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Backus physicians named Top Docs

April 20, 2012

NORWICH – Nineteen Backus physicians on the Backus Hospital Medical Staff have been named to Connecticut Magazine’s annual listing of “top doctors” in the state.

Selections are based on questionnaires the magazine sent to doctors across the state, asking them to recommend a physician to whom they’d send a loved one. The top vote-getters make the list.

This year’s winners include:

  • Mark R. Tousignant, MD, general surgery/bariatrics
  • You Sung Sang, MD, internal medicine/gastroenterology
  • Michael J. Rajkumar, MD, internal medicine/infectious disease
  • Mahesh N. Kabadi, MD, internal medicine
  • Anis Racy, MD, neurology
  • John P. Tauro, DO, DC, neurology
  • Camille G. Salame, MD, MS, neurosurgery
  • Jeffrey A. Hertz, MD, ophthalmology
  • Laurentiu P. Galan, MD, pediatrics
  • Joseph F. O’Keefe, MD, internal medicine/physical medicine
  • Steven Powell, MD, internal medicine/pulmonary medicine
  • Donna M. Romito, DO, internal medicine/pulmonary medicine
  • Robert E. Levin, MD, internal medicine/rheumatology
  • Sergio R. Casillas, MD, general surgery/colorectal
  • John A. Pagnozzi, MD, general surgery/colorectal
  • David E. Coletti, MD, general surgery
  • Tarik Kardestuncer, MD, orthopedic surgery
  • Franklin P. Friedman, MD, genitourinary surgery
  • T. Casey McCullough, DO, urology


The physicians are featured in the April issue of Connecticut Magazine, which is on newsstands now.