Presenting our annual list of the region’s best physicians
– in more than 50 specialties – as chosen by their peers.

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Top Doctors is a nomination-based project in which we ask physicians in the area to vote for other physicians in various specialties. We ask doctors to vote for doctors who exemplify excellence in their specialties. This list is a service to readers, giving them a doctor’s perspective regarding the top doctors in over 50 specialty areas. The list is intended to allow readers to see and celebrate their physicians who make the list. It also gives those seeking medical information a place to see top doctors highlighted for achievement and reputation, and it can be a great tool for finding the right doctor for their needs. It can also be a means for doctors to make the community aware of their specific specialties and areas of expertise. To complete this nomination project, 360 West Magazine contracted DataJoe

Research to conduct nominations using an online ballot for collecting, vetting, and tallying the votes. DataJoe Research is a survey/research company specializing in data collection and verification. It conducts various nominations across the United States on behalf of publishers. We recognize that there are many good doctors who are not shown in this representative list. This is only a sampling of talented professionals within the region. Inclusion in the list is based on the opinions of responding doctors in the region. We take time and energy to ensure fair voting, although we understand that the results of this survey nomination are not an objective metric. We certainly do not discount the fact that for various reasons many excellent doctors may not appear on the list.

About The List

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To create the list, DataJoe Research facilitated a peer voting process during the third quarter of 2016. DataJoe and the magazine reached out to both individuals and practices by various means, including postal mail and email, encouraging entities to vote and circulate the online ballot. Each doctor could vote for up to three doctors in each category. DataJoe reviewed and processed each ballot individually, checking for patterns or signs indicative of cheating. After tallying the votes, DataJoe then checked and confirmed that each potential finalist existed in the state medical board license database. If we were not able to find evidence of the doctor’s being registered with the state medical board, that doctor was excluded from the list. In addition, any doctor who has been disciplined for an infraction by the state was excluded from the list. Finally, DataJoe presented the tallied result to 360 West magazine for final review and adjustments.

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The magazine and DataJoe Research reach out to both practices and individuals in the region via various methods, encouraging them to vote and distribute the ballot to other doctors.

We encourage doctors who want to ensure they are in our system to send an email to, so that we can conduct a lookup and add their information if needed.

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Doctors are required to provide a valid, active license number, and basic contact information identifying themselves. This helps us ensure fairness in the voting process by ensuring that each of the doctors completes only one ballot. The final results are aggregated, so doctors’ ballot choices remain confidential.

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DataJoe reviews each individual ballot to ensure fair nomination, isolating and potentially eliminating invalid ballots, ballots suspected of block voting (i.e. identical voting patterns across multiple ballots), duplicate voting, or other issues. After vetting, DataJoe provides a tallied list of most-frequently nominated doctors to the magazine.

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Although the categories are very broad, they are intended to reflect relevant practice areas in the region. We recognize that there are many specialty areas but cannot accommodate them all. If there is a strong and consistent request for additional practice areas, they will be considered for possible inclusion in next year’s nomination.

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Doctors can’t pay to be on the list. After the list is finalized by DataJoe, it is given to the magazine’s advertising department, which invites doctors to buy profiles. These profiles appear elsewhere in the magazine, labeled as paid advertising, in a section titled Doctors Worth Knowing. But whether the doctors advertise has no bearing on the list.

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This list is by no means inclusive. If you don’t see your doctor on the list, and if he or she is someone you like and trust, you should stick with your doctor.

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DataJoe uses best practices and exercises great care in assembling content for this list. DataJoe does not warrant that the data contained within the list are complete or accurate. DataJoe does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause. All rights reserved. No commercial use of the information in this list may be made without written permission from DataJoe. For research/methodology questions, contact Lani Forsman, Researcher, at For all other questions, contact Jerry Scott at If you did not receive a survey ballot this year, please email to ensure we have your correct, updated information on file. Please include name, practice, address, phone, fax, and email in your message.



