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Medical Staff Named “2016 Top Doctors”

Memorial Health congratulates its medical staff members who were recently listed as “2016 Top Doctors”, based on information provided in nominations from other physicians, along with other data.

“We are proud of our entire Medical Staff, and take special pleasure when independent organizations recognize select members,” said Memorial Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Victor A. Trianfo.


Eighteen Memorial Hospital Medical Staff have been recognized as “Top Doctors” by Castle Connolly Medical LTD., a healthcare research and information company, which has published its list in the August 2016 edition of Columbus Monthly magazine. These physicians include
Arthur Pellegrini, MD (Dermatology)
Susanna Johnson, MD (Family Medicine)
Ian Baird, MD (Infectious Disease)
Joseph Gastaldo, MD (Infectious Disease)
Kevin Henzel, MD (Internal Medicine);
Justin Krueger, MD (Internal Medicine)
Robert Gewirtz, MD (Neurological Surgery)
Andrew Slivka, Jr., MD (Neurological Surgery)
Michel Torbey, MD (Neurological Surgery)
Trista Schrickel, MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Matthew Hazelbaker, MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Fred Leess, MD (Otolaryngology)
Nikola Alain, MD (Pediatrics)
Cheryl Kirkby, MD (Pediatrics)
Smitha Patel, MD (Psychiatry)
Patrick Vaccaro, MD (Vascular Surgery)
Naomi Kertesz, MD (Pediatric Cardiology)
Maria Lucarelli MD (Pulmonary Medicine).