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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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Ohio's Best in Medicine
The American Health Council has welcomed Dr. Michelle Inkster, as " Best in Medicine" in recognition of her outstanding dedication in the field of Gastroenterology.
The American Health Council has welcomed Dr. Tatiana Falcone, as " Best in Medicine" in recognition of her outstanding dedication in the field of child psychiatry.
The American Health Council has welcomed Dr. Eva Kubiczek-Love, as " Best in Medicine" in recognition of her outstanding dedication in the field of Pediatrics.
The American Health Council has welcomed Dr. William Hablitzel, as " Best in Medicine" in recognition of her outstanding dedication in the field of Internal Medicine.
The American Health Council has welcomed Dr. Adil Katabay, as " Best in Medicine" in recognition of her outstanding dedication in the field of Pain Mangement.
Having decided upon her chosen career path, Dr. Jillian Klein obtained her MD from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, graduating in 2005. She then completed her residency in Pediatrics at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Dr. Kathleen Franco, the current standing Associate Dean of The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. She has worked at The Cleveland Clinic for 25 years and has been Associate Dean of The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine for 12 years.
An attending surgeon in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Hillard, Ohio, Dr. Patrick McConnell, MD performs intricate, life-saving surgeries to ensure that each patient receives optimal care.
Dr. Leif Nelin currently serves as the Division Chief of Neonatology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and a professor of pediatrics at the Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio.
Dr. Kevin Bowers, PharmD, BCACP is the Pharmacy Manager for Meijer Pharmacy. Dr. Bowers obtained his PharmD from the University of Cincinnati in 2004.
A Board Certified Psychiatrist at Midwest Recovery Center and the Ohio Treatment Center, Dr. Nancy Carroll, MD consults with children who are developmentally challenged and collaborates with professionals on casework for the children she works with...
Working in the healthcare industry for over three decades, Dr. Andrew C. Gombash, DO is an expert in the field of Osteopathy and demonstrates a willingness to learn and share his knowledge...
With over fifteen years of dedicated service to the healthcare sector, Dr. Ugokwe, from Youngstown, Ohio, is a highly respected Chief of Neurosurgery.
A medical director at Beacon Health, a Community Mental Health Center, and owner of Ohio Psychiatry Specialists, LLC in Independence, Ohio, Dr. Alf Bergman provides high-quality care to improve his patients’ mental health.
Sheng Liu, MD
Sheng Liu, MD will be bringing her expertise in Obstetrics, Gynecology, Primary Care, and Family Medicine, sharpened by 19 years of industry experience. Presently Medical Director of Broadway Health Center at MetroHealth Medical Center.
Dr. Mahazarin Ginwalla is currently an Associate Professor and Medical Director of Heart Failure, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Naghmana Masood is a family medicine physician at ProMedica Physicians in Fostoria, Ohio. Her specialties include weight loss, risk reduction, diabetes education, family medicine and addiction medicine. She is very proud of the prominent role she has taken as a physician in addiction medicine.
Dr. Doris A. Evans, MD is a Pediatrician for Metro Health. Having amassed over 45 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Dr. Evans specializes in Pediatric Medicine.
Ms. Candice Babjak, MOTR/L is a senior pediatric occupational therapist based in Boardman, Ohio. She has worked in this role for the past four years as part of her twelve years with the healthcare industry as a whole.
The current Vice President of Medical Affairs at OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, Dr. Joseph Geskey, has 18 years within the healthcare industry, with contributions and expertise in Chronic Disease Management, treating patients who possess limited health literacy.
David McConoughey, D.O. is an Intensivist at University Hospitals Westshore Primary Care and St. John Medical Center. Dr. McConoughey graduated from Midwestern University...
Dr. Galantowicz, of Mount Gilead, Ohio, has worked in the healthcare industry for an impressive 26 years with 4 of these being in her current role as Medical Director at Flying Horses Farms.
Dr. Melissa Perkal is currently the Director of the Surgical ICU and Assistant Chief of Surgery at the Connecticut Veterans Administration Hospital, West Haven Campus. She has a long-standing interest in quality improvement in patient care and is now extensively involved in teaching surgical residents about geriatric issues.
Mary Beth Wroblewski, MD is the Director of the Pediatric Residency Program at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences.
Mr. David Agbunag currently works at US Acute Care Solutions, where he has resided for the past 8 years. Having completed his studies at various academic establishments including Charleston Southern University, Old Dominion University and Medical University of South Carolina...
