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Best and Top Doctors Awards 2022

Dec. 20, 2021

In 2022, 222 UC Health physicians were recognized as Best Doctors in America (Cincy Magazine) and/or 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 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 400,000 patients from all 50 states come to us for care they can receive only at UC Health. We offer a wide range of services and subspecialty care with over 50 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.

UC Health Physicians: Best Doctors in America List

Below is the full list of our expert UC Health physicians who were recognized for this distinguished honor in 2022. Specialties reflect category listed in actual publications.

  • Brian Adams, MD
    Dermatology    
  • Steven S. Agabegi, MD
    Spine Surgery
  • Saad S. Ahmad, MD
    Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology
  • Norberto Andaluz, MD
    Neurosurgery   
  • Ahmad Anjak, MD
    Internal Medicine, Nephrology
  • Nadeem Anwar, MD
    Hepatology      
  • Michael T. Archdeacon, MD
    Orthopaedic Surgery  
  • Imran Arif, MD
    Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology
  • Ferhan A. Asghar, MD
    Spine Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Lauren Ashbrook, MD
    Internal Medicine       
  • Muhammad Aslam, MD
    Psychiatry       
  • Krishna Athota, MD
    General Surgery        
  • Orson J. Austin, MD
    Geriatric Medicine      
  • Cassandra L. Bailey, MD
    Anesthesiology 
  • Khurram Bari, MD
    Hepatology      
  • William Barrett, MD
    Radiation Oncology    
  • Suzanne Bennett, MD
    Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine
  • Christopher R. Bernheisel, MD
    Family Medicine
  • Caroline Billingsley, MD
    Gynecologic Oncology
  • Michael Boldt, MD
    Obstetrics and Gynecology   
  • Jordan B. Bonomo, MD
    Emergency Medicine  
  • R. Bruce Bracken, MD
    Urology  
  • Latoya Brathwaite, MD
    Nephrology      
  • Joseph Broderick, MD
    Neurology        
  • Loren P. Brook, MD
    Gastroenterology       
  • Dustin J. Calhoun, MD
    Emergency Medicine  
  • Molly S. Carey, MD
    Gynecology, Obstetrics
  • Colin Carracher, MD
    Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism 
  • Seetharam Chadalavada, MD
    Vascular / Interventional Radiology
  • Siu Fung (Will) Chan, MD
    Pain Medicine   
  • Mahmoud Charif, MD
    Hematology and Oncology, Medical Oncology
  • Rekha Chaudhary, MD
    Hematology and Oncology   
  • Joseph Cheng, MD
    Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
  • Kyuran Ann Choe, MD
    Radiology
  • Kara L. Ciani, MD
    Geriatric Medicine      
  • LeAnn Coberly, MD
    Internal Medicine       
  • Chad M. Coe, MD
    Pediatrics
  • Robert Cohen, MD
    Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism 
  • Ryan Collar, MD
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 
  • Alexandru Costea, MD
    Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Paul R. Crosby, MD
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Madison C. Cuffy, MD
    Transplant Surgery    
  • Tracy Suzanne Cummings, MD
    Pediatric Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Elizabeth Dale, MD
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 
  • Emily Daugherty, MD
    Radiation Oncology    
  • Emily DeFranco, DO
    Maternal and Fetal Medicine 
  • Melissa P. DelBello, MD
    Pediatric Psychiatry    
  • Kevin D. Dell, MD
    Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine    
  • Laura M. DeVita, MD
    Pain Medicine   
  • Dima L. Diab, MD
    Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism 
  • Phillip M. Diller, MD
    Palliative Medicine     
  • Estrelita A. Dixon, MD
    General Medicine       
  • Tonya L. Dixon, MD
    Orthopaedic Surgery, Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Michael A. Donaworth, MD
    Sports Medicine
  • Maureen Downing, DO
    Obstetrics and Gynecology   
  • Mary Duck Robertshaw, MD
    Internal Medicine       
  • Lester S. Duplechan, MD
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation        
  • Thomas Eluvathingal, MD
    Nuclear Medicine       
  • Jean M. Elwing, MD
    Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Disease, Pulmonology
  • Mercedes Falciglia, MD
    Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism 
