AMITA Health Surgeons Recognized as Top Doctors

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57 AMITA Health Surgeons Among 2021 Top Doctors in Chicagoland

Oct. 7, 2021 (Chicago, Ill.) — Fifty-seven AMITA Health surgeons have been recognized as the top in their fields in the Chicago area, according to a study conducted by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a healthcare research and information company. The full list was published in the October 2021 edition of Chicago magazine.

Castle Connolly invites licensed physicians across the U.S. to nominate peers as Top Doctors in any medical specialty and in any part of the nation. Physicians cannot nominate themselves and cannot pay to be named a Top Doctor. Each year, Castle Connolly receives nearly 100,000 nominations.

A physician-led Castle Connolly research team rigorously screens nominees. The team examines comprehensive information about each nominee, such as the nominee’s medical education, training, board certifications, hospital appointments, administrative posts, professional achievements and malpractice and disciplinary history. After this careful review, Castle Connolly selects physicians for its Top Doctors lists. Regional Top Doctors are outstanding physicians who “are highly sought after physician leaders in their communities and metropolitan areas,” according to Castle Connolly’s website (www.castleconnolly.com). The AMITA Health surgeons recognized in their area of specialty are:

Surgery

  • Dr. Charles K. Brown — Gastrointestinal cancer, melanoma, peritoneal carcinomatosis and sarcoma, AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center La Grange
  • Dr. Mark M. Connolly — Gastrointestinal cancer, AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago
  • Dr. Daniel J. Douglas — Breast cancer, hernia and laparoscopic procedures, AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale
  • Dr. Constantine T. Frantzides — Laparoscopic surgery, bariatric, esophageal and hepatobiliary, AMITA Health Saint Francis Hospital Evanston
  • Dr. Giovanni Giannotti — Cancer and critical care, AMITA Health Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Chicago
  • Dr. Vafa Shayani — Bariatric surgery, lap-band and gastric sleeve, AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook
  • Dr. Jeffrey Zawacki — Colon and rectal cancer and minimally invasive procedures, AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale

Hand Surgery

  • Dr. Michael J. Cohen — Carpal tunnel syndrome, hand and upper extremity and rotator cuff, AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet
  • Dr. Sanjay K. Patari — Hand and upper extremity, AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates
  • Dr. Scott D. Sagerman — Elbow, hand and wrist injuries, AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Rehabilitation Hospital Elk Grove Village

Neurologic Surgery

  • Dr. George K. Bovis — Arteriovenous malformations, brain tumors, cerebral aneurysms and stereotactic radiosurgery, AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village
  • Dr. Szymon S. Rosenblatt — Brain tumors, cerebrovascular surgery, skull base tumors and spinal cord disorders, AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village
  • Dr. Dennis Yung Kuang Wen — AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Elgin