Dr. Mary Lester is a highly skilled medical professional with certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Following completion of her medical degree with Emory University...
After gaining his MD at Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1992, Dr. David Cheng went on to hold a Residency at Brooklyn Hospital Center. He then embarked on a successful career in medicine, culminating in his current role as an esteemed Associate Professor at Neomed Akron Hospitals.
For the last thirteen years Dr. Philip Schauer has served as the Director of the Bariatric Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education.
Dr. David Kimberly, DDS, MD, FACS has been in private practice for 15 years after completing his military service. Dr. Kimberly graduated with honors from Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry, and completed his medical and surgical training at the University of Nebraska.
Dr. Anantha Brahmamdam, MD is an Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati. With over 10 years of experience, Dr. Brahmamdam specializes in Internal Medicine.
A physician assistant at Jewish Family Service Association in Ohio, Dr. Deana Couture helps a community of mental health patients including those diagnosed with schizophrenia, developmental disabilities and the deaf population.
Dr. Andrew Castellanos, MD is a Hospitalist at Tri-State Hospitalists in Cincinatti, Ohio. Hospitalists and  physicians provide a number of...
A staff physician at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Wurm works in the critical care and surgical intensive care unit in various Cleveland Clinic locations, including its main campus in Cleveland and its General Anesthesiology Avon Hospital in Avon, Ohio. Since entering the healthcare field over 10 years ago, Dr. Wurm has garnered comprehensive skills and knowledge in critical care and anesthesia.
Subsequently, Dr. Andrew Gombash obtained his D.O., from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine when he graduated in 1986. In addition, Dr. Gombash is also Board Certified in FP and OMT.
Dr. Michael Badik, DO is a Family Physician at ProMedica Physicians Group. Having completed his DO in Family Medicine in 2006 at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Badik successfully completed his Residency in Family Medicine at United Hospital Center.
For the past two years, Dr. Shelli Ridge has worked a Physician for Providence Medical Group, which along with its sister company, Providence Health Partners, is one of the region’s largest healthcare provider organizations owned solely and independently by its member physicians.
Currently, Dr. Angelina Rodriguez is a Physician at Oak Hill Hospital. The esteemed professional specializes in Family Medicine, Pediatrics/Adolescents and Geriatrics.
A neurosurgeon at Riverhills Neurosciences in Cincinnati, Ohio, Dr. Yannick Grenier has spent the last 20 years caring for patients through her expertise in trauma, stroke, oncology, chronic pain, neurovascular, neuromodulation, Parkinson’s Disease, tumors, patient care and medicine...
With over 20 years of experience in adult pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, addiction and community psychiatry, as well as significant investment of time training/mentoring medical students and residents. Dr. Hill demonstrates a strong commitment to his patients with a focus on delivering compassionate, high-quality clinical care.
Dr. Lalit Pukhrambam is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Ophthalmology at Wayne State University. He is skilled in Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology, Cell Culture, Western Blotting, and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).
Dr. Beck is a highly esteemed expert in the field of interventional cardiology and continues to show commitment within his specialist area. Dr. Beck is busy everyday and has to be extremely hands on. His day to day responsibilities include critical care, examining patients, treating patients, performing procedures and seeing out-patients in the office.
Currently a Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Community Health at the Dayton Children’s Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, Dr. John Duby conducts research on the interface between developmental-behavioral pediatrics and primary care, with an emphasis on the use of quality improvement science to enhance care.
In 2005, Dr. Georges Jabaly established MN Angels Clinic as known as Dr.Jabaly’s Office, which he continues to lead as its Director. Dr.Jabaly’s Office specializes in holistic care, reflecting Dr.Jabaly’s belief that by promoting lifestyle changes alongside the unique care programs offered through the practice, he can offer the best care possible based on each patient’s needs.
Throughout her academic pursuit, Dr. Standridge aimed to make an imprint on others’ lives. Having already completed a fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Standridge became heavily involved in the hospital, serving as co-director of its Rett Syndrome Clinic, and an epilepsy specialist in the Division of Neurology.
Dr. Osborn-White consults with patients three days per week in the clinic, which is staffed for quality and preventative medicine. While she has held her current role for seven months, Dr. Osborn-White has spent the last 18 years in the healthcare field garnering skills and expertise in family medicine.
Dr. Quaderi has spent 37 years in the healthcare industry garnering comprehensive skills and knowledge in internal medicine, chronic disease management and prevention.
