Mayfield Sweeps in Cincinnati Magazine's 2015 'Top Doctors'

CINCINNATI - The Mayfield Clinic proudly reports that for the first time ever, every one of its neurosurgeons who was operating in Cincinnati throughout the calendar year has been named to the regional list of Top Doctors by Cincinnati Magazine. The 15 neurosurgical specialists are named in the magazine's January issue, which is on newsstands now but not available online. They are:

Two of Mayfield's non-surgical physicians also were named to Cincinnati Magazine's 2015 Top Doctors list: Marc Orlando, MD, (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and Todd Abruzzo, MD (interventional radiology).

Neurosurgeon Michael Kachmann, MD, the only Mayfield neurosurgeon who was not listed, moved to Cincinnati from North Carolina last summer and had been practicing here for only a few weeks when the Top Doctors balloting closed in mid-August.

Mark Farrington, CEO of the Mayfield Clinic, commended the physicians for the superlative, compassionate care they provide to patients every day. "It is their commitment to excellence, innovation, science, and the well-being of their patients that has earned them the high regard of their peers," Mr. Farrington said. "It is a rare compliment indeed when a large practice earns an across-the-board endorsement of this kind."

Mr. Farrington also praised Mayfield's managers and associates, whose commitment and hard work support the efforts of the practicing physicians. "For every physician at Mayfield, there are five supporting team members," he said. "The talents and patient interactions of every team member play an integral role in Mayfield's success."

Also in Cincinnati Magazine, Ben Bixenmann, MD, Chief Resident in the University of Cincinnati Department of Neurosurgery, is prominently featured (page 79) for his ground-breaking concussion research, which is being funded by the Mayfield Education & Research Foundation.

Dr. Bixenmann is using a retinal scanner to measure changes in the thickness of an athlete's retina following a blow to the head. Such technology could confirm in less than 10 seconds whether an athlete has sustained a concussion, while follow-up measurements could determine when the athlete is ready to return to play. At present, no medical test can confirm that a concussion has occurred or healed completely. An MRI of a concussed patient, for example, will appear normal.

Cincinnati Magazine's Top Doctors practice in the eight counties that make up the Greater Cincinnati region (Hamilton, Warren, Butler, and Clermont in Ohio; Boone, Campbell, and Kenton in Kentucky; and Dearborn in Indiana). The 2015 list includes 900 physicians in 50 specialties. The magazine developed the list by sending surveys to more than 5,000 area physicians with current medical licenses and asking them whom they would turn to if they, a family member, or friend needed medical care. Doctors who received at least five votes from their peers were included on the list.

Drs. Kuntz, Warnick are ‘nationally outstanding' top doctors

In October 2014, Drs. Kuntz and Warnick were named nationally outstanding in the Castle Connolly Top Doctors list, which was developed by U.S. News & World Report in collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., publisher of America's Top Doctor's®. Four additional Mayfield physicians -- Drs. Abruzzo, Ringer, Skidmore, and Zuccarello – were named regionally outstanding by Castle Connolly.

According to the organization's website, National Top Doctors are premier referred specialists who attract patients from wide geographical areas and across the country, while Regional Top Doctors are highly sought-after physician leaders in their communities and metropolitan areas.

In December, Drs. Kuntz, Mandybur, Warnick, and Zuccarello were highlighted in Cincy magazine, which named area physicians who were included in the 2014 national listing of Best Doctors in America®. Best Doctors is a national database that includes more than 40,000 physicians in more than 40 specialties and 400 subspecialties.

The Mayfield Clinic, a single-specialty academic neurosurgery group, is recognized as one of the nation's leading physician organizations for clinical care, education, and research of the spine and brain. Supported by 20 neurosurgeons, an interventional radiologist, and a pain specialist, the Clinic treats 20,000 patients from 35 states and 13 countries in a typical year. Mayfield's physicians have pioneered surgical procedures and instrumentation that have revolutionized the medical art of neurosurgery for brain tumors and neurovascular diseases and disorders.