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Awards & Recognitions

Cincinnati's Best and Top Doctors Awards 2023

Jan. 12, 2023

In 2023, nearly 200 UC Health physicians were recognized as Best Doctors in America (Cincy Magazine) and/or Top Doctors in Cincinnati (Cincinnati Magazine).


Recognizing our Best and Top Doctors in Cincinnati, OH

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, but 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 equipped to deliver the highest level of care that fits each patient’s unique needs. Over 513,000 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 65 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 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 and Top Doctors in Cincinnati List

Below is the full list of our expert UC Health physicians who were recognized for one or both of these distinguished honors in 2023. Specialties reflect category listed in actual publications.

  • Brian Adams, MD

    Dermatology

  • Bryan Adkins, MD                                                                          

    General Medicine

  • Saad Ahmad, MD                                                                            

    Cardiology

  • Norberto Andaluz, MD                                                                  

    Neurosurgery

  • Ahmad Anjak, MD                                                      

    Internal Medicine

  • Michael Archdeacon, MD                                                              

    Orthopaedics, Orthopedic Surgery

  • Imran Arif, MD                                                                                

    Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology

  • Ferhan Asghar, MD

    Spine Surgery

  • Muhammad Aslam, MD

    Psychiatry

  • Krishna Athota, MD

    General Surgery

  • Khurram Bari, MD

    Gastroenterology, Hepatology

  • William Barrett, MD                                                                       

    Radiation Oncology

  • Suzanne Bennett, MD

    Anesthesiology

  • Stuart Bertsch, MD

    Anesthesiology

  • Caroline Billingsley, MD

    Gynecologic Oncology

  • Jordan Bonomo, MD

    Emergency Medicine

  • Joseph P. Broderick, MD

    Neurology

  • Loren Brook, MD

    Gastroenterology

  • Ann Brown, MD

    Diagnostic Radiology

  • Colin Carracher, MD

    Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

  • Seetharam Chadalavada, MD

    Vascular and Interventional Radiology

  • Mahmoud Charif, MD

    Hematology and Oncology

  • Rekha Chaudhary, MD

    Hematology and Oncology, Medical Oncology

  • Joseph Cheng, MD

    Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery

  • Ann Choe, MD

    Diagnostic Radiology, Radiology

  • Kara Ciani, MD

    Geriatric Medicine

  • LeAnn Coberly, MD

    Internal Medicine

  • Robert Cohen, MD

    Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

  • Ryan Collar, MD

    Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery within Head & Neck

  • Alexandru Costea, MD

    Cardiology

  • Tracy Cummings, MD

    Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

  • Melanie Dalton, MD

    Pulmonology Disease

  • Emily Daugherty, MD

    Radiation Oncology

  • Emily DeFranco, DO

    Maternal and Fetal Medicine

  • Kevin Dell, MD, PhD

    Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

  • Laura DeVita, MD

    Interventional Pain Management, Pain Medicine

  • Yashu Dhamija, MD

    Allergy and Immunology

  • Dima Diab, MD

    Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

  • Philip Diller, MD

    Family Medicine

  • Estrelita Dixon, MD

    Internal Medicine

  • Tonya Dixon, MD

    Orthopedic Surgery

  • Maureen Downing, DO

    Obstetrics

  • Mary Duck Robertshaw, MD

    Internal Medicine, Pediatric Internal Medicine

  • Lester Duplechan, MD

    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • Jean Elwing, MD

    Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Disease, Pulmonology, Pulmonology Disease