hio, Dr. Tymitz oversees the intern boot camp, the laboratory and the minimally-invasive surgery and bariatric surgery centers. While he has held his current role for six years, he has spent 12 years in the healthcare industry expanding his skills and knowledge in medicine, general surgery, bariatric surgery and minimally-invasive surgery.
Erin Engel, DPM
Erin Engel, DPM, a podiatrist at Mobile Care Group in Tipp City, Ohio. Dr. Engel provides facility-bound residents with the full scope of podiatric services, including wound care, diabetic foot care, musculoskeletal injury care, neurovascular and dermatological care, post-surgical care and preventative podiatric maintenance.
Brooke Donaldson, MD
Brooke Donaldson, MD, currently serves as the Genesis Peer Support clinical chairwoman, ED Trauma liaison and co-chairwoman for the Disaster Clinical Committee at Genesis and is vice-chairwoman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Genesis Healthcare System.
Best in Medicine
Dr. Mansour is currently the Director of Primary Care and School Health in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), where she has worked for 25 years. Her areas of expertise pertain to Primary Care Pediatrics, Asthma and School Health.
Michael Tempel, MD
Dr. Tempel utilizes his expertise as a General Surgeon for the Lima Memorial Health System, located in Lima, Ohio. His specialty is focused on Colon and Rectal Cancer and Surgery and he has spent 17 years in the medical field through education and training acclimating himself in various other aspects of surgical medicine.
Julio C. Soto, MD
Julio C. Soto, MD, has years of medical expertise and commitment to increased patient autonomy over their medical decisions. Over eleven years in the healthcare industry, Dr. Soto developed his specific expertise in Mental Health, Men’s Health, and Primary Care Medicine, often performing in-office Medical Procedures.
Kevin Killough, MD
St. Lima, Ohio is home to Lima Radiological Associates, Inc., where Dr. Kevin Killough serves as a decade-long Physician since 2005. Dr. Killough’s 22-year expertise in Medicine, Neuroscience, Neuroradiology, and Diagnostic Radiology.
Bradley Crombie MD
Bradley Crombie, MD has a remarkable two decades in the healthcare industry, Dr. Crombie will be sharing his significant expertise in Internal Medicine, commitment to an enriched physician-patient relationship, and passion for effective medical practice.
Gary Huber, DO
Gary Huber, DO, President of Huber Personalized Medicine, with 30 years in the healthcare industry, including 3.5 years in his present role. Dr. Huber’s self-practice specializing in numerous products and services, including Integrative Medicine, Hormone Balancing, Biotoxin.
A multifaceted force in Nutrition and Integrative Medicine, Dr. Christine Fall, author of "Nutritional Harmony", owner of L&D Integrative Medicine Consulting, LLC., Associate Professor of Primary Care for OU- HCOM, and Medical Provider at Premise Health.
Mayur Sharma, MD
Dr. Mayur Sharma, specializes in Neurological Surgery and Oncology, including Gamma Knife Radiosurgery. Dr. Sharma offers 7 years of experience and additional services to the community in Healthcare, Medicine, and Patient Care.
Dr. Angela P. Matthews, Urgent Care Physician at Trumbull Mahoning Medical Group shares her knowledge and expertise in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine. With over eight years of experience in the field of Family Medicine.
Anila S. Jajodia, MD
Dr. Anila S. Jajodia, Hospitalist at Ohio Health and MedOne Hospital Physicians and Associate Hospice Corporate Medical Director with Grace Hospice shares her knowledge and expertise in Hospice Care. Dr. Jajodia utilizes her fifteen years of expertise in the field of Medicine as a Hospitalist at Ohio Health and MedOne Hospital Physicians and Grace Hospice Corporate Office.
Amanda D. Maynard, DO Internist at Ohio Health shares her knowledge and expertise on Internal Medicine, Adult Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulation. With experience in the field of Internal Medicine, Dr. Maynard offers valuable insight in her role as Internist at Ohio Health.
Dr. DonnaMaria E. Cortezzo, Attending Neonatologist and Pediatric Palliative Care Provider at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati - Department of Pediatrics and Anesthesia. She shares her knowledge and expertise on Neonatology, Neonatal - Perinatal Palliative Care, and Neonatal Pain/ Sedation Management.
Best in Medicine
Dr. Roth offers valuable insight in her role as the Primary Care Physician at Roth Family Medicine Ltd. Located in Fairlawn, Ohio, Roth Family Medicine Ltd serves as a solo primary care practice. With over two decades of experience in the field of Family Medicine.
With a decade of experience in the field of Pediatrics, Dr. Elsheikh offers valuable insight in his role as Physician and President at Ibrahim S. Elsheikh, MD, Inc. Located in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Ibrahim S. Elsheikh, MD, Inc. offers exceptional pediatric care in a state-of-the-art facility.
Dr. Luay Susan, Staff Urologist at the Cleveland Clinic shares his knowledge and expertise on benign prostate hyperplasia, prostate cancer, and bladder cancer. With over two decades of experience in the field of Urology, Dr. Susan offers valuable insight in his role as a Staff Urologist at the Cleveland Clinic.

