Castle Connolly names more than 230 Ohio State faculty physicians 2021 Top Doctors

Ohio State medical teamThe Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has proven to be a top-notch hospital for decades, with annual recognition and rankings from big-name companies such as Forbes and U.S. News & World Report. Of course, top rankings are powered by an organization’s talented employees, and Castle Connolly, a research company, knows that The Ohio State University College of Medicine has many of the nation’s top doctors.

For over 25 years, Castle Connolly has featured a Top Doctors list, a resource directory to guide patients to the most trusted, skilled physicians in the United States. The list includes doctors who exhibit quality outcomes through high procedure volume, advanced diagnostic and treatment options and cutting-edge research. Castle Connolly evaluates physicians based on their education, research leadership, interpersonal skills, professional success and disciplinary history. Their rigorous screening process employs a physician-led research team that carries the company’s initiative to ensure the utmost standards behind their recommendations: “Our premise is simple. As a doctor, where would you go if you needed care?”

The Ohio State College of Medicine regularly has more “Top Doctors” than any other hospital facility in central Ohio. This year, Castle Connolly’s list includes more than 230 Ohio State faculty doctors. View the list of Top Doctors in central Ohio in the August 2021 issue of Columbus Monthly Health magazine.

“Seeing so many of our Ohio State physicians listed on Castle Connolly’s roster is absolutely inspiring,” says Andrew Thomas, MD, MBA, interim co-leader and chief clinical officer of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. “It is further evidence that Ohio State Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine is a national leader in academic health care.”

Carol R. Bradford, MD, MS, FACS, dean of the Ohio State College of Medicine, is very proud of the college’s faculty physicians.

“Ohio State’s faculty physicians offer world-class primary and specialty medical care,” says Dr. Bradford. “Their inclusion on Castle Connolly’s list is a well-deserved endorsement of the fact that they are some of nation’s top physicians.”

Congratulations to the Ohio State College of Medicine Castle Connolly Top Doctors!

Family Medicine

  • Dr. Mimi Ghosh (community affiliation)
  • Dr. Rebecca Grant
  • Dr. Samuel D. Weller (community provider)

Family Medicine: Sports Medicine

  • Dr. Bryant James Walrod
  • Dr. James R. Borchers
  • Dr. Kendra McCamey

Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine: General Internal Medicine

  • Dr. Cynthia G. Kreger
  • Dr. Geoffrey Vaughan
  • Dr. Patricia A. Ryan 

Internal Medicine: Cardiac Electrophysiology

  • Dr. John D. Hummel
  • Dr. Steven J. Kalbfleisch 

Internal Medicine: Cardiovascular Disease

  • Dr. Ayesha Hasan
  • Dr. Cindy M. Baker
  • Dr. Laxmi S. Mehta
  • Dr. Michael R. Donnally
  • Dr. Raymond L. Benza
  • Dr. William T. Abraham 

Internal Medicine: Dermatology

  • Dr. Alisha Plotner
  • Dr. David R. Lambert
  • Dr. Jessica Kaffenberger
  • Dr. Susan Massick

Internal Medicine: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

  • Dr. Fadi Nabhan
  • Dr. Jennifer Sipos
  • Dr. Kathleen M. Dungan
  • Dr. Laura Ryan
  • Dr. Lawrence Kirschner
  • Dr. Luma Ghalib
  • Dr. Rebecca Jackson
  • Dr. Steven W. Ing
  • Dr. Willa A. Hsueh

Internal Medicine: Gastroenterology

  • Dr. Darwin L. Conwell
  • Dr. Lanla Conteh
  • Dr. Luis F. Lara
  • Dr. Peter P. Stanich
  • Dr. Peter Stanich
  • Dr. Philip Hart
  • Dr. Sean G. Kelly
  • Dr. Somashekar G. Krishna

Internal Medicine: Geriatric Medicine

  • Dr. Robert Murden
  • Dr. Tanya R. Gure

Internal Medicine: Hematology

  • Dr. Alice Mims
  • Dr. Ashley Rosko
  • Dr. Eric H. Kraut
  • Dr. Jennifer Woyach
  • Dr. Michael Grever
  • Dr. Robert Baiocchi
  • Dr. Spero R. Cataland 

