2020 Top Pediatric Doctors in Columbus

Columbus Parent
Columbus Parent
A directory of 156 of the best pediatric physicians and specialists in Central Ohio. Is your practitioner among them?

Editor's Note: Don't miss the 2021 version of the Top Doctors list from our Fall 2021 issue.

It doesn’t take long after your baby is born to figure out that kids need a lot of medical care. From routine checkups to sudden illnesses and broken bones or even management of chronic conditions, it can be hard to find someone you trust. 

Again this year, we have partnered with Castle Connolly, which compiles a list of Top Doctors across the country, to help you in your search. All the physicians in this directory were peer-nominated, screened and deemed by Castle Connolly to be among the best in the region or nation in their medical specialty.

In this year’s directory, you’ll find 156 physicians practicing in 35 specialties. They are listed alphabetically by specialty, then last name. In addition to including all of Castle Connolly’s pediatric practice areas, we also list doctors who possess special expertise related to children, adolescents or pediatric care.  

All information in the directory was provided by Castle Connelly, which relies on doctors to keep their information up to date. Because of the size of the list, we were unable to independently verify physician listings.

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Adolescent Medicine

Multidisciplinary specialist trained in the unique physical, psychological and social characteristics of adolescents and their health care needs

Elise DeVore Berlan, Adolescent Gynecology, Reproductive Health, Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Adolescent Medicine, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-6200

AndreaBonny,Opioid Addiction, Reproductive Health; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 380 Butterfly Gardens Drive, Columbus, 614-722-6200

Cynthia M. Holland-Hall,Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Eating Disorders, Reproductive Health; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 380 Butterfly Gardens Drive, Columbus, 614-722-6200

Steven C. Matson,Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Opioid Addiction, Addiction/Substance Abuse, Men’s Health-Adolescent; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 380 Butterfly Gardens Drive, Columbus, 614-722-6200

Allergy & Immunology

Treats such conditions as asthma, anaphylaxis, rhinitis, eczema and adverse reactions to drugs, food and insect stings, as well as immune deficiency diseases 

Jennifer Z. Bullock,Asthma & Allergy, Food Allergy, Sinus Disorders, Pediatric Allergy & Immunology; Bullock Allergy & Asthma, 170 Northwoods Blvd., Suite 120, Columbus, 614-635-9606

Mitchell Grayson,Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis, Anaphylaxis, Allergy; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Division of Allergy & Immunology, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-5500

David W. Hauswirth,Asthma & Allergy, Pediatric Allergy & Immunology; Ohio ENT & Allergy Physicians, 6670 Perimeter Drive, Suite 270, Dublin, 614-827-0009

Grace Y. Ryu,Asthma & Allergy, Pediatric Allergy & Immunology; Midwest Allergy, 8080 Ravines Edge Court, Columbus, 614-846-5944

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental, addictive and emotional disorders in minors 

David A. Axelson,Mood Disorders, Behavioral Disorders; Downtown Close To Home Center, 444 Butterfly Gardens Drive, Columbus, 614-722-2000 

Richard H. Gilchrist,Psychopharmacology, Psychosomatic Disorders; Behavioral Health Pavilion, 444 Butterfly Gardens Drive, Columbus, 614-355-8090

Child Neurology

Specialist who diagnoses and treats disease or impaired function of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, muscles and autonomic nervous system, as well as the blood vessels that relate to these structures

Warren D. Lo,Stroke, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Division of Neurology, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-6200

LaurelSlaughter, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Division of Neurology, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-6200

Chang-YongTsao,Mitochondrial Disorders, Muscular Dystrophy, Epilepsy, Neuromuscular Disorders; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Neurology, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-6200

Clinical Genetics

Specialist trained in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for patients with genetically linked diseases 

Dennis W. Bartholomew,Genetic Disorders, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Genetics & Genomics Medicine, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-6200 

Kim L. McBride,Genetic Disorders, Lysosomal Diseases, Inborn Errors of Metabolism; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Genetics & Genomics Medicine, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-3535

