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MEMPHIS, Tenn.– Five University of Tennessee-Memphis faculty members have been listed among “Best Doctors in America” by American Health magazine.

Drs. William Applegate, Walter Hughes, Fred Barrett, Larry Kun and Thom Lobe are among the 1,019 physicians honored in the March edition.

The magazine’s editors said the selections are based on confidential survey responses from more than 3,200 doctors at 350 U.S. medical centers. The magazine does the survey to help readers find the best care for a rare or life-threatening problem, its editors said.

Applegate, professor and chair of preventive medicine, was recognized for accomplishments in geriatric care. Hughes, professor of pediatrics, was cited for his work in pediatrics AIDS.

Barrett, a pediatrics professor and medical director at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center, was chosen in the field of pediatric infectious disease.

Kun, professor and acting chair of radiation oncology at UT-Memphis, was selected for his work in pediatric oncology. He also is chairman of radiation oncology at St. Jude hospital.

Lobe, chosen for pediatric surgery, is a UT-Memphis professor of surgery.

American Health is published by The Reader’s Digest Association.

Contact: Lori Brougher (901-448-5544)