Anton Bilchik, MD Named Among Top 1% Doctors By U.S. News And World Report

January 03, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Los Angeles, CA – The renowned U.S. News and World Report recently named Dr. Anton Bilchik, MD as one of the top 1% doctors in the United States. This award is part of a prestigious consumer guide to help identify the best medical professionals across the nation. Recipients of this unique honor are selected for their outstanding contributions in their field by a team of their peers and various other experts in the medical profession.

Specializing in cancer and the surgical treatment of gastro-intestinal cancers, Dr. Bilchik is among the top one percent in the nation in his specialty. With an extensive professional and educational background, Dr. Bilchik continues to make innovative advances in colon, pancreas, liver and stomach cancer research. Dr. Bilchik has been recognized as one of America's top surgeons consecutively for the last 10 years.

As a top surgeon in the international community, Dr. Bilchik is at the forefront of technological advances and puts his skills to use by helping remove cancers often with minimally invasive techniques. As the Chief of Medicine at the John Wayne Cancer Institute, Dr. Bilchik is also training and mentoring young surgeons to become skilled cancer surgeons. In addition to this recent honor, Dr. Bilchik has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades within the United States and around the world.

U.S. News Top Doctors was developed in collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., publisher of America's Top Doctors® and other guides, and was built upon data from Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™. By teaming up with Castle Connolly, a New York City-based company that has worked for nearly two decades to identify the nation's top doctors, Castle Connolly bases its Top Doctors selections on nominations submitted by other doctors and reviewed by its physician-led research team.

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About Anton Bilchik, MD
Anton Bilchik MD, PhD, FACS, is Chief of Medicine, Surgical Oncology and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, California. He is also the medical director of the California Oncology Research Institute. He received his medical degree from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and earned a doctoral degree in gastrointestinal physiology from Yale University. Bilchik is the recipient of many awards from such prestigious organizations as the American Cancer Society and the American College of Surgeons. He is the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed journal studies and is the co-investigator in two major National Institutes of Health-sponsored grants.