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 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

[vc_toggle title=”How was the list created?” el_id=”1486090334223-49cbbab5-6716″]To create the list, DataJoe Research facilitated a peer voting process during the fourth quarter of 2017. 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.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”How are nominations obtained?” el_id=”1486090387571-c13915a1-f63c”]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.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What information is required to make a nomination?” el_id=”1486090423972-0c80532a-6dd9″]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.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What happens once nominations are received?” el_id=”1486090458228-871dad3b-ef65″]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.[/vc_toggle]

[vc_toggle title=”How are the practice areas determined?” el_id=”1486090503661-e6891b67-e907″]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.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Do doctors pay to be on the Top Doctors list?” el_id=”1486090524502-0f4b2871-2e19″]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.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What if I don’t see my doctor on the list?” el_id=”1486090555529-feda275f-5da5″]

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.    

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”About DataJoe” el_id=”1486090575094-3a058b99-0712″]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 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.[/vc_toggle]


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Addiction Medicine
Karla Calderon
Anthony Machi
Julie Pittman
Alan Podawiltz
Leslie Smith

Allergy / Immunology
Susan Bailey
James Haden
Bobby Lanier
Robert Rogers
Mudita Shah
Millard Tierce

Joseph Beckham
Napoleon Burt
Michelle Craven
Daniel Davenport
Phillip Gallegos
Eduardo Herrera
Robert Leitch
Michael Neben
Maulik Parikh
Michael Pettibon

Robert Anderson
Neeraj Badhey
Rim Bannout
Paul Bhella
Sukesh Burjonroppa
Denzil D’Souza
Vassilis Dimas
David Eisen
Scott Ewing
Timothy Hadden
Steven Havard
Stephen Johnston
Sandeep Kamath
George Khammar
Yuvaraj Kumar
Vinit Lal
Joseph Ortenberg
Mohanakrishnan Sathyamoorthy
Steve Simpson
David Slife
Alan Taylor
Balaji Veerappan

Cardiothoracic Surgery
James Anderson
Darien Bradford
Jeffrey Lin
Carlos Macias
Michael Nazarian
James Norcross
Vincent Tam
Richard Vigness

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Jason Allen
Michael Bryan
Eduardo Castillo
Lori Gordon
Glen Hooker
Augustine Lee
Paul Senter
Anna-Maria Toker

Cosmetic Surgery
Jonathan Heistein
Kelly Kunkel
Jon Kurkjian
Danielle Le Blanc
Sacha Obaid
Larry Reaves
Louis Strock

Thomas Busick
Catherine Harrell
David Hensley
Jeannine Hoang
Boris Ioffe
Stephen Maberry
Matthew Mittelbronn
Ronald Plott
Betty Rajan
Allison Readinger
Robin Roberts
Danny Thomas
Heather Volkman

Diagnostic Radiology
Stuart Aronson
Jill Chilcoat
Hayden Head
Scott Kayser
William Reese
Joseph Schniederjan

Emergency Medicine
Mitchell Bowman
Gerald Chase
Richard Dixon
Robert Genzel
Charles Huggins
Adam Jennings
Jo Leuck
Richard Linsky
Terence McCarthy
Chet Schrader
Angela Straface
Ketan Trivedi
Elliott Trotter

(Diabetes and Metabolism)

Chris Bajaj
Stella Hecker
Christopher Hudak
Darren Lackan
Kenneth Mair
Sarah Nelson
Anjanette Tan
David Wilson

Family Medicine
Daniel Casey
Ramon Cintron
Christopher Cooper
Nancy Georgekutty
James Harvey
Alfred Hulse
Javaria Jabeen
Juby Joseph
Craig Kneten
Glenda Kremer
Mark Nelson
Kimloan Nguyen
William Pate
David Podgurecki
Christie Shanafelt
Matthew Stine
Richard Sundermeyer
Michelle Torres
Virginia Watson
Jocelyn Zee
Anthony Zepeda

Rohan Clarke
Virat Dave
Thomas Dewar
Josh George
David Hall
Chase Herdman
Gordon Luk
Shilpa Madadi
Carol Mallette
Susan Moster
Pavani Muddasani
Mark Murray
James Nackley
Suwebatu Odunsi-Shiyanbade
Ayodele Osowo
Charles Owen
Joseph Shelton
Monte Troutman
Kenneth Yang
Jay Yepuri
Sunbal Zafar