  • Carl J. Fichtenbaum, MD
    Infectious Disease     
  • David D. Ficker, MD
    Neurology        
  • Jennifer Wall Forrester, MD
    Infectious Disease     
  • Timothy Foster, MD
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation        
  • Andrew G. Freeman, MD
    Occupational Medicine
  • Andrew Friedrich, MD
    Anesthesiology 
  • Shuchita Garg, MD
    Pain Medicine, Pain Management
  • Michela Gelanze, MD
    Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery    
  • Joseph Giglia, MD
    Vascular Surgery       
  • Andrea Girnius, MD
    Anesthesiology 
  • Ryan M. Gobble, MD
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 
  • Michael Goodman, MD
    General Surgery        
  • Erin Grawe, MD
    Anesthesiology 
  • Brian M. Grawe, MD
    Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics
  • Shuchi Gulati, MD
    Hematology and Oncology   
  • Gaurav Gulati, MD
    Rheumatology  
  • Priya Gursahaney, MD
    Obstetrics and Gynecology   
  • Jennie Hahn, MD
    Addiction Medicine, Addiction Psychiatry
  • Andrea M. Hamel, MD
    Obstetrics and Gynecology   
  • David M. Harris, MD
    Cardiology       
  • Charles Hattemer, MD
    Cardiology       
  • Justin D. Held, MD
    Hospital Medicine       
  • Lori A. Herbst, MD
    Hospice and Palliative Medicine      
  • Thomas Herzog, MD
    Gynecologic Oncology
  • Robert Duncan Hite, MD
    Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Disease   
  • Shahla M. Hosseini, MD
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation        
  • Rebecca J. Howell, MD
    Otolaryngology 
  • Roberta J. Hunter, MD
    Gastroenterology       
  • Emily Hurley, MD
    Reproductive Endocrinology / Infertility   
  • Amanda Jackson, MD
    Gynecologic Oncology
  • Cara A. Jacob, MD
    Neurology        
  • Natalie Jacobs, MD
    Internal Medicine, Pediatrics
  • Amit Jain, MD
    Vascular Surgery       
  • Hina K. Jamali, MD
    Cardiology       
  • Rachel Johnson, MD
    Dermatology    
  • Danielle J. Johnson, MD
    Psychiatry       
  • Bobby L. Johnson III, MD
    Weight Management  
  • Peirce Johnston, MD
    Psychiatry       
  • Alisa Kanfi, MD
    Radiology
  • Kotagal Kant, MD
    Nephrology      
  • Daniel Kanter, MD
    Neurology        
  • Pamposh Kaul, MD
    Infectious Disease     
  • Todd C. Kelley, MD
    Orthopaedic Surgery  
  • Lisa D. Kelly, MD
    Ophthalmology 
  • Ady Kendler, MD
    Pathology        
  • Ahmed M. Khalil, MD
    Anesthesiology 
  • Surabhi Agarwal Khanna, MD
    Rheumatology  
  • Jordan Kharofa, MD
    Radiation Oncology    
  • Brett Kissela, MD
    Neurology        
  • Amy Kite, MD
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hand Surgery
  • W. John Kitzmiller, MD
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 
  • William A. Knight, MD
    Emergency Medicine  
  • Natalie P. Kreitzer, MD
    Emergency Medicine  
  • Deepak G. Krishnan, DDS
    Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery    
  • Vidhya Kunnathur, MD
    Gastroenterology       
  • Hani A. Kushlaf, MD
    Neurology        
  • Richard Laughlin, MD
    Foot and Ankle Surgery       
  • Elizabeth E. Leenellett, MD
    Emergency Medicine  
  • Gretchen A. Lemmink, MD
    Critical Care Medicine 
  • Jaime Lewis, MD
    Breast Surgery, Surgical Oncologist
  • Louis Benson Louis IV, MD
    Cardiac Surgery
  • Ayman Mahdy, MD
    Urology  
  • Bruce Mahoney, MD
    Nuclear Medicine       
  • Amy Makley, MD
    General Surgery        
  • Abouelmagd Makramalla, MD
    Vascular / Interventional Radiology
  • Bradley Mathis, MD
    Internal Medicine       
  • Mary E. McCarty, MD
    Pediatric Internal Medicine   
  • Frank (Francis) X. McCormack, MD
    Pulmonology    
  • David Nelson McKinney, MD
    Maternal-Fetal Medicine       
  • Wallace S. McLaurin, DMD
    Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery    
  • Maggie Mechlin, MD
    Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine
  • Teresa Meier, MD
    Radiation Oncology    
  • Jennifer Rose V. Molano, MD
    Sleep Medicine 
  • John C. Morris, MD
    Hematology/Oncology
  • Angela Morriss, MD
    Neurology        
  • Jonathan Moulton, MD
    Radiology
  • Hillary R. Mount, MD
    Family Medicine
  • Henry A. Nasrallah, MD
    Psychiatry       
  • Rani M. Nasser, MD
    Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
