2012 Top Doctors

The list.

Fort Worth, Texas magazine sent more than 4,500 local physicians a survey, asking them to voluntarily rate their peers and name the best doctors in Tarrant County. Medical professionals willing to participate went online to cast their votes.

While Fort Worth, Texas magazine provided the fields of specialty, the physicians identified the professionals they regard as being leaders in those fields.

The final results were submitted to a select panel of physicians for review.

Sample ballot notifying the medical community of the voting process and the ballot Web site address were mailed to the members of the Tarrant County Medical Society and the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association. Voting took place online. Those voting had to supply credential numbers in order to be able to participate.

Our Purpose:
To provide useful information as a supplement for input from other sources. (If you have a good relationship with a doctor, do not let this cause an unnecessary change.) Physicians from the medical community selected these doctors. However, many highly regarded professionals do not appear on this list. We hope you will find these results useful when you find yourself in need of a physician. These are some of the best. Please join us in congratulating the physicians chosen for this honor. By including a doctor on the list, Fort Worth, Texas magazine in no way recommends or endorses his or her services.

Allergists and Immunologists treat disorders that attack the immune system and people who suffer adverse reactions to food, drugs, chemicals, immune deficiency diseases and even insect stings.
  • Susan Bailey
  • Andrew Beaty
  • James Haden
  • Bob Lanier
  • Robert Rogers
  • Rajendra Tanna
Anesthesiologists are responsible for monitoring and stabilizing vital signs while administering the drugs that will render a patient unconscious during an operation.
  • Kathleen Bajaj
  • Leah Bhatki
  • Napoleon Burt
  • Artee Gandhi
  • Carlos Gracia
  • James Harper
  • Katherine Hege
  • Sam Kleinman
  • Mike Neben
  • Denise Sullivan
Cardio Thoracic Surgery
Cardio Thoracic Surgeons provide operative and perioperative care to patients with conditions within the chest and heart including coronary arteries, valves, lungs, esophagus and diaphragm.
  • James Anderson
  • Stephen Hudgens
  • Reza Khalafi
  • Jeffrey Lin
  • Carlos Macias
  • Michael Wood
  • Al Yurvati
Cardiologists diagnose and treat heart problems, such as angina, high blood pressure and valve abnormalities, but they do not perform surgery.
  • Nasim Akhtar
  • Farhan Ali
  • Dale Anderson
  • Raja Cholleti
  • Scott E. Ewing
  • Sreenivas Gudimetla
  • Randall Hall
  • Tim Hadden
  • George Khammar
  • Phil Lobstein
  • Amir Malik
  • Wade McBride
  • Giri Mundluru
  • Joe Ortenberg
  • Syed Shah
  • David Slife
  • Balaji Veerappan
  • Martie Weiss
Colon/Rectal Surgery
Colon and Rectal Surgeon is trained to diagnose and treat various diseases of the small intestine, colon, rectum, anal canal and perianal area by medical and surgical means also dealing with other organs and tissues involved with primary intestinal disease.
  • Michael Bryan
  • Ed Castillo
  • Augustine Lee
  • Paul Senter
  • Britton West
Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic Surgeons are Plastic Surgeons who specialize in the cosmetic enhancement of areas of the body improving overall appearance and to optimize the outcome of reconstructive procedures using aesthetic surgical principles.
  • Robert Anderson
  • Mayli Davis
  • Richard Ethridge
  • Jonathan Heistein
  • Kelly Kunkel
  • Deborah Larrison
  • Mark Mason
  • Anthony Nakamura
  • Larry Reaves
  • Vishnu Rumalla
  • Louis Strock
Dermatologists treat problems of the skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes, such as warts, dandruff and skin cancer.
  • Stacy Beaty
  • Angela Bowers-Plott
  • Thomas Busick
