From the "healthcare highway" exploding north of West Chester to St. Elizabeth Healthcare Grant County, the Tristate has a wealth of excellent doctors. Extending far beyond the always-superior "Pill Hill," which includes University Hospital, Cincinnati's Children's Medical Center and Shriners, top-notch doctors are working in huge hospitals and practices as well as thriving small practices.
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"” THE EDITORS

PANCREATIC PIONEER BLAZES TRAIL
Dr. Syed Ahmad
Surgical Oncologist
Co-Director, University of Cincinnati
Pancreatic Disease Center
Associate Professor, University Hospital
 
The northern Ohio man was homebound and had not eaten in seven years, absorbing all of his calories through a tube, when his friend found the University of Cincinnati Pancreatic Disease Center and Dr. Syed Ahmad on the Internet. Pancreatitis, which scars and inflames the pancreas, had left the man in chronic, excruciating pain. The web search led to Dr. Ahmad and his colleagues, who removed the man's pancreas, extracted and purified islet cells, which produce insulin, and injected those cells into the liver. The result? "He was almost back to his normal self after a month," Ahmad says.

University is just one of three major institutions in the country where the remarkable procedure is being performed, and it has garnered nationwide attention for Ahmad, who is co-director of the center.

"This is a first-class department with a lot of outstanding surgeons and young new faculty reenergizing the whole place," he says. "Everyone on my team has hate for pancreatic cancer. We have passion against it."

The pancreas removal surgery has been performed 170 times, with great success in most cases. The center treats pancreatic cancer as well as pancreatitis, and draws patients nationwide. "We're probably the busiest pancreas team in the state and in this region," Ahmad says.

Ahmad is a Maryland native whose long resume includes a medical degree from the University of Maryland, a fellowship at Johns Hopkins University, a residency at Pennsylvania Hospital and a surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Texas's M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Other hospitals have tried to lure Ahmad from UC, but the satisfaction of his work there and the affection for living in Mason that he shares with his wife and three children has kept him put for nine years.

"I think my favorite part is dealing with the patients, the courage they display undergoing the treatments, the ability to get up in the morning and taking their diagnoses head on," he said. "I love the challenge of what I do."

"” BOB DRIEHAUS

 
 
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Index of Practice Areas

Addiction Medicine
Allergy and Immunology
Anesthesiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Critical Care Medicine
Dermatology
Emergency Medicine
Endocrinology and Metabolism
Family Medicine
Family Medicine/Hospital Medicine
Gastroenterology
Geriatric Medicine
Hand Surgery
Hepatology
Infectious Disease
Internal Medicine
Medical Genetics
Medical Oncology and Hematology
Nephrology
Neurological Surgery
Neurology
Nuclear Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Occupational Medicine
Ophthalmology
Orthopaedic Surgery
Otolaryngology
Pathology
Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Pediatric Anesthesiology
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatric Cardiovascular Anesthesia
Pediatric Critical Care
Pediatric Dermatology
Pediatric Developmental and Behavioral Problems
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Pediatric Endocrinology
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatric General Hepatology
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Pediatric Infectious Disease
Pediatric Nephrology
Pediatric Neurological Surgery
Pediatric Nuclear Medicine
Pediatric Nutrition
Pediatric Ophthalmology
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Pediatric Otolaryngology
Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehab
Pediatric Pulmonology
Pediatric Radiation Oncology
Pediatric Radiology
Pediatric Rheumatology
Pediatric Sleep Medicine
Pediatric Specialist/Abused Children
Pediatric Specialist/Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
Pediatric Specialist/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Pediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Pediatric Specialist/Neurology, Epilepsy
Pediatric Specialist/Neurology, General
Pediatric Specialist/Neurology, Neuro-Oncology
Pediatric Specialist/Neurology, Pediatric Metabolic Diseases
Pediatric Specialist/Pediatric Metabolic Diseases
Pediatric Surgery
Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
Pediatric Urology
Pediatrics/General
Pediatrics/Hospital Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Plastic Surgery
Psychiatry
Pulmonary Medicine
Radiation Oncology
Radiology
Rheumatology
Sleep Medicine
Surgery
Surgical Oncology
Thoracic Surgery
Urology
Vascular Surgery

Hospital Affiliations The hospital affiliations listed were reported by doctors to Best Doctors Inc. Some did not report the hospitals where they work and/or have privileges. Contact doctors' offices for the most current information.


