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Best & Top Doctors

Dec. 31, 2020

In 2021, nearly 230 UC Health physicians were recognized as Best Doctors in America (Cincy Magazine) and Top Doctors in Cincinnati (Cincinnati Magazine).


Congratulations to our UC Health physicians who were ranked among the best doctors in America and top doctors in Cincinnati for continuously delivering outstanding care!  

The voting process for the prestigious honor varies with publications. Voting with Cincy Magazine entails asking anyone to name the medical doctor they consider to be among the best in the region. Voting with the Cincinnati Magazine entails asking medical doctors to identify who they would turn to if “a family member, a friend or the doctor himself/herself needed medical attention.”

Physicians at UC Health not only lead the region in treating the most complex and rare conditions, they are nationally recognized experts in clinical care, education and research—offering our patients and their families better access to medical breakthroughs.

UC Health physicians are highly skilled providers who are equipped to deliver the highest level of care that fits patients’ unique needs. Nearly 11,000 patients are transferred to us for care they can receive only at UC Health. We offer a wide range of services and sub-specialty care with over 40 locations across the tri-state.

Our physicians come from around the world to provide clinical care, research and teach at UC Health. As the region’s academic health system, it is our privilege and our responsibility to be a source of hope for those who need it most.

This recognition is just one of the many ways our physicians are recognized as the best in our region—and in the country. We are grateful for all of our physicians, our clinicians, our staff and our partners who live into our tripartite mission of research, teaching and clinical care to advance healing and reduce suffering for all.

Below is the full list of our expert UC Health physicians who were recognized for this distinguished honor in 2021. Specialties reflect category listed in actual publications. 

