Cooperstown Crier - Your Source for Hometown News - Cooperstown, Baseball Hall of Fame

May 30, 2013

Bassett physicians named to 'Best Doctors in America' list

Cooperstown Crier

---- — Three Bassett Healthcare Network physicians have been included in the “Best Doctors in America 2013” database. Drs. Donald A. Raddatz, Steven D. Resnick and William J. Richtsmeier have been selected again for recognition in their respective medical specialties. 

About 45,000 physicians are selected in the U.S. as being the top in their fields and most qualified for reviewing and treating complex medical conditions. The selection process for recognition is determined primarily from data acquired from physician peer-review surveys. Additional research is conducted on each individual physician by the Best Doctors staff.

Donald A. Raddatz, M.D. is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology and division chief of rheumatology at Bassett Medical Center. He received a BMS degree at Dartmouth Medical School and his medical degree from University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Raddatz completed his internship, residency and fellowship through University of Minnesota Affiliated Hospitals. Dr. Raddatz is active in clinical research, and has practiced at Bassett for 32 years. He sees patients at Bassett Medical Center and at Bassett’s Herkimer Health Center.

Steven D. Resnick, M.D. is board certified in dermatology, with sub-specialty board certification in pediatric dermatology. Dr. Resnick is the division chief of dermatology at Bassett Medical Center and is medical director of Bassett’s Hartwick Seminary Specialty Services. He received his medical degree at Yale University School of Medicine and completed an internship at University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals and a residency and fellowship in dermatology and pediatric dermatology at University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Resnick has been with Bassett since 1995.

William J. Richtsmeier, M.D., Ph.D., began his medical career at Bassett more than 30 years ago as otolaryngologist-in-chief. He was chief of Head and Neck Oncology in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine before joining Duke University Medical Center in 1992, where he was professor and chief of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Richtsmeier rejoined Bassett in 1999 as chief of the division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Richtsmeier was director of the Bassett Cancer Institute from 2007-10. Twice, Dr. Richtsmeier received a Presidential Citation from the American Head and Neck Society, the surgical oncology society for treatment of cancers of the head and neck. Dr. Richtsmeier received his undergraduate degree from University of Notre Dame, completed a doctorate in microbiology from the Medical College of Wisconsin and earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University.

To learn more about these physicians or their specialties, call 1 (800) BASSETT or visit