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Issue Date: March 2007


Top Docs The Profiles

These physicians have been selected as tops in their fields by Best Doctors Inc. Learn more about them in these special sponsored listings.
Joseph R. Calabrese, M.D.
Dr. Joseph R. Calabrese, M.D. is Director of the Mood Disorders Program, Professor of Psychiatry, and an international expert in the treatment of mood disorders. He is Co-Director of the Bipolar Disorders Research Center which is NIMH-funded and dedicated to developing more effective, safer treatment for bipolar disorder. Call (216) 844-2817 for more information.
 
Areas of Practice
• Research in bipolar disorder
• Research in major depression
• Diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders
 
Primary Practice
Mood Disorders Program
11400 Euclid Ave., Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 844-2865
 
Hospital Affiliations
• University Hospitals Case Medical Center
 
Louis P. Caravella, M.D.
Dr. Caravella, a leader in cataract and refractive surgery, has introduced several new innovations in modern eye surgery to Northeastern Ohio. Leading edge technol- ogy and friendly personalized service, combined with in-depth patient education, have placed Fairview Eye Center among the most respected eye care providers in Northeastern Ohio.
 
Areas of Practice
• Cataract
• LASIK/Refractive Surgery
• Oculoplastics PrimAry PrActice HosPitAl AffiliAtions
 
Primary Practice
Fairview Eye Center
21375 Lorain Road
Fairview Park, OH 44126
(440) 333-3060

Hospital Affilations
• Fairview Hospital
 
Laura J. David, M.D.
Dr. Laura J. David, M.D. practices Obstetrics and Gynecology with University Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates in South Euclid. She has special inter- est in Adolescent Gynecology and menopause and is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. David received her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo. She served her residency at University Hospitals where she was Chief Executive Resident.
 
Areas of Practice
• Adolescent Gynecology
• Menopause and Hormonal needs
• General Gynecology
 
Primay Practice
University Suburban Health Center
1611 S. Green Road, Suite 216
South Euclid, OH 44121
(216) 381-2223
 
Hospital Affiliations
• University Hospitals Case Medical Center
• University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center
• University Hospitals Medical Practices 
 
Robert L. Findling, M.D.
Dr. Findling is a child and adolescent psychiatrist as well as a pediatrician. He has received awards both nationally and internationally for his work. Dr. Findling’s areas of expertise include the medication therapy of young people with psychiatric difficulties and the assessment and treatment of pediatric bipolarillness.
 
Areas of Practice
• Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
• Adult ADHD
 
Primary Practice
Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
11100 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 844-1717 
 
Hospital Affiliations
• University Hospitals Case Medical Center 
 
Elizabeth Hellerstein, M.D.
Dr. Beth takes time to develop relationships with pa- tients and their parents. A native Clevelander, she trained in Pediatrics at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hos- pital and is in her 13th year of practice. Dr. Hellerstein and her partners at Green Road Pediatrics provide excep- tional individualized medical care and always welcome new patients to their Rainforest Office.
 
Areas of Practice
• General Pediatrics
• Developmental Pediatrics
• Adolescent Care
 
Primary Practice
S. Green Road Pediatrics
1611 Green Road
South Euclid, OH 44121
(216) 382-3800
 
Hospital Affiliations
• University Hospitals,
• Hillcrest Hospital
 
Michael P. Hopkins, M.D.
Dr. Michael Hopkins is a board certified gynecelogic oncologist who has been providing care in Summit, Stark, and surrounding counties since 1989. He is a professor of obstetrics and gynecol- ogy and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northeast Ohio University College of Medicine and Residency Director at Aultman Hospital. He has published extensively and serves as an oral examiner for the board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology.
 
Areas of Practice
• Gynecologic Oncology
• Gynecology
 
Primary Practice
Gynecologic Oncologists of Northeastern Ohio Inc.
224 W. Exchange St. #140
Akron, OH 44302
(330) 344-6041

Hospital Affiliations
• Aultman Hospital
• Akron General Medical Center
• Summa Health System
• Hillcrest Hospital
 
Karen M. Jaffe, M.D.
Dr. Karen Jaffe combines adroit medical knowledge and experience with a caring desire to understand the needs of each patient. She is backed by the best partners, staff and facilities. Raised in Cleveland, trained in Cleveland, practicing 17 years in Cleveland, even appear- ing in Cleveland Magazine. Obviously she’s here to stay.
 
