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More than 100 St. Luke’s Health Physicians Named to Houstonia Magazine’s 2021 Top Doctors List

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HOUSTON, TX (October 11, 2021) – More than 100 board-certified St. Luke’s Health physicians in dozens of medical specialties were recognized in this year’s Houstonia’s Top Doctors list. The Top Doctors list is compiled annually via an online peer-voting process.

The survey asked over 15,000 board certified doctors to recommend physicians to whom they would entrust their own families in a variety of specialties. The complete list - which includes hundreds of doctors in more than 70 categories - was created in partnership with DataJoe Research following a specific methodology. The selection process includes compiling a list of top vote recipients in each specialty and making certain that all physicians are currently certified by their respective medical licensing boards.

“Our physicians work tirelessly each day to improve the health of our communities and ensure their patients receive the best care possible,” said Doug Lawson, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of St. Luke’s Health. “We are tremendously proud that so many St. Luke’s Health physicians have been included on this list and recognized by their peers as the best in their respective fields, something we already knew. They truly exemplify excellence in medicine.”

Here is the complete list of St. Luke’s Health physicians featured in the Top Doctors 2021 list: 


Colon and Rectal Surgery

  • Atif Iqbal
  • Jose Tschen

Diagnostic Radiology

  • Collen Bray
  • Pedro J. Diaz-Marchan
  • Carlos A. Farinas

Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism

  • Mandeep Bajaj
  • Vinita Bhagia
  • Diana Desai
  • Ruchi Gaba
  • Rocio Harbison
  • Medhavi Jogi


  • Suneal Agarwal
  • H. Chami Amaratunge
  • Neel Choksi
  • Dang Nguyen
  • Mohammed Othman
  • Isaac Raijman

General Surgery

  • James Baird
  • Treneth Baker
  • Raymon Grogan
  • Claire F. Ozaki
  • Timothy Sehorn
  • James W. Suliburk
  • George Van Buren II

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • Edward Berzin
  • Bradley Eisemann
  • Shayan Izaddoost
  • Yoav Kaufman
  • Marco Maricevich
  • Edward Reece
  • Sebastian Winocour


  • Brian D. Lepow
  • Jeffrey Alan Ross

Infectious Disease

  • Stacey Rubin Rose
  • Barry James Zeluff

Internal Medicine

  • Ketti Awad
  • Allison Heinen
  • Lubna Kazim
  • William J. McKee
  • Umar Waheed


  • Meredith Anne Reyes
  • Thomas Michael Wheeler


  • Fanny Emilia Moron
  • Tamara Ortiz-Perez


  • Michael Coburn
  • Benjamin Ethan Dillon
  • Philip Ho
  • David Goldfarb
  • Mohit Khera
  • Richard Edward Link
  • Wesley Mayer
  • Samit Soni
  • Mark A. Sutton
  • Jennifer Marie Taylor

Medical Oncology

  • Aihua Edward Yen
  • Yvonne Hsiao-Fan Sada
  • Anita Lyn Sabichi

Radiation Oncology

  • Albert C. Chen
  • George Govern Chen
  • Pavan Mukesh Jhaveri

Gynecology Oncology

  • Anthony B. Costales
  • Celestine S. Tung
  • Hematology 
  • Martha Pritchett Mims
  • Sarvari Venkata Yellapragada
  • Mark Myers Udden

Neurological Surgery

  • Akash Patel
  • Ganesh Rao
  • Alexander Ropper
  • Ashwin Viswanathan
  • David Xu


  • Doris Hichi Kung

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Catherine Cahill
  • Jack Dawson
  • Melvyn Harrington
  • Ugo Iheweazu
  • Christopher Perkins
  • Theodore Shybut

Pain Management

  • Krishna Shah

Physical Medicine and Rehab

  • Prathap Jayaram
  • Paul Paily


  • Sunjay R. Devarajan
  • Prasad Manian
  • Muhammad Asim Siddique


  • Lauren Sasha Blieden
  • Emmanuel Y. Chang
  • Shawn C. Kavoussi
  • Silvia Orengo-Nania
  • Hassan T. Rahman
  • Rosa Ana Tang
  • Jonathan H. Tzu

Emergency Medicine

  • Sarah Bezek
  • Robert Daniel McArthur
  • Edgardo Ordonez
  • Stanley Wu


  • Reena Jogi
  • Tracy Katz
  • Sunaina Likhari
  • Mildred Lopez-Pineiro
  • Ida F. Orengo
  • Catherine Papasakelariou
  • Geeta Patel
  • Michael Sonabend

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • David Alfi
  • Ayman B. Chritah


  • Ahmed Arslan Yousuf Awan
  • Michael Campbell
  • Jose Perez
  • Navneet Singh
  • Katherine Timmins
  • Jingyin Yan

Hospice and Palliative

  • Charu Agrawal

Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Kimberly A. Bobo
  • Richard Todd Ivey

Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Jennifer Cozart
  • Joseph Coselli
  • Kenneth Liao
  • James Liversay
  • Gabriel Loor 


  • Texas Heart Institute
  • Mahboob Alam
  • Salman Bandeali
  • Jorge Escobar
  • John Alan Farmer
  • Savitri Fedson
  • Ihab Rafic Hamzeh
  • Eduardo Hernandez
  • Zaka U. Khan
  • Samar Sheth
  • George Younis


About St. Luke’s Health – Texas Division

St. Luke’s Health is a fully-integrated network that provides care to the communities in Greater Houston, East Texas, and the Brazos Valley through 16 acute care hospitals and over 270 access points including numerous urgent care centers, freestanding emergency departments, and clinics conveniently located across the region. With a team of 11,000 employees and caregivers and more than 5,000 physicians, St. Luke’s Health is dedicated to a mission of enhancing community health through high-quality, cost-effective care. A joint venture with Baylor College of Medicine, St. Luke’s Health operates Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in the Texas Medical Center, a leading academic health center with quaternary care and advanced specialists. St. Luke’s Health is part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. CommonSpirit was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. Learn more at

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