Mayfield Physicians Named to National, Regional 'Best Doctors' Lists

The Mayfield Clinic is proud to be well represented in the latest regional and national lists of leading physicians. In December, Cincy magazine published the 2011-2012 list of area physicians named by Best Doctors in America®, a national database that includes more than 40,000 physicians in more than 40 specialties.

In January, Cincinnati Magazine published its 2011 listing of Top Doctors who practice in the eight counties that make up the Greater Cincinnati region (Hamilton, Warren, Butler and Clermont in Ohio; Boone, Campbell, and Kenton in Kentucky; and Dearborn in Indiana).

Five Mayfield doctors are included in the 2010-2011 listing of Best Doctors in America®, and 13 Mayfield Clinic physicians are included in Cincinnati Magazine's 2011 listing of Top Doctors in Greater Cincinnati.

Michael Gilligan, President and CEO of the Mayfield Clinic, commended the physicians included in one or both of the prestigious listings. He also noted that all of Mayfield's 20 neurosurgeons are superbly trained and highly skilled. "Mayfield is one of the most respected neurosurgical practices in America," Mr. Gilligan said. "The neurosurgeons who are recruited to join Mayfield are leaders in their field, and the residents who come to train with us are among the best and brightest in the world."

Best Doctors in America® is a national database that includes more than 40,000 physicians in 43 specialties. The Best Doctors® database of physicians is based on a biennial peer-review drawn from surveys of tens of thousands of leading specialists worldwide. Cincy magazine used this database in listing the area's best doctors in its December-January issue.

The specialists were asked whom they would send a loved one to for treatment in their specialty. The following Mayfield physicians were named in the neurological surgery category:

Charles Kuntz, IV, MD
George Mandybur, MD
Ronald Warnick, MD
Mario Zuccarello, MD

In addition, Mayfield's Todd Abruzzo, MD, was listed in the radiology category.

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Cincinnati Magazine developed its Top Doctors list by sending surveys to the 5,225 area physicians with current medical licenses and asking them whom they would turn to if they, a family member, or friend needed medical care. Doctors who received at least five votes from their peers were included on the list. The following Mayfield physicians were named in the neurological surgery category:

Steven Bailey, MD
Robert Bohinski, MD, PhD
Paul Cohen, MD
Charles Kuntz, IV, MD
Andrew Ringer, MD
Thomas Saul, MD
Bradbury Skidmore, MD
John M. Tew, Jr., MD
Philip Theodosopoulos, MD
William Tobler, MD
Ronald Warnick, MD
Mario Zuccarello, MD

Also named was Todd Abruzzo, MD, in interventional radiology.

Lori Shutter, MD, a neuro-intensivist, was profiled for her contributions to the ongoing development of a smart catheter, which will measure multiple parameters in the brains of patients who are hospitalized in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (NSICU).

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The Mayfield Clinic is recognized as one of the nation's leading physician organizations for clinical care, education, and research of the spine and brain. Supported by 20 neurosurgeons, five neurointensivists, an interventional radiologist, and a pain specialist, the Clinic treats 25,000 patients from 35 states and 13 countries in a typical year. Mayfield's physicians have pioneered surgical procedures and instrumentation that have revolutionized the medical art of neurosurgery for brain tumors and neurovascular diseases and disorders.

January 13, 2011

CONTACT: Tom Rosenberger, APR
Communications Department

Cindy Starr, MSJ
Communications Department