Local physicians among Best Doctors in America

Through a nationwide survey of more than 45,000 physicians, 19 Carle physicians earned a spot on the 2015-2016 Best Doctors in America® list.

Physicians recommend a peer in their specialty by answering the question, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?” Best Doctors, Inc. evaluates the results, and verifies all additional information to make sure the nominee meets the criteria.  The survey, conducted every two years, honors only 5-percent of U.S. doctors.

“We at Carle are proud to have several of our providers named as Best Doctors in America,” said Matthew Gibb, MD, executive vice president and Chief Medical Officer. He continued, “It is a high honor for a physician to be recognized by their esteemed peers. It is a testimony to our physicians’ commitment to providing the highest quality care for our patients and we are glad to have them on our team.” 

Founded in 1989, Best Doctors, Inc. is an independent organization that serves as a resource for patients, families and physicians to choose the best doctors.  Only physicians with a unique combination of medical skill, experience, insight and respect from their peers are honored as a Best Doctors physician.

Carle physicians selected as Best Doctors in America® 2015-2016 are:

  • Kenneth Aronson, MD, Neurology
  • Sari Aronson, MD, Psychiatry
  • James Barkmeier, MD, Emergency Medicine
  • Robert Cranston, MD, Neurology
  • Charles Davies, MD, Sleep Medicine
  • Robert Gurtler, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Terry Hatch, MD, Pediatric Specialist
  • John Hill, MD, Internal Medicine
  • Jean Holley, MD, Nephrology
  • Philip Johnson, MD, Internal Medicine
  • Gail Kennedy, MD, Pediatric Specialist
  • Napoleon Knight, MD, Emergency Medicine
  • Patricia McNussen, MD, Neurology
  • Cora Musial, MD, Infectious Disease
  • Daniel Picchietti, MD, Pediatric Specialist
  • Ryan Porter, MD, Otolaryngology
  • Stephen Sabol, DDS, Oral, Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Paul Tender, MD, Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Huan (John) Wang, MD, Neurological Surgery