UH Physicians Named "Top Doctors" by Cleveland Magazine 2020


Cleveland Magazine’s annual “Top Doctors” issue includes 192 UH and 60 UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s physicians, highlighting clinical excellence across many specialties throughout the health system. Cleveland Magazine partnered with DataJoe to review physicians nominated by their peers for providing high-quality and innovative care. This year’s issue focused editorial content on COVID-19, and all the ways Northeast Ohio doctors have responded to the pandemic. Singled out in the magazine for their innovative work are Ray Onders, MD, Chief of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery at UH; Robert Salata, MD, Physician-in-Chief, UH; and Dan Simon, MD, UH Chief Clinical and Scientific Officer, and President, UH Cleveland Medical Center.

Allergy and Immunology

Samuel Friedlander, MD
Dawn Zacharias, MD


Soozan Abouhassan, MD
Daniel Asher, MD
Edwin Avery, MD
Kathleen Cho, MD
Marc Popovich, MD
David Wallace, DO

Bariatric Surgery

Leena Khaitan, MD, MPH


Ivan Cakulev, MD
John Coletta, MD
Michael Cunningham, MD
Barry Effron, MD
Heather Gornik, MD
David Joyce, MD
Mehdi Shishehbor, DO, MPH, PhD
Daniel Simon, MD
Claire Sullivan, MD
Albert Waldo, MD
William Wolf, MD

Cardiac Surgery

Yakov Elgudin, MD, PhD
Alan Markowitz, MD
Joseph Sabik, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Mary Gabriel, MD
John Hertzer, MD
Molly McVoy, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Ronald Charles, MD
Meagan Costedio, MD
David Dietz, MD
Sharon Stein, MD


Kevin Cooper, MD
Kord Honda, MD
Neil Korman, MD, PhD
Susan Nedorost, MD


Baha Arafah, MD
Gregg Faiman, MD
Valerie Hadam, MD
Betul Hatipoglu, MD

Family Medicine

Louise Acheson, MD
David Dulle, MD
Bruce Gerlach, MD
Barbara Vizy, MD
Todd Zeiger, MD

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Joseph Henderson, MD
Sangeeta Mahajan, MD


Amitabh Chak, MD
John Dumot, DO
Ashley Faulx, MD
Jeffry Katz, MD, 
Michael Koehler, MD
Dany Raad, MD
Caroline Soyka, DO
Sapna Thomas, MD
Richard Wong, MD

General Surgery

Jeffrey Marks, MD
Raymond Onders, MD

Gynecologic Oncology

Amy Armstrong, MD
Christa Nagel, MD
John Nakayama, MD
Steven Waggoner, MD
Kristine Zanotti, MD

Hand Surgery

James Anderson, MD
Kevin Malone, MD

Hematology and Oncology

Sanjay Ahuja, MD
Joseph Baar, MD, PhD
Debora Bruno, MD
Marcos de Lima, MD
Afshin Dowlati, MD
Judah Friedman, MD
Stanton Gerson, MD
Lalitha Nayak, MD
Monaliben Patel, MD
Alvin Schmaier, MD


Anthony Post, MD

Infectious Disease

Keith Armitage, MD
Scott Fulton, MD
Barbara Gripshover, MD
Tracy Lemonovich, MD
Robert Salata, MD

Internal Medicine

Ewa Bak, MD
Roy Buchinsky, MD
Shelby Cash, MD
Donald Ebersbacher, MD
Crystal Lantz-DeGeorge, MD
Debra Leizman, MD
Jill Miller, MD
Claudia Villabona, MD
Eric Yasinow, MD

Interventional Cardiology

Nadim Al-Mubarak, MD
Guilherme Attizzani, MD
Naim Z. Farhat, MD
Charles O'Shaughnessy, MD

Maternal and Fetal Medicine

David Hackney, MD
Justin Lappen, MD
Melissa March, MD
Ellie Ragsdale, MD


Richard Martin, MD


Donald Hricik, MD
Arash Rashidi, MD

Neurological Surgery

Jonathan Miller, MD
Warren Selman, MD
Andrew Sloan, MD
Gabriel Smith, MD


Michael Devereaux, MD
Anthony Furlan, MD
Bashar Katirji, MD
Barbara Shapiro, MD, PhD
Cathy Sila, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Karen Ashby, MD
Corinne Bazella, MD
Megan Billow, DO
Nancy Cossler, MD
Kimberly Gecsi, MD
Marjorie Greenfield, MD
Tyler Katz. MD
Susan Lasch. MD
Maria Shaker, MD
Sandhia Varyani, MD
Martin Wieczorek, MD
Lulu Zhao, MD


