16 Cincinnati Children's Doctors Named to Best Doctors List

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Sixteen doctors at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center are featured in the April issue of Cincinnati magazine as being the best in the Tri-state.

The list was compiled by a survey mailed to 5,256 Ohio, Kentucky or Indiana licensed physicians in eight counties: Hamilton, Warren, Butler, and Clermont in Ohio; Boone, Campbell, and Kenton in Kentucky; and Dearborn in Indiana. The physicians were asked who they would turn to if "you, a family member, or a friend needed medical attention."

Cincinnati magazine highlighted 422 physicians in 42 specialties deemed the "best" in the Tristate by receiving five or more votes. Cincinnati Children's physicians include:


Ann W. Lucky, MD
Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
David A. Billmire, MD, FACS, FAAP
Craniofacial and cleft lip and palate
Infectious Diseases
Beverly L. Connelly, MD
Thoracic Surgery and Cardiovascular
Peter B. Manning, MD
Pediatric surgery and critical care
Frederic C. Strife, MD
Pramod Reddy, MD
Curtis A. Sheldon, MD
Robin T. Cotton, MD
Pediatrics (General)
Christopher F. Bolling, MD 
Pediatric Specialties
Maria H. Alonso, MD
Liver and kidney transplant
Alvin H. Crawford, MD
Kerry Crone, MD
Horacio Falciglia, MD
Murray H. Passo, MD
Barbara B. Warner, MD
Brad W. Warner, MD


Dr. Crone was featured in the issue and selected as one of the best in the field of pediatric neurosurgery. He explains his use of imaging technology to advance his surgical techniques, including endoscopic neurosurgery -- using small incisions and tiny instruments attached to fiber-optic viewing devices -- to repair cranial defects and to do biopsies on certain types of brain tumors and the opening of the BrainSUITE that combines image technology and traditional surgical procedures. However, the over 6,000 procedures and the patients affected are what drives him. He recently recalled a letter he received from a patient with an aggressive brain tumor who was 9 at the time of the operation. The letter stated that the patient had gone to college, was now a high school teacher, married and the father of three children.

Cincinnati Children's, one of the top five children's hospitals in the nation according to Child magazine, is a 475-bed institution devoted to bringing the world the joy of healthier kids. Cincinnati Children's is dedicated to providing care that is timely, efficient, effective, family-centered, equitable and safe. For its efforts to transform the way health care is provided, Cincinnati Children's received the 2006 American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize. Cincinnati Children's ranks second nationally among all pediatric centers in research grants from the National Institutes of Health and is a teaching affiliate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. The Cincinnati Children's vision is to be the leader in improving child health.

Contact Information

Amy Caruso, 513-636-5637,