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Allergy / Immunology
Andrew Beaty
Bobby Lanier
Rene Leon
Robert Rogers
Millard Tierce

Chandra Beals
Napoleon Burt
Michelle Craven
Dyann Daley
Daniel Davenport
James Johnson
Michael Neben
Lee Tisdale

Neeraj Badhey
Matt Fay
Sreenivas Gudimetla
Timothy Hadden
Randall Hall
Vinit Lal
Justin Martin
Joseph Ortenberg
Mohanakrishnan Sathyamoorthy
Balaji Veerappan

Cardiothoracic Surgery
James Anderson
David Carter
Seyed Khalafi
Jeffrey Lin
Carlos Macias
Michael Nazarian
Vincent Tam
Richard M. Vigness

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Jason Allen
Clifton Cox
Lori Gordon
Glen Hooker
Augustine Lee
Paul Senter
Britton West

Cosmetic Surgery
Robert Anderson
Jonathan Heistein
Emily Kirby
Kelly Kunkel
Jon Kurkjian
Danielle Le Blanc
Larry Reaves
Jordan Rihani
Vishnu Rumalla
Dennis Schuster
Louis Strock

Stacy Beaty
Angela Bowers
Boris Ioffe
Patrick Keehan
D. Scott Miller
Laura Morris
Betty Rajan
Allison Readinger
Robin Roberts
Danny Thomas
Stephen Weis
Alice Wuu

Diagnostic Radiology
Jeffry Brace
D. Garmer
Rajesh Gogia
Thomas Livingston
Robert Reeb

Emergency Medicine
Gerald Chase
David Choi
Richard Dixon
Samuel Haraldson
Alexander Hatcher
Adam Jennings
Curtis Johnson
Alexander Kirk
Richard Linsky
Terence McCarthy
Chet Schrader
Angela Straface
Elliott Trotter

Endocrinology (Diabetes & Metabolism)
Chris Bajaj
Darren Lackan
Kenneth Mair
Sarah Nelson
Roopa Sathyaprakash
Anjanette Tan

Family Medicine
Anjani Amin
Kelly Cunningham
Alfred Hulse
Song Lee
Eileen O’Brien-Su
Randall Richwine
Smita Rumalla
David Simonak
Matthew Stine
Michelle Torres
Anthony Zepeda

Olufemi Abiodun
David Bass
Virat Dave
Thomas Dewar
Josh George
Chase Herdman
Eric Hill
Long Hoang
Carol Mallette
Jeffrey Mills
Mark Murray
James Nackley
Bryan Ong
Joseph Shelton
Monte Troutman
Kenneth Yang
Jay Yepuri

General Surgery
John Birbari
Scott Bloemendal
Dale Brancel
Christian Carr
Antonio Castaneda
Mark Collins
Travis Crudup
Asif Husain
Douglas Lorimer
Jay Patel
H. Stiefel
Domingo Tan
Martha Wills

Geriatric Medicine
Jennifer Arnouville
Janice Knebl
Sarah Ross

Gynecologic Oncology
Noelle Cloven
Kenneth Hancock
Mark Messing
Gennady Miroshnichenko
Reagan Street
DeEtte Vasques

Hand Surgery
Kristen Fleager
Thomas Hansen
Nathan Lesley
William Lowe
Timothy Niacaris
Ryan Reardon
Pamela Sherman
Brian Tobias
Stephen Troum
William Van Wyk
Bobby Wroten
Eric Wroten

Cristi Aitelli
David Barrera
Kathleen Crowley
Asad Dean
H. Lance Mandell
Mrugesh Patel

Hospice and Palliative
David Capper
Kim Higgins
Alvin Mathe
Matthew Rios

Infectious Disease
Daniel Barbaro
Catherine Colquitt
Vitaly Golub
Marc Mazade
Cheryl McDonald
Scott Rojas
Mark Shelton
Steven Sotman
Obulakshmipriya Subramanian
Bryan Youree

Internal Medicine
Saba Asad
John Briscoe
Norman Davenport
Craig Dearden
Sumeesh Dhawan
Wilder Diaz-Calderon
James Eldridge
Donald Frusher
Gerald Harder
Jennifer Hinkle
Jason Ledbetter
Amber Lesley
Beth Mewis
Hujefa Vora
Garin Winegeart
Anthony Zepeda

Interventional Cardiology
Matt Fay
Timothy Hadden
Vinit Lal

Maternal and Fetal Medicine
April Bleich
Luminita Crisan
Joseph Fitzwater
Jennifer Hernandez
Tracy Papa
Bannie Tabor

Ibraheem Abbas
Ira Epstein
Prasad Kannaeganti
Shane Kennedy
Rubina Khan
David Martin
Daniel Richey
Balamurugan Sankarapandian
Dar Shah
Sandeep Singh
Raghuveer Vanguru

Neurological Surgery
Tanya Dixon
David Donahue
Thomas Ellis
Atif Haque
Johnnie Honeycutt
Richard Roberts
Abdolreza Siadati