Areas of Practice
• Obstetrics
• Office and Surgical Gynecology
• Well-Women Care for all ages
• Laser Hair Removal
 
Primary Practice
University OB/GYN Associates University Suburban Health Center
1611 S. Green Road, Suite 216
South Euclid, OH 44121
(216) 381-2223
 
Hospital Affiliations
• University Hospitals Case Medical Center
• University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center
• University Hospitals Medical Practices
 
Thomas I. Janicki, M.D.
Dr. Janicki, a graduate of The Medical Academy of Warsaw, Poland, completed his residency at Uni- versity Hospitals of Cleveland and is an associate clinical professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Case. He is an expert in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, treat- ment of endometriosis and pelvic pain. He accepts local and out-of-state referrals.
 
Areas of Practice
• Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
• Endometriosis
• Pelvic Pain
• Laparoscopic Surgery
 
Primary Practice
University OB/GYN Associates University Suburban Health Center
1611 S. Green Road, Suite 216
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 381-2223
 
Hospital Affiliations
• University Hospitals Case Medical Center
• University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center
• University Hospitals Medical Practices 
 
Mark Komar, M.D.
As the first residency-trained, board-certified fam- ily practitioner of Lake County in 1982, Dr. Mark Komar has seen the practice grow to 10 providers, caring for more than 30,000 patients of all ages. On- site laboratory, X-ray, minor surgery and laser cosmetic treatments are available. New patients are welcome and most insurances are accepted.
 
Areas of Practice
• Family medicine
 
Primary Practice
Lake County Family Practice LLC
9500 Mentor Ave., Suite 100
Mentor, OH 44060
(440) 352-4880
 
Hospital Affiliations
• Lake Hospital System Inc.
 
William S. Lynch, M.D.
Dr. William Lynch is president of University Dermatologists, Inc. He and his colleagues provide high-quality, comprehensive care for diseases of the skin, hair and nails in adults and children. Subspecialities include MOHS surgery, laser and cosmetic surgery, and occupational dermatology in seven offices serving the Greater Cleveland/ Akron area.
 
Areas of Practice
• Skin Cancer Surgery (MOHS)
• Cutaneous laser surgery
• Cosmetic dermatology
• General dermatology
 
Primary Practice
University Dermatologists Inc.
1611 S. Green Road, Suite 146
Cleveland, OH 44121
(216) 382-3806
 
Hospital Affiliations
• MetroHealth Medical Center
• Parma Community Hospital
• Meridia Euclid Hospital
 
Thomas J. Reilly, M.D.
Dr. Thomas J. Reilly practices hand/upper ex- tremity surgery and microvascular reconstruc- tion along with six other fellowship-trained and board-certified surgeons at Summit Hand Center, part of Crystal Clinic, a regional musculoskeletal center established in 1989. Dr. Reilly treats a wide variety of conditions, including arthritis, work-related, sports and congenital problems.
 
Areas of Practice
• Hand Surgery
• Microvascular surgery

Primary Practice
Crystal Clinic Summit Hand Center
3925 Embassy Parkway
Akron, OH 44333
(330) 668-4055
 
Hospital Affiliations
• Summa Health Systems
• Akron General Medical Center
• Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron 
 
Harry Reynolds JR., M.D.
Dr. Harry L. Reynolds’ primary practice involves all diseases of the colon, rectum and anus. He has a particular interest in the multidisciplinary management of colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. He also has expertise in minimally invasive and sphinter spar- ing approaches to Coloroctal Cancer.
 
