Mercy Suburban Surgeons Named to U.S. News & World Report Top Doctors List
Noted local Mercy Suburban surgeons, Christopher J. Bruce, M.D., Brian D. Rosenthal, D.O., and Cosme Manzarbeitia, M.D. have been named to U.S. News & World Report’s Top Doctors List of 2012. Based on a peer nomination process, physicians are recognized by their colleagues locally and nationally as being a top doctor and worthy referral. The Top Doctors List is compiled annually by U.S. News & World Report to help consumers find the doctors who can best address their needs.
Robotic surgeons Dr. Bruce and Dr. Rosenthal are specially trained on the da Vinci® Surgical System, the most technologically advanced equipment for performing complex and delicate procedures with enhanced dexterity. This robotic system allows Dr. Bruce and Dr. Rosenthal to take surgery beyond the limits of the human hand with precise, versatile instrument movement combined with three-dimensional visualization. Mercy Suburban Hospital was the first hospital in central Montgomery County to offer the da Vinci Surgical System to the community.
Dr. Bruce, who serves as Chief of Surgery at Mercy Suburban Hospital, is a colon and rectal surgeon specializing in the treatment of colon and rectal cancer, including robotic surgery. He earned his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry, where he also completed his surgical residency. Dr. Bruce is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. He completed his graduate research at Boston University and surgery fellowship at Lahey Hitchcock Medical Center in Massachusetts. Dr. Bruce is the past President of the New York Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and has presented at many national conferences. He has also authored several book chapters and has published articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Rosenthal is Chief of the Division of Urologic Surgery at Mercy Suburban Hospital and he specializes in prostate disease and urologic cancer, including robotic surgery. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his surgical residency and fellowship at Albert Einstein Medical College. In addition, Dr. Rosenthal completed residencies at the Cleveland Clinic, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Thomas Jefferson University. He earned his undergraduate degree from George Washington University. Dr. Rosenthal has presented at national conferences and his work has been published in Urology Magazine and the Journal of American Osteopathic Association.
Dr. Manzarbeita is a General and Hepatobiliary Surgeon at Mercy Suburban Hospital and his expertise includes organ procurement and transplantation, major and minor pancreatic cases, general surgery, and laparoscopic gall bladder, liver and biliary tract surgery. His work has been published in the World Journal of Surgical Oncology, Transplantation, Liver Transplantation, American Journal of Transplantation, and the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Manzarbeita has presented the American Liver Foundation conference, American Transplant Congress, Organ and Tissue Donation, and Association for Academic Surgery, as well as presenting grand rounds lectures at Georgetown University, Fairfax Hospital, George Washington University Hospital, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Frankford Hospital, and Mt. Sinai Hospital. He earned his medical degree from Universidad de Madrid, and completed postdoctoral training at the Military Hospital of Las Palmas, North General Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital.
“We congratulate Dr. Bruce, Dr. Rosenthal and Dr. Manzarbeita on achieving this honor,” says Kathryn Conallen, Chief Executive Officer, Acute Care Operations for Mercy Health System. “We are proud that the medical community and U.S. News and World Report have chosen to recognize them as leaders in their fields.”
U.S. News & World Report’s Top Doctors was created in collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., publisher of America’s Top Doctors and other consumer health guides. It draws from Castle Connolly’s database of Top Doctors, all recommended for their clinical skills by other doctors and individually vetted by a physician-led research team.