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Record number of AU Health physicians named to prestigious Castle Connolly Top Doctors list

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Written by Lisa Kaylor

Physicians at AU Health and AU Medical Center have long been recognized for their innovation, research and commitment to patient care. For the 22nd year, AU Health physicians have been recognized as among the top 7 percent of physicians in the nation by Castle Connolly in its prestigious list of  Top Doctors in 2022.

This year, a record 56 AU Medical Center physicians were named to the list, along with six more who were named to the Top Doctors list for Children’s Hospital of Georgia. Five physicians were named to both lists.

Top Doctors is one of several national reference guides published by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as a resource to help patients find the best healthcare in their communities. Physicians are nominated by their peers and thoroughly validated by Castle Connolly’s research team to ensure that they provide patients with the highest quality of care.

The Castle Connolly directory is the largest network of peer-nominated physicians in the country, with a record 61,000 physicians nationwide added for 2022.

This year’s honorees at AU Health include:

Children’s Hospital of Georgia

John David Allen, Pediatrics

*Elizabeth Sekul, Child Neurology

Christopher P. Houk, Pediatric Endocrinology

Henry B. Wiles, Pediatric Cardiology

Clay N. Stallworth, Pediatrics

*Robyn M. Hatley, Pediatric Surgery

Douglas H. Nesbit, Pediatrics

**S. Clark Newton, Pediatrics

*Jack C. Yu, Plastic Surgery

*Walter L. Pipkin, Pediatric Surgery

*Edmond Ritter, Plastic Surgery (Retired)


Augusta University Medical Center

Sunil A. Kapoor, Pediatric Pulmonology

Annette Johnson, Neuroradiology

Martha K. Terris, Urology

Laura L. Mulloy, Nephrology

Suzanne H. Smith, Neurology

Amy R. Blanchard, Pulmonary Disease

Kenneth J. Vega, Gastroenterology

Erin Vanessa Spearman, Psychiatry

Loretta S. Davis, Dermatology

**Cargill H. Alleyne, Neurological Surgery

Ned Pruitt, Neurology

David. C. Hess, Neurology

David J. Terris, Otolaryngology

Anand P. Jillella, Medical Oncology

Lawrence C. Layman, Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility

Gregory N. Postma, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Robert A. Sorrentino, Cardiac Electrophysiology

Douglas Miller, Cardiovascular Disease

Caralee J. Forseen, Pulmonary Disease

Sharad A. Ghamande, Gynecologic Oncology

Stilianos E. Kountakis, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Larisa P. Gavrilova-Jordan, Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility

James R. Gossage, Pulmonary Disease

David Bogorad, Ophthalmology

Marcus Fulcher, Hand Surgery

Dilip A. Thomas, Ophthalmology

Preston D. Conger, Cardiovascular Disease

Anthony L. Mulloy, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Coleman T. King, Internal Medicine

Edward Chin, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Chadburn B. Ray, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Carlos M. Isales, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Anthony V. Smith, Family Medicine

Anthony M. Murro, Neurology

Judson Pickett, Family Medicine

Askiel Bruno, Neurology

John G. DeVine, Orthopaedic Surgery

William K. Dolen, Allergy & Immunology

Laura D. Carbone, Rheumatology

**Ian M. Heger, Neurological Surgery

**Carlos F. Zayas-Montalvo, Nephrology

Fernando L. Vale, Neurological Surgery

**Adam E. Berman, Cardiac Electrophysiology

**Alan J. Herline, Colon & Rectal Surgery

**Jimmy J. Brown, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Bunja J. Rungruang, Gynecologic Oncology

Achih H. Chen, Facial Plastic Surgery

Sharon M. Palmer, Family Medicine

**Daniel J. Sheehan, Dermatology

James J. Wynn, Surgery (Retired)

John William Henson, Neurology


*Also named to AU Medical Center’s Top Doctors List

**No longer practicing at AU Health