Eighty VCU Health providers have been recognized with a 2019 Best Bedside Manner Award, an annual honor presented by OurHealth Magazine for Richmond, with 16 placing first in their specialty. Recipients were selected based on more than 30,000 votes from community members and medical professionals in Richmond, according to OurHealth Magazine. A full list of winners is included below.
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Providers recognized by specialty
Allergy & Immunology
Honorable Mention Anne-Marie Irani, M.D.
First Mark Nelson, M.D.
Second Alice Coombs, M.D.
Honorable Mention Sabrina Dhillon, M.D.
Third Gretchen Aquilina, D.O.
Second Lydia Johnson, M.D.
Honorable Mention Kenneth Blaylock, M.D.
Dietetics and Wellness
First Mary-Jo Sawyer, RD (Again!)
Honorable Mention Quinci Peri, RDN
First Michael Vitto, D.O.
Second Joel Morrissey, M.D.
Honorable Mention Venkata Ramana Feeser, M.D.
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Honorable Mention Edmond Wickham III, M.D., FAAP
Giancarlo Pierantoni, M.D.
Carolyn Peel, M.D.
Second Richard Lucidi, M.D.
Second Sarah Hobgood, M.D.
Mark Malkin, M.D.
Mary Helen Hackney, M.D.
John McCarty, M.D.
First Nutan, M.D.
Second Adam Garber, M.D.
Third Clifton Lee, M.D., FAAP, SFHM
Second Suzanne Lavoie, M.D. (Again!)
Third Deborah Koehn, M.D.
Honorable Mention Betty A. Johnson, M.D.
First Karen Hendricks-Munoz, M.D., MPH
Second Mark Astoria, M.D.
Third Adel Abdallah, M.D.
Third Jonathan Snider, M.D. (Again!)
Catherine Ham, M.D.
Soundarya Gowda, M.D.
Third Evan Silverstein, M.D.
Honorable Mention Stephen Kates, M.D.
Honorable Mention Ryan Nord, M.D.
Second Kelly Lastrapes, M.D.
Second Erin Alesi, M.D.
First Kerri Carter, M.D., FAAP (Again!)
Honorable Mention Scott Gullquist, M.D.
First Trang Le, M.D.
Third Anshu Gupta, M.D., MS
First Madhu Gowda, M.D.
Second India Sisler, M.D.
Pediatric Infectious Disease
First Jose Munoz, M.D.
Second David Friedel, M.D., FAAP (Again!)
Second Cristin Kaspar, M.D., M.S.
Third Timothy Bunchman, M.D. (Again!)
Third Megan Lo, M.D. (Again!)
First David Jaffe, M.D. (Again!)
First Kelley Dodson, M.D. (Again!)
First Judith Voynow, M.D.
Third Bruce Rubin, M.D., MEngr, MBA, FRCPC (Again!)
First Charles Bagwell, M.D.
Third Patricia Lange, M.D.
Second Gauri Gulati, M.D., IBCLC (Again!)
Honorable Mention Emily Peron, PharmD, M.S.,BCPS, BCGP, FASCP, FCCP
Honorable Mention Daniel Raible, PA
Plastic Surgery: Reconstructive
Second Jennifer Rhodes, M.D., FACS, FAAP
Third Michael Feldman, M.D.
Third Valentina Cimolai, M.D.
Honorable Mention Daniel Grinnan, M.D.
First Alfredo Urdaneta, M.D.
First Brian Strife, M.D.
Third Samuel Taylor Jr., M.D., M.S.
Honorable Mention Justin Brockbank, M.D.
Third Thomas Loughran, M.D.
Honorable Mention Seth Cheatham, M.D.
Second Vigneshwar Kasirajan, M.D., FACS
Surgery: Colon and Rectal
Second Jaime Bohl, M.D.
Second Levi Procter, M.D.
Honorable Mention Sudha Jayaraman, M.D.
Second Brian Le, M.D.
First Dennis Rivet II, M.D.
Second Gary Tye, M.D., FAANS
Honorable Mention Brian Cameron, M.D. (Again!)
Honorable Mention Gregory Golladay, M.D.
Second Bruce Mathern, M.D.
Honorable Mention Mark Levy, M.D.
Urogynecology/Female Pelvic Medicine
Third Lauren Siff, M.D.
Honorable Mention Luriel Smith-Harrison, M.D.