General Surgery
John Bayouth
John Birbari
Lee Bloemendal
Benjamin Bowers
Christian Carr
Antonio Castaneda
Mark Collins
Travis Crudup
Kory Jones
Douglas Lorimer
Rajesh Padmanabhan
Jeremy Parcells
Robert Pollard
Thomas Purgett
Domingo Tan
Daniel Ziegler

Geriatric Medicine
Jennifer Arnouville
Lesca Hadley
Janice Knebl
Reena Mathews
Matthew Rios

Gynecologic Oncology
Noelle Cloven
Kenneth Hancock
Mark Messing
Reagan Street
Deette Vasques

Hand Surgery
Cameron Atkinson
Nathan Lesley
William Lowe
Timothy Niacaris
Ryan Reardon
Eric Wroten
Bobby Wroten

Revathi Angitapalli
Kathleen Crowley
Asad Dean
Bassam Ghabach
Anuradha Lingam
Harold Lance Mandell
Latha Neerukonda
Mary Skiba

Hospice and Palliative
Mohammed Iqbal
Alvin Mathe
Matthew Rios
Anthony Zepeda

Infectious Disease
Daniel Barbaro
Nikhil Bhayani
Catherine Colquitt
Devak Desai
Vitaly Golub
Mark Hupert
Marc Mazade
Cheryl McDonald
Robin McKelvey
Steven Sotman
Cedric Spak
Obulakshmipriya Subramanian
Mary Whitworth
Elleni Woldesenbet
Bryan Youree

Internal Medicine
Sumitha Atluri
Charles Carlton
Norman Davenport
Steven Davis
Craig Dearden
James Eldridge
Roger Eppstein
Nancy Georgekutty
Navneet Gill
Teresa Godbey
Jennifer Hinkle
Allan Kelly
Jaya Krishnamoorthy
Daniel Kutzler
Jason Ledbetter
Amber Lesley
Andrey Manov
Rebeca Mayol-Sharp
Beth Mewis
Julie Olivo
James Parker
Gregory Phillips
Morvarid Rezaie
Robert Smitherman
Jija Thomas
Garin Winegeart
Jocelyn Zee

Interventional Cardiology
Farhan Ali
Neeraj Badhey
Scott Ewing
Yuvaraj Kumar
Vinit Lal
David Slife

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

Oladapo Afolabi
Carlos Bahrami
Samatha Chandupatla
Ira Epstein
Abdul Hafeez
Shea Holt
Prasad Kannaeganti
Rubina Khan
Geethanjali Ramamurthy
Daniel Richey
Dar Shah
Davinder Singh
Jennifer Willis

Neurological Surgery
Brent Alford
Anthony Del Alcazar Lee
David Donahue
Thomas Ellis
Johnnie Honeycutt
Samir Lapsiwala
Richard Roberts
Abdolreza Siadati

Roger Blair
Yamini Chennu
Charlece Hughes
Stephen Hurlbut
Thomas Leavens
Saleem Malik
Warren Marks

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Laura Bradford
Gilda Cipriano
Peter Elliott
Jamie Erwin
Kellie Flood-Shaffer
Jacqueline Garda
Sunny Glenn
Martha Guerra
Heather Havener
Kollier Hinkle
Timothy Kremer
Beatrice Kutzler
Heather Neville
Joseph Pallone
Andrea Palmer
Manisha Parikh
Sheri Puffer
Cynthia Robbins
Kristen Vallery
Elisabeth Wagner
Ruth Wiley
Robert Zwernemann

Cristi Aitelli
David Barrera
Asad Dean
Prasanthi Ganesa
Bassam Ghabach
Anuradha Lingam
Latha Neerukonda
Sanjay Oommen
Bibas Reddy
Stephen Richey
Robyn Young

Mark Alford
Michael Hunt
Kamel Itani
Alan Norman
Eric Packwood
Hiren Parekh
Ann Ranelle

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Herman Kao
Fayette Williams

Orthopedic Surgery
Michael Boothby
James Bothwell
Stephen Brotherton
Thad Dean
Di Lin Parks
Donald Dolce
Jason Lowry
Joseph Milne
Bryan Ming
Arvind Nana
Steven Ogden
Robert Reddix
Hugo Sanchez
Robert Schmidt
Russell Wagner
Brian Webb