Ophthalmology

  • Dr. Naveed Z. Ansari — Cataract and corneal disease, AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates
  • Dr. Jasmeet S. Dhaliwal — Cataract, corneal disease and glaucoma, AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center Chicago
  • Dr. Marlyn F. Goldberg — Diabetic retinopathy, retinal disorders, retina and vitreous, AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates
  • Dr. David Morimoto — Cataract and glaucoma, AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet
  • Dr. Eric J. Quartetti — Cataract, glaucoma and LASIK refractive, AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Elgin
  • Dr. John W. Winkler — Cataract, AMITA Health Holy Family Medical Center Des Plaines
  • Dr. Lisa G. Wohl — Cataract and LASIK refractive, dry eye syndrome and glaucoma, AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks
  • Dr. Aras M. Zlioba — Cataract, cornea and external eye disease and glaucoma, AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Dr. Eric K. Bartel — Foot and ankle, AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Elgin
  • Dr. Matthew A. Bernstein — Hand, shoulder and upper extremity, AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village
  • Dr. Steven C. Chudik — ACL and knee injuries, arthroscopic, shoulder and sports medicine, AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center La Grange
  • Dr. Robert J. Daley — Cartilage damage, joint reconstruction and knee replacement, AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale
  • Dr. Benjamin G. Domb — Arthroscopic, hip, knee, and shoulder surgery and sports medicine, AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates
  • Dr. Evan A. Dougherty — Fractures, nonunion fractures and trauma, AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale
  • Dr. Michael C. Durkin — ACL and knee injuries, hip, knee and shoulder procedures and joint replacement, AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale
  • Dr. Howard I. Freedberg — Arthroscopic, knee and shoulder reconstruction and sports medicine, AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates
  • Dr. David Garelick — Arthroscopic, joint replacement, shoulder and sports injuries, AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago
  • Dr. Ari J. Kaz — Ankle and foot, AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago
  • Dr. Keith L. Komnick — Hip and knee joint replacement, AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates
  • Dr. Sheryl Lipnick — Minimally invasive and sports medicine, AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates
  • Dr. Vishal M. Mehta — Platelet-rich plasma, rotator cuff, shoulder arthroscopic and shoulder replacement, AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Elgin
  • Dr. Mary K. Morrell — Arthritis, arthroscopic, hand and wrist and trauma, AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village
  • Dr. Paul S. Nourbash — Hip and knee, joint reconstruction and replacement, AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village
  • Dr. Timothy S. Petsche — Shoulder and knee, sports injuries and sports medicine, AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Elgin
  • Dr. Jason L. Rotstein — Knee replacement, knee and shoulder and sports injuries, AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village
  • Dr. Keith E. Schroeder — Joint and knee replacement, knee and shoulder and sports medicine, AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village
  • Dr. Theodore J. Suchy — Hip and knee, AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates

Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery

  • Dr. Robert A. Battista — Acoustic neuroma and schwannoma, ear disorders, hearing disorders and tinnitus and Ménière’s disease, AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale
  • Dr. Jacquelynne P. Corey — Nasal, sleep, sinus and voice disorders, AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago
  • Dr. Steven Dayan — Blepharoplasty, face and neck cosmetic procedures, facial plastic and reconstructive procedures and rhinoplasty, AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago
  • Dr. Scott W. DiVenere — Ear, nasal, sinus and throat disorders and head and neck, AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet
  • Dr. Michael G. Gartlan — Ear and sinus disorders, parathyroid and thyroid and pediatric otolaryngology, AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet
  • Dr. Samuel Girgis — Facial plastic and sinus disorders, AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale
  • Dr. Victor P. Mokarry — Head and neck cancer, nasal, sinus and sleep disorders and pediatric otolaryngology, AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village
  • Dr. Ankit M. Patel — Hearing disorders and tinnitus, nasal and sinus disorders, AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet
  • Dr. Robert Lee Walton, Jr. — Nasal reconstruction, AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago

Plastic Surgery

  • Dr. Bradley Ashpole — Cosmetic and reconstructive, AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates
  • Dr. George Kouris — Body contouring and liposuction, Botox, breast augmentation and reconstruction and fillers and injectables, AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center La Grange
  • Dr. McKay McKinnon — Birthmarks and vascular malformations, cleft lip and palate, facial tumors and skin cancer, AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago
  • Dr. Iliana E. Sweis — Body contouring and liposuction, Botox, face-lift and cosmetic breast procedures, AMITA Health Holy Family Medical Center Des Plaines

Urology

  • Dr. Geoffery Engel — AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village
  • Dr. Fadi Habib — Prostate and urologic cancer, kidney stones and minimally invasive procedures, AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago
  • Dr. John J. Kritsas — Laparoscopic, kidney stones and urologic cancer, AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale
  • Dr. Mark J. Schacht — Kidney and prostate cancers, AMITA Health Saint Francis Hospital Evanston

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About AMITA Health

AMITA Health (www.AMITAhealth.org) is a joint operating company formed by AdventHealth in Altamonte Springs, Fla., and St. Louis-based Ascension. AMITA Health is one of the largest health systems in Illinois, comprising 19 hospitals and more than 230 sites of care. The health system has 900 providers in its medical groups, more than 26,000 associates and 7,000 physician partners and serves over 6.6 million residents in the greater Chicagoland area.