62 UCGNI Specialists on 2011 ‘Best Doctors’ Lists

Sixty-two specialists affiliated with the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute (UCNI) at University Hospital are included on one or both of the latest regional and national lists of leading physicians.

In December, Cincy magazine published the 2011-2012 list of area physicians named by Best Doctors in America®, a national database that includes more than 40,000 physicians in more than 40 specialties.

In January, Cincinnati Magazine published its 2011 listing of Top Doctors who practice in the eight counties that make up the Greater Cincinnati region (Hamilton, Warren, Butler and Clermont in Ohio; Boone, Campbell, and Kenton in Kentucky; and Dearborn in Indiana). The list included 388 physicians in more than 40 specialties.

UCNI leaders congratulated those who were named “top doctors” while praising the dedication and superior abilities of all physicians associated with the Institute. “We recommend all of our physicians to the general public,” said John M. Tew, MD, Clinical Director of UCNI. “We are highly selective and recruit only the best, brightest, and most innovative clinicians, all of whom share a commitment to research and evidence-based medicine.”

“All of our physicians and health care personnel associated with UCNI strive to deliver the very best care for our patients,” said Joseph Broderick, MD, the Institute’s Research Director. “While the ‘Best Doctor’ designation is one marker of our excellent physicians, the appreciation and recognition from our patients in the office and at the bedside is what we value most.”

The following UCNI physicians were named to the national¹ and regional² lists:

Neurological surgery: Charles Kuntz, IV, MD ¹², George Mandybur, MD¹, Andrew Ringer, MD², John M. Tew, Jr., MD², Philip Theodosopoulos, MD², Ronald Warnick, MD¹², and Mario Zuccarello, MD¹², who are affiliated with the Mayfield Clinic.

Neurology: Joseph Broderick, MD¹², Jennifer Cavitt, MD¹, Alberto Espay, MD¹, David Ficker, MD¹, Matthew Flaherty¹, MD, Daniel Kanter, MD¹², Brendan Kelley, MD², Pooja Khatri, MD¹, Brett Kissela, MD¹, Dawn Kleindorfer, MD¹, Robert Neel, IV, MD¹², Michael Privitera, MD¹², John Quinlan, MD¹, Fredy J. Revilla, MD¹, Laura Sams, MD¹, Jerzy Szaflarski, MD, PhD¹, and Daniel Woo, MD¹, who are affiliated with UC Health.

Oncology: Olivier Rixe, MD, PhD², who is affiliated with UC Health.

Ophthalmology: Karl Golnik, MD¹², and Dwight Kulwin, MD¹, who are affiliated with UC Health.

Otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat/head and neck surgery): David Hom, MD¹, Yash Patil, MD¹, Myles Pensak, MD¹², Ravi Samy, MD¹², Allen Seiden, MD¹², David Steward, MD¹², and Keith Wilson, MD¹², and Lee Zimmer, MD, PhD², who are affiliated with UC Health; and Ellis Arjmand, MD, PhD¹, Daniel Choo, MD¹, Robin Cotton, MD¹, Ravi Elluru, MD, PhD¹, John Greinwald, MD¹, Charles Myer III, MD¹², Michael Rutter, MD¹, Sally Shott, MD¹, and Jay Paul Willging, MD¹², who are affiliated with Cincinnati Children’s.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: Mark Goddard, MD¹, who is affiliated with UC Health and Drake Center.

Psychiatry: Caleb Adler, MD¹, Robert Anthenelli, MD¹, Melissa Delbello, MD¹, R. Jeffrey Goldsmith, MD¹, Paul Keck, MD¹, Robert Kowatch, MD¹, Susan McElroy, MD¹, Henry Nasrallah, MD¹, Erik Nelson, MD¹, Frank Putnam, MD¹, Stephen Strakowski, MD¹, who are part of the Mood Disorders Program at UCNI and the UC Department of Psychiatry, which has practice sites at UC Health, the Lindner Center of HOPE, and Cincinnati Children’s.

Radiation Oncology: William Barrett, MD¹², and John Breneman, MD¹², who are affiliated with UC Health.

Radiology/Interventional Radiology: Todd Abruzzo, MD¹², who is affiliated with the Mayfield Clinic; Rebecca Sue Cornelius, MD¹, Robert Lukin, MD¹, and Thomas Tomsick, MD¹², who are affiliated with UC Health.

Cincinnati Magazine featured three UCNI physicians for their ground-breaking efforts: neurologist Alberto Espay, MD, for his role in the study of a new way to deliver medication for Parkinson’s disease, and neuro-intensivist Lori Shutter, MD, for her role in the development of the next generation of brain monitoring; and Olivier Rixe, MD, PhD, for his work in the development of targeted molecular therapies to combat brain cancer.

The Best Doctors® database of physicians is based on a peer review drawn from surveys of tens of thousands of leading specialists worldwide. The specialists were asked whom they would send a loved one to for treatment in their specialty. Best Doctors in America® is a registered trademark of Best Doctors, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

Cincinnati Magazine developed its Top Doctors list by sending surveys to all of the 5,225 area physicians with current medical licenses and asking them whom they would turn to if they, a family member, or friend needed medical care. Doctors who received at least five votes from their peers were included on the list. Cincinnati Magazine did not list doctors who practice hospital medicine, such as emergency medicine or neurointensive care.

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