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Addiction Medicine
 
Raymond H. Hellmann, III
330 Straight Street, Suite 301, 45219
513-281-2338
Internal Medicine Assoc.

Allergy and Immunology

David I. Bernstein
8444 Winton Road, 45231
513-931-0775
Bernstein Allergy Group, Cincinnati VA, Jewish, University

I. Leonard Bernstein
8444 Winton Road, 45231
513-931-0775
Bernstein Allergy Group, Bethesda North, Cincinnati Children's, Deaconess, Jewish, University

Jonathan A. Bernstein
8444 Winton Road, 45231
513-931-0775
Bernstein Allergy Group, Bethesda North, Cincinnati Children's, Deaconess, Jewish, Mercy Franciscan - Mount Airy, University

Thomas Joseph Fischer
8245 Northcreek Drive, 45236
513-246-7001
Bethesda North, Cincinnati Children's, Good Samaritan, Group Health Associates

Michelle B. Lierl
3333 Burnet Avenue, 45229
513-636-2601
Children's

Anesthesiology

Hammam H. Akbik
3050 Mack Road, Suite 310, 45014
513-981-4444
Holmes, Mercy Health Physicians, University, University Pointe Surgical, West Chester Hospital

Lesley I. Gilbertson
234 Goodman Street, 45267
513-558-4194
University

Karen Krone
234 Goodman Street, 45267
513-558-4194
University

John P. Lawrence
234 Goodman Street, 45267
513-558-4194
University

Cardiovascular Disease

Thomas M. Broderick
2123 Auburn Avenue, Suite 136, 45219
513-206-1060
Ohio Heart and Vascular, Christ

Joseph K. Choo
10506 Montgomery Road, Suites 501 and 504, 45242
513-792-7800
Ohio Heart and Vascular, Christ

Eugene S. Chung
2123 Auburn Avenue, Suite 137, 45219
513-721-9243
Christ, Ohio Heart and Vascular

Stephanie Dunlap
222 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 4300, 45219
513-584-7217
Heart Failure Cardiac, Transplant Clinic

Mohamed A. Effat
222 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 4000, 45219
513-475-8521
UC Heart & Vascular

Myron C. Gerson
222 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 4000, 45219
513-475-8521
UC Heart & Vascular

Tarek Abdel Helmy
222 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 4000, 45219
513-475-8521
UC Heart & Vascular

Richard W. Henthorn
2123 Auburn Avenue, Suite 624, 45219
513-751-4222
Mercy Health-Fairfield Hospital, Mercy Health- The Heart Institute, University

Dean J. Kereiakes
2123 Auburn Avenue, Suite 136, 45219
513-206-1060
Ohio Heart and Vascular, Christ

Massoud Leesar
222 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 4000, 45219
513-475-8521
Cincinnati VA, UC Heart & Vascular, West Chester Hospital

Ian Joseph Sarembock
4750 East Galbraith Road, Suite 103, 45236
513-985-0022
Ohio Heart and Vascular, Christ

Edward J. Schloss
2123 Auburn Avenue, Suite 137, 45219
513-206-1180
Ohio Heart and Vascular, Christ

John Frank Schneider
4750 East Galbraith Road, Suite 103, 45236
513-985-0022
Bethesda North, Ohio Heart and Vascular, Christ, Jewish

Lynne E. Wagoner
2123 Auburn Avenue, Suite 624, 45219
513-751-4222
Mercy Health- Fairfield Hospital, Mercy Health- The Heart Institute, University

Abdul R. Wattar
7700 University Court, Suite 2000, 45069
513-475-8521
UC

Gary Webb
3333 Burnet Avenue, 45229
513-803-2243
Children's

Neal Weintraub
222 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 4000, 45219
513-475-8521
UC Heart & Vascular

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Janice Rafferty
2123 Auburn Avenue, Suite 524, 45219
513-929-0104
UC Surgeons

Critical Care Medicine

Andrew Darrow Friedrich
234 Goodman Avenue, 45267
513-584-5688
Cincinnati Children's, University

William Edward Hurford
234 Goodman Street, 45267
513-558-2402
University

Steven Jay Lisco
231 Albert Sabin Way, 45267
513-256-6266
UC College of Medicine

Francis McCormack, Jr.
222 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 4000, 45219
513-475-8523
Children's, Cincinnati VA, UC Health Pulmonary