Bhagyalakshmi Boggaram
Yamini Chennu
Lincoln Chin
Krishnababu Chunduri
Charlece Hughes
Cynthia Keator
Thomas Leavens
Vinit Mehrotra
John David Orr

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Patrick Allen
Laura Bradford
Adrianne Deem
Jamie Erwin
Noushin Firouzbakht
Sunny Glenn
Pattyann Hardt
James Herd
Timothy Kremer
Monica Lopez
Mindy Luck
William Maxwell
Heather Neville
Sheri Puffer
Cynthia Robbins
Elisabeth Wagner
Ruth Wiley
Robert Zwernemann

Cristi Aitelli
Asad Dean
Barry Firstenberg
Prasanthi Ganesa
Bassam Ghabach
Sandeep Gill
Latha Neerukonda
Sanjay Oommen
Mrugesh Patel
Bibas Reddy
Stephen Richey
Robert Ruxer
James Turner
Henry Xiong

Mark Alford
Richard Chu
Chian-Huey Hong
Michael Hunt
Kassim Khan
Alan Norman
Eric Packwood
Hiren Parekh
Ann Ranelle
Brian Ranelle
Harry Rosenthal

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Herman Kao

Orthopedic Surgery
Bruce Bollinger
Michael Boothby
James Bothwell
John Conway
Donald Dolce
Howard Harris
Larry Kjeldgaard
Joseph Milne
Arvind Nana
Michael Nguyen
Robert Reddix Jr.
Hugo Sanchez
Russell Wagner
Daniel Wagner
Torrance Walker
Keith Watson
Brian Webb
Scott Wenger
Mark Wylie

Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
Lauren Cunningham
Yadro Ducic
John Fewins
Michelle Marcincuk
John McIntyre
Amy Mettman
Jesse E. Smith
Stuart Thomas
Jeremy Watkins
Stephen White

Pain Management
Meredith Brooks
Amit Darnule
Artee Gandhi
Robert Menzies
Christopher Pratt
Tom Ratino
Tim Ratino

Lori Wasson

Pediatric Allergy/Immunology
Robert Rogers
Millard Tierce

Pediatric Cardiology
Matthew Dzurik
Lisa Roten
Deborah Schutte

Pediatric Dermatology
Fred Ghali

Pediatric Endocrinology
Paul Thornton

Pediatric Gastroenterology
Samson Cantu
Lyn Hunt
Jane Keng
Nicholas Ogunmola

Pediatric Orthopedics-Orthopedic Surgery
David Gray
Jason Kennedy
Matthew Mayfield

Pediatric Otolaryngology (ENT)
Lauren Cunningham
Michelle Marcincuk
Natalie Roberge
Pediatric Surgery
Jose Iglesias
Erol Knott
Thomas Rothenbach
Patrick Thomas
John Uffman

Pediatrics General
Diane Arnaout
Eriel Hayes
Mark Jones
Bradley Mercer
Robert Readinger
Jenica Rose-Stine
J. Worsley

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Lan Le
Omar Selod
Michael Wimmer

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Eric H. Hubli
Emily Kirby
Jon Kurkjian
Danielle LeBlanc
Larry Reaves
Louis Strock

Brian Carpenter
Alan Garrett
Steve Lund
Travis Motley
Sara Suttle

Dustin DeMoss
Jennifer Heath
Cheryl Hurd
Ashley Johnson
Carol Nati
Ross Tatum

Robert Cash
Kevin Connelly
Nancy Dambro
Sami Hadeed
Salam Jarrah
Madhu Kollipara
Stuart McDonald
John Pender
James Siminski

Radiation Oncology
Jerry Barker
Ajay Dubey
Peter Lanasa
Clinton Park
Kathleen Shide

Stuart Aronson
Rajesh Gogia
William Reese
Reproductive Endocrinology
Robert Kaufmann
Laura Lawrence
Anna Nackley

Dhiman Basu
Emily Isaacs
Himabindu Reddy

Spine Surgery
Juan Bartolomei
Jeffrey Phelps

Sports Medicine
Gregory Bratton
John Flores
Michele Kirk
Steve Meyers

Surgical Oncology
Anita Chow
Suhail Sharif

Jeffrey Applewhite
John Johnson
Mark McCurdy
Frank (Trey) Moore III
Kirk Pinto
Jeff Pugach
David Rittenhouse
Richard Scriven
Scott Thurman
Thomas Truelson
Todd Young

Vascular Surgery
Harshal Broker
Jon Senkowsky
David Stroman