Bassett Physicians Named to Best Doctors in America® List

November 8, 2015

Cooperstown, NY —

Three Bassett Healthcare Network physicians have been included in the Best Doctors in America® 2015 database. Drs. Donald A. Raddatz, Steven D. Resnick and William J. Richtsmeier have been selected for recognition in their respective medical specialties. Approximately 53,000 physicians are named 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, MD,


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. He is active in clinical research, and has practiced at Bassett for 33 years. He sees patients at Bassett Medical Center and at Bassett’s Herkimer Health Center.









Steven D. Resnick, MD,


is board certified in dermatology, with subspecialty board certification in pediatric dermatology. He 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, MD, PhD,


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 2007-2010. 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.







About Bassett Healthcare Network

Bassett Healthcare Network is an integrated health system that provides care and services to people living in a 5,600 square mile region in upstate New York. The organization includes six corporately affiliated hospitals, over two dozen community-based health centers, 20 school-based health centers, two skilled nursing facilities, and other health partners in related fields. Bassett Medical Center, the foundation of the network, is a 180-bed acute care inpatient teaching hospital located in Cooperstown, NY. To learn more about services available throughout the Bassett Healthcare Network, visit Follow Bassett on Facebook and Twitter at and

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