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Publish Date: 08/01/11
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UC Faculty Fill List of U.S. News Top Doctors

More than three-quarters of the 111 doctors in Greater Cincinnati cited by U.S.News & World Report as being "Top Doctors” are faculty members of the University of Cincinnati.

The unranked directory by U.S.News includes the names of 85 physicians who at the time the list was prepared were on the UC faculty. The list was developed in collaboration with data from Castle Connolly Medical Ltd
., publisher of America’s Top Doctors. Those named to the list are based on peer nominations from doctors across the country. Doctors cannot nominate themselves.

U.S.News did not rank the doctors but did identify those doctors who in Castle Connolly’s estimation were among the top 1 percent in the United States in their specialty. Forty-two of the 51 doctors from the Greater Cincinnati region identified in this subgroup are UC faculty members.

The adult specialists named are members of University of Cincinnati Physicians, the faculty group practice of the College of Medicine and part of UC Health. Pediatric specialists are staff members of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, home to the college’s department of pediatrics.

The Top Doctors list was released July 19 in conjunction with the U.S.News Best Hospitals rankings. UC Health University Hospital programs among the most highly ranked included otolaryngology at No. 21 and pulmonary at No. 45.

Ten other programs were classified as being "high performing”: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics and urology.

Cincinnati Children’s ranked first among U.S. children’s hospitals for gastroenterology, second for pulmonology, third for nephrology and neonatology, fourth for urology, fifth for orthopedics and cancer, sixth for diabetes and endocrinology, eighth for neurology and neurosurgery and ninth for cardiology and heart surgery.

UC faculty identified by U.S.News as Top Doctors are:

Todd Abruzzo, MD, Neurosurgery
Hammam Akbik, MD, Anesthesiology
Michael Archdeacon, MD, Orthopedic Surgery
*Ellis M. Arjmand, MD, Pediatrics and Otolaryngology
*James Augsburger, MD, Ophthalmology
*William Ball, MD, Pediatrics
William Barrett, MD, Radiation Oncology
*Robert H. Beckman, III, MD, Pediatrics
*David Isaac Bernstein, MD, Internal Medicine
*Jonathan Bernstein, MD, Internal Medicine
David I. Bernstein, MD, Pediatrics
Mark Bibler, MD, Internal Medicine
*Karin Bierbrauer, MD, Neurosurgery
*David Billmire, MD, Surgery
Bruce Bracken, MD, Surgery
*Joseph Broderick, Neurology
*Mitchell Cohen, MD, Pediatrics
*Robert Cohen, MD, Internal Medicine
Margaret Collins, MD, Pathology
*Robin Cotton, MD, Pediatrics and Otolaryngology
*Timothy Crombleholme, MD, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics
*David D’Alessio, MD, Internal Medicine
*Stella Davies, MD, Pediatrics
Thomas deHoop, Obstetrics and Gynecology (no longer on UC faculty)
*James Donovan, MD, Surgery
*Michael Edwards, MD, Surgery
Mercedes Falciglia, MD, Internal Medicine
Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, Internal Medicine
David Fischer, MD, Surgery
Krishnanath Gaitonde, MD, Surgery
Marc Galloway, MD, Orthopedic Surgery
Norman Gilinsky, MD, Internal Medicine
Mark Goddard, MD, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Karl Golnick, MD, Ophthalmology
*Andrew Hershey, MD, Pediatrics and Neurology
Paula Hillard, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology (no longer on UC faculty)
*Edward Holland, MD, Ophthalmology
David Hom, MD, Otolaryngology
John Houk, MD, Internal Medicine
Thomas Inge, MD, Surgery and Pediatrics
*Richard Kagan, MD, Surgery
Daniel Kanter, MD, Neurology
*Mickey Karram, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Keith Kenter, MD, Orthopedic Surgery
W. John Kitzmiller, MD, Surgery
Charles Kuntz IV, MD, Neurosurgery
Steven Lindheim, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology
*Anne Lucky, MD, Dermatology and Pediatrics
*Michael Luggen, MD, Internal Medicine
Bradley Mathis, MD, Internal Medicine
*James McCarthy, MD, Orthopedics
Diya Mutasim, MD, Dermatology
*Charles Myer, MD, Otolaryngology
Michael Nordlund, MD, Ophthalmology
Frank Noyes, MD, Orthopedic Surgery
*Robert Osher, MD, Ophthalmology
*Joseph Palascak, MD, Internal Medicine
*Alberto Pena, MD, Pediatrics and Surgery
*Myles Pensak, MD, Otolaryngology
Michael Privitera, MD, Neurology
*Janice Rafferty, MD, Surgery
Barbara Ramlo-Halsted, MD, Internal Medicine (no longer on UC faculty)
William Richards, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology
*Howard Saal, MD, Pediatrics
Ravi Samy, MD, Otolaryngology
Joshua Sands, MD, Ophthalmology
Allen Seiden, MD, Otolaryngology
Elizabeth Shaughnessy, MD, Surgery
*Curtis Sheldon, MD, Surgery
Bradbury Skidmore, MD, Neurosurgery
*John Michael Smith, MD, Surgery
*Peter Stern, MD, Orthopedic Surgery
David Steward, MD, Otolaryngology
*Stephen Strakowski, MD, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
*Janet Strife, MD, Radiology and Pediatrics
Michael Thomas, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dana Thompson, MD, Pediatrics and Otolaryngology
*Ronald Warnick, MD, Neurosurgery
*Nelson Watts, MD, Internal Medicine
*Gary Webb, MD, Pediatrics
Neal Weintraub, MD, Internal Medicine
*Jeffrey Whitsett, MD, Pediatrics
*Keith Wilson, MD, Otolaryngology
*Virgil Wooten, MD, Internal Medicine
Mario Zuccarello, MD, Neurosurgery

* = doctors identified as being in the top 1 percent of their specialty



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