  • Melissa Erickson, MD

    Family Medicine

  • Alberto Espay, MD

    Neurology

  • Mercedes Falciglia, MD

    Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism

  • Carl Fichtenbaum, MD

    Infectious Disease

  • Jonathan Forbes, MD

    Neurosurgery

  • Jennifer Forrester, MD

    Infectious Disease

  • Timothy Foster, MD

    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • Andrew Freeman, MD

    Occupational Medicine

  • Andrew Friedrich, MD

    Anesthesiology

  • Joseph Giglia, MD

    Vascular Surgery

  • Ryan Gobble, MD

    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • Michael Goodman, MD

    General Surgery

  • Amit Govil, MD

    Nephrology

  • Erin Grawe, MD

    Anesthesiology

  • Brian Grawe, MD

    Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

  • Aaron Grossman, MD

    Neurology

  • Anthony Guanciale, MD

    Spine Surgery

  • Neha Gupta, MD

    Psychiatry

  • Priya Gursahaney, MD

    Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Jennie Hahn, MD

    Addiction Medicine

  • David Harris, MD

    Cardiology

  • Charles Hattemer, MD

    Cardiology

  • John Hazenfield, MD

    Radiology

  • Alicia Heelan, MD

    Breast Surgeon, Surgical Oncology

  • Justin Held, MD

    Internal Medicine

  • Michael Hellmann, MD

    Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Disease

  • Thomas Herzog, MD

    Gynecologic Oncology

  • Benjamin Hinrichs, MD

    Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

  • Robert Hite, MD

    Critical Care Medicine

  • Anne Housholder, MD

    Dermatology

  • Rebecca Howell, MD

    Otolaryngology

  • Tsung-Yen Hsieh, MD

    Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery within Head & Neck

  • Emily Hurley, MD

    Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

  • Amanda Jackson, MD

    Gynecologic Oncology

  • BJ Johnson, MD

    Bariatric Surgery

  • Peirce Johnston, MD

    Psychiatry

  • Courtney Jones, MD

    Anesthesiology

  • Mohamed Kamel, MD

    Urology

  • Alisa Kanfi, MD                                                                               

    Radiology

  • Kotagal Kant, MD                                                                           

    Nephrology

  • Kristine Karkoska, MD                                                                  

    Pediatric Hematology

  • Joe Karnitis, MD                                                                             

    Reproductive Endocrinology

  •  Jeanne Kavinsky, MD                                                                    

    Preventive Medicine

  • Paul Keck Jr., MD                                                                    

    Psychiatry

  • Todd Kelley, MD                                                                             

    Orthopedic Surgery

  • Ahmed Khalil, MD                                                                          

    Anesthesiology

  • Jordan Kharofa, MD                                                                      

    Radiation Oncology

  • Brett Kissela, MD                                                                           

    Neurology

  • Amy Kite, MD                                                                                  

    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • W. John Kitzmiller, MD

    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • Peter Knabel, DO

    Mohs Surgerys

  • William Knight IV, MD

    Emergency Medicine

  • Deepak Krishnan, DDS

    Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Kelly Laipply, MD

    Cardiovascular Disease

  • Tahir Latif, MD

    Hematology and Oncology

  • Richard Laughlin, MD

    Orthopedic Surgery

  • Gretchen Lemmink, MD

    Critical Care Medicine

  • Kristina Lemon, MD

    Transplant Surgery

  • Jaime Lewis, MD

    Breast Surgeon, Surgical Oncology

  • Louis Louis, MD

    Cardiac Surgery

  • Keith Luckett, MD

    Infectious Disease

  • Ayman Mahdy, MD, PhD

    Urology

  • Bruce Mahoney, MD

    Nuclear Medicine

  • Amy Makley, MD

    General Surgery

  • Abouelmagd Makramalla, MD

    Vascular and Interventional Radiology

  • Kara Markham, MD

    Maternal and Fetal Medicine

