AU Health physicians named Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors

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Written by Lisa Kaylor

Physicians at AU Health, AU Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Georgia have been recognized for the 23rd year for their commitment to innovation, research and patient care. This year, 63 doctors were named to the presitigious list.

Doctors are nominated by their peers and thoroughly validated by Castle Connolly’s research team to ensure they provide the highest quality of care.

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. Doctors cannot pay to be included in any Castle Connolly guide or directory.

The Castle Connolly directory is the largest network of peer-nominated physicians in the country.

Here are the AU Health Top Doctors for 2023:


AU Health

William K. Dolen, Allergy and Immunology

Preston Conger, Cardiovascular

Douglas Miller, Cardiovascular

Alan J. Herline, Colon & Rectal Surgery

Anthony L. Mulloy, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Edward Chin, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Carlos M. Islaes, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Kenneth J. Vega, Gastroenterology

Marcus Fulcher, Hand Surgery

Anand P. Jillella, Medical Oncology

Cargill H. Allyne, Neurological Surgery

Fernando L. Vale, Neurological Surgery

Ian M. Heger, Neurological Surgery

Annette Johnson, Neuroradiology

David. D. Bogorad, Ophthalmology

Dilip A. Thomas, Ophthalmology

Stilianos E. Kountakis, Otolaryngology

Jimmy J. Brown, Otolaryngology

Gregory N. Postma, Otolaryngology

David. J. Terris, Otolaryngology

Jack C. Yu, Plastic Surgery

Edmond F. Ritter, Plastic Surgery

James R. Gossage, Pulmonary Disease

Amy R. Blanchard, Pulmonary Disease

Caralee J. Forseen, Pulmonary Disease

Laura D. Carbone, Rheumatology

Martha K. Terris, Urology

Robert A. Sorrentino, Cardiac Electrophysiology

Adam E. Berman, Cardiac Electrophysiology

Daniel J. Sheehan, Dermatology

Loretta M. Davis, Dermatology

Sharon M. Palmer, Family Medicine

Anthony V. Smith, Family Medicine

Judson Pickett, Family Medicine

Sharad A. Ghamande, Gynecologic Oncology

Bunja J. Rungruang, Gynecologic Oncology

Coleman T. King, Internal Medicine

Laura L. Mulloy, Nephrology

Carlos F. Zayas-Montalvo, Nephrology

John William Henson, Neurology

Anthony M. Murro, Neurology

Ned Pruitt, Neurology

David C. Hess, Neurology

Suzanne H. Smith, Neurology

Azkiel Bruno, Neurology

Chadburn B. Ray, Obstetrics & Gynecology

John G. DeVine, Orthopaedic Surgery

Stephen A. Parada, Orthopaedic Surgery

Achih H. Chen, Otolarygology/Facial Plastic Surgery

Erin Vanessa Spearman, Psychiatry

Larisa P. Gavrilova-Jordan, Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility

Lawrence C. Layman, Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility


Children’s Hospital of Georgia

Henry B. Wiles, Pediatric Cardiology

Colleen McDonough, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Robyn M. Hatley, Pediatric Surgery

Christopher P. Houk, Pediatric Endocrinology

Sunil A. Kapoor, Pediatric Pulmonology

Walter L. Pipkin, Pediatric Surgery

Elizabeth Sekul, Child Neurology

Clay N. Stallworth, Pediatrics

Douglas H. Nesbit, Pediatrics

Clark Newton, Pediatrics

John David Allen, Pediatrics