In a time when your health matters more than ever, so does choosing the right doctor.

Little Rock is full of hospitals and clinics that are full of amazing health care providers, so to find the best of the best, we went directly to the source: their coworkers.

Below is our debut list of the metro's Top Docs, all currently licensed and practicing, as voted by their peers.

For more information on how we put together this list, see List Methodology & Disclaimers at the bottom of this page.

Allergy & Immunology
Jim Mark Ingram
Lori M. Kagy
Joshua L. Kennedy - UAMS Health
Blake G. Scheer
Eddie W. Shields

Ahmed Ghaleb
Jonathan H. Goree - UAMS Health
Stacy L. Jones - UAMS Health
Neeraj Kumar - UAMS Health
Brent L. Walker - CHI St. Vincent

Gary J. Collins
Scott A. Davis
David G. Jones
John Paul Mounsey - UAMS Health
Tena Murphy - CHI St. Vincent
Paulo A. Ribeiro

Colon & Rectal Surgery
Lee Cecil Raley
Patrick Szeto - CHI St. Vincent

Gregory Dwyer
Lindsay Enns - Dermatology Group of Arkansas
Jay A. Flaming - CHI St. Vincent
Hayden H. Franks - Franks Dermatology
Jay Kincannon - Arkansas Children’s Hospital/UAMS
Ray K. Parker - Dermatology Group of Arkansas
Brian S. Wayne

Diagnostic Radiology
Jonathan Fravel - CHI St. Vincent
Hemendra R. Shah - UAMS Health

Emergency Medicine
George R. Hutchison - CHI St. Vincent

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Elena Ambrogini - UAMS Health
Donald L. Bodenner - UAMS Health
Irina Lendel
Allen Redding - CHI St. Vincent

Family Medicine
Kent Covert
Daniel Felton
Barry Ford
Chris Pittman - Little Rock Family Practice

Angelo G. Coppola
Otis T. Gordon - CHI St. Vincent
Kevin Heath - Gastro Arkansas
Brian T. Hughes
Whit Knapple
Brian L. McGee - Arkansas Diagnostic Center
Debra F. Morrison - Gastro Arkansas
Angela K. Nutt - Gastro Arkansas

General Surgery
Lance K. Burns - CHI St. Vincent
Chris M. Cate
Patrick Fleeman
Peter Joo Kim
Daniela A. Ochoa - UAMS Health
Ronald D. Robertson - UAMS Health
April Turner
James Walker - CHI St. Vincent

Geriatric Medicine
Burcu Ozdemir - UAMS

Hand Surgery
Jeanine A. Anderson
Brian D. Norton
David Rhodes - Bowen Hefley Orthopedics & Arkansas Surgical Hospital
Richard Wirges
Theresa O. Wyrick-Glover - UAMS Health

David Becton - Arkansas Children’s Hospital/UAMS

Hospice & Palliative
Sarah E. Harrington - UAMS Health

Infectious Disease
Ryan K. Dare - UAMS Health
Susan Kaye Delap
Michael Saccente - UAMS Health

Internal Medicine
Jennifer Co - CHI St. Vincent
Mark Dyer - CHI St. Vincent
Robert H. Hopkins Jr. - UAMS Health
Anna Kendrick
Riley Lipschitz - UAMS Health
Gary P. Nunn - CHI St. Vincent
Ann Templeton Riggs
Rachel Wayne - CHI St. Vincent

Interventional Cardiology
Vasili Lendel
Gary Nash

Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Adam T. Sandlin - UAMS Health

Shane P. Kimball

Neurological Surgery
Timothy Burson
J.D. Day - UAMS Health
Zachary Mason - Arkansas SURGICAL Hospital
Stylianos Rammos - CHI St. Vincent
Jonathan R. Reding
Brad A. Thomas - Little Rock Neurosurgery Clinic & Arkansas Surgical Hospital

Robert L. Archer - UAMS Health
Beverly A. Beadle - CHI St. Vincent
Duane Birky
Bradley Boop - CHI St. Vincent
Kathryn Chenault

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Kevin Breniman
Brian Burton - The Woman’s Clinic
Kay Chandler
Nirvana A. Manning - UAMS Health
Kenneth Singleton
Julia M. Watkins
Paul J. Wendel - UAMS Health

Joseph M. Beck II - CHI St. Vincent
Issam Makhoul - UAMS Health

Romona L. Davis - UAMS Health
Christian Hester - Little Rock Eye Clinic
Justin Lieblong
Sami H. Uwaydat - UAMS Health

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
John Jones - Arkansas Children’s Hospital/UAMS

