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Five EPCH Docs named to ‘Best Doctors in America’ List

Five physicians affiliated with El Paso Children’s Hospital appear on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2015-2016, officials from El Paso Children’s Hospital announced today.  Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review.

El Paso Children’s Hospital is proud to announce that Dr. Maria Teresa Ambat, Dr. Eduardo Rosas-Blum, Dr. Gilbert A. Handal, Dr. Garrett Stephen Levin, and Dr. Lewis P. Rubin are recognized as a 2015-2016 Best Doctors in America®

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Best Doctors has earned a sterling, worldwide reputation for reliable, impartial results by remaining totally independent. Doctors cannot pay to be included in the Best Doctors database, nor are they paid to provide their input. The List is a product of validated peer review, in which doctors who excel in their specialties are selected by their peers in the profession.

In bringing together the best medical minds in the world, Best Doctors works with expert physicians from its Best Doctors in America® List to help its 30 million members worldwide get the right diagnosis and right treatment.

The highly regarded Best Doctors in America® List, assembled by Best Doctors, Inc. and audited and certified by Gallup®, results from exhaustive polling of over 40,000 physicians in the United States. Doctors in over 40 specialties and 400 subspecialties of medicine appear on this year’s List.  In a confidential review, current physician listees answer the question, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer?”  Best Doctors, Inc. evaluates the review results, and verifies all additional information to meet detailed inclusion criteria.

The experts who are part of the Best Doctors in America® database provide the most advanced medical expertise and knowledge to patients with serious conditions – often saving lives in the process by finding the right diagnosis and right treatment.

El Paso Children’s Hospital’s group of experts listed in the database includes world-class specialists in Neonatology, Neonatal & Perinatal Medicine , Pediatric Gastroenterology and Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Maria Teresa Ambat is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso and serves as Associate Director and Neonatologist at El Paso Children’s Hospital. Dr. Ambat is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in General Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Ambat received her medical degree at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines and residency in pediatrics at the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital. Ambat completed her fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and then completed her U.S. pediatric residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso.

Ambat is a member of the Texas Medical Association and served at Texas Medical Association Committee on Maternal and Perinatal Health in 2008 to 2012. Ambat is also a member of the Texas Pediatric Society and serves at its three committees including the Fetus and Newborn Committee.

Dr. Eduardo Rosas-Blum serves as a Pediatric Gastroenterologist at El Paso Children’s Hospital and as an assistant professor of pediatrics with the Department of Pediatrics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.  Rosas-Blum earned his medical degree from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara and then conducted his pediatric residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso.

Rosas-Blum then completed his pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition fellowship at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston. Dr. Rosas-Blum is currently a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; the American Gastroenterological Association, and is Board Certified through the American Board of Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology.

Dr. Gilbert Handal serves as a Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at El Paso Children’s Hospital and as a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. Handal serves as the Marta Cuellar Chair for Child Advocacy for the Department of Pediatrics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. Handal received his medical degree from the University of Chile de Pregrado.  He went on to complete his pediatric residency at University of Chile de Pregrado and at the University of Miami, Florida. Handal completed his fellowship in infectious diseases and pediatric critical care at the University of Miami, Florida.

Dr. Garrett Levin serves as a Neonatologist at El Paso Children’s Hospital and as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso. Dr. Levin is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in both pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine.  Levin received his medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Levin then went on to complete his pediatric residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso and his fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Lewis P. Rubin serves as Chief Neonatologist at El Paso Children’s Hospital and as Professor and Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Pediatrics and Professor of Biomedical Sciences in the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. He is certified in Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine through the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Rubin received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut.

He then completed his residency in pediatrics, a fellowship in newborn medicine, and a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular endocrinology at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Rubin is a recognized authority on intensive care of premature babies and of infants who have complex metabolic, cardiorespiratory, or neurodevelopmental disorders or multiple congenital anomalies.  He has received numerous honors and has authored more than 100 articles, invited reviews, and book chapters.

His research focuses on pregnancy, prematurity prevention, neonatal nutrition and metabolism, eye/brain development, and health disparities.  Dr. Rubin has been an international consultant in women’s and infant care. He has been named a Top Doctor from 2007 to the present in the U.S. News & World Report “Top Doctors” List. Rubin is an elected member of the American Pediatric Society and has been a longstanding funded investigator with the National Institutes of Health.

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