Nearly 50 Lutheran physicians appear on 5280’s Top Docs!


Congratulations to the 49 physicians on Lutheran’s medical staff who were named to the 2023 list of Top Docs, published by 5280 magazine!

Each year, the magazine asks metro-area physicians to vote for the colleagues they feel deliver the highest-quality care in their specialty – the ones they would choose to care for themselves or a loved one. Physicians with the most votes appear on the annual list.

Below please find the Lutheran physicians whose reputation among their peers landed them on this year’s list.

Addiction Medicine

Joseph P. Cannavo, MD | Alexis C. Carrington, MD

Allergy & Immunology

William H. Newman, MD | Jeffrey S. Rumbyrt, MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Ankie M. Amos, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Andreea I. Arvinte, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Kelly Y. Kim, MD


Theresa A. Scholz, MD

Emergency Medicine

Joseph W. Lauro, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Irinel Stanciu, MD

Family Medicine

Shannon E. Jantz, MD


Ramu P. Raju, MD

Interventional & Diagnostic Radiology

Matthew J. Fleishman, MD | Eric S. Malden, MD

Interventional Cardiology

Jerry S. Miklin, MD | Jeffrey D. Rubinstein, MD

Medical Oncology

Robert S. Kantor, MD

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Amber M. Messier-Gieri, MD


Galo F. Garces, MD | Clancy S. Howard, MD | Stuart I. Senkfor, MD


Scott F. London, MD


Donald F. Frei, MD | Peter E. Ricci, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Christina M. Ballonoff, MD | Karen E. Maloney, DO | Antigone P. Parrish, MD | Kimberly D. Warner, MD


Thomas P. Campbell, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

Peter Chiang, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

Bettina F. Cuneo, MD | Michael S. Schaffer, MD | Elizabeth Yeung, MD


Larissa A. Applegate, MD | Michelle C. Jacobson, MD | Vongpheth McCarthy, MD

Plastic Surgery

Joyce Aycock, MD | William J. Martin, MD | Richard A. Mouchantat, MD

Pulmonary Disease

Esther H. Lum, MD


Stuart S. Kassan, MD

Sleep Medicine

Sarah M. Richey, MD | Ana Sanchez, MD


Leonardo Alfaro, MD | Michael E. Bertocchi, MD | Bruce J. Waring, MD


David J. Cahn, MD

Vascular Surgery

Stephen J. Annest, MD | Alan Y. Synn, MD