James W. Van Hook
231 Albert Sabin Way, 45267
513-584-4800
UC College of Medicine, University

Dermatology

Debra L. Breneman
7810 Five Mile Road, 45230
513-246-7003
Group Health Associates, Bethesda North

Brett M. Coldiron
3024 Burnet Avenue, 45219
513-221-2828
Skin Cancer Center, Good Sam, Jewish, UC

Drore Eisen
7691 Five Mile Road, Suite 312, 45230
513-232-3332
Dermatology Assoc., Good Sam

Hugh Morris Gloster, Jr.
4460 Red Bank Expressway, Suite 130, 45227
513-821-3376
University Dermatology

Anne W. Lucky
7691 Five Mile Road, Suite 312, 45230
513-232-3332
Children's, Dermatology Assoc.

C. G. Toby Mathias
2915 Clifton Avenue, 45220
513-246-7003
Group Health Associates, Bethesda North, Good Sam, University

Diya F. Mutasim
222 Piedmont Avenue, 45219
513-475-7630
Children's, Cincinnati VA, University Dermatology

James J. Nordlund
6010 Mason-Montgomery Road, 45040
513-246-7000
Group Health Associates, Bethesda North, Good Sam, University

Pranav B. Sheth
2915 Clifton Avenue, 45220
513-246-7003
Group Health Associates, Bethesda North, Children's, Good Sam

James A. Zalla
7766 Ewing Boulevard, Suite 100, 41042
859-283-1033
Dermatology Assoc. of NKY, St. Elizabeth

Mark J. Zalla
7766 Ewing Boulevard, Suite 100, 41042
859-283-1033
Dermatology Assoc. NKY, St. Elizabeth

Emergency Medicine

Stephen W. Dailey, Jr.
6909 Good Samaritan Drive, Suite A, 45247
513-245-2500
Wellington, Christ, McCullough

Endocrinology and Metabolism

David A. D'Alessio
3200 Vine Street, 45220
513-861-3100
VA Medical Center, University

Mercedes Falciglia
3130 Highland Avenue, 45219
513-584-4061
Cincinnati VA, UC Health

Nelson Barnett Watts
222 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 6300, 45219
513-475-7400
UC College of Medicine, University

Family Medicine

Sandra Amoils
6400 East Galbraith Road, 45236
513-791-5521
Alliance Institute

Steven L. Amoils
6400 East Galbraith Road, 45236
513-791-5521
Alliance Institute

Orson Jude Austin
1295 Kemper Meadow Drive, 45240
513-648-9077
Christ, University Family Physicians at Forest Park

Joseph N. Bateman
3306 Ruther Avenue, 45220
513-584-8600
Christ, Children's, UC Health Primary Care

Thaddeus M. Bort
6331 Glenway Avenue, 45211
513-389-1400
Christ, Family Medical Group, Good Sam, Mercy Western Hills

Anna M. Daddabbo
3306 Ruther Avenue, 45520
513-584-8600
Christ, UC Health Primary Care

Philip Morgan Diller
1295 Kemper Meadow Drive, 45240
513-648-9077
Christ, University Family Physicians at Forest Park

Jon G. Divine
2800 Winslow Avenue, Third Floor, 45206
513-636-4366
Children's

Walter E. Donnelly, Jr.
6331 Glenway Avenue, 45211
513-389-1400
Family Medical Group, Good Sam, Mercy Western Hills

Robert V. Ellis
305 Crescent Avenue, 45215
513-821-0275
Christ, Wyoming Family Practice

Andrew Thomas Filak, Jr.
3306 Ruther Avenue, 45220
513-584-8600
Children's, UC Health Primary Care

Timothy Duane Freeman
3306 Ruther Avenue, 45220
513-584-8600
UC Health Primary Care

Joseph Kiesler, Jr.
3550 Washington Avenue, 45229
513-621-1868
Christ, Center for Respite Care, University

Timothy McCarren
6331 Glenway Avenue, 45211
513-389-1400
Berger, Family Medical Group, Good Sam, Mercy Western Hills, University

Amy R. Mechley
6480 Harrison Avenue, Suite 302, 45247
513-389-1400
Bethesda North, Family Medical Group, Good Sam, Mercy Western Hills, University

Arvind Modawal
7700 University Drive, 45069
513-298-3000
Cincinnati VA, UC Health "” West Chester Hospital

