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College of Medicine Faculty, Advanced Practice Providers Rated Among Nation’s Best

Seventy-two University of Cincinnati College of Medicine faculty and 13 physicians and advanced practice providers who serve patients at UC Health, the college’s affiliated health care system, have been ranked among the top 1% of clinicians in the nation for having the best patient satisfaction scores.

Receiving the honor are (those with an asterisk also have been honored in past years):*

  • Brian Adams, MD,* chair and Drs. Diya F. Mutasim and Hugh M. Gloster, Jr., and Harry L. Claassen Endowed Chair of Dermatology, Department of Dermatology
  • Syed Ahmad, MD,* professor, Department of Surgery
  • Gerald Atkins, CNP, Department of Surgery, Section of Urology
  • James Augsburger, MD, Dr. E. Vernon and Eloise C. Smith Research and Education Endowed Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
  • William Barrett, MD,* chair and Charles M. Barrett, MD Endowed Chair in Radiation Oncology, Department of Radiation Oncology
  • Jinda Bowerman, CNP, UC Health Primary Care, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Terri Brody, MD, associate professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
  • Christine Burrows, MD,* professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
  • Joseph Cheng, MD, chair and Frank H. Mayfield Endowed Chair for Neurological Surgery, Department of Neurosurgery
  • LeAnn Coberly, MD,* professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
  • Ryan Collar, MD,* associate professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Anna Daddabbo, MD,* assistant professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Stephen Dailey, MD,* assistant professor, Department of Orthopaedics Surgery
  • Estrelita Dixon, MD,* associate professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
  • Kathleen Downey, MD,* professor emerita, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Mary Duck Robertshaw, MD,* assistant professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
  • Jean Elwing, MD,* professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
  • Alberto Espay, MD,* James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center for Parkinson's Disease Research Endowed Chair, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Carl Fichtenbaum, MD,* professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Robert Finlay, MD,* associate professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
  • Matthew Flaherty, MD, professor, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Timothy Freeman, MD,* assistant professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Sharon Fritz, PA, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Jennifer Garrett, PA, Department of Surgery, Section of Transplantation
  • Myron Gerson, MD,* professor emeritus, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease
  • Mark Goddard, MD,* professor emeritus, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Gaurav Gulati, MD, assistant professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology
  • Craig Gurney, MD, assistant professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
  • * Matthew Hardin, MD,* associate professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
  • Charles Hattemer, MD,* professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease
  • Michael Hoffmann, MD, assistant professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
  • Cara Jacob, MD, assistant professor, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Natalie Jacobs, MD,* assistant professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
  • Amit Jain, MD,* assistant professor, Department of Surgery
  • Michael Jerkins, MD, instructor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
  • * Kay Johnson, MD,* professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
  • Peirce Johnston, MD,* associate professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Pamposh Kaul, MD,* professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Greg Kennebeck, MD*, associate professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
  • Lana King, CNP,* Department of Dermatology
  • Brett Kissela, MD,* chair and Albert Barnes Voorheis Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Peter Knabel, DO, assistant professor, Department of Dermatology
  • Harriet Kumar, ANP, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology Oncology
  • Meredith Landorf, MD, instructor, Department of Pediatrics
  • Tahif Latif, MD, professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology Oncology
  • Jaime Lewis, MD,* associate professor, Department of Surgery
  • Elyse Lower, MD,* professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology Oncology
  • Keith Luckett, MD,* associate professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Amy Makley, MD, associate professor, Department of Surgery
  • Bradley Mathis, MD,* professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
  • Jennifer Molano, MD,* associate professor, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Caroline Mueller, MD,* professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
  • Robert Neel IV, MD,* associate professor, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Scott Neltner, MD, associate professor, Department of Dermatology
  • Cara Jacob Pecina, MD,* assistant professor, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Myles Pensak, MD,* chair and Helen Bernice Broidy Chair of Otolaryngology, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Sarah Pickle, MD, associate professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Michael Privitera, MD,* professor, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Michael Prokopius, MD, associate professor, Department of Ophthalmology
  • John Quinlan, MD,* professor, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Janice Rafferty, MD,* Carl H. and Edyth Lindner Endowed Chair of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery
  • Greg Rouan, MD,* chair and Gordon and Helen Hughes Taylor Chair of Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Pamela Rumpke, ACNP, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease
  • Kamran Safdar, MD, associate professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases
  • Elizabeth Shaughnessy, MD, PhD,* professor, Department of Surgery
  • Kenneth Sherman, MD, PhD,* Robert and Helen Gould Endowed Professorship in Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases
  • * Manoj Singh, MD,* associate professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Jonathan Snyder, MD,* assistant professor, Department of Surgery
  • Sandra Starnes, MD,* Dr. John B. Flege Jr. Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery and chief, Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Daniel Tanase, MD,* assistant professor, department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
  • Earl Thompson IV, MD, assistant professor, Department of Surgery
  • Zachary Thurman, MD, assistant professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Nita Walker, MD,* professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
  • Kristy Walters, CNP, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Lauren Wang, MD,* assistant professor, department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Avis Ware, MD,* professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology
  • Eric Warm, MD,* 'Richard W. and Sue P. Vilter Chair in Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
  • Trisha Wise-Draper, MD, PhD, associate professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology Oncology
  • Robert Wones, MD,* professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
  • Sharice Wood, MD,* assistant professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
  • Krista Young, CNP, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Joni Zinser, CNP,* Department of Internal Medicine

Also honored were UC Health physicians Jeanne Kavinsky, MD, Emily Muntel, MD, and Lina Nasr-Anaissie, MD.

The ratings are defined by Press Ganey’s Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CG-CAHPS) survey, a nationally standardized tool to measure patient perceptions of care delivered by a provider in an office setting. Specifically, these rankings apply to the CG-CAHPS survey question that asks patients to rate a provider on a scale of 0 to 10 (10 being the best score possible).

The 85 clinicians ranking in the top 1% in the nation received consistent scores of 9 or 10 on 30 or more patient survey responses in 2018. Press Ganey advises measuring against no less than 30 survey responses per provider to ensure consistency and accuracy.

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