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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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Pennsylvania's Best in Medicine
Dr. Kenneth D. Katz, MD
The American Health Council has welcomed Dr. Kenneth Katz as " Best in Medicine" in recognition of his outstanding dedication in the field of Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology.
Dr. Susan B. Conley
The American Health Council has welcomed Dr. Susan Conley, as " Best in Medicine" in recognition of her extensive experience in the field of Pediatric Nephrology.
As a professor and executive vice chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College in Philadelphia, Pa., Dr. Mahla oversees all clinical operations of the department. Since taking the executive vice-chair position in the department nearly two years ago, he has provided knowledgeable input in Anesthesiology, Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring, and Neuroanesthesia.
With an impressive career spanning 33 years, the esteemed professional has been recognized for his outstanding accomplishments in otolaryngology and teaching. Dr. Myers has spent a decade in his current role as Distinguished Professor and Emeritus Chair at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where his extensive expertise includes healthcare, healthcare management, process involvement, program management, otolaryngology and head and neck cancer. Within this role, Dr. Myers actively interacts and treats patients and well as teaching medical students.
Walter J. Storkus, PhD, is a Professor in the Departments of Dermatology and Immunology. Prior to joining the Department of Dermatology in 2004, he had academic appointments in the Departments of Surgery...
Dr. Susan Littman, MD currently serves as an Internist, Hematologist and Oncologist at Crozer Medical Center and has attained extensive experience in the areas of solid tumors, hematology, immunology, clinical research, public health, medical education, gastrointestinal malignancies including cancers of the pancreas, liver and biliary tract, and colorectal, anal, esophageal, gastric and neuroendocrine tumors as well as geriatric medicine.
As a highly regarded and respected Medical Doctor, Dr. John Surry, MD of Pennsylvania, has amassed almost four and half decades of service over the course of his long and successful career.
Dr. Daniel S. Shaw, PhD is the Director of the Center for Parents and Children and the Pitt Parents and Children Laboratory. He also serves as Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh...
Dr. Daniel S. Shaw, PhD is the Director of the Center for Parents and Children and the Pitt Parents and Children Laboratory. He also serves as Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh...
Dr. John DeFord is currently the Senior Vice President, Research and Development, Interventional Segment for Becton, Dickinson and Company, a global medical technology company.
Thomas H. Earle, Chief Executive Officer, is a Pennsylvania licensed attorney, and has been involved in the legal rights of people with disabilities since 1992.
Dr. Sommer performs clinical and administrative duties, as well as treats inmates in the male prison. While she has held her current role for 13 years, she has spent over 30 years in the healthcare industry garnering comprehensive skills and knowledge in medicine, family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, Hepatitis C and psychiatry.
Lawrence S. Miller, M.D. is Chief and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cooper University Hospital and the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University .
Best in Medicine
Working in the healthcare industry for over 14 years, Dr. Davenport is an expert in the field of pediatrics and exerts a wealth of care as a hospitalist. Dr. Davenport has served in his current role as a Pediatric Hospitalist at Crozner Keystone Health System for the past two years, offering services in cardiovascular care, cancer care, emergency care, outpatient services, orthopedic care, OB/GYN, and pediatrics.
Dr. Ricardo Eiraldi is the Program Director of the Behavioral Health in Urban Schools Program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.
Dr. Huffman is an associate professor and director of the Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship Program at the highly acclaimed University of Pennsylvania. He has been working in the healthcare industry for 20 years with seven of those working as fellowship director.
As an Associate Professor and Pain Physician at Professional Pain Associates in Woodbury, New Jersey, Dr. Linqiu Zhou brings to the healthcare industry 36 years of experience, including 6 years in his current position. Dr. Zhou possesses expertise in a precise diagnosis and treatment for chronic pain syndromes, spinal and musculoskeletal diseases.
Whilst in education, Dr. Woodland focused his studies around medicine. Firstly he received his MS in Biology at the Villanova University, and then followed this by attaining his MD from the George Washington University in 1985. He also had the opportunity to build his professional development by completing his internship and residency at the George Washington University Hospital.
After completing his medical degree with Gujarat University in Ahmedabad, Dr. Nirag C. Jhala took residency in anatomic and clinical pathology, followed by a fellowship in cytopathology with the Allegheny University hospitals.
Antonio Di Carlo, MD, CM, FACS, FRCSC, an Associate Professor of Surgery at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Chief of Abdominal Organ Transplant Surgery at Temple University Hospital.
Best in Medicine
Dr. Lim retired from his practice in 1997 but remains very active in the medical community through teaching medicine and private consultations. He received his Board Certification in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease and was licensed in the states of Pennsylvania and California in 1965.
Roopika Reddy, MD
Dr. Reddy has spent the last 2 years of her 11-year career working as a Physician at Respiratory Specialists in Pennsylvania. She plays a multifaceted role at the clinic, treating patients as well as overseeing admissions, consulting team services, teaching, and service responsibilities.
Dr. Mirarchi’s holds expertise in General Emergency Medicine, Patient Safety Research related to End-of-life Care, Quality and Safety Research, Living Wills, DNR, and POLST has earned him recognition for exceptional American healthcare.
With over a decade of experience in the field of Internal Medicine, Dr. Ishmael offers valuable insight in his multiple roles as a Physician, Associate Professor, Allergist-Immunologist, and Director of Basic Science Research at Penn State College of Medicine.

Carol Andersen, MD

Attending Physician

James Arscott, DO, MA

Staff Physician
Geisinger Healthcare Sustem

Antonio Di Carlo, MD,CM

Temple University

Erin Grady, MD, CCD, FACNM

Christian Care Health System

Robert Hirsh, M.D./B.A.

Cooper Hospital

Ben Hur Mobo, MD, MPH

Medical Director/Employee Health Service
Temple University

Nirag Jhala, MB,BS, MD

Lewis Katz School of Medicine

Stuart Kaplan, BA, MD

Professor of Psychiatry

Heng Lim, MD

Independent Consultant
The Daily Edge

Michael Mahla, MD

Executive Vice-Chair
Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Fred Markham, MD

Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Lawrence Miller, MD

Chairman & Chief, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery
Cooper Health System

Tara Morrison, MD

Lehigh Valley Health

Roopika Reddy, MD

Respiratory Specialists

Harry Reich MD, FACOG, FRCOG


Diane Sommer, MD

Clinical Director
Bureau of Prisons

John Surry, BS, MD

Curriculum Lead for PAFP-Volunteer
Retired from Patient First

Mark B Woodland, MS, MD

Chair/Department of OBGYN
Reading Hospital/Tower Health System

Eric Yahav, MD

Garden State Gynecology