Housam Abdelhamid, BPharm, MCPharm

Pharmacy Manager/Owner

Francoise Adan, MD

University Hospitals of Cleveland

David Agbunag, MSEd, MS, PA-C

Midwest Regional Director of APPs/Physician Assisstant
US Acute Care Solutions

Recai Aktay, MD, MPH

Virtual Radiologic


President & CEO
Mercy Health

Michael Anikeev, M.D.

Staff Care

Mohammad Ansari, MD

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

Michael Badik, DO


Craig Baughman, RPh, JD

strong>Vice President Pharmacy Operations
AccuScripts Pharmacy

Ted Beitelschees, DDS

Westgate Family Dental

Sadia Benzaquen, MD

Director of Interventional Pulmonology
University of Cincinnati

Alf Bergman, M.D.

Medical Director
Ohio Psychiatry Specialists

Alice Bonnell, MD

Director of Pediatric Urology
Mercy Children’s Hospital

Kevin Bowers, PharmD

Pharmacy Team Lead
Meijer Pharmacy

Anantha Brahmamdam, MD

Assistant Professor
University of Cincinnati

Tiffany Brown, DO

Good Samaritan Hospital

Nancy Carroll, MD

Zepf Center

Aya Chaaban, BPharm

Part-Time Pharmacist
CVS Pharmacy

David Cheng, MD

Associate Professor
Neomed Akron Hospitals

Stacy Chidester, DC

Clinical Director
Oxford Health & Wellness Center

Neal Collins, PA-C, MPAS

Physician Assistant
Holzer Health Systems

Richard P. Cooper, MD

Diagnostic Radiologist

Fred Courtney DO, ACOOG, NRP, ACLS, BLS

Employed physician

Deana Couture, DHSc, MPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant
Jewish Family Service Association

Brad Crombie, MD

Pioneer Physicians Network

Marianne Curry, BS, BS, MS

Physician Assistant
Parminder Singh, MD

Daniel DaJusta, MD

Ped. Urologist & Dir.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Brooke Donaldson, MD

Genesis Healthcare

Roman Dale MA, MD, FRCP(C)

Cleveland Clinic

Erin Engel, DPM

Independent Contractor/Solo Practitioner Podiatrist
Self/Contracted with Mobile Care Group

Frederick Eruo, MD, MPH, FACOG


Tatiana Falcone, MD, FAAP

Director of Project IMPACTT
Cleveland Clinic

Christine Fall, MD, ABIHM

Assoc. Prof.
Ohio Univ. Heritage Coll. of Med., Premise Health, L&D Integrative Medicine Consulting, LLC

Laura Fiorenza, DO


Kathleen Franco, MS, MD

Associate Dean
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

Barbara Galantowicz, MD

Medical Director
Flying Horse Farms

Joseph Geskey, DO, MBA, FAAP, FSHM, CPE

Vice President Medical Affairs
OhioHealth Doctors Hospital

Andrew C. Gombash, DO

Quad Medical

Amy Gordon, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist
Adena Medical Center

Duncan Grant, DPM

Critical Limb Care Center/Grant Wound Care

Debra Grayson, DO

Debra A. Grayson, DO, Inc

Samuel Greenstein, MD

Assist. Prof.
Univ. of Cincinnati College of Med.

William Hablitzel, MD

Adams County Health Commissioner
Adams County Board of Health

Richard Hill, MD, PhD

Staff Psychiatrist
Neighborhood Family Practice

Christina Hirsch, MD/PhD

Assoc. Prof.
Univ. Hosp. Cleveland Medical Center

David Hornick, MD

Cleveland Clinic Children’s

Gary Huber, D.O., AOBEM

Huber Personalized Medicine

Homer Huntley, MD

Attending Anesthesiologist
Cleveland Anesthesia Group

Arshad Husain, MD

N.W. Ohio Urgent Care LLC

Abdehakim Hussein, MD

Consultant/Associate Professor OSU
Ohio Neurology & Headache Center

Georges Jabaly, MD, MSBS

GJ Intern. Consultants MNAngels

Leland Johansen, MD


Gabriela Kaplan, MD


Adil Katabay, MD

BKC Pain Specialists

Kari Keneaster, DO

Miami Valley Emergency Specialists

Kevin Killough, MD

Lima Radiology Associates, Inc.