Dermatology

Diagnoses and treats benign and malignant disorders of the skin, hair and nails

Michael C. Duffey, Pediatric Dermatology, Barrett & Geiss Dermatology, 2000 Newark Granville Road, Suite 202, Granville, 740-587-3376 

Patricia M. Witman,Pediatric Dermatology, Vascular Malformations/Birthmarks, Atopic Dermatitis, Hemangiomas/Birthmarks; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Division of Dermatology, 555 S. 18th St., Columbus, 614-722-5777

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

Specialist trained in physical, emotional, behavioral and social development of children 

Rebecca A. Baum,Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADD/ADHD; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-4050

Diagnostic Radiology

Uses imaging to diagnose patients

Brent H. Adler, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Radiology, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-2331

David G. Bates, Gastrointestinal Imaging, Genitourinary Radiology, Pediatric Radiology; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Radiology, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-2362 

Elizabeth A. Hingsbergen,Pediatric Radiology, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Radiology, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-2289

Mark J. Hogan,Pediatric Radiology, Interventional Radiology; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Radiology, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-2289

Jerome A. Rusin,Pediatric Neuroradiology, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Radiology, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-2363

Richard D. White,Cardiovascular Imaging, Congenital Heart Disease-Adult & Child; OSU Wexner Medical Center, 395 W. 12th Ave., Room 452, 303 Faculty Office Tower, Columbus, 614-293-4456

Family Medicine

Treats all ages, sexes, organ systems and disease entities 

Sarah J. Alley, Fairfield Medical Associates, 1781 Countryside Drive, Lancaster, 740-687-8600

Kimberly B. Austin,Women’s Health, Preventive Medicine, Chronic Illness; OhioHealth, Primary Care Physicians, 300 Polaris Parkway, Suite 3000, Westerville, 614-533-3354

Scott R. Baker, Fairfield Healthcare Professionals, 1955 Lancaster-Newark Road, Lancaster, 740-689-2820

MimiGhosh, Diabetes, Cholesterol/Lipid Disorders, Telemedicine; OSU Family Physicians Crown Park, 1980 Bethel Road, Suite 100, Columbus, 614-685-6056

RebeccaGrant, Diabetes, Hypertension, Adolescent Medicine; Outpatient Care East, 543 Taylor Ave., Columbus, 614-688-6490

John F. Hedge, Primary Care Sports Medicine, OhioHealth MAX Sports Medicine, 3705 Olentangy River Road, Suite 260, 300 Polaris Parkway, Suite 3000, Columbus, 614-533-6600

Randy L. Hinkle, Preventive Medicine, Sports Medicine, Women’s Health; OhioHealth, Primary Care Physicians, 300 Polaris Parkway, Suite 3000, Westerville, 614-533-3354

Susanna E. Johnson, Central Ohio Primary Care, McConnell Family Practice, 118 Morey Drive, Suite E, Marysville, 937-738-2126

Joseph C. Linscott, Linscott Family Practice, 225 Stocksdale Drive, Marysville, 937-644-2070

Jean E. McKee, Adolescent Medicine, Asthma, Diabetes, Preventive Medicine; Mount Carmel Medical Group, 10330 Sawmill Parkway, Suite 600, Powell, 614-627-1850 

Steven G. Richardson, Madison Health Primary Care of London, 55 Park Ave., Suite 230, London, 740-845-7600 

LakshmiSeshadri,Diabetes, Preventive Medicine, Women’s Health; OhioHealth, Primary Care Physicians, 6905 Hospital Drive, Suite 200, Dublin, 614-544-8150 

Samuel D. Weller, Madison Health, Primary Care of West Jefferson, 101 E. Main St., West Jefferson, 740-845-7500

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Physician who is the principal care provider for sick newborns 

Craig W. Anderson, Central Ohio Newborn Medicine, 285 E. State St., Suite 520, Columbus, 614-566-9683 

Leif D. Nelin,Prematurity/Low Birth Weight Infants, Neonatal Chronic Lung Disease (CLD), Lung Disease in Newborns, Neonatal Respiratory Care; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Neonatology, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-4530

Neurological Surgery

Provides operative and nonoperative management of disorders of the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems

