67 UCNI Specialists on 2013 ‘Best Doctors’ Lists

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Five UCNI-affiliated specialists were featured in the new Best Doctors magazine issues: from left, John M. Tew, MD (trigeminal neuralgia), Paul Keck, MD (mental health) Christopher McPherson, MD (brain tumors), Sid Khosla, MD (voice disorders) and Ronald Warnick, MD (brain tumors).

CINCINNATI–Sixty-seven specialists affiliated with the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute (UCNI), one of four institutes of the UC College of Medicine and UC Health, are included on one or both of the 2013 regional and national lists of leading physicians.

In December Cincy magazine published the names of 531 area physicians who are listed in the 2013 Best Doctors in America® national database, which includes more than 45,000 physicians in more than 40 medical specialties.

In January Cincinnati Magazine  published its 2013 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 includes 750 physicians in 43 specialties.

Earlier in 2012, 24 UCNI physicians were named to the U.S. News Top Doctors directory, developed by U.S. News & World Report in collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., publisher of America’s Top Doctors®.

UCNI leaders congratulated those who were named “top doctors” while praising the dedication and superior abilities of all physicians associated with the Institute. “We recruit the best, brightest and most innovative clinicians, which means all are among the very best in America,” said John M. Tew, MD, Clinical Director of UCNI. “In addition, because UCNI doctors share a commitment to collaboration and evidence-based medicine, they are not only aware of the latest research and technologies, they are more often than not helping to create them.”

“The UCNI team of physicians, nurses, therapists and technicians strive to deliver the very best care for our patients, day in and day out,” said Joseph Broderick, MD, UCNI’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 lists of Best Doctors in America,¹ Cincinnati Magazine’s regional Top Doctors,² and the U.S. News Top Doctors.³ For complete details about an individual physician’s affiliations and office locations, click here >>

Emergency medicine: Jordan Bonomo, MD², William Knight, MD², and Arthur Pancioli, MD².

Neurological surgery: Ellen Air, MD, PhD², Charles Kuntz, IV, MD ¹²³, George Mandybur, MD¹, Christopher McPherson², Andrew Ringer, MD², John M. Tew, Jr., MD², Philip Theodosopoulos, MD¹², Ronald Warnick, MD¹²³, and Mario Zuccarello, MD¹²³.

Neurology: Joseph Broderick, MD¹²³, Jennifer Cavitt, MD¹, Alberto Espay, MD¹, David Ficker, MD¹³, Matthew Flaherty¹², MD, Daniel Kanter, MD¹²³, Brendan Kelley, MD², Pooja Khatri, MD¹, Brett Kissela, MD¹², Dawn Kleindorfer, MD¹, Robert Neel, IV, MD², Michael Privitera, MD¹²³, Fredy J. Revilla, MD¹, Laura Sams, MD¹, and Daniel Woo, MD¹.

Neuro-Oncology (Hematology): Rekha Chaudhary, MD³

Ophthalmology: Karl Golnik, MD¹²³.

Otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat/head and neck surgery): Ellis Arjmand, MD, PhD¹³, Keith Casper, MD², Daniel Choo, MD¹, Robin Cotton, MD¹³, Ravi Elluru, MD, PhD¹, John Greinwald, MD¹, David Hom, MD¹², Siddarth Khosla¹²³, MD, Charles Myer III, MD¹³, Yash Patil, MD¹²³, Myles Pensak, MD¹²³, Michael Rutter, MD¹²³, Ravi Samy, MD¹²³, Sally Shott, MD¹, Allen Seiden, MD¹²³, David Steward, MD¹²³, Jay Paul Willging, MD¹³, Keith Wilson, MD¹², and Lee Zimmer, MD, PhD².

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: Austin Nobunaga, MD³, Lois Deaton, MD², and Mark Goddard, MD¹²³.

Psychiatry: Caleb Adler, MD¹, Melissa DelBello, MD¹, Thomas Geracioti¹, MD, R. Jeffrey Goldsmith, MD¹, Paul Keck, MD¹, Susan McElroy, MD¹, Henry Nasrallah, MD¹, Erik Nelson, MD¹, Stephen Strakowski, MD¹³.

Radiation Oncology: William Barrett, MD¹²³, John Breneman, MD¹², Luke Pater, MD², and Kevin Redmond, MD².

Radiology/Interventional Radiology: Todd Abruzzo, MD²³, Rebecca Cornelius, MD¹², Robert Lukin, MD¹, and Thomas Tomsick, MD¹².

Cincy magazine featured two UCNI specialists in its prestigious Best Doctors issue:

•    Paul Keck Jr., MD, President & CEO of the Lindner Center of HOPE and the Craig & Frances Lindner Professor of Psychiatry at UC, for his longtime leadership in the field of mental health and his role in developing the four-year-old Lindner Center.
•    Ronald Warnick, MD, Medical Director of the UC Brain Tumor Center and Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology at UC, for his leadership role in bringing research and treatment innovations to the field of brain tumors.

Cincinnati Magazine featured three UCNI specialists in its prestigious Top Doctors issue:

•    John M. Tew, MD, Clinical Director of UCNI and Professor of Neurosurgery at UC, for his career-long commitment to patients with trigeminal neuralgia and his development of the TEW electrode for treatment of that condition;
•    Christopher McPherson, MD, a neurosurgeon with the UC Brain Tumor Center and Director of the Division of Surgical Neuro-Oncology in the Department of Neurosurgery at UC, for his research efforts in the understanding and treatment of brain tumors.
•    Sid Khosla, MD, Director of the UC Health Voice and Swallowing Center and Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at UC, for his expertise in treating patients with complex voice disorders and his research into the mechanisms that enable us to vocalize.

Nine One-Percenters

The U.S. News Top Doctors directory honored honored nine UCNI physicians as being among the top 1 percent in the nation in their specialty: Dr. Broderick (neurology); Drs. Kuntz and Warnick (neurosurgery); Drs. Arjmand, Cotton, Myer, and Pensak (otolaryngology); Dr. Strakowski (psychiatry), and Austin Nobunaga, MD (physical medicine & rehabilitation).

The Best Doctors® database of physicians is based on a biennial peer-review drawn from surveys of tens of thousands of leading specialists who were asked whom they would send a loved one to for treatment in their specialty. For more information, visit www.bestdoctors.com. 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 more than 5,000 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 hospitalists and neurointensivists.

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