  • William Cothern
  • Fred Ghali
  • Diego Marra
  • Stephen Maberry
  • Peter Malouf
  • Betty Rajan
  • Allison Readinger
  • Robin Roberts
  • Victoria Serralta
  • Danny Thomas
Emergency Care
Emergency room doctors provide care to patients seeking immediate attention for ailments ranging from common colds to gunshot wounds.
  • Kim Aaron
  • Gerry Chase
  • Rick Dixon
  • Terry McCarthy
  • Elliott Trotter
Endocrinologists treat glandular and hormonal problems, such as diabetes and thyroid disorders.
  • Chris Bajaj
  • Stella Hecker
  • Darren Lackan
  • Ken Mair
  • Imran Patel
  • Anjanette Tan
  • Paul Thornton
  • David Wilson
Gastroenterologists treat problems of the digestive system, from heartburn to hiatal hernias, ulcers and liver disease.
  • Shahid Aziz
  • Jay Beckwith
  • Adil Choudhary
  • Thomas Dewar
  • Josh George
  • Kumar Gutta
  • Jane Keng
  • Gordon D. Luk
  • Jeffrey Mills
  • Sue Moster
  • Natalie Murray
  • Mark Murray
  • James Nackley
  • Joe Shelton
  • Monte Troutman
  • Kenneth Yang
  • Jay Yepuri
General Surgery
A General Surgeon has expertise in the diagnosis and care of patients with diseases and disorders affecting abdomen, digestive tract, endocrine system, breast, skin and blood vessels. They are also trained in the care of pediatric and cancer patients and in patients who are injured or critically ill.
  • Scott Bloemendal
  • Mary Brian
  • Michael Brooks
  • Antonio Castaneda
  • Anita Chow
  • Mark Collins
  • John Crawford
  • J. Patrick Eaton
  • Ronny Ford
  • Joe Guinn
  • Michael Korenman
  • Doug Lorimer
  • Wesley Marquart
  • Thomas Purgett
  • Nabeel Shabout
General Family Practice
General or family practitioners are primary care doctors who treat both children and adults and refer their patients to specialists when necessary.
  • Dan Chadwick
  • Todd Cowan
  • Steve Cole
  • William Drake
  • David Dunn
  • Norma Escamilla-Brinker
  • Maria Fawcett
  • Al Hulse
  • Michael Jutras
  • Shaun Kretzschmar
  • Beth Mewis
  • Cody Mihills
  • James Murphy
  • David Podgurecki
  • Smita Rumalla
  • Karen Smith
  • Matthew Stine
  • Joyce Stroud
Geriatricians specialize in problems of aging, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and incontinence.
  • Jennifer Arnouville
  • Kendra Belfi
  • Janice Knebl
  • Amy Moss
Gynecological Oncology
Gynecological oncologists treat female patients with cancer of the reproductive organs.
  • Noelle Cloven
  • Ken Hancock
  • Mark Messing
  • DeEtte Vasques
A gynecologist specializes in the female reproductive system; an obstetrician treats patients during pregnancy, labor and delivery.
  • Laura Bradford
  • Adrianne Deem
  • Donna Duran
  • Cynthia English
  • Lisa Gardner
  • Martha Guerra
  • Patty Hardt
  • Jay Herd
  • Bea Kutzler
  • Jennifer Motley
  • Jason Neef
  • Heather Neville
  • Richard Ondrizek
  • Tracy Papa
  • Cynthia Robbins
  • Larry Tatum
  • Gladys Tse
  • Lisa Wagner
  • John Whitfield
  • Ruth Wiley
Hematologists specialize in blood disorders, such as anemia and hemophilia, as well as cancer.
  • Kathleen Crowley
  • Asad Dean
  • Lance Mandell
  • Mary Milam
  • Mary Ann Skiba
Infectious Diseases
Infectious disease specialists treat viral and bacterial diseases, such as pneumonia, tuberculosis and Lyme disease, and are the primary care providers for people with HIV and AIDS.
  • Barbara Atkinson
  • Dan Barbaro
  • Nikhil Bhayani
  • Cheryl McDonald
  • Donald Murphey
  • Scott Rojas
  • Susan Whitworth
  • Bryan Youree
Internal Medicine
Internists diagnose and treat disorders involving internal organs and often function as family doctors, referring patients to specialists.
  • Daud Ashai
  • Pavani Bellary
  • Alan Davenport
  • Craig Dearden
  • Benjamin Domagas
  • Kevin Eldridge
  • Roger Eppstein
  • Donald Frusher
  • Robert Keller
  • Quang Le
  • Jason Ledbetter
  • Lynn Lester
  • Niraj Mehta
  • Richard Penny
  • Greg Phillips