Jeffrey R. Leonard, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Chiari Malformations, Brain & Spinal Cord Tumors; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Neurosurgery, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-2010

Neurology

Specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of diseases or impaired functions of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, muscles and autonomic nervous system 

Zarife Sahenk,Neuro-Pathology, Neuromuscular Disorders; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Neurology, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-6200

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Possesses special knowledge, skills and professional capability in the medical and surgical care of the female reproductive system and associated disorders

Leah Maderia Adkins, Adolescent Gynecology, Menopause Problems, Women’s Health, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome; MaternOhio Premier, 5150 Bradenton Ave., Suite A, Dublin, 614-459-1000 

Geri D. Hewitt,Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology, Ohio State OB/GYN at Worthington, 160 W. Wilson Bridge Road, Suite 2101, Worthington, 614-293-3069

Kathleen Q. Lutter,Gynecology Only, Women’s Health, Adolescent Gynecology, Menopause Problems; Riverside Methodist Hospital, Avina Women’s Care, 3545 Olentangy River Road, Suite 401, Columbus, 614-261-0101

Komal Narula,Women’s Health, Adolescent Gynecology, Menopause Problems, Gynecologic Ultrasound; MaternOhio Premier, 5150 Bradenton Ave., Suite A, Dublin, 614-459-1000

Ophthalmology

Medically trained to diagnose, monitor and medically or surgically treat all ocular and visual disorders

N. Douglas Baker, Glaucoma, Glaucoma-Pediatric; Ophthalmic Surgeons & Consultants of Ohio, 262 Neil Ave., Suite 430, Columbus, 614-221-7464 

Don Bremer,Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus, Retinopathy of Prematurity; Pediatric Ophthalmology Associates, 433 N. Cleveland Ave., Westerville, 614-224-6222

Cybil B. Cassady,Pediatric Ophthalmology, Glaucoma; Pediatric Ophthalmology Associates, 555 S. 18th St., Suite 4C, Columbus, 614-224-6222 

Julie M. Lange,Pediatric Ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmology Associates, 555 S. 18th St., Suite 4C, Columbus, 614-224-6222

Mary Lou McGregor,Pediatric Ophthalmology, Low Vision, Strabismus; Pediatric Ophthalmology Associates, 555 S. 18th St., Suite 4C, Columbus, 614-224-6222

Orthopedic Surgery

Treats musculoskeletal problems—including congenital deformities, trauma, infections, tumors, metabolic disturbances of the musculoskeletal system, injuries and degenerative diseases—of the spine, hands, feet, knees, hips, shoulders and elbows 

Christopher A. Iobst,Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Limb Lengthening; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Center for Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction, 479 Parsons Ave., Columbus, 614-722-5175 

Kevin E. Klingele,Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center, 584 County Line Road W., Westerville, 614-722-5175

Otolaryngology

Head and neck surgeon who provides comprehensive care for diseases and disorders that affect the ears, nose, throat, respiratory and upper alimentary systems and related structures 

Michael D. Martyn,Pediatric & Adult Otolaryngology, Ohio ENT & Allergy Physicians, 974 Bethel Road, Suite A, Columbus, 614-273-2230

Evan Tobin,Nasal & Sinus Surgery, Pediatric & Adult Otolaryngology, Sleep Disorders/Apnea/Snoring, Nasal & Sinus Disorders; Ohio ENT & Allergy Physicians, 6573 E. Broad St., Suite A, Columbus, 614-273-2230

Darryl N. Willett,Pediatric & Adult Otolaryngology, Ohio ENT & Allergy Physicians, 974 Bethel Road, Suite A, Columbus, 614-273-2230

Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery

Surgically corrects and enhances the ears, nose, throat and related structures of the head and neck 

Jeffrey A. Hall,Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Pediatric Facial Plastic Surgery; Ohio ENT & Allergy Physicians, 974 Bethel Road, Suite A, Columbus, 614-273-2230

Pathology

Deals with the causes and nature of disease and contributes to patients’ diagnosis, prognosis and treatment

