Nominated by their peers
By The Editors
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Looking for a doctor is never easy. It's hard to find the right one in the right specialty who has the intellect, experience and bedside manner to make it all work.

That's why Cincy brings you the Best Doctors issue for a third year in a row.

Our Best Doctors list is based on peer review "” yes, the recommendations are from doctors. It was compiled by Best Doctors in America Inc., which has been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®).

The question posed to doctors is simple: "If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?"

Specialists complete ballots on other doctors in their specialties as well as related specialties. During this nine- to 12-month period, doctors may also nominate and provide information on other doctors they think should be considered.

The staff at Best Doctors researches each physician's licensing, certification, disciplinary actions and clinical activity. Doctors that qualify are asked for the specifics on their practice. The database is constantly updated by survey data and through communications with physicians. The only way a physician qualifies is to receive a high enough overall score through the peer-review polling process.

By no means does this list include all of Cincinnati's excellent doctors. Omission from this database does not diminish or disparage the professional abilities and expertise of other local physicians.

Dr. Hammam H. Akbik


By Colleen Weinkam

Dr. Donna S. Lambers

Obstetrics and Gynecology

By Tim Curtis

Dr. Krish Gaitonde

By Gretchen Keen

Dr. William Barrett

Radiation Oncology

By Gretchen Keen

Matthew Williams, Chris Mitchell and Mark Konitsch are among the UC men's soccer team who join Dr. Barrett in spreading cancer prevention awareness.


Dr. Pooja Khatri

By Nikki Kingery

Dr. Alvin H. Crawford

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Director, Crawford Spine Center
Christ, Cincinnati Children's

By Dianne Gebhardt-French

Dr. Matthew McLaughlin

Physical Medicine
and Rehabilitation

By Nikki Kingery

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