  • Morvarid Rezaie
  • Meenu Sharma
  • Adel Zakhary
Neonatologists practice a subspecialty of pediatrics concentrating on the diseases and care of newborns in the early postnatal period.
  • Robert Ursprung
  • Terri Weinman
These specialists treat kidney disorders ranging from urinary tract infections to kidney failure.
  • Ira Epstein
  • Abdul Hafeez
  • Richard Mauk
  • Balamurugan Sankarapandian
  • Carlos Bahrami
Neurologists treat diseases of the nervous system, ranging from headaches and back pain to epilepsy and the problems associated with strokes.
  • Lincoln Chin
  • Charlece Hughes
  • Tom Leavens
  • Saleem Malik
  • Jeff McGlothlin
  • Vinit Mehrotra
Neurological Surgeons provide surgical and non-surgical care for patients with disorders of the nervous system, brain, skull, spinal cord and nerves.
  • Brent Alford
  • George Cravens
  • David Donahue
  • Tom Ellis
  • John Honeycutt
  • Anthony Lee
  • Jacob Rosenstein
  • Ab Siadati
  • Greg Ward
Oncologists study cancerous tumors and seek to understand their development, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
  • Dave Barrera
  • James Bordelon
  • Asad Dean
  • Greg Friess
  • Prasanthi Ganesa
  • Shadan Mansoor
  • Mary Milam
  • Latha Neerukonda
  • Angel Negron
  • John Nugent
  • Sanjay Oommen
  • Ray Page
  • Vinaya Potluri
  • Bibas Reddy
  • Mark Redrow
  • Michael Ross
  • Robert Ruxer
  • Henry Q. Xiong
  • Robyn Young
Ophthalmologists are medically trained to diagnose and treat eye problems.
Mark Alford.
  • Anthony Evangelista
  • Jerry Hu
  • David A. Kleiman
  • Eric Packwood
  • Ann Ranelle
  • Bill Ranelle
  • Brian Ranelle
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons care for patients with problem wisdom teeth, facial pain, and misaligned jaws. They treat accident victims suffering facial injuries, place dental implants, care for patients with oral cancer, tumors and cysts of the jaws, and perform facial cosmetic surgery.
  • Yadro Ducic
  • Robert Peak
  • Michael Warner
Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgeons specialize in patients with musculoskeletal disorders from trauma, infections, tumors, deformities, injuries, and degenerative diseases of the spine, hands, feet, knee, hip, shoulder and elbow.
  • Joe Berman
  • Bruce Bollinger
  • Michael Boothby
  • Anthony Brentlinger
  • James Burnett
  • Ajai Cadambi
  • Jeff Carter
  • Cory Collinge
  • Ted Crofford
  • John Drkulec
  • Jeff McGowen
  • Phil Mycoskie
  • Danny Nicholls
  • Steve Ogden
  • Paul Phillips
  • James Pollifrone
  • Jay Pond
  • Frank Rodriguez
  • Robert Schmidt
  • Don Stewart
  • Dan Wagner
  • Keith Watson
  • Steve Weeden
  • Eric Wieser
  • Mark Woolf
These doctors treat ear, nose and throat problems, including head and neck cancers.
  • Yadro Ducic
  • John Fewins
  • Roy Lowry
  • Michelle Marcincuk
  • Mark Palmer
  • Jesse Smith
  • Stuart Thomas
  • Monty Trimble
  • Jeremy Watkins
Palliative Care
Palliative care specialists provide various forms of medical care or treatment to concentrate on reducing the severity of disease symptoms or slowing a disease’s progress, rather than providing a cure.
  • Martha Danhof
  • Alvin Mathe
  • Robert Menzies
Pediatric Surgery
Pediatric Surgeons are general surgeons who specialize in the diagnosis and care of premature and newborn infants, children and adolescents with conditions such as abnormalities in fetal stages, repair of birth defects, treatment of cancer and injuries.
  • Chad Hamner
  • Jose Iglesias
  • Jim Miller
  • Patrick Thomas
  • Glaze Vaughn
Pediatricians specialize in the development of children and treatment of childhood diseases.
  • Diane Arnaout
  • Alice Bassinger
  • Sherri Burke
  • John Dalton
  • Michael Deitchman
  • Toyya Goodrich
  • Lisa Guthrie
  • Tamara Hayward
  • Mark Jones
  • Russell Lawrence
  • Brad Mercer
  • Julee Morrow
  • Ann Natterer
  • John Podgore
  • Ray Rhodes
