Saint Luke’s Physicians Named to Castle Connolly Top Doctor List

January 13, 2022

Saint Luke’s is proud to announce that 117 physicians across 32 specialties were named to Castle Connolly’s 2021 Top Doctors List. For 25 years, Castle Connolly’s mission has been to help people find the best health care and connect patients with these best-in-class health care providers around the country.

Physicians are selected based on a robust and unbiased research process. Each year, Castle Connolly surveys physicians and other health care leaders around the country to identify doctors that embody excellence in clinical care and interpersonal skills.

The Castle Connolly Top Doctor selection process is entirely merit-based, and physicians cannot pay to receive this elite designation. Castle Connolly’s physician-led research team thoroughly screens each nomination to ensure that every Top Doctor selection meets Castle Connolly’s rigorous standards. The review includes medical education, training, hospital appointments, administrative posts, professional achievements, and malpractice and disciplinary history. 

Review the entire list of Saint Luke’s physicians named to the list in both Kansas and Missouri:

  • Thomas Alcox - Internal Medicine
  • Keith Allen -Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
  • Brian Allenbrand - Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Suzanne Arnold - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Michael Arroyo - Surgery
  • Bethany Austin - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Timothy Badwey - Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Dmitri Baklanov - Interventional Cardiology
  • Matthew Barton - Internal Medicine
  • Timothy Bateman - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Jennifer Bequette - Internal Medicine
  • Sarah Boyd - Infectious Disease
  • Jayne Lora Bumgarner - Family Medicine
  • Matthew Bunte - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Todd Bush - Pediatrics
  • Kevin Bybee - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Donald  Campbell - Gastroenterology
  • Joseph Cannova - Plastic Surgery
  • Cory Carpenter - Internal Medicine
  • Peter Caruso - Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Paul Chan - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Adnan Chhatriwalla - Interventional Cardiology
  • W. James Chon - Nephrology
  • Wendell Clarkston - Gastroenterology
  • John Croom - Neurology
  • Robert  Cullen - Otolaryngology
  • Matthew Deedy - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Michelle Dew - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Michael Driks - Infectious Disease
  • Mark Everley - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Rocco Florio - Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Karen Florio - Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Todd Fristo - Family Medicine
  • Michael Giocondo - Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Joseph Goeke - Cardiovascular Disease
  • J. Aaron Grantham - Interventional Cardiology
  • Marie Griffin - Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Sanjaya Gupta - Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Mitchell Hamburg - Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Anthony Hart - Interventional Cardiology
  • Norman Heisle - Psychiatry
  • Richard Hill - Urogynecology/Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Daniel Holmes - Urology
  • Kenneth Huber - Interventional Cardiology
  • Eddie Island - Surgery
  • Sreenivasa Jonnalagadda - Gastroenterology
  • Apoorv Kalra - Infectious Disease
  • Andrew Kao - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Frederick Keenan - Family Medicine
  • Robert Kenney - Surgery
  • Jason Knight - Gynecologic Oncology
  • Mikhail Kosiborod - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Lori Kramer - Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Scott Langford - Hand Surgery
  • Steven  Laster - Interventional Cardiology
  • Vincent Lem - Pulmonary Disease
  • Frederick Lintecum - Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • David Lowry - Pediatrics
  • Anthony Magalski - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Michael Main - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Coleman Martin - Neurology
  • Garry Martin - Plastic Surgery
  • Gerald Matile - Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Thomas McEwan - Plastic Surgery
  • Megan Mcnally - Surgery
  • B. Todd Moore - Surgery
  • Charles Moylan - Pediatrics
  • Michael Munger - Family Medicine
  • Meggan Newland - Dermatology
  • Thuan Nguyen - Plastic Surgery
  • Emily Ochoa - Dermatology
  • James O'Keefe - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Karin Olds - Neurology
  • Jeffrey  Parker - Family Medicine
  • Timothy Pasowicz - Internal Medicine
  • Victor Perez - Plastic Surgery
  • J. Christopher Perryman - Internal Medicine
  • Timothy Pluard - Medical Oncology
  • Brandon Pomeroy - Urology
  • Terrence Pratt - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • John Price - Surgery
  • Brian Ramza - Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Jon Rast - Plastic Surgery
  • Scott Ravis - Dermatology
  • Shahzad Raza - Medical Oncology
  • Charles Rhoades - Hand Surgery
  • David Safley - Interventional Cardiology
  • Jessica Sanchez - Diagnostic Radiology
  • Renato Sandoval - Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Laura Schmidt - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Alexander Schoofs - Sports Medicine
  • Michael Schwartzman - Neurology
  • John Shook - Surgery
  • Ali Shwaiki - Medical Oncology
  • David Skolnick - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Geoffrey Slayden - Surgery
  • Jacob Smeltzer - Medical Oncology
  • Kim Smith - Family Medicine
  • Brett Sperry - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Jason Stahl - Ophthalmology
  • Daniel Steinhaus - Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Tracy Stevens - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Jennifer Svetlecic - Pulmonary Disease
  • Randall Thompson - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Deepa Upadhyaya - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cheerag Upadhyaya - Neurological Surgery
  • Karthik  Vamanan - Vascular Surgery
  • Eugene Vanden Boom - Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Ann Warner - Rheumatology
  • Stephen Wassinger - Urogynecology/Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Alan Wimmer - Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Deborah Winburn - Pediatrics
  • Ellen Yetter - Vascular & Interventional Radiology
  • Jessica Yoakam - Family Medicine
  • Sheryl Young - Plastic Surgery
  • Omair Yousuf - Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Martin Zink - Cardiovascular Disease