Christopher R. Pierson,Neuro-Pathology, Brain Tumors, Central Nervous System Cancer, Perinatal Pathology; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Laboratory Medicine/Anatomic Pathology, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-5450

Pediatric Allergy & Immunology

Allergist/immunologist who works with children

Elizabeth A. Erwin, Asthma & Allergy, Immune Deficiency; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Allergy & Immunology, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-4404

Peter J. Mustillo, Immunology, Allergy; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Allergy & Immunology, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-4404

David R. Stukus, Asthma, Food Allergy; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Allergy & Immunology, 555 S. 18th St., Columbus, 614-722-6200

Pediatric Cardiology

Treats heart diseases and abnormalities in children

Curt J. Daniels, Congenital Heart Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Cardiac Catheterization; The Heart Center, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-5553

Timothy F. Feltes, Congenital Heart Disease, The Heart Center, 700 Children’s Drive, T3-103, Columbus, 614-722-6200

Robert J. Gajarski Jr., Transplant Medicine-Heart, The Heart Center, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-5553

Naomi J. Kertesz, Arrhythmias, The Heart Center, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-5553

John P. Kovalchin, Echocardiography, Cardiac MRI, Congenital Heart Disease-Adult & Child, Cardiac Imaging; The Heart Center, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-5553

Karen M. Texter, Fetal Echocardiography, Congenital Heart Disease; The Heart Center, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-5553

Pediatric Endocrinology

Deals with conditions such as diabetes, metabolic and nutritional disorders, pituitary diseases, and menstrual and sexual problems in young patients

Sasigarn A. Bowden, Diabetes, Metabolic Bone Disorders, Calcium Disorders, Obesity; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-6200 

Monika Chaudhari,Diabetes, Turner Syndrome, Adrenal Disorders, Growth Disorders; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-6200 

Robert P. Hoffman,Hypoglycemia, Diabetes; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-6200

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Internist who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive organs, including the stomach, bowels, liver and gallbladder, in children 

John A. Barnard, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-3450

Carlo Di Lorenzo,Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Gastrointestinal Functional Disorders; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-3450

Steven H. Erdman, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology & Nutrition, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-3400 

Ivor D. Hill,Celiac Disease, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Malabsorption Syndrome, Diarrheal Diseases; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-6200 

Kent C. Williams,Gastrointestinal Functional Disorders, Endoscopy, GI Disorders in Autism; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Gastroenterology Clinic, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-3450

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Diagnoses and treats blood diseases and cancers in children 

Rolla F. Abu-Arja,Bone Marrow Transplant, Immune Deficiency; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Hematology & Oncology, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-3250

Jeffery J. Auletta,Bone Marrow & Stem Cell Transplant, Infections in Cancer Patients, Immunotherapy, Pediatric Cancers; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Hematology & Oncology, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-3250

Timothy P. Cripe,Solid Tumors, Bone Tumors, Neuroblastoma; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Hematology & Oncology, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-3250

Amy L. Dunn,Hemophilia, Thrombotic Disorders; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Hematology & Oncology, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-3250

Jonathan L. Finlay,Brain Tumors; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Hematology & Oncology, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-3250

Bryce A. Kerlin,Thrombotic Disorders, Bleeding/Coagulation Disorders; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Division of Pediatric Hematology & Oncology, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-3250

Randal S. Olshefski,Brain Tumors, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Hematology & Oncology, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-3250

Mark A. Ranalli,Neuroblastoma, Kidney Cancer, Germ Cell Tumors, Melanoma; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Hematology & Oncology, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-3250

NicholasYeager,Bone Tumors, Sarcoma-Soft Tissue; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Hematology & Oncology, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-3250

Pediatric Infectious Disease

Internist who deals with infectious diseases of all types and in all organs, as they present in children 

William J. Barson,Streptococcal Infections, Meningitis; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Infectious Disease, 700 Children’s Drive, Suite C5C, Columbus, 614-722-6200

Michael T. Brady,AIDS/HIV, Hospital Acquired Infections; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Infectious Diseases, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-6060

William Garrett Hunt,Tuberculosis, Infections in Immunocompromised Patients, Infectious Disease-Perinatal; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Infectious Disease, 700 Children’s Drive, Suite C5C, Columbus, 614-722-6200