(Ear, Nose, Throat)

Mary Ashmead
Ricardo Cristobal
Yadranko Ducic
John Fewins
James Leffingwell
John McIntyre
Courtney Noell
David Shellenberger
Jesse Smith
Stuart Thomas
Jeremy Watkins
Jonathan Wu

Pain Management
Ved Aggarwal
Meredith Brooks
Artee Gandhi
David Graybill
Manu Mathews
Christopher Pratt
Timothy Ratino
Thomas Ratino

Irene Castaneda-Sanchez
Janet Miles
James Smith
Milan Vuitch
Lori Wasson
John Worrell
Horace Wu

Pediatric Allergy / Immunology
Susan Bailey
Robert Rogers
Millard Tierce

Pediatric Cardiology
Matthew Dzurik
Steve Muyskens
Lisa Roten
Deborah Schutte

Pediatric Dermatology
Fred Ghali

Pediatric Endocrinology
Joel Steelman
Paul Thornton
Donnie Wilson

Pediatric Gastroenterology
Samson Cantu
Jane Keng
Nicholas Ogunmola
Bankole Osuntokun
Danny Rafati

Pediatric Orthopedics-
Orthopedic Surgery

David Gray
Matthew Mayfield

Pediatric Otolaryngology
(Ear, Nose, Throat)

Lauren Cunningham
Michelle Marcincuk
Natalie Roberge

Pediatric Surgery
Jose Iglesias
Erol Knott
Kyriacos Panayides
Thomas Rothenbach
Patrick Thomas
John Uffman

Pediatrics General
Diane Arnaout
Robert Coles
Julie Crawford
James Friedman
Walter Halpenny
Eriel Hayes
Lindsay Newton
Kim Mangham
Devona Martin
Kimberly Matlock
Frank McGehee
Bradley Mercer
Wilfred Raine
Jeanine Ratliff
Robert Readinger
Audrey Rogers
Jenica Rose-Stine
Steven Senevey
Bianka Soria-Olmos
Jason Terk
Amani Terrell
J Ben Worsley

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Michael Daniels
Sherry Kondziela
Omar Selod
Austen Watkins
Michael Wimmer

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Robert Anderson
Jonathan Heistein
Eric Hubli
Emily Kirby
Jon Kurkjian
Danielle Le Blanc
Maxim Pekarev
Larry Reaves

Dharmesh Bhakta
Keyvan Ganz
Alan Garrett
Lena Levine
Travis Motley
Sara Suttle

Helene Alphonso
Dustin DeMoss
Brian Dixon
Jennifer Heath
Cheryl Hurd
Carol Nati
Nekesha Oliphant
Julie Pittman
Alan Podawiltz
Leslie Smith

John Burk
Kevin Connelly
Steven Davis
Jack Gilbey
John Hollingsworth
Salam Jarrah
Stuart McDonald
James Siminski
Harpreet Suri

Radiation Oncology
Jerry Barker
Ajay Dubey
Peter Lanasa
Kathleen Shide

Ronald Gerstle
Scott Kayser
Sarah Khan
Harry Parvey
Robert Reeb
William Reese
Joseph Schniederjan
Nadia Shah

Reproductive Endocrinology
Robert Kaufmann
Anna Nackley
Beverly Reed

Ricardo Guirola
Emily Isaacs
Maria Perez
Himabindu Reddy
Asha Thomas

Sleep Medicine
Sherif Al-Farra
David Maldonado

Spine Surgery
James Brezina
Thomas Ellis
Christopher Happ
Samir Lapsiwala
Abdolreza Siadati
Jason Tinley

Sports Medicine
Daniel Clearfield
Donald Dolce
K Michele Kirk
Keith Meister
Steven Meyers
Jason Mogonye
Brian Webb

Aaron Amos
Jeffrey Applewhite
Michael Collini
Jonathan Kaye
Bradley Kropp
Gonzalo Lievano
Frank Moore
Blake Palmer
Kirk Pinto
John Pumphrey
Scott Thurman
Thomas Truelson

Vascular Surgery
Benjamin Bowers
Harshal Broker
Katherine Kane
Ramesh Paladugu
David Stroman
Richard Vigness