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Leader in Medicine

Selection for the American Health Council’s “Leader in Medicine” award is reserved for those individuals who have exhibited exemplary conduct in their field. These doctors and medical educators serve as the guiding light for advancement from the classroom to the consultation room to the operating room. Leading by example, the difference begins with them.

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CALIFORNIA

California's Best in Medicine
Anthony Stein, MD
Dr. Anthony Stein, Hematologist/Oncologist, Director of the Leukemia Program, Co-Director of the Gehr Family Center for Leukemia Research, and Clinical Professor of Hematology & Hematopoietic Transplantation at City of Hope in Duarte. Dr. Stein has been active in the healthcare industry for the past 38 years.
Dr. Robert Goldsmith, the current Executive Director of Corporate Employee Health at Novartis Services Incorporated. His expertise in internal medicine, occupational medicine, and public health are being acknowledged as major contributions to American healthcare.
For the past 15 years, Dr. Wuellner, as an internal medicine physician at BJC Medical Group in Anton, Ill., He has provided high-quality care to countless patients. Specializing in internal medicine, he has molded and perfected his outstanding physician skills during nearly 40 years in the healthcare industry.
Dr. Glenn G. Taylor of NOSS – Neurosurgery, Orthopedics & Spine Specialists, PC, Waterbury, Connecticut, shares his knowledge and expertise on orthopedic surgery, spine care, complex & revision spine surgery, trauma, general orthopedics and sports medicine.
As the current Medical Director at UPMC Hamot in Pennsylvania, Dr. Ferdinando Mirarchi has expertise in General Emergency Medicine, Patient Safety Research related to End-of-life Care, Quality and Safety Research, Living Wills, DNR, and POLST. Dr. Mirarchi is also the Co-Founder of the Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program at UPMC Hamot.
Justin Capote, MD has provided outstanding contributions to improving mental health. Dr. Capote specializes in adult psychiatry and is experienced in treating issues related to medication overuse, substance abuse, withdrawal syndromes, age-related comorbidities, and common psychiatric issues such as anxiety, anger, and depression.
Karen Arnold, BS, PA-C
Karen Arnold, BS, PA-C, a physician assistant at Lakeside Urgent Care in Burbank, Calif., Ms. Arnold provides immediate walk-in treatment for patients suffering from a variety of illnesses and injuries. Since entering the healthcare industry 16 years ago, Ms. Arnold has garnered skills and knowledge in the emergency room and urgent care and all its diversity, especially orthopedics, pediatrics and dermatology.
Harkesh Sandhu, MD
Dr. Sandhu devoted his considerable intellect to a medical profession, graduating with honors from Punjabi University in 1979 with a Medical Degree. He then excelled in his Fellowship at Guru Nanak Dev University, which he completed in 1983. He will be bringing his expertise in Internal Medicine and Otolaryngology.
Rick A. McPheeters, DO
Rick A. McPheeters, DO will be sharing his knowledge and expertise in Healthcare Education, Workforce Development, and Journal Management.
Dr. David L. Feingold, Partner / Orthopedic Surgeon at Orthopedic Medical Center, shares his knowledge and expertise on Trauma Care, Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery, and Patient Care. With over a decade of experience in the field of Orthopedic Surgery.
Michael Irwin, MD
Dr. Irwin has been active in the healthcare industry for the past 35 years. He obtained his MD from the University of California, San Diego, in 1981, and completed his Residency at the UCLA School of Medicine in 1985. Dr. Irwin’s strong interest in behavioral health led him to his current profession.
Anas Hana, MD
Dr. Anas Hana, Internist/ Medical Acupuncturist/ Owner at Hana Holistic Medical Center. Dr. Hana shares his knowledge and expertise in the field of Internal Medicine, Medical Acupuncture, and Herbal Medicine.
Robert Resnik MD
Dr. Robert Goldsmith, the current Executive Director of Corporate Employee Health at Novartis Services Incorporated. His expertise in internal medicine, occupational medicine, and public health are being acknowledged as major contributions to American healthcare.

Howard Aaron Aronow, MD

Assoc. Prof.
USC Keck School of Med.

Robert Greenfield, MD, FACC, FAHA, FNLA

Senior Partner
California Heart Associates

Robert Hesselgesser, MD

Radiation Oncologist
Coastal Radiation Oncology Medical Group, Inc

Nader Javadi, MD

Medical Director
Hope Health Center

Kelly Keefe, MD

Eye Physician & Surgeon
Self Employed

Caren Lieberman, BS

Owner
Physical Therapy Studio

Lorraine Lupin M.D.

Director 
Cedars Sinai Med. Center

Lawrence McKnight, PA-C

Physician Assistant
Harrison Medical

Sanjay Muttreja, MD, FHM

Regional Medical Director
Envision Physician Services

Golaun Odabaei, MD, MS

Nephrologist
East Bay Nephrology Medical Group

Hardip Rahal, PA-C, MPT

Physician Assistant
Sierra Pacific Orthopedic Center

Harkesh Sandhu, MS, MD

Staff Physician
Dept. of Veterans Affairs

John Schaeffer, DO

President, CEO, Chief Medical Officer
American Telepsychiatrists

Stanford Shu, MD

Attending Physician
Loma Linda Univ.

Novarro Stafford, Senior, ABA/MD

Consultant
Self

Cassie Stanton, MS, PA-C

Physician Assistant
US Healthworks

Mitchell Taguchi, M.D.

Director
Ambulatory Anesthesia Assoc.

Dung Trinh, MD

Chief Medical Officer
Irvine Clinical Research

Manuel Weiskopf, MD

Attending
Manuel Weiskopf. MD

Banafsheh Yafeh, M.D.

Stroke Neurologist
Neuromedical Diagnositic Med. Group

Raymond Zablotny, AB, MD

Retired Psychiatrist
Permanente Medical Group