  • Robert Walton Neel, MD
    Neurology        
  • Scott A. Neltner, MD|
    Dermatology, Mohs Surgery
  • Laura Ngwenya, MD
    Neurosurgery   
  • Garvin B. Nickell, MD
    General Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • Olugbenga Olowokure, MD
    Hematology and Oncology   
  • Bharvi P. Oza-Gajera, MD
    Nephrology      
  • Arthur M. Pancioli, MD
    Emergency Medicine  
  • Antonio Panza, MD
    Cardiac Surgery
  • Ian M. Paquette, MD
    Colon and Rectal Surgery    
  • Sameer H. Patel, MD
    Surgical Oncologist    
  • Luke E. Pater, MD
    Radiation Oncology    
  • Nilesh Patil, MD
    Urology  
  • Yash Patil, MD
    Otolaryngology 
  • Meredith Pensak, MD
    Obstetrics and Gynecology   
  • Sarah Pickle, MD
    Transgender Health, Family Medicine
  • Courtney Plattner, MD
    Urology  
  • Charles J. Prestigiacomo, MD
    Neurosurgery   
  • Timothy Pritts, MD
    General Surgery        
  • Michael D. Privitera, MD
    Neurology        
  • Robert Pulliam, MD
    Psychiatry       
  • Elizabeth J. Rabkin, MD
    Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Palliative Medicine
  • Christopher Radchenko, MD
    Pulmonary Disease    
  • Evan Ramser, DO
    Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Disease   
  • Ross L. Ristagno, MD
    Vascular / Interventional Radiology
  • Ann Romaker, MD
    Sleep Medicine 
  • Phillip R. Ross, MD
    Hand Surgery   
  • Stephen Rush, MD
    Psychiatry       
  • Richard J. Ryan, MD
    Addiction Medicine     
  • Jyoti Sachdeva, MD
    Psychiatry       
  • Harsh Sachdeva, MD
    Pain Medicine   
  • Ravi N. Samy, MD
    Otolaryngology 
  • Jennifer Scheler, MD
    Nuclear Medicine       
  • Jeffrey D. Schlaudecker, MD
    Geriatric Medicine      
  • Nathan Schmulewitz, MD
    Gastroenterology       
  • Shimul A. Shah, MD
    Transplant Surgery    
  • Toral Shah, DO
    Sleep Medicine 
  • Divya Sharma, MD
    Anatomic and Clinical Pathology    
  • Elizabeth Shaughnessy, MD
    Breast Surgery 
  • Kenneth E. Sherman, MD
    Hepatology      
  • Julia Ciccocioppi Slater, MD
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 
  • Milton Smith, MD
    Gastroenterology       
  • Candice Snyder, MD
    Maternal-Fetal Medicine       
  • Lawrence D. Sobel, MD
    Diagnostic Radiology  
  • Kerith E. Spicknall, MD
    Dermatology    
  • Sandra L. Starnes, MD
    Thoracic Surgery       
  • David L. Steward, MD
    Otolaryngology 
  • Angela Stillwagon, DO
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation        
  • Leigh G. Stone, MD
    Dermatology    
  • Timothy D. Struve, MD
    Radiation Oncology    
  • Sammy Tabbah, MD
    Maternal and Fetal Medicine 
  • Vinita Takiar, MD
    Radiation Oncology    
  • Daniel M. Tanase, MD
    Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Disease   
  • Alice Tang, MD
    Otolaryngology 
  • Suruchi Thakore, MD
    Reproductive Endocrinology / Infertility   
  • Michael A. Thomas, MD
    Reproductive Endocrinology / Infertility   
  • Jonathan R. Thompson, MD
    Bariatric Surgery       
  • Earl V. Thompson, MD
    Colon and Rectal Surgery    
  • Elizabeth M. Tiffany, MD
    Addiction Medicine     
  • Juliana Tobler, MD
    Radiology
  • Chris J. Tuell, EdD
    Addiction Psychiatry
  • Robert M. Van Haren, MD
    Thoracic Surgery       
  • Sadhna Verma, MD
    Radiology
  • Doan Vu, MD
    Vascular / Interventional Radiology
  • Rifat A. Wahab, DO
    Radiology
  • Shaun A. Wahab, MD
    Radiology
  • Jiang Wang, MD
    Anatomic and Clinical Pathology    
  • Lily L. Wang, MD
    Radiology
  • Lauren Wang, MD
    Family Medicine
  • Avis Ware, MD
    Rheumatology  
  • Eric Warm, MD
    Internal Medicine   
  • Carri Warshak, MD
    Maternal and Fetal Medicine 
  • Christine Wilder, MD
    Addiction Medicine     
  • Christina Williams, MD
    General Surgery        
  • Trisha Wise-Draper, MD
    Hematology and Oncology   
  • Ervin S. Woodle, MD
    Transplant Surgery    
  • Stewart W. Wright, MD
    Emergency Medicine 
  • John D. Wyrick, MD
    Orthopaedic Surgery  
  • Sung H. Yang, MD
    Vascular Surgery       
  • Abid Yaqub, MD
    Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
  • Dani S. Zander, MD
    Pathology
  • Chad A. Zender, MD
    Otolaryngology
  • Lulu Zhang, MD
    Vascular / Interventional Radiology
  • Mario Zuccarello, MD
    Neurosurgery