Together We Can

The “Award of Excellence” is presented by the American Health Council to those doctors and medical educators who exceed expectations in performing their duties. These physicians are recognized for their admirable character, selfless dedication, and outstanding effort. Perpetually raising the bar for all, they help establish a higher standard quality of care.

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Nazha Abughali, MD

Chair, Dir.
MetroHealth Med. Center

Kyle Anderson, MPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant
Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio

Mohammad Ansari, MD

Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Haley Bartholomew, MS, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Alexander Bondoc, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery & Pediatrics
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Kevin Bowers, PharmD

Pharmacy Team Lead
Meijer Pharmacy

Melissa Bowman, OD


Anantha Brahmamdam, MD

Assistant Professor
University of Cincinnati

Sharon Carpenter, PA-C

Physician Assistant
Dayton Heart Center

Andrew J. Castellanos, MD

Tri-State Hospitalists

Stephen Castor, DPM

Mobile Physicians of Ohio, Inc

Lachman V. Chablani, MD

Romius Institute of N.W. Ohio

Prabhleen Chahal, MD

Advance Endoscopy Staff
Cleveland Clinic

Paul Chandler, PA-C

President/ Director of Advanced Practice Providers
That Neighborhood Free Health Clinic

Clifford Chin, MD

Cincinnati Children’s Hosp. Medical Center

Petr Cigner, MBBS

Chief Resident
UH Case Medical Center Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

Doris A Evans, MD


Robert Frenck, MD

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Andrew Gerken, MD


Thomas Gildea, MD MS

Head of Bronchoscopy
Cleveland Clinic

Mahazarin Ginwalla, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Medical Director of Heart Failure
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Leslie Godsey, PharmD

Staff Pharmacist
CVS Pharmacy

Mallory Hampton, PA-C, MPAS

Physician Assistant
Cleveland Clinic

Rachel Harpst, PharmD

Pharmacy Manager
Rite Aid

Aneta Homer, MD

Prima Healthcare

Ajit Krishnaney, MD

Vice Chairman
Cleveland Clinic

Melissa Lenko, DO

Licking Memorial Health

Peter Lenz, MD, MEd, FCCP

Associate Prof. & Dir.
Univ. of Cincinnati

Jerry Marlowe, RPh

Registered Pharmacist/ Compounding Specialist

Terri Nagy, PA-C, MPAS

Physician Assistant
Akron Dermatology

Marvin Natowicz, MD, PhD

Staff Physician 
Cleveland Clinic

Cindy O’Bryant, RPh

Manager/ LTC Compliance Review and Monitoring
CVS Health

Richard O’Desky BSE, DO, MS


Jonathan Oliver, MD

Cleveland Clinic

Nimitt Patel MD, FACS

Assistant Prof.
MetroHealth Med. Center

Deepak Raheja MD, MD

D.Raheja MD Inc

Nadeem Rahman, MD

Vice Chief  & Medical Director
Cleveland Clinic

Anantha B. Reddy, MD

Staff Physician PMR/Spine Medicine
Cleveland Clinic

Tenna Rhonemus, BS, RPh

Staff Pharmacist
Blanchard Valley Hospital

Stephen J. Ricci, BS, RPH

Staff Pharmacist
Westland Pharmacy

Bernard Roberts, BS, PharmD

Clinical Coordinator
Kettering Health Network Fort Hamilton Hospital

Michael Ruhlin, MD

Attending Physician/ Ultrasound Director
Academic & Community Emergency Specialists

Bihu Sandhir, MD

Physician/Medical Director
Kettering Physician Network

Paul Savard, MPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant
Team Health

Philip Schauer, MD

Professor of Surgery
Cleveland Clinic

Elizabeth Schirmann, PA-C

Orthopedic Physician Assistant
UC Health Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

David Scoggin, MD, ABFM, FAAFP

Arbor View Family Medicine, Inc.

Susanne Smith, ASD, PA-C

Physician Assistant
St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

Doug Sherlock, MD

Univ. Hospitals

Robert Taylor, MD

Associate Prof.
Ohio State Univ.

Biju Thomas, MD, MRCPCH, MS, MBA

MetroHealth Med. Center

Jessica Vensel Rundo, MD

Cleveland Clinic

Deborah Wiater, MPAS, MS

Physician Assistant
TriHealth Occupational Medicine

Martin Wiseman, MD


Sherif Zaky, MD

Dir., Physician
Fireland’s Regional Med. Center