  • Audrey Rogers
  • Tom Rogers Jr.
  • Jenica Rose-Stein
  • Vanita Shori
  • David Turbeville
  • Kevin Wylie
  • Ben Worseley
Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery
Plastic Surgeons deals with the repair, reconstruction or replacement of physical defects of form or function involving the skin, musculoskeletal system, craniomaxillofacial structures, hand, extremities, breast and trunk and external genitalia or cosmetic enhancement of these areas of the body. Plastic Surgeons use cosmetic surgical principles to both improve overall appearance and to optimize the outcome of reconstructive procedures using aesthetic surgical principles.
  • Robert Anderson
  • Richard Ethridge
  • Walter Gracia
  • Valentin Gracia
  • Jonathan Heistein
  • Shujaat Khan
  • Danielle LeBlanc
  • Emily McLaughlin
  • Sacha Obaid
  • Larry Reaves
  • Vishnu Rumalla
  • Louis Strock
Podiatrists specialize in treatment of foot problems.
  • Brian Carpenter
  • Alan Garrett
  • Steven Lund
  • Travis Motley
  • Jeff Taylor
Psychiatrists treat patients with mental disorders ranging from chronic depression and stress-related illnesses to schizophrenia and manic depression, using both verbal and drug therapies.
  • Debra Atkisson
  • Ken Hopper
  • Cheryl Hurd
  • Ashley Johnson
  • Puskoor Kumar
  • LaKeisha Marsh
  • Prema Manjunath
  • Thomas Murphy
  • Carol Nati
  • Alan Podawiltz
  • Garrick Prejean
  • Lori Shahidi
  • Les Smith
  • Scott Winter
Pulmonary Diseases
Pulmonologists treat diseases of the lungs and bronchial tubes, such as emphysema, bronchitis, pneumonia and lung cancer.
  • Ade Agoro
  • John Burk
  • Kevin Connelly
  • Henry Cunningham
  • Nancy Dambro
  • Steven Davis
  • Yemi Fabuyi
  • Sami Hadeed
  • Gary Jones
  • David Maldonado
  • Stuart McDonald
  • David Ostransky
  • James Siminski
Radiology/Invasive Radiology
Radiologists read X-rays, CAT scans and MRIs to diagnose problems and treat patients who have various diseases.
  • Stuart Aronson
  • Hez Balch
  • Joseph Chan
  • Hayden Head
  • David Johnston
  • Dan Oshman
  • William G. Reese
  • Nadia Shah
  • Padma Srinivasan
  • Denise Wise
Radiology Oncology is the treatment of cancer and other diseases with high energy (ionising) radiation.
  • Jerry Barker
  • Mathew Cavey
  • Rafael Chan
  • J. Carlos Hernandez
  • Pete Lanasa
  • Clint Park
  • Katheleen Shide
  • Gary Young
Rehabilitation/Physical Medicine
A Physiatrist is a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Physiatrists treat a wide range of problems from sore shoulders to spinal cord injuries.
  • Eric Coligado
  • Michael Todd Daniels
  • Joseph Kay
  • Lan Le
  • Omar Selod
Reproductive Endocrinology
These specialists diagnose and treat infertility and may be trained in gynecology or urology.
  • Kathy Doody
  • Kevin Doody
  • Rob Kaufmann
  • Laura Lawrence
  • Anna Nackley
Rheumatologists treat disorders of the muscles, joints and related tissues, specializing in arthritis, lupus and other autoimmune disorders
  • Sonia Bajaj
  • Claudio Lehmann
Sports Medicine
Sports medicine doctors aid in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of injuries sustained to the muscles and joints of amateur and professional athletes.
  • Damond Blueitt
  • Michael Boothby
  • John Conway
  • Steven Meyers
  • Brian Webb
Urologists specialize in the urinary tracts of males and females, and the reproductive system of males.
  • Jeff Applewhite
  • Darren Chapman
  • Ira Hollander
  • John Johnson
  • Justin Lee
  • F.H. “Trey” Moore
  • Kirk Pinto
  • Drew Pumphrey
  • Dave Rittenhouse
  • Robert G. Stroud
  • Scott Thurman
  • Michael Walter
  • Todd Young
Vascular Surgery
These surgeons treat disorders of the veins and arteries, such as varicose veins, phlebitis, narrowing of the carotid artery and stroke.
  • James Anderson
  • Harshal Broker
  • Joseph Guinn
  • Johnna Jones
  • Jon Senkowsky
  • David Stroman
  • Al Yurvati