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Med Staff Named to “Top Doctors” & “Best Doctors”

Memorial Health congratulates its medical staff members who were recently listed as “2018 Top Doctors” and “2017-2018 Best 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.

Twenty 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 2018 edition of Columbus Monthly magazine. These physicians include:

  • Cindy M. Baker, MD (Cardiovascular Disease)
  • Michael R. Donnally, MD (Cardiovascular Disease)
  • Susanna E. Johnson, MD (Family Medicine)
  • Joseph C. Linscott, DO (Family Medicine)
  • Kevin P. Henzel, MD (Internal Medicine)
  • Christopher Valentine, MD (Nephrology)
  • Michel T. Torbey, MD (Neurology)
  • Matthew Hazelbaker, MD (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
  • Trista K. Schrickel, MD (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
  • Brad W. deSilva, MD (Otolaryngology)
  • Fred R. Leess, MD (Otolaryngology)
  • Nikola Alain, MD (Pediatrics)
  • Cheryl K. Kirkby, MD (Pediatrics)
  • Justin A. Krueger, MD (Pediatrics)
  • Naomi J. Kertesz, MD (Pediatric Cardiology)
  • Smitha Patel, MD (Psychiatry)
  • Jonathan P. Parsons, MD (Pulmonary Disease)
  • Abha R. Gupta, MD (Rheumatology)
  • Jeffrey W. Hazey, MD (Surgery)
  • Patrick S. Vaccaro, MD (Vascular Surgery)


The list of Central Ohio’s Best Doctors was compiled by The Best Doctors in America®, which partnered with Columbus Business First to announce the recognitions this fall. The physicians include:

  • Vincent E. Brinkman, MD (Cardiovascular Disease)
  • Matthew C. Exline, MD (Critical Care Medicine)
  • Laura L. Sorg, MD (Family Medicine)
  • Jonathan Hollister, MD, Memorial Gables (Geriatric Medicine)
  • Justin Krueger, MD (Internal Medicine; Pediatric Specialist/Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine; and Pediatrics/General)
  • Christopher Valentine, MD (Nephrology)
  • Charlotte Agnone, MD (Ophthalmology)
  • Milan B. Herceg, MD (Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • Anna N. Kamp, MD (Pediatric Cardiology)
  • Naomi J. Kertesz, MD (Pediatric Cardiology)
  • Jonathan P. Parsons, MD (Pulmonary Medicine)
  • Jeffrey W. Hazey, MD (Surgery)