Four Mayfield Specialists Named to Top Doctors Directory by U.S. News & World Report

CINCINNATI - Four Mayfield Clinic specialists have been named to the first U.S. News Top Doctors directory, a free, searchable database that lists nearly 30,000 peer-nominated physicians across the country. Named to the prestigious directory are:

Todd Abruzzo, MD, Interventional Neuroradiologist and Assistant Professor in the University of Cincinnati (UC) Departments of Neurosurgery, Radiology, and Biomedical Engineering

Charles Kuntz, IV, MD, Neurosurgeon, Director of the UC’s Division of Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery, and Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Ronald Warnick, MD, Neurosurgeon, Chairman of the Mayfield Clinic, Medical Director of the UC Brain Tumor Center, and Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology

Mario Zuccarello, MD, Neurosurgeon, Frank H. Mayfield Professor and Chairman of the University of Cincinnati Department of Neurosurgery, and Director of the Neurovascular Program at the UC Neuroscience Institute

The complete national list can be viewed at

U.S. News Top Doctors was created in collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., publisher of America's Top Doctors and other consumer health guides. It draws from Castle Connolly's database of Top Doctors, all recommended for their clinical skills by other doctors and individually vetted by a physician-led research team.

"The Mayfield Clinic congratulates Drs. Abruzzo, Kuntz, Warnick, and Zuccarello for earning a place in this rarefied circle of excellence," said Michael Gilligan, President and CEO of the Mayfield Clinic. "Their inclusion is a strong endorsement of the entire Mayfield Clinic, whose specialists are among the brightest and most talented in the nation."

The Top Doctors directory also identifies Dr. Warnick as a physician who, in Castle Connolly's estimation, is "among the top 1 percent in the nation in his specialty."

U.S. News Top Doctors augments the Best Hospitals rankings, which U.S. News updated in its 22nd annual rankings last week. Those rankings can be viewed at The magazine ranked UC Health University Hospital, home of the UC Neuroscience Institute, among the nation’s best, listing neurosurgery and neurology as "high-performing." The magazine awarded a No. 21 ranking to University Hospital’s ear, nose & throat physicians, who are part of the UC Neuroscience Institute and who collaborate closely with Mayfield physicians.

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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.

The UC Department of Neurosurgery is one of the leading neurosurgery training programs in the United States. The department provides broad-based education for medical students, residents, and fellows, while offering continuing medical education for neurosurgeons worldwide. The department supports technical, clinical, and basic science research in the neurosciences.

The UC Neuroscience Institute, a regional center of excellence, is dedicated to patient care, research, education, and the development of new treatments for stroke, brain and spinal tumors, epilepsy, traumatic brain and spinal injury, multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, disorders of the senses (swallowing, voice, hearing, pain, taste and smell), and psychiatric conditions (bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and depression).

Top Doctors directory also identifies Mayfield's Dr. Ron Warnick (above) as a physician who, in Castle Connolly's estimation, is "among the top 1 percent in the nation in his specialty."

July 29, 2011

Cliff Peale
Communications Department