15 physicians named America’s Top Doctors for 2019

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In recognition of National Doctors Day on March 30, we salute all our physicians at the Medical College of Georgia and Augusta University Health.

It is also a fitting time to announce our faculty who made the Castle Connolly 2019 list of America’s Top Doctors this year, which designates physicians in the top 1 percent of their field in the nation. Those physicians are:

  1. Dr. Jorge Cortes* – Hematology
  2. Dr. Sharad Ghamande* – Gynecologic Oncology
  3. Dr. David Hess – Neurology
  4. Dr. Anand Jillella* – Medical Oncology
  5. Dr. Annette Johnson – Neuroradiology
  6. Dr. D. Doug Miller – Cardiovascular Disease
  7. Dr. Walter Moore – Rheumatology
  8. Dr. Julian Nussbaum – Ophthalmology
  9. Dr. Gregory Postma – Otolaryngology
  10. Dr. Satish Rao – Gastroenterology
  11. Dr. Sandra Sexson – Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  12. Dr. Robert Sorrentino – Cardiac Electrophysiology
  13. Dr. David Terris* – Otolaryngology
  14. Dr. Martha Terris* – Urology
  15. Dr. Jack Yu – Plastic Surgery

The asterisks by the names of Drs. Cortes, Ghamande, Jillella, and Drs. David and Martha Terris, indicate that these faculty have also been named to the list of America’s Top Doctors for Cancer.

From developing some of the first oral contraceptives to pioneering telemedicine technologies for faster stroke intervention, doctors at Augusta University and its historic Medical College of Georgia have long been recognized as leaders in discovery, innovation and patient care.

From 2000-2018, AU Medical Center is the only local hospital to have its physicians ranked among the top 1 percent in the nation and included in the prestigious list of America’s Top Doctors.

Additionally, more than 60 Augusta University physicians are among the top doctors in the region, according to the Castle Connolly website.

One of several national patient reference guides published by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., the America’s Top Doctors online database and companion book designates physicians who are regarded by their peers and other health care leaders as among the very best in their field for specific diseases and medical techniques. Doctors do not and cannot pay to be included in any Castle Connolly guide or online directory.

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Denise Parrish

Denise Parrish is Director of Communications for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic at 706-721-9760 or mparrish@augusta.edu.

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