Orthopedic Surgery
W. Scott Bowen - Bowen Hefley Orthopedics & Arkansas Surgical Hospital
William Hefley Jr. - Bowen Hefley Orthopedics & Arkansas Surgical Hospital
Samuel A. Moore - Bowen Hefley Orthopedics & Arkansas Surgical Hospital
Larry L. Nguyen - Bowen Hefley Orthopedics & Arkansas Surgical Hospital
Richard Nicholas - UAMS Health
Richard Alan Nix
Jason G. Stewart - Bowen Hefley Orthopedics & Arkansas Surgical Hospital

Kenneth A. Martin - Martin Orthopedics & Arkansas Surgical Hospital

Otolaryngology - Ear, Nose, Throat
H. Graves Hearnsberger III
Barbara K. Morris
Abby Nolder - Arkansas Children’s Hospital/UAMS
Gresham Richter - Arkansas Children’s Hospital/UAMS
Jason Smith
James Y. Suen - UAMS Health
Andre Wineland - Arkansas Children’s Hospital/UAMS

Pain Management
James Hunt - Pain Treatment Centers of America
Mikhail Ivanovsky - Pain Treatment Centers of America
Christopher K. Mocek
Kenneth Rosenzweig - Orthopedic Spine & Sports & Arkansas Surgical Hospital

Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
Stacie Jones - Arkansas Children’s Hospital/UAMS

Pediatric Cardiology
Elijah Bolin - Arkansas Children’s Hospital/UAMS
Brian Eble - Arkansas Children’s Hospital/UAMS

Pediatric Endocrinology
Jon Oden - Arkansas Children’s Hospital/UAMS

Pediatric Gastroenterology
Stephen Fiedorek - Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Pediatric Orthopedics
Brant Sachleben - Arkansas Children’s Hospital/UAMS

Pediatric Surgery
M. Sidney Dassinger - Arkansas Children’s Hospital/UAMS
Robert Maxson - Arkansas Children’s Hospital/UAMS

Pediatrics General
Debra Becton - Arkansas Children’s Hospital/UAMS
Induja Gunasekaran - Arkansas Children’s Hospital/UAMS
Gene Lu - Arkansas Pediatric Clinic
Michele Marie Moss - Arkansas Children’s Hospital/UAMS
Joshua O’Neill - Little Rock Pediatric Clinic

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Antonio T. Howard - UAMS Health
Rani H. Lindberg - UAMS Health
Kevin M. Means - UAMS Health
Amir Qureshi

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Jennings Russell Boyette - UAMS Health
Edward J. Love

Naval Patel - CHI St. Vincent

Leigh Anne Bennett
Jeffery L. Clothier - UAMS Health
Raymond Molden - Arkansas Psychiatric Clinic

Larry G. Johnson - UAMS Health
Gail Ann McCracken

Aaron Janos - Radiology Associates

James Abraham III - CHI St. Vincent
Jasen Cheng Chi
Richard William Houk
Cummins Lue - CHI St. Vincent
Zainab Siddiqui - CHI St. Vincent

Sleep Medicine
Khaled R. Khasawneh - UAMS Health

Spine Surgery
Wayne L. Bruffett

Surgical Oncology
Jerri S. Fant

Stephen J. Canon - Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Keith Mooney

Vascular Surgery
Mohammed M. Moursi - UAMS Health

Doctors with listed clinics/hospitals advertised in this issue.

Top Docs List Methodology & Disclaimers

To create this year’s list, Little Rock Soirée contracted DataJoe Research to facilitate an online peer-voting process and internet research process. DataJoe Research is a software and research company specializing in data collection and verification, and conducts various nominations across the U.S. on behalf of publishers.

To create the list, DataJoe facilitated an online peer-voting process paired with an internet research process to identify success characteristics. DataJoe checked and confirmed that each published winner had, at time of review, a current, active license status with the appropriate state regulatory board. If evidence of a professional's current, active registration with the state regulatory board was not found, that doctor was excluded from the list. In addition, public sources were checked to identify doctors disciplined for an infraction by the state regulatory board. These entities were also excluded from the list. Finally, DataJoe presented the tallied result to the magazine for its final review and adjustments.

We recognize there are many good doctors who are not shown in this representative list. This is only a sampling of the huge array of talented professionals within the region. Inclusion in the list is based on the opinions of responding doctors and our research in the region. We take time and energy to ensure fair voting, although we understand the results of this survey nomination and internet research campaign are not an objective metric. We certainly do not discount the fact that many, many good and effective doctors may not appear on the list.

DataJoe and Little Rock Soirée use best practices and exercise great care in assembling content for this list. DataJoe does not warrant the data contained within the list are complete or accurate. Neither party assumes, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident or any other cause. All rights reserved.

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