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Backus physicians named Top Docs

April 4, 2014

NORWICH – Thirty-five 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:


Adam D. Goldstein, MD
Michael N. Loiacono, DO
Paul A. Pudimat, MD
John M. Satterfield, MD

Bariatric Medicine

Mark R. Tousignant, MD


You Sung Sang, MD

Infectious Diseases

Michael J. Rajkumar, MD

Internal Medicine

Mahesh N. Kabadi, MD


Anis Racy, MD
John P. Tauro, DO, DC


Camille G. Salame, MD, MS

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Stephen T. Briggs, MD


Mandeep S. Dhami, MD
Dinesh Kapur, MD
Dennis E. Slater, MD


Kevin B. Cranmer, MD
Jeffrey A. Hertz, MD


Jerilyn S. Allen, MD
Steven J. Green, MD
Stephen M. Rouse, MD


Laurentiu P. Galan, MD

Physical Medicine

Joseph F. O’Keefe, MD*
Joseph W. Peters, MD*


Jeffrey M. Kierstein, DPM

Pulmonary Medicine

Steve Powell, MD
Donna M. Romito, DO


Harjinder S. Chowdhary, MD
Robert E. Levin, MD*
Sandeep Varma, MD

Surgery Colorectal

Sergio R. Casillas, MD

Surgery General

David E. Coletti, MD

Thoracic Surgery

Mario W. Katigbak, MD*
Robert Lowe, MD*


Franklin P. Friedman, MD
T. Casey McCullough, DO

* denotes consulting physician

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