Edward Burney, MD
Douglas Rhee, MD

Orthopaedic Adult Reconstructive Surgery

Matthew Kraay, MD
Benjamin Silver, MD

Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

John Feighan, MD

Orthopaedic Oncology

Patrick Getty, MD

Orthopaedic Shoulder Surgery

Robert Gillespie, MD

Orthopaedic Spine Surgery

Nicholas Ahn, MD
Christopher Furey, MD
Zachary Gordon, MD

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Donald Goodfellow, MD
John Martin Leland, MD
Michael Salata, MD
James Voos, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

William Petersilge, MD
Brian Victoroff, MD

Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery

John Sontich, MD


Marc Guay, MD
Pierre Lavertu, MD
Nicole Maronian, MD
Cliff Megerian, MD
Sarah Mowry, MD
Rod Rezaee, MD
Theodoros Teknos, MD

Pain Management

Roger Goomber, MD
Salim Hayek, MD, PhD


Hannah Gilmore, MD
Howard Meyerson, MD
Christine Schmotzer, MD

Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

Eli Silver, MD
Kathryn Ruda Wessell, DO

Pediatric Anesthesiology

Shelley Ohliger, MD
Megan Rodgers McCormick, DO
John Stork, MD
Paul Tripi, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

Martin Bocks, MD
Walter Hoyt, MD
Sarah Plummer, MD
Christopher Snyder, MD
James Strainic, MD

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Eric Devaney, MD

Pediatric Endocrinology

Rose Gubitosi-Klug, MD, PhD
Beth Kaminski, MD
Sarah Macleish, DO
Naveen Uli, MD
Jamie R. Wood, MD
Teresa Zimmerman, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Ali Khalili, MD
Jonathan Moses, MD
Thomas Sferra, MD
Maricruz Crespo, MD
Ramy Sabe, MD

Pediatric Infectious Disease

Ankita Desai, MD
Claudia Hoyen, MD
Ethan Leonard, MD

Pediatric Neurological Surgery

Krystal Tomei, MD, MPH

Pediatric Neurology

Nancy Bass, MD
Deborah Rukin Gold, MD
Max Wiznitzer, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology

Faruk Orge, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Allison Gilmore, MD
Christina Hardesty, MD
Raymond Liu, MD
Justin Mistovich, MD
Jochen Son-Hing, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Todd Otteson, MD, MPH
Jay Shah, MD

Pediatric Pulmonology

Daniel Craven, MD
Ross Myers, MD
Kristie Ross, MD

Pediatric Sports Medicine

Susannah Briskin, MD
Mary Solomon, DO
Amanda Weiss Kelly, MD

Pediatric Surgery

Edward Barksdale, MD
Michael Dingeldein, MD
Anne Mackow, MD
Eiichi Miyasaka, MD

Pediatric Urology

Jessica Hannick, MD, MSc
Lynn Woo, MD


Joseph Borus, MD
Amy Carruthers, MD
Jennifer Cochran, MD
Michael Dell, MD
Douglas Fleck, MD
Erin Frank, MD
Andrew Garner, MD, PhD
Kathleen Grady, MD
Mary Kay Greenberg, MD
Jon Kannensohn, MD
Kelly Joyce, MD
James Leslie, MD
alexander Namrow, MD
Keith Ponitz, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Antimo Gazzillo, MD
Michael Schaefer, MD
Anna Serels, MD


Jaina Amin, MD
Christina Delos Reyes, MD
Keming Gao, MD, PhD
Jeanne Lackamp, MD
Robert Ronis, MD, MPH
Susan Stagno, MD

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Rodney Folz, MD, PhD
Adham Haj Abdulkader, MD
Rana Hejal, MD
Kingman Strohl, MD

Radiation Oncology

Serah Choi, MD, PhD
Aryavarta Kumar, MD, PhD
Janice Lyons, MD
David Mansur, MD


Michael Coffey, MD
Robert Gilkeson, MD
Dean Nakamoto, MD
Raj Paspulati, MD
Donna Plecha, MD
Jeffrey Sunshine, MD, PhD

Reproductive Endocrinology

James Liu, MD


Marie Kuchynski, MD
Robert Perhala, MD
Donna Sexton-Cicero, MD

Sports Medicine

Robert Flannery, MD
Robert Truax, DO

Surgical Oncology

John Ammori, MD
Jeffrey Hardacre, MD
Robert Shenk, MD 
Scott Wilhelm, MD
Jordan Winter, MD

Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery

Christopher Towe, MD
Stephanie Worrell, MD

Transplant Surgery

Edmund Sanchez, MD


Donald Bodner, MD
Adonis Hijaz, MD
Jason Jankowski, MD
Lee Ponsky, MD

Vascular Surgery

Karem Harth, MD
Vikram Kashyap, MD
Norman Kumins, MD
Virginia Wong, MD