Octavio Ramilo, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Infectious Disease, 700 Children’s Drive, Suite C5C, Columbus, 614-722-6200

Pablo J. Sanchez,Infectious Disease-Perinatal, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Infectious Disease, 700 Children’s Drive, Suite C5C, Columbus, 614-722-6200

Pediatric Nephrology

Internist who works with children and treats disorders of the kidneys, high blood pressure, and fluid and mineral balance 

John D. Mahan,Dialysis Care, Renal Replacement Therapy, Kidney Disease-Chronic, Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Division of Nephrology, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-6200

Hiren P. Patel,Kidney Disease-Chronic, Hypertension; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Division of Nephrology, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-6200

Beth A. Vogt,Hypertension, Kidney Disease-Chronic, Dialysis Care; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Division of Nephrology, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-6200

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Otolaryngologist who works with children 

Charles A. Elmaraghy,Sinus Disorders/Surgery, Airway Disorders, Head & Neck Tumors; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-3150

Jonathan M. Grischkan,Airway Disorders, Sleep Disorders/Apnea, Head & Neck Surgery; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Otolaryngology, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-6600

Meredith N. Merz Lind,Airway Disorders, Head & Neck Surgery, Sleep Apnea; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Otolaryngology, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-6600

James M. Ruda,Sinus Disorders, Sleep Disorders/Apnea, Voice Disorders; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Otolaryngology, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-6600

Gregory James Wiet,Vocal Cord Disorders, Voice Disorders, Ear Infections, Cleft Palate/Lip; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Otolaryngology, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-6600

Pediatric Pulmonology

Treats diseases of the lungs in children 

Karen S. McCoy,Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-4766 

Shahid I. Sheikh,Asthma, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, Cystic Fibrosis; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-4766

Richard D. Shell,Cystic Fibrosis, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, Asthma, Pulmonary Complications-Neurodisability; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-4766 

Mark Splaingard,Sleep Disorders, Ventilation Management-Long Term, Apnea in Infants, Pulmonary Complications-Neurodisability; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-4766

Pediatric Rheumatology

Treats disorders of the joints, muscles, bones and tendons in children

Stacy P. Ardoin, Lupus/SLE, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Division of Rheumatology, 700 Children’s Drive, Floor 4, Columbus, 614-722-5525

Pediatric Surgery

Manages a broad spectrum of surgical conditions affecting almost any area of the body in children 

Gail E. Besner, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department Pediatric Surgery, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-3900 

Renata B. Fabia,Burn Care, Trauma; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department Pediatric Surgery, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-3900

Jonathan I. Groner,Trauma, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department Pediatric Surgery, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-3900

Brian D. Kenney,Minimally Invasive Surgery, Critical Care; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department Pediatric Surgery, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-3900

Marc P. Michalsky,Bariatric/Obesity Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Neonatal Surgery; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department Pediatric Surgery, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-3900

Benedict C. Nwomeh,Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department Pediatric Surgery, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-3900

Oluyinka O. Olutoye,Fetal Surgery, Congenital Malformations, Congenital Anomalies-Neonatal, Spina Bifida; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department Pediatric Surgery, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-5121

Pediatric Urology

Deals with disorders of the urinary system in children 

Venkata R. Jayanthi,Urinary Tract Infections, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Laparoscopic Surgery; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Urology, 555 S. 18th St., Suite D, Columbus, 614-722-6630

Pediatrics

Deals with the physical, emotional and social health of children from birth to young adulthood

Hanaa Abdelmessih, Licking Memorial Pediatrics – Tamarack, 1865 Tamarack Road, Suite G, Newark, 220-564-4934

Nikola Al-ain, Marysville Pediatrics, 610 S. Plum St., Marysville, 937-644-1920

Richard Baltisberger, Licking Memorial Pediatrics – Tamarack, 1865 Tamarack Road, Newark, 220-564-4940

Carrie J. Barnes-Mullett, Pediatric Associates, 905 Old Diley Road, Pickerington, 614-864-3222