  • Brian Adams, MD
    Dermatology
  • Opeolu Adeoye, MD
    Emergency Medicine
  • Steven Agabegi, MD
    Spine Surgery
  • Saad Ahmad, MD
    Cardiology
  • Syed Ahmad, MD
    Surgical Oncologist
  • Ahmad Anjak, MD 
    Nephrology
  • Nadeem Anwar, MD
    Hepatology
  • Michael Archdeacon, MD 
    Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Imran Arif, MD 
    Cardiology
  • Ferhan Asghar, MD 
    Spine Surgery
  • Lauren Ashbrook, MD 
    Internal Medicine
  • Muhammad Aslam, MD 
    Psychiatry
  • Krishna Athota, MD 
    General Surgery
  • Orson Austin, MD 
    Geriatric Medicine
  • Cassandra Bailey, MD 
    Anesthesiology 
  • Khurram Bari, MD 
    Hepatology
  • William Barrett, MD 
    Radiation Oncology
  • Suzanne Bennett, MD 
    Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology
  • Christopher Bernheisel, MD 
    Family Medicine
  • Ruchi Bhabhra, MD
    Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
  • Caroline Billingsley, MD 
    Gynecologic Oncology
  • Jordan Bonomo, MD 
    Emergency Medicine
  • Joseph Breen, MD 
    Otolaryngology
  • Joseph Broderick, MD 
    Neurology
  • Loren Brook, MD
    Gastroenterology
  • Dustin J. Calhoun, MD 
    Emergency Medicine
  • Seetharam Chadalavada, MD 
    Vascular/Interventional Radiology
  • Siu Fung Chan, MD
    Pain Medicine
  • Mahmoud Charif, MD 
    Hematology and Oncology
  • Rekha Chaudhary, MD 
    Hematology and Oncology
  • Joseph Cheng, MD 
    Spine Surgery
  • Kara Ciani, MD 
    Geriatric Medicine
  • LeAnn Coberly, MD 
    Internal Medicine
  • Robert Cohen, MD 
    Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
  • Ryan Collar, MD 
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery & Plastic Surgery within Head & Neck
  • Alexandru Costea, MD 
    Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Paul R. Crosby, MD 
    Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Madison Cuffy, MD 
    Transplant Surgery
  • Yvonne Cuffy, MD 
    Anesthesiology
  • Tracy Cummings, MD 
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Elizabeth Dale, MD 
    Plastic Surgery & Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Emily Daugherty, MD 
    Radiation Oncology
  • Emily DeFranco, DO 
    Maternal and Fetal Medicine
  • Melissa DelBello, MD
    Psychiatry
  • Kevin Dell, MD
    Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Laura DeVita, MD 
    Interventional Pain Management and Pain Medicine
  • Dima Diab, MD 
    Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
  • Phillip Diller, MD 
    Palliative Medicine
  • Jon Divine, MD
    Sports Medicine
  • Estrelita Dixon, MD 
    Internal Medicine
  • Tonya Dixon, MD 
    Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Michael Donaworth, MD 
    Orthopaedics
  • Andrew Duker, MD 
    Neurology
  • Lester Duplechan, MD 
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Thomas Eluvathingal, MD 
    Nuclear Medicine
  • Jean Elwing, MD 
    Pulmonary Disease
  • Melissa Erickson, MD 
    Family Medicine
  • Mercedes Falciglia, MD 
    Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
  • Jenni Farrow, MD 
    Pediatric Psychiatry
  • Carl Fichtenbaum, MD 
    Infectious Disease
  • David Ficker, MD
    Neurology
  • Jonathan Forbes, MD
    Neurological Surgery
  • Jennifer Forrester, MD 
    Infectious Disease
  • Timothy Foster, MD 
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Andrew G. Freeman, MD 
    Occupational Medicine
  • Andrew Friedrich, MD
    Anesthesiology
  • Krishnanath Gaitonde, MD 
    Urology
  • Shuchita Garg, MD
    Pain Medicine
  • Joseph Giglia, MD
    Vascular Surgery
  • Ryan Gobble, MD 
    Plastic Surgery & Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Amit Govil, MD 
    Nephrology
  • Brian Grawe, MD 
    Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Erin Grawe, MD 
    Anesthesiology
  • Aaron Grossman, MD
    Vascular/Interventional Radiology
  • Peter Grubbs, MD 
    Infectious Disease
  • Anthony Guanciale, MD 
    Spine Surgery
  • Julian Guitron, MD
    Thoracic Surgery
  • Gaurav Gulati, MD 
    Rheumatology
  • Jennie Hahn, MD 
    Addiction Medicine
  • Charles Hattemer, MD 
    Cardiovascular Disease & Cardiology
  • Justin Held, MD 
    Hospital Medicine
  • Michael Hellmann, MD 
    Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Disease
  • Lori A. Herbst, MD 
    Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Thomas Herzog, MD 
    Gynecologic Oncology
  • Duncan Hite, MD 
    Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Disease
  • Shahla Hosseini, MD
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Rebecca Howell, MD
    Otolaryngology
  • Yen Hsieh, MD
    Plastic Surgery within Head and Neck
  • Roberta Hunter, MD 
    Gastroenterology
  • Amanda Jackson, MD 
    Gynecologic Oncology
  • Cara Jacob, MD 
    Neurology
  • Natalie Jacobs, MD 
    Internal Medicine
  • Amit Jain, MD
    Vascular Surgery
  • Danielle Johnson, MD 
    Psychiatry
  • Alisa Kanfi, MD
    Radiology
  • Kotagal Kant, MD 
    Nephrology
  • Daniel Kanter, MD 
    Neurology
  • Todd Kelley, MD 
    Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Lisa Kelly, MD
    Ophthalmology
  • Ady Kendler, MD 
    Pathology
  • Ahmed Khalil, MD 
    Anesthesiology
  • Surabhi Agarwal Khanna, MD
    Rheumatology
  • Jordan Kharofa, MD
    Radiation Oncology
  • Brett Kissela, MD 
    Neurology
  • W. John Kitzmiller, MD 
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Peter Knabel, DO
    Mohs Surgery 
  • Natalie Kreitzer, MD 
    Emergency Medicine
  • Deepak G. Krishnan, DDS 
    Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Vidhya Kunnathur, MD 
    Gastroenterology
  • Hani A. Kushlaf, MD 
    Neurology 
  • Tahir Latif, MD 
    Hematology and Oncology
