America’s Leading Doctors

From treating heart disease to fighting cancer, these physicians are changing the world of medicine

Skin of Color Center, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center;
Dermatologist, Society Hill Dermatology
Specialty: Dermatology
With more than 20 years experience, this New York-based physician is an internationally recognized expert in dermatology. She is board certified in both internal medicine and dermatology. She is also CEO of the skin care line Rx for Brown Skin.

Robert L. Collins, M.D.
A nationally recognized expert in infertility and in vitro fertilization, the Youngstown, Ohio, doctor has written and lectured extensively on the subject of infertility. He serves as professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Northeast Ohio University College of Medicine.
Title: Medical Director, The Reproductive Center
Specialty: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Natalie E. Joseph, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Title: Attending Surgeon, Fox Chase Cancer Center
Specialty: Surgical Oncology
Based in Philadelphia, Joseph’s primary clinical i
nterests include breast and gastrointestinal cancers, particularly colorectal cancer. She is co-author of several papers focusing on colorectal cancer and immunology of the gastrointestinal tract.

Valiere Alcena, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.A.C.
Title: Internist, White Plains Hospital Center; Clinical Professor of Medicine,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Adjunct Professor of Medicine, New York
Medical College
Specialty: Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Medical Oncology
A distinguished physician, clinical professor, author, and broadcast medical journalist, Alcena was the first physician to hypothesize that the lack of male circumcision in Africa and other countries was partly responsible for spreading the AIDS virus.

Alfred R. Ashford, M.D.
Title: Interim Senior Associate Dean, Columbia University Medical Center at Harlem Hospital Center
Specialty: Medical Oncology
Co-founder of the Upper Manhattan Physicians Against Cancer Project, Ashford is committed to physician education, community outreach, and cancer control in inner cities. He was chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society’s Eastern Division from 2004 to 2006. In 2005, he received the American Cancer Society’s Saint George National Award.

Carolyn Barley Britton, M.D., M.S.
Title: Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Columbia University Medical Center
Specialty: Neurology
World-renowned, Britton is called upon for her extensive expertise in neurological complications of viral/bacterial infections such as HIV and herpes. Her research focus centers on various areas of infectious diseases including Neuro-AIDS and Lyme Disease, and she is the current president-elect of the National Medical Association.

Arleen Brown, M.D., Ph.D.
Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine,
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Specialty: Internal Medicine
This internist researches racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in health status. Her EXPORT pilot project gauged the impact of neighborhood negatives such as toxic environments and limited access to healthcare.
Specialty: Urology

Arthur L. Burnett II M.D.
Title: Director, Male Consultation Clinic;
Professor, Department of Urology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Burnett repairs lives. His prowess in treating patients with severe
urological conditions has earned him ranking among the top urologists in the nation. He has built this reputation over the past 25 years, sharing his expertise in areas such as prostate cancer, pelvic reconstruction, sexual medicine, and female urology. He also directs the Male Consultation Clinic for the treatment of male sexual disorders.

Burnett, a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is director of the Basic Science Laboratory in Neuro-Urology, a major operation within the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute. With his eight-person team, he is currently involved

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