O.* – Emergency Medicine
  • Albert Tawil, M.D.* – Family Practice and Geriatrics
  • Gilman Tyler, M.D.* – General Surgery
  • Panos Vasiloudes, M.D. – Dermatology
  • Timothy Weber, M.D.* – Urology

* indicates 1st Place Honor

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