  • Richard Laughlin, MD 
    Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Elizabeth Leenellett, MD 
    Emergency Medicine
  • Gretchen Lemmink, MD 
    Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology
  • Jaime Lewis, MD 
    Breast Surgeon
  • Louis Louis, IV, MD 
    Cardiac Surgery
  • Keith Luckett, MD 
    Infectious Disease
  • Ayman Mahdy, MD 
    Urology
  • Bruce Mahoney, MD 
    Nuclear Medicine
  • Amy Makley, MD 
    General Surgery
  • Abouelmagd Makramalla, MD 
    Vascular/Interventional Radiology
  • Sheetal Malik, MD 
    Neurology
  • Bradley Mathis, MD 
    Internal Medicine
  • Mary McCarty, MD 
    Pediatric Internal Medicine
  • Frank McCormack, MD 
    Pulmonology 
  • David Nelson McKinney, MD 
    Maternal and Fetal Medicine
  • Wallace S. McLaurin, DMD 
    Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Jerome E. McMahon, DDS 
    Dentistry
  • Maggie Mechlin, MD 
    Critical Care Medicine
  • David Megee, MD 
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Teresa Meier, MD 
    Radiation Oncology 
  • Brian Miller, MD 
    Gynecology
  • Jennifer Molano, MD 
    Sleep Medicine
  • John C. Morris, MD 
    Medical Oncology
  • Angela Morriss, MD 
    Neurology
  • Jonathan Moulton, MD 
    Radiology
  • Hillary Mount, MD 
    Family Medicine
  • Emily Muntel, MD 
    Rheumatology
  • Rani Nasser, MD 
    Neurological Surgery & Spine Surgery
  • Robert Neel, MD 
    Neurology
  • Scott Neltner, MD 
    Dermatology & Mohs Surgery 
  • Laura B. Ngwenya, MD 
    Neurosurgery
  • Garvin Nickell, MD 
    General Medicine
  • Emily Nurre, MD 
    Neurology
  • Olugbenga Olowokure, MD 
    Hematology and Oncology
  • Bharvi Oza-Gajera, MD 
    Nephrology
  • Arthur Pancioli, MD 
    Emergency Medicine
  • Antonio Panza, MD 
    Cardiac Surgery
  • Ian Paquette, MD 
    Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Sameer Patel, MD 
    Surgical Oncologist
  • Nilesh Patil, MD 
    Urology
  • Yash Patil, MD 
    Otolaryngology
  • Myles Pensak, MD 
    Otolaryngology
  • Sarah Pickle, MD
    Family Medicine
  • Timothy Pritts, MD
    General Surgery
  • Elizabeth Rabkin, MD 
    Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Christopher Radchenko, MD 
    Pulmonary Disease
  • Janice Rafferty, MD 
    Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Evan Ramser, DO 
    Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Disease
  • Umara Raza, MD 
    Cardiology
  • Chantal Reyna, MD 
    Breast Surgery
  • Ross Ristagno, MD
    Vascular and Interventional Radiology
  • Mary Duck Robertshaw. MD 
    Adolescent Medicine
  • Ann Romaker, MD
    Sleep Medicine
  • Phillip Ross, MD 
    Hand Surgery
  • Alyson R. Ryan, MD 
    Sleep Medicine
  • Harsh Sachdeva, MD 
    Pain Medicine
  • Jyoti Sachdeva, MD 
    Psychiatry
  • Sharmeela Saha, MD 
    Nephrology
  • Ravi Samy, MD 
    Otolaryngology
  • Leila Saxena, MD 
    Family Medicine
  • Jennifer Scheler, MD 
    Nuclear Medicine
  • Jeffrey Schlaudecker, MD 
    Geriatric Medicine
  • Nathan Schmulewitz, MD 
    Gastroenterology
  • Ahmad Sedaghat, MD 
    Allergy and Immunology
  • Shimul A. Shah, MD 
    Transplant Surgery
  • Divya Sharma, MD 
    Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
  • Elizabeth Shaughnessy, MD 
    Breast Surgery
  • Kenneth E. Sherman, MD 
    Hepatology
  • Abhinav Sidana, MD 
    Urology
  • Julia Slater, MD 
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Milton Smith, MD 
    Gastroenterology
  • Candice Snyder, MD 
    Maternal and Fetal Medicine
  • Jonathan Snyder, MD 
    Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Lawrence D. Sobel, MD 
    Diagnostic Radiology
  • Kerith Spicknall, MD 
    Dermatology
  • Julie Sroga-Rios, MD 
    Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility
  • Sandra Starnes, MD 
    Thoracic Surgery
  • David Steward, MD 
    Otolaryngology
  • Angela Stillwagon, DO 
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Sammy Tabbah, MD 
    Maternal and Fetal Medicine
  • Vinita Takiar, MD 
    Radiation Oncology
  • Alice Tang, MD 
    Otolaryngology
  • Charuhas Thakar, MD 
    Nephrology
  • Suruchi Thakore, MD 
    Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility
  • Michael Thomas, MD 
    Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility
  • Amy Thompson, MD 
    Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Earl Thompson, MD 
    Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Jonathan R. Thompson, MD 
    Bariatric Surgery
  • Elizabeth Tiffany, MD 
    Addiction Medicine
  • Juliana Tobler, MD
    Radiology
  • Chris J. Tuell, EDD 
    Addiction Psychiatry 
  • Robert Van Haren, MD 
    Thoracic Surgery
  • Sadhna Verma, MD 
    Radiology
  • Doan Vu, MD 
    Vascular/Interventional Radiology
  • Rifat Wahab, DO
    Diagnostic Radiology
  • Shaun Wahab, MD
    Radiology
  • Jiang Wang, MD 
    Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
  • Lauren Wang, MD 
    Family Medicine
  • Lily Wang, MD 
    Radiology
  • Avis Ware, MD 
    Rheumatology
  • Eric Warm, MD 
    Internal Medicine
  • Donald Wayne, MD 
    Cardiology
  • Michael Wigton, MD 
    Hand Surgery
  • Christine Wilder, MD 
    Addiction Psychiatry 
  • Trisha Wise-Draper, MD 
    Hematology and Oncology
  • Sharice Wood, MD 
    Adolescent Medicine
  • E. Steve Woodle, MD 
    Transplant Surgery
  • Stewart W. Wright, MD 
    Emergency Medicine
  • Sung Yang, MD 
    Vascular Surgery
  • Abid Yaqub, MD 
    Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
  • Dani Zander, MD 
    Pathology
  • Chad Zender, MD 
    Otolaryngology
  • Lulu Zhang, MD 
    Vascular/Interventional Radiology
  • Mario Zuccarello, MD 
    Neurosurgery

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