Group Health physicians recognized as city's best

JANUARY 2012 -- Group Health Associates congratulates its physicians named to Cincy Magazine's fourth annual "Best Doctors" list and Cincinnati Magazine's annual "Top Docs" list.  

Cincy Magazine's list is compiled by Best Doctors in America Inc. which has been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the agency responsible for the certifying the continuing medical education for physicians. The Best Doctors survey asks physicians: “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?” Responses form the basis of the Best Doctors database. 

Cincinnati Magazine creates its list by surveying 5,000 doctors with current licenses in Hamilton, Warren, Butler, Clermont, Boone, Campbell, Kenton and Dearborn counties. Physicians are asked whom they would turn to if “you, a family member or friend needed medical attention.” They are not permitted to nominate themselves.

Below are Group Health physicians -- listed by specialty -- named to the magazines' lists.

Allergy & Immunology
Thomas J. Fischer MD
Jeffrey Raub MD

Debra Breneman MD 
Mohammad Diab MD
C.G. Toby Mathias MD
Brian Nash MD
James Nordlund MD
Pranav Sheth MD

Ear, Nose & Throat
Daniel CaJacob MD
Brian Cusick MD
Umesh Marathe MD
David Morad Jr. MD
Kevin Shumrick MD FACS
Thomas Tami MD FACS

Padma Mangu MD

Facial Plastic Surgery
Kevin Shumrick MD FACS

Family Medicine
James Kleinfelder MD

Andrew Chun MD
Andrew Sun MD

Scott Firestein MD
Sarah Lewis MD
Tara Knipper MD

Infectious Diseases
E. Huxley Miller MD

Internal Medicine
Jay Hayner MD
Paula Lafranconi MD
David Lustig MD

Orthopedic Surgery
John Schwegmann DO

Stephen Bird MD
Katheryn Jadeed MD
Morissa Ladinsky MD
Jonathan Mumma MD
John Robinson MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Sanjiv Lakhia DO
Nancy McDonough MD
Matthew Merz MD
Marc Orlando MD
Christine Smith MD
Robert Whitten Jr. MD
Steven Wunder MD

Christopher Hayner MD
Shahla Mallick MD
David Wiltse MD

Gregory DeLorenzo MD
Robert Hiltz MD
Sri Koneru MD
Mahnaz Saoudian MD

Kevin Grannan MD
George Kerlakian MD