Best Doctors in America

We're very proud of the 48 physicians from the Department of Anesthesiology recently listed among The 2015 Best Doctors in America®


  • Lorraine M. Arias (General Anesthesiology)
  • Amber K. Brooks (Pain Medicine)
  • Yvon F. Bryan (General Anesthesiology)
  • Randy W. Calicott (General Anesthesiology)
  • Amy T. Campos (General Anesthesiology)
  • Stephen Copeland (General Anesthesiology)
  • Robert D’Angelo (Obstetric Anesthesia)
  • James C. Eisenach (Obstetric Anesthesia)
  • Jeff C. Gardner (Adult Cardiovascular Anesthesia, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia)
  • Robert N. Harrington (General Anesthesiology)
  • Tim Harwood (Ambulatory Anesthesia)
  • Daryl S. Henshaw (Pain Medicine)
  • Ruth Hyde (General Anesthesia)
  • Leonardo Kapural (Pain Medicine)
  • Melissa A. Laxton (Neuroanesthesia)
  • Adair Q. Locke (Adult Cardiovascular Anesthesia, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia)
  • Thomas McCutchen (Neuroanesthesia, Obstetric Anesthesia)
  • Scott A. Miller (Neuroanesthesia)
  • Kenneth E. Nelson (Obstetric Anesthesia)
  • James M. North (Pain Medicine)
  • Michael A. Olympio (Neuroanesthesia)
  • Medge Owen (Obstetric Anesthesia)
  • Richard L. Rauck (Pain Medicine)
  • J. Wells Reynolds (General Anesthesia)
  • John E. Reynolds (Neuroanesthesia)
  • Douglas Ririe (Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Pediatric Anesthesia)
  • Roger L. Royster (Adult Cardiovascular Anesthesia, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Critical Care Medicine)
  • B. Scott Segal (Obstetric Anesthesia)
  • Thomas F. Slaughter (Adult Cardiovascular Anesthesia, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia)
  • Andrea J. Strathman (Neuroanesthesia)
  • Robert A. Strickland (Ambulatory Anesthesia)
  • John A. Thomas (Obstetric Anesthesia)
  • Chuanyao (Chuck) Tong (Neuroanesthesia)
  • Justin Traunero (Neuroanesthesia)
  • Robert S. Weller (General Anesthesia)
  • Deborah Whelan (General Anesthesia)

Adult Critical Care Specialists 

  • David Bowton (Pulmonary Medicine)
  • Jeffrey Scott Kelly (Anesthesiology)
  • Drew A. MacGregor (Internal Medicine, Neurological Surgery)
  • Aarti Sarwal (Neurology, General Adult Neurology)
  • Vidula Vachharajani (Internal Medicine)

Pediatric Specialists

  • Andora L. Bass (Pediatric Critical Care)
  • Loren A. Bauman (Pediatric Anesthesiology)
  • Rima Jarrah (Pediatric Critical Care)
  • Steven S. Mou (Pediatric Critical Care)
  • Thomas A. Nakagawa (Pediatric Critical Care)
  • James O’Brien (Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pediatric Cardiovascular Anesthesia)
  • Timothy E. Smith (Pediatric Anesthesiology)

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325 Wake Forest Baptist Physicians Named to Prestigious 2015-2016 “Best Doctors in America” List

325 Wake Forest Baptist Physicians Named to Prestigious 2015-2016 “Best Doctors in America” List

 The 2015-2016 Best Doctors in America database includes 326 physicians from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. This is a 17 percent increase over last year. 

Last Updated: 11-10-2015
USNWR 2015-2016Magnet Hospital RecognitionConsumer Choice2015 Best DoctorsJoint Commission Report

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