Srilakshmi S. Murthy
7700 University Court, Suite 1400, 45069
513-475-8264
UC Health Primary Care - University Pointe

Donald G. Nunlist-Young
2567 Erie Avenue, 45208
513-871-7848
Christ, Good Sam, Mercy - Ånderson

Douglas E. Puterbaugh
6825 Wooster Pike, 45227
513-272-0250
Health First, Good Sam, Bethesda North, Mercy - Anderson

David P. Rahner
5 East Liberty Street, 45202
513-381-2247
Crossroad Health

Ronald Reynolds
7545 Beechmont Avenue, 45255
513-231-0800
Bethesda North, Christ Hospital Associates - Anderson, Mercy - Anderson

Montiel T. Rosenthal
2123 Auburn Avenue, Suite 235, 45219
513-585-3238
Christ, University

Jeffrey D. Schlaudecker
2139 Auburn Avenue, 45219
513-721-2221
Christ

Michael D. Shaffer
2800 Winslow Avenue, Third Floor, 45206
513-636-4366
Children's

Manoj Kumar Singh
7700 University Court, Suite 1400, 45069
513-475-8264
Bethesda North, Good Sam, UC Health Primary Care - University Pointe

Christopher David Sweeney
10475 Reading Road, Suite 405, 45241
513-585-9600
Children's, Jewish, Mercy Health Physicians, Evendale Family Medicine

Michael U. Todd
212 West Sharon Road, 45246
513-771-7213
Springdale Family Medicine, Mercy Health- Fairfield Hospital, Mercy Health Physicians

Richard Vonderbrink
11029 Montgomery Road, 45249
513-891-2211
Montgomery Family Medicine, Good Sam, Bethesda North

Elizabeth Ann Woolford
6400 East Galbraith Road, 45236
513-791-5521
Alliance Institute,
St. Elizabeth Health

Family Medicine/Hospital Medicine

Chris Bernheisel
2139 Auburn Avenue, 45219
513-721-2221
Christ

Gastroenterology

Gail Lucile Bongiovanni
4746 Montgomery Road, Suite 202, 45212
513-721-5300
Cincinnati, Christ, Jewish, Mercy

Ralph A. Giannella
222 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 6000, 45219
513-475-7505
UC Health

Norman Gilinsky
222 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 4000, 45219
513-475-7505
UC Health

Kim R. Jurell
2990 Mack Road, Suite 107, 45014
513-860-4801
Mercy of Fairfield, Ohio Gastroenterology and Liver Institute

Michael Kreines
2925 Vernon Place, Suite 100, 45219
513-751-6667
Christ, Ohio Gastroenterology and Liver Institute

Jonathan P. Kushner
222 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 4000, 45267
513-475-7505
UC Health

Stephen P. Martin
2990 Mack Road, Suite 107, 45014
513-860-4801
Mercy of Fairfield, Ohio Gastroenterology and Liver Institute

Michael A. Safdi
2925 Vernon Place, Suite 100, 45219
513-751-6667
Jewish, Ohio Gastroenterology and Liver Institute

Stephen D. Zucker
222 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 4000, 45219
513-475-7505
UC Health

Geriatric Medicine

Gregg Warshaw
231 Albert Sabin Way, 45267
513-584-0650
Christ, UC College of Medicine

Nolan L. Weinberg
7825 Laurel Avenue, 45243
513-561-4811
Bethesda North, Queen City Physicians

Hand Surgery

Paul Fassler
10700 Montgomery Road, Suite 150, 45242
513-961-4263
Hand Surgery Specialists, Bethesda, Good Sam, Mercy, Dearborn

Thomas R. Kiefhaber
10700 Montgomery Road, Suite 150, 45242
513-961-4263
Hand Surgery Specialists, Bethesda, Good Sam, Middletown

John J. McDonough
10700 Montgomery Road, Suite 150, 45242
513-961-4263
Hand Surgery Specialists, Bethesda, Good Sam

Peter J. Stern
538 Oak Street, Suite 200, 45219
513-961-4263
Children's, Hand Surgery Specialists, Bethesda, Good Sam, UC

Hepatology

Kenneth E. Sherman
222 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 4000, 45219
513-475-7505
Children's, Cincinnati VA, UC Health

Stephen D. Zucker
222 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 4000, 45219
513-475-7505
UC Health