  • Bradley Mathis, MD

    Internal Medicine

  • David McKinney, MD

    Maternal and Fetal Medicine

  • Wallace McLaurin, DMD

    Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Teresa Meier, MD

    Radiation Oncology

  • Lekshmi Misra, MD

    Internal Medicine

  • Jennifer Molano, MD

    Sleep Medicine

  • Jonathan Moulton, MD

    Radiology

  • Emily Muntel, MD

    Rheumatology

  • Robert Neel, MD

    Neurology

  • Scott Neltner, MD

    Mohs Surgery

  • Laura Ngwenya, MD

    Neurosurgery

  • Garvin Nickell, MD

    Internal Medicine

  • 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 Oncology

  • Luke Pater, MD

    Radiation Oncology

  • Yash Patil, MD

    Otolaryngology

  • Nilesh Patil, MD

    Urology

  • Robbie Paulsen, MD

    Emergency Medicine

  • Sarah Pickle, MD

    Transgender Health

  • Courtney Plattner, MD

    Urology

  • Charles Prestigiacomo, MD

    Neurosurgery

  • Timothy Pritts, MD

    General Surgery

  • Michael Privitera, MD

    Neurology

  • Cutler Quillin, MD

    Transplant Surgery

  • Elizabeth Rabkin, MD

    Palliative Medicine

  • Srinivas Rajsheker, MD

    Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

  • Evan Ramser, MD

    Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Disease

  • Ross Ristagno, MD

    Vascular and Interventional Radiology

  • Conal Roche, MD

    Emergency Medicine

  • Ann Romaker, MD

    Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine

  • Phillip Ross, MD

    Orthopedic Surgery

  • Robert Rossi, MD

    Maternal and Fetal Medicine

  • Richard Ryan, MD

    Emergency Medicine

  • Alyson Ryan, MD

    Sleep Medicine

  • Harsh Sachdeva, MD

    Pain Management, Pain Medicine

  • Jyoti Sachdeva, MD

    Psychiatry

  • Kamran Safdar, MD

    Gastroenterology, Hepatology

  • Ravi Samy, MD

    Otolaryngology

  • Jennifer Scheler, MD

    Nuclear Medicine

  • Nathan Schmulewitz, MD

    Gastroenterology

  • Jason Schrager, MD

    General Surgery

  • Ahmad Sedaghat, MD, PhD

    Allergy and Immunology, Otolaryngology

  • Shimul Shah, MD

    Transplant Surgery

  • Rhonna Shatz, DO

    Neurology

  • Cristin Shaughnessy, MD

    Dermatology

  • Elizabeth Shaughnessy, MD

    Surgical Oncology

  • Manoj Singh, MD

    Family Medicine

  • Julia Slater, MD

    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • Milton Smith, MD

    Gastroenterology

  • George Smulian, MD

    Infectious Disease

  • Jonathan Snyder, MD

    Colon and Rectal Surgery

  • Kerith Spicknall, MD

    Dermatology, Pathology

  • Sandra Starnes, MD

    Thoracic Surgery

  • Peter Stern, MD

    Orthopedic Surgery

  • David Steward, MD

    Otolaryngology

  • Leigh Stone, MD

    Dermatology

  • Timothy Struve, MD

    Radiation Oncology

  • Daniel Tanase, MD

    Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Disease

  • Alice Tang, MD

    Otolaryngology

  • Suruchi Thakore, MD

    Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility

  • Michael Thomas, MD

    Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility

  • Jonathan Thompson, MD

    Bariatric Surgery

  • Juliana Tobler, MD

    Radiology

  • Chris Tuell, EdD

    Addiction Psychiatry

  • Achala Vagal, MD

    Radiology

  • Robert Van Haren, MD

    Thoracic Surgery

  • Houman Varghai, MD

    Preventive Medicine

  • Doan Vu, MD

    Vascular and Interventional Radiology

  • Shaun Wahab, MD

    Diagnostic Radiology, Radiology

  • Rifat Wahab, DO

    Radiology

  • Matt Wallace, MD

    Anesthesiology

  • Lauren Wang, MD

    Family Medicine

  • Avis Ware, MD

    Rheumatology

  • Eric Warm, MD

    Internal Medicine

  • Carri Warshak, MD

    Maternal & Fetal Medicine

  • Christine Wilder, MD

    Addiction Medicine

  • Trisha Wise-Draper, MD, PhD

    Hematology/Oncology, Medical Oncology

  • Sharice Wood, MD

    Pediatric Internal Medicine

  • Sung Yang, MD

    Vascular Surgery

  • Abid Yaqub, MD

    Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

  • Chad Zender, MD

    Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery within Head & Neck

  • Lulu Zhang, MD

    Vascular and Interventional Radiology

  • Mario Zuccarello, MD

    Neurosurgery