Kathleen Blake, Pediatric Associates, 7420 Gooding Blvd., Suite 100, Delaware, 740-657-8000

Shari L. Burns, Pediatric Associates, 905 Old Diley Road, Pickerington, 614-864-3222

Jennifer H. Campbell, Central Ohio Primary Care, Building Blocks Pediatrics, 6503 E. Broad St., Suite 100, Columbus, 614-434-5437

Amy E. Deibel, Pediatric Associates, 905 Old Diley Road, Pickerington, 614-864-3222

Kevin Dickerson, Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians, 4885 Olentangy River Road, Suite 2-10, Columbus, 614-267-7878

Julie M. Dunlea, Pediatric Associates, 905 Old Diley Road, Pickerington, 614-864-3222

Michael R. Franks, Powell Pediatric Care, 55 Clairedan Drive, Powell, 614-888-8989

Jumana C. Giragos, Pediatric Associates, 4595 Trueman Blvd., Hilliard, 614-529-0771

Megan E. Heitzman, Pediatric Associates, 905 Old Diley Road, Pickerington, 614-864-3222

Michele M. Hensley, Pediatric Associates of Lancaster, 1554 Wesley Way, Lancaster, 740-687-6386

Christopher B. Houts, Powell Pediatric Care, 55 Clairedan Drive, Powell, 614-888-8989

Cheryl K. Kirkby, Mill Valley Pediatrics, 17853 State Route 31, Suite C, Marysville, 937-578-4210

William E. Knobeloch,Nutrition, Telemedicine, ADD/ADHD; American Health Network, 1671 W. Main St., Newark, 740-522-5437

Irene P. Koesters,Newborn Care; Olentangy Pediatrics, 4775 Knightsbridge Blvd., Suite 207, Columbus, 614-442-5557

Kate J. Krueck, Pediatric Associates, 7420 Gooding Blvd., Suite 100, Delaware, 740-657-8000

Justin A. Krueger,Newborn Care; Central Ohio Primary Care, Marysville Primary Care, 140 Coleman’s Crossing Blvd., Suite 210, Marysville, 937-644-1441

Robert C. LaMonte, Pediatric Associates, 4595 Trueman Blvd., Hilliard, 614-529-0771

William W. Long, Pediatric Associates, 905 Old Diley Road, Pickerington, 614-864-3222

Jennifer Lynn Miller, Pediatric Associates of Lancaster, 1554 Wesley Way, Lancaster, 740-687-6386

Garey H. Noritz,Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Complex Diagnosis; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Complex Health Care Clinic, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-5808

Autumn M. O’Brien,Newborn Care; Olentangy Pediatrics, 4775 Knightsbridge Blvd., Suite 207, Columbus, 614-442-5557

Janet S. Orr, Central Ohio Primary Care, Building Blocks Pediatrics, 6503 E. Broad St., Suite 100, Columbus, 614-434-5437

Brad T. Pfau, American Health Network, 1671 W. Main St., Newark, 740-522-5437

Barbara B. Rayo, Pediatric Associates, 4595 Trueman Blvd., Hilliard, 614-529-0771

Purbi S. Sahai, Ohio Center for Pediatrics, 6255 Emerald Parkway A Building, Suite A, Dublin, 614-766-3344

Elizabeth Schloss, Hilliard Pediatrics, 3855 Trueman Court, Hilliard, 614-777-1800

Robert W. Snyder,Newborn Care; Hilliard Pediatrics, 3855 Trueman Court, Hilliard, 614-777-1800

Donna L. Sterling, Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians, 4885 Olentangy River Road, Suite 2-10, Columbus, 614-267-7878

Nicholas S. Stevens, Pediatric Associates, 905 Old Diley Road, Pickerington, 614-864-3222

Nazhat Taj-Schaal, OSU CarePoint Lewis Center, 6515 Pullman Drive, Lewis Center, 614-688-7150

Katrina S. Tansky,Nutrition, Obesity; Central Ohio Primary Care, Step by Step Pediatrics, 540 N. Cleveland Ave., Suite 200, Westerville, 614-891-9505