Infectious Disease

George S. Deepe, Jr.
231 Albert Sabin Way, 45267
513-558-4704
UC Hospital

Judith Feinberg
Eden Avenue and Sabin Way, Room 3112, 45267
513-584-6977
University

Carl J. Fichtenbaum
200 Albert Sabin Way, Room 3114, 45267
513-584-6977
Cincinnati VA, Jewish, Infectious Diseases Center, University

Peter A. Grubbs
234 Goodman Street, 45219
513-584-6977
University

Internal Medicine

Mark R. Bibler
222 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 6000, 45219
513-475-7880
UC Health Primary Care

Barry Brook
4750 East Galbraith Road, Suite 207, 45236
513-686-4840
Jewish, Physicians of Kenwood, Mercy Health Physicians

Christine M. Burrows
234 Goodman Street, Second Floor, 45219
513-584-7425
University Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Grady B. Campbell
2727 Madison Road, Suite 208, 45209
513-321-0833
Christ Hospital Medical Associates

LeAnn Coberly
234 Goodman Street, 45219
513-584-4503
University

Bruce C. Corser
4460 Red Bank Expressway, Suite 210, 45227
513-721-9600
Christ, Your MD

Tiffiny L. Diers
234 Goodman Street, Second Floor, 45219
513-584-7425
C hildren's, University Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Robert D. Finlay
9275 Montgomery Road, Suite 200, 45242
513-936-4510
Jewish, UC Primary Care Montgomery

Amy A. Frankowski
175 West Galbraith Road, 45216
513-478-5700
Mercy Health Physicians, Wyoming Primary Care, The Jewish Hospital, University

Matthew E. Hardin
7700 University Court, Suite 2700, 45069
513-475-7425
Children's, University Pointe

Katheryn Ellen Jadeed
2915 Clifton Avenue, 45210
513-246-7000
Group Health Associates, University

Kay A. Johnson
9275 Montgomery Road, Suite 200, 45242
513-936-4510
Christ, Cincinnati VA, Mercy Franciscan - Mount Airy, UC Primary Care Montgomery

Lisa M. Joliat
4460 Red Bank Expressway, Suite 100, 45227
513-271-5111

Jeanne K. Kavinsky
222 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 6000, 45219
513-475-7880
UC Health Primary Care

Gregory D. Kennebeck
222 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 6000, 45219
513-475-7880
UC Health Primary Care

Lisa C. Larkin
4460 Red Bank Expressway, Suite 100, 45227
513-271-5111
Christ, University

Marvin Lucas
4750 East Galbraith Road, Suite 207, 45236
513-686-4840
Physicians of Kenwood

Douglas A. Magenheim
9050 Montgomery Road, Suite B, 45242
513-631-6963
Bethesda North, Christ, Good Sam, Jewish, My Doctor, University

Vincent T. Martin
222 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 6000, 45219
513-475-7880
UC Health Primary Care

Bradley R. Mathis
222 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 6000, 45219
513-475-7880
UC Health Primary Care

Caroline Mueller
234 Goodman Street, Second Floor, 45219
513-584-7425
Children's, University Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Niranjana Parthasarathi
222 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 6000, 45219
513-475-7880
UC Health

Elizabeth J. Rabkin
222 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 6000, 45219
513-475-7880
UC Health Primary Care

Gregory W. Rouan
222 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 6000, 45219
513-475-7880
Cincinnati VA, UC Physicians

Kellie Kay Smith
9050 Montgomery Road, Suite B, 45242
513-631-6963
Bethesda North, Christ, My Doctor

Michael Sostok
222 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 6000, 45219
513-475-7880
UC Physicians

Nita W. Walker
9275 Montgomery Road, Suite 200, 45242
513-936-4510
Jewish, UC Primary Care Montgomery

Nolan L. Weinberg
7825 Laurel Avenue, 45243
513-561-4811
Bethesda North, Queen City Physicians

Stephen E. Wilson
1230 West Kemper Road, 45240
513-924-8200
Children's, Mercy Medical Associates, University

Robert M. Wolterman
7700 University Court, Suite 2700, 45069
513-475-7425
Christ, Jewish, University Pointe

Robert G. Wones
222 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 6000, 45219
513-475-7880
Christ, Jewish, UC Health Primary Care

Maria B. Wright
4460 Red Bank Expressway, Suite 100, 45227
513-271-5111

Michael S. Yi
3130 Highland Avenue, 45219
513-584-7425
Children's, University Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

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