Areas of Practice
• Colon and rectal surgery
 
Primary Practice
Cleveland University Hospitals of Cleveland
11100 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44118
(216) 844-5798
 
Hospital Affiliations
• University Hospitals of Cleveland
Douglas J. Ripkin, M.D.
Dr. Ripkin is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Case. Ophthalmology residency was completed at St Luke’s Hospital of CWRU with two postgraduate fellow- ships at California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco and Mount Sinai Medical School in New York City. He specializes in Glaucoma Treatment, Laser Surgery, and Cataract Surgery.

Areas of Practice
• Glaucoma Laser and Surgery
• Cataract Surgery

Primary Practice
Clear Vision Centers
1155 State Route 303
Streetsboro, OH 44241
(330) 422-9999

Hospital Affiliations
• Robinson Memorial Hospital
• Summa Health systems
• Akron General Hospital
• St. Vincent Charity 
 
Robert J. Ronis, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Ronis Chairs the Department of Psychiatry at University Hospitals/Case Medical Center, and is Co-Director of the Center for Evidence-based Practices at Case. He is chairman of NAMI Greater Cleveland’s Medical Advisory Board. He is a past president of the Ohio Psychiatric Association, and Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
 
Areas of Practice
• General Adult Psychiatry
• Public and Community Psychiatry
• Addiction Psychiatry / Dual Diagnosis Issues
• Administrative
 
Primary Practice
University Psychiatrists of Cleveland
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-5000
(216) 844-3883

Hospital Affiliations
• University Hospitals/Case Medical Center
Lawerence J. Singerman, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Lawrence Singerman founded Retina Associates of Cleveland in 1974. He founded and directs the Macula Society and was President of the Cleveland and Ohio Ophthalmological Societies and the Diabetes As- sociation of Greater Cleveland. He has been principal investigator in over 40 clinical trials involving macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Areas of Practice
• Diabetic Retinopathy
• Macular Degeneration and other Macular diseases
• Retinal Vascular Occlusion

Primary Practice
Retina Associates of Cleveland
3401 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 300
Beachwood, OH 44122
(216) 831-5700

Hospital Affiliations
• University Hospitals of Cleveland 
 
Scott A. Wagenberg, M.D.
Dr. Scott A. Wagenberg is a board-certified ophthal- mologist with fellowship training in cataract and corneal surgery. He is proficient in the most advanced techniques in the treatment of cataract, glaucoma and diseases of the cornea. From routine eye exams to challenging ophthalmic diseases, he is committed to providing the best possible care.

Areas of Practice
• Cataract surgery
• Dry Eye Treatment
• Cornea and external disease
• Corneal transplantation
• Glaucoma
• Contact lenses
 
Primary Practice
Markowitz, Oberfeld & Wagenberg MD Inc.
6770 Mayfield Road, Suite 326
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
(440) 461-4733

Hospital Affiliations
• Hillcrest Hospital 
 
Darrell E. White, M.D.
As one of the most talented Cataract and Laser surgeons in the country, Dr. Darrell White provides the finest experience in eye care. His expertise includes custom- ized LASIK, High Definition cataract surgery, and the new Visian ICL for nearsightedness. Dr. White and Skyvision are known for their charitable work in the community, espe- cially the Giving Eyes Holiday free LASIK program.
 
Areas of Practice
• LASIK surgery
• Cataract surgery
• Premium lens implants
• Dry-eye treatment
 
Primary Practice
Skyvision Centers
2237 Crocker Road, Suite 100
Westlake, OH 44145
(440) 892-3931
www.skyvisioncenters.com

Hospital Affiliations
• Fairview Hospital
• Lakewood Hospital
• St. John West Shore Hospital  
A. Nicholas Zakov, M.D.
D r. Z. Nicholas Zakov has more than 30 years of expertise. His practice has nine offices in Northeast Ohio, uses the latest equipment and procedures and is a national leader in recruitment of patients for national research studies. He has particular interest in diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and ocular tumors.
Areas of Practice
• Medical and surgical retina
• Retinal laser procedures
• Diabetic retinopathy
• Macular degeneration

Primary Practice
Retina Associates of Cleveland
3401 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 300
Beachwood, OH 44122
(216) 831-5700

Hospital Affiliations
• University Hospitals
• Parma Hospital
• Hillcrest Hospital 

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