Timothy A. Teller,Newborn Care; Hilliard Pediatrics, 3855 Trueman Court, Hilliard, 614-777-1800

John D. Toth, Pediatric Associates, 7420 Gooding Blvd., Suite 100, Delaware, 740-657-8000

H. Scott Tyson, Pediatric Associates, 905 Old Diley Road, Pickerington, 614-864-3222

Diana T. Wagner, Pediatric Associates, 4595 Trueman Blvd., Hilliard, 614-529-0771

Ray Wheasler, Professional Pediatrics of Hilliard, 5510 Nike Drive, Hilliard, 614-529-4260

Jennifer R. White,Newborn Care; Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians, 4885 Olentangy River Road, Suite 2-10, Columbus, 614-267-7878

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Also referred to as rehabilitation medicine; diagnoses, evaluates and treats patients with physical disabilities

Karl W. Klamar, Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Concussion, Movement Disorders; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-5050

Michelle A. Miller,Pediatric Rehabilitation, Trauma Rehabilitation; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-5050

Plastic Surgery

Deals with the repair, reconstruction or replacement of physical defects of form or function involving the skin, musculoskeletal system, facial structures and other body parts

Richard Eugene Kirschner, Cleft Palate/Lip, Craniofacial Surgery; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 700 Children’s Drive, Suite T58, Columbus, 614-722-6299

Sports Medicine

Specialist trained for the enhancement of health and fitness, and for the prevention of injury and illness

James R. Borchers Jr.,Musculoskeletal Injuries, Repetitive Strain Injuries, Pediatric Sports Medicine, Orthopedics-non surgical; Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute, 2835 Fred Taylor Drive, Suite 2000, Columbus, 614-293-3600

Thomas L. Pommering,Pediatric Sports Medicine, Nationwide Children’s Sports Medicine, 584 County Line Road W., Westerville, 614-355-6000

Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

Provides the operative, perioperative and critical care of patients with pathologic conditions in the chest

Mark E. Galantowicz, Cardiothoracic Surgery; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, 614-722-3101

How the List was Compiled

Castle Connolly Top Doctors is a health care research company and the official source for Top Doctors for the past 25 years. Castle Connolly’s established nomination survey, research, screening and selection process, under the direction of a medical doctor, involves many hundreds of thousands of physicians as well as academic medical centers, specialty hospitals and regional and community hospitals all across the nation. 

The online nominations process—located at castleconnolly.com/nominations—is open to all licensed physicians in the United States who are able to nominate physicians in any medical specialty and in any part of the country, as well as indicate whether the nominated physicians is, in their opinion, among the best in their region in their medical specialty or among the best in the nation in their medical specialty. Once nominated, Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select top doctors on both the national and regional levels.

Careful screening of doctors’ educational and professional experience is essential before final selection is made among those physicians most highly regarded by their peers. The result: We identify the top doctors in America and provide you, the consumer, with detailed information about their education, training and special expertise in our paperback guides, national and regional magazine “Top Doctors” features and online directories.

Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected and profiled as Castle Connolly Top Doctors.

Physicians selected for inclusion in this magazine’s “Top Doctors” feature also appear online at castleconnolly.com, or in conjunction with other Castle Connolly Top Doctors databases online on other sites and/or in print. 

Castle Connolly was acquired by Everyday Health Group (EHG), one of the world’s most prominent digital health care companies, in late 2018. EHG, a recognized leader in patient and provider education, attracts an engaged audience of over 53 million health consumers and over 780,000 U.S. practicing physicians and clinicians to its premier health and wellness websites. EHG combines social listening data and analytics expertise to deliver highly personalized health care consumer content and effective patient engagement solutions. EHG’s vision is to drive better clinical and health outcomes through decision-making informed by highly relevant data and analytics. Health care professionals and consumers are empowered with trusted content and services through the Everyday Health Group’s flagship brands including Everyday Health®, What to Expect®, MedPage Today®, Health eCareers®, PRIME® Education and our exclusive partnership with MayoClinic.org® and The Mayo Clinic Diet.®  Everyday Health Group is a division of J2 Global Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM), and is headquartered in New York City.