David Kimberly, DDS, MD

Akron Oral Surgery Group

Gregory King, BPharm, BS

Site Manager
Genoa Healthcare

Jillian Klein, MD

Staff Physician III
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Elena (You Jung) Ko, PharmD

PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Resident
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Nathan Kraynack, MD

Cleveland Clinic

Sarah Krebs, PharmD, RPh

Ambulatory Outpatient Pharmacist
Cleveland Clinic

Seth Levine, D.O.

University Hospitals

Joe Leanza, MD

Springdale-Mason Pediatrics

Sheng Liu, MD

MetroHealth Medical Center

Richard Mahon, DO

Staff Anesthesiologist
ZZZ Anesthesia Inc.

Kenneth Mankowski, DO

President & Founder
CNS & MS Institute

Mona Mansour, MD, MS


John Marino, MD

Chief of Infectious Diseases & Hospital Epidemiologist
ID Consultants

Naghmana Masood, MD

Family Medicine
Tiffin Comm. Health Center

Ryan Mast, DO, MBA

Training Director of CAP Fellowship
Wright State University

Lyndin Merrick, DC

Straight-Up Chiropractic, LLC

Patrick McConnell, MD

Nationwide Children’s

David McConoughey, EM,CCM, DO

UH St John Medical Center

J. Kevin McGraw, MD

Section Head of Interventional Radiology
Riverside Radiology and Interventional Associates

Ryan McKinnis, BS, DO

Director of Contact Lens Service
Cleveland Eye Clinic

Girma Meshesha, MD

Sound Physicians

Darshan Mistry, MD

University Hospitals, Cleveland

Kimberly Monteith, MD

Diagnostic Radiologist
Cleveland Clinic

Ghulam Mujtaba, MD

Licking Memorial Hospital

Leif Nelin, MD, FAAP

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Leeanne Newman D’Amico, PharmD, RPh


Sigmund Norr, FAAP/PhD, MD

Physician & Section Head
Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Jeffrey Northup DO, FACOOG, CPE, FAAPL

Chief Medical Officer
Knox Community Hospital

Claire Osborn-White, DO

Clinic Physician
Activate HealthCare

Nicole Payne, ATLS/MD

Physician Owner
Nicole Ylonne Payne, MD

Betsy Peerless, MD


Kelli Peiffer, D.O.

Cleveland Clinic Akron General

Mahboob Quader, MD

Univ. Hospitals of Cleveland


Cleveland Clinic

Shelli Ridge, D.O.

Providence Med. Group

Angelina Rodriguez, MD

Mercy Health

David Romano, MD, FACEP

Emergency Physician

Robert Sabota, MD


Bihu Sandhir, MD

Physician/Medical Director
Kettering Physician Network

Philip Schauer, MD

Professor of Surgery
Cleveland Clinic

Piam Shanehsaz, MD

St. Elizabeth Physicians

Mayur Sharma MD, MCh

Clinical Fellow
Cleveland Clinic

Eleonora Sikic-Klisovic, MD, MSc

Assist. Prof.
The Ohio State Univ.

Thomas Skeels, DO


Todd Slater, MD

Physicians for Women

Darrin Smith, PA-C, MPAS

Physician Assistant

Julio Soto, M.D.

Partner, Physician
Primed Physicians

Shannon Standridge, DO, MPH

Associate Prof. of Pediatrics & Neurology
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Sara Stein, MD

Univ. Hosp. of Cleveland

Michael Stoner, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Michael Tempel, MD

Lima Memorial

Karl Theil, MD

Pathologist, Director
Cleveland Clinic

Kevin Tymitz, MD

Assoc Program Director

Glenda Updyke, PA-C, MS

Physician Assistant
Kettering Physician Network

Kene Ugokwe, MD

Chief of Neurosurgery
Mercy Health Youngstown

Simona Velicu, MD, HC, MBA

Neurologist, Assistant Professor Case Western
Metrohealth System

Peng Wang, DO

Licking Memorial Health Professionals

Jerry Washington, PA-C, MPAS

Physican Assistant
Louis Stokes Cleveland VA

Richard C. K. Wong

Staff Gastroenterologist, Prof. of Medicine
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Mary Beth Wroblewski, MD

Pediatric Residency Program Director
The University of Toledo

Ellen Wurm, MD

The Cleveland Clinic

Julia Zhu, MD

Staff Physician
Cleveland Clinic