Three Virginia Cancer Institute Physicians Named 2014 Top Docs for Oncology

Once again, Virginia Cancer Institute physicians have been recognized as the best by Richmond Magazine’s Top Docs survey, with three of the practice’s doctors listed among the top five in their field. Dr. David F. Trent, Dr. Lawrence M. Lewkow and Dr. Elke K. Friedman were voted as winners this year, and Dr. Trent received the most votes of all physicians in the oncology category.


Richmond Magazine’s Top Doctors are the result of a survey of local physicians who are asked to recommend their peers in 90 categories. This year, 719 physicians participated in the survey. Drs. Trent, Lewkow and Friedman were also recognized as Top Docs in 2013.


“We’re honored that we’ve been listed among the best by our peers,” stated Dr. Trent. “My colleagues and I will continue to earn this distinction every day, for the sake of our patients.”


Virginia Cancer Institute is an independent group of nationally known oncologists and hematologists who bring global advances in cancer treatment to Central Virginia. The practice’s physicians are so highly regarded that they were invited to help the American Society of Clinical Oncology define the standards for quality cancer practices in our country. The practice currently has seven locations with offices in Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, Petersburg and Hopewell. To learn more about VCI, visit