Internal Medicine: Infectious Disease

  • Dr. David A. Wininger
  • Dr. Julie E. Mangino
  • Dr. Susan L. Koletar

Internal Medicine: Interventional Cardiology

  • Dr. Ernest L. Mazzaferri
  • Dr. Konstantinos D. Boudoulas

Internal Medicine: Medical Oncology

  • Dr. David Carbone
  • Dr. Gregory A. Otterson
  • Dr. J. Paul Monk
  • Dr. Jeffrey VanDeusen
  • Dr. Marcelo Raul Bonomi
  • Dr. Nicole Williams
  • Dr. Peter G. Shields
  • Dr. Sagar Sardesai
  • Dr. Steven K. Clinton

Internal Medicine: Nephrology

  • Dr. Aijaz Gundroo
  • Dr. Brad H. Rovin
  • Dr. Dan N. Spetie
  • Dr. Nabil Haddad
  • Dr. Todd E. Pesavento
  • Dr. Uday Nori
  • Dr. Udayan Bhatt 

Internal Medicine: Pain Medicine

  • Dr. Melissa Tornero-Bold

Internal Medicine: Pulmonary Disease

  • Dr. Aneesa M. Das
  • Dr. Jonathan Parsons
  • Dr. Philip T. Diaz
  • Dr. Ulysses J. Magalang

Internal Medicine: Rheumatology

  • Dr. Ali Ajam
  • Dr. Wael N. Jarjour
  • Dr. Zhanna Mikulik

Internal Medicine: Sports Medicine

  • Dr. Michael Jonesco

Neurological Surgery

  • Dr. Daniel M. Prevedello
  • Dr. Douglas A. Hardesty
  • Dr. James B. Elder
  • Dr. Jeffrey R. Leonard 
  • Dr. Russell R. Lonser
  • Dr. Shahid M. Nimjee


  • Dr. Andrew P. Slivka
  • Dr. Douglas Scharre
  • Dr. J. Chad Hoyle
  • Dr. Miriam Freimer
  • Dr. Pierre Giglio
  • Dr. Robert J. Fallis 
  • Dr. Sandra K. Kostyk
  • Dr. Stephen J. Kolb
  • Dr. Yasushi Kisanuki

Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Dr. Brett Worly
  • Dr. Deborah A. Bartholomew
  • Dr. Geri D. Hewitt
  • Dr. Jacqueline Rohl
  • Dr. Katherine Strafford
  • Dr. Melissa Goist
  • Dr. Michael L. Blumenfeld
  • Dr. Wayne C. Trout

Obstetrics and Gynecology: Gynecologic Oncology

  • Dr. David E. Cohn
  • Dr. David M. O'Malley
  • Dr. Floortje J. Backes
  • Dr. Jeffrey M. Fowler
  • Dr. Larry J. Copeland

Obstetrics and Gynecology: Maternal & Fetal Medicine

  • Dr. Cynthia S. Shellhaas
  • Dr. Mark B. Landon
  • Dr. Michael Cackovic
  • Dr. Philip Samuels
  • Dr. Stephen F. Thung

Obstetrics and Gynecology: Urogynecology/Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

  • Dr. Andrew Hundley


  • Dr. Alice Epitropoulos (community provider)
  • Dr. Amit Tandon
  • Dr. Andrea Sawchyn
  • Dr. Andrew Hendershot
  • Dr. Colleen M. Cebulla
  • Dr. Curtin Kelley (community provider)
  • Dr. Cybil B. Cassady 
  • Dr. Daniel Straka (community provider)
  • Dr. David Castellano
  • Dr. Don Bremer 
  • Dr. Fatoumata Yanoga
  • Dr. Gloria P. Fleming
  • Dr. Jill Foster (community provider)
  • Dr. Julie Lange
  • Dr. Karl Pappa (community provider)
  • Dr. Kenneth A. Boyle (community provider)
  • Dr. Kenneth Cahill (community provider)
  • Dr. Mark Slabaugh
  • Dr. Mary Lou McGregor
  • Dr. Matthew Ohr
  • Dr. Megan Chambers (community provider)
  • Dr. Michael B. Wells
  • Dr. N Douglas Baker (community provider)
  • Dr. Raymond Cho
  • Dr. Rebecca Kuennen
  • Dr. Shelly Gupta Jain

Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Dr. Adam T. Groth
  • Dr. Andrew S. Neviaser
  • Dr. Christopher A. Iobst 
  • Dr. Christopher C. Kaeding
  • Dr. Elizabeth M. Yu
  • Dr. Grant Jones
  • Dr. Joel Mayerson
  • Dr. Julie Y. Bishop
  • Dr. Laura Phieffer
  • Dr. Timothy Lee Miller

Orthopaedic Surgery: Sports Medicine

  • Dr. Robert A. Magnussen


  • Dr. Amit Agrawal
  • Dr. Brad W. deSilva
  • Dr. Bradley A. Otto
  • Dr. Charles Elmaraghy
  • Dr. Edward E. Dodson
  • Dr. Enver Ozer
  • Dr. James William Rocco
  • Dr. L. Arick Forrest
  • Dr. Laura Matrka
  • Dr. Matthew Old
  • Dr. Oliver F. Adunka
  • Dr. Ricardo L. Carrau


  • Dr. Anil V. Parwani
  • Dr. Wei Chen
  • Dr. Wendy L. Frankel


Pediatric Cardiology

  • Dr. Naomi Kertesz

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

  • Dr. Leif D. Nelin 

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology 

  • Dr. Nicholas Yeager 

Pediatric Infectious Disease

  • Dr. Pablo J. Sanchez 

Pediatric Otolaryngology

  • Dr. Meredith N. Merz Lind  

Pediatric Otolaryngology

  • Dr. Gregory James Wiet 
  • Dr. Jonathan M. Grischkan

Pediatric Rheumatology

  • Dr. Stacy P. Ardoin
  • Dr. Nazhat Taj-Schaal

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

  • Dr. Albert C. Clairmont
  • Dr. Samuel C. Colachis
  • Dr. Sheital Bavishi
  • Dr. Walter J. Mysiw
  • Dr. William S. Pease

Plastic Surgery

  • Dr. Albert Chao
  • Dr. Amy M. Moore
  • Dr. Jeffrey E. Janis
  • Dr. Rajiv Y. Chandawarkar


  • Dr. James Young

Radiation Oncology

  • Dr. Arnab Chakravarti
  • Dr. Douglas D. Martin
  • Dr. Julia R. White


Radiology: Diagnostic Radiology

  • Dr. Brent Adler 
  • Dr. Chadwick L. Wright
  • Dr. David Bates 
  • Dr. Jerome Rusin 
  • Dr. Mark Hogan 

Radiology: Neuroradiology

  • Dr. Eric C. Bourekas


  • Dr. Allan Tsung
  • Dr. Benjamin K. Poulose
  • Dr. Bradley J. Needleman
  • Dr. Daniel Eiferman
  • Dr. Doreen Agnese
  • Dr. Raphael E. Pollock
  • Dr. Stephen P. Povoski
  • Dr. Sylvester M. Black
  • Dr. Timothy M. Pawlik
  • Dr. Valerie P. Grignol
  • Dr. William B. Farrar
  • Dr. William E. Carson

Surgery: Colon & Rectal Surgery

  • Dr. Alan E. Harzman
  • Dr. Mark W. Arnold

Surgery: Hand Surgery

  • Dr. Kanu S. Goyal

Surgery: Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

  • Dr. Mark Galantowicz
  • Dr. Nahush Mokadam
  • Dr. Robert E. Merritt

Surgery: Vascular Surgery

  • Dr. Bryan W. Tillman
  • Dr. Jean E. Starr
  • Dr. Michael Go
  • Dr. Patrick S. Vaccaro


  • Dr. Ahmad Shabsigh
  • Dr. Bodo E. Knudsen
  • Dr. Cheryl T. Lee
  • Dr. Geoffrey N. Box
  • Dr. Kamal S. Pohar
  • Dr. Michael Gong

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (on College of Medicine faculty)

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

  • Dr. David A. Axelson
  • Dr. Richard Gilchrist

Child Neurology

  • Dr. Laurel Slaughter
  • Dr. Warren D. Lo

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

  • Dr. Amy L. Dunn
  • Dr. Bryce A. Kerlin
  • Dr. Jeffery J. Auletta
  • Dr. Mark A. Ranalli
  • Dr. Randal S. Olshefski
  • Dr. Rolla F. Abu-Arja
  • Dr. Timothy P. Cripe

Pediatric Otolaryngology

  • Dr. James M. Ruda


  • Dr. Garey H. Noritz

Plastic Surgery

  • Dr. Richard Eugene Kirschner