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Atlanta Magazine Recognizes Gwinnett Medical Center Physicians


Popular ‘Top Docs’ Issue Features Gwinnett’s Own

Lawrenceville, Ga.—A number of Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC) physicians, representing a range of specialties, were recently honored by Atlanta Magazine, as part of the ‘Top Docs’ yearly issue. Physicians cast the nominations of their colleagues and considered education, professional experience and excellence in patient care. The list was compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a New York-based healthcare research and information company.

Those GMC-based physicians honored and specialties are:

  • Richard Abrohams, MD, Internal Medicine
  • Julius O. Ajayi, MD, Internal Medicine
  • Roosevelt Allen, Jr., MD, Urology
  • David B. Arkin, MD, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Dinesh Chatoth, MD, Nephrology
  • Louis Heller, MD, Interventional Cardiology
  • James Hipkens, MD, Internal Medicine
  • Theresa A. Lawrence, MD, Rheumatology
  • Peter Mann, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Phillip H. Nakano, MD, Plastic Surgery
  • Joseph F. Pohl, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Manfred A. Sandler, MD, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Yvonne Satterwhite, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Neill Videlefsky, MD, Pediatric Cardiology
  • Julie Zweig, MD, Otolaryngology

"The recognition by Atlanta Magazine of our exceptional physicians is further validation that we are able to offer superior medical treatment and the highest quality patient care to the metro Atlanta community,” said President and CEO Philip Wolfe, Gwinnett Medical Center. “Through the record-breaking growth we’ve experienced at GMC, our partner physicians have remained true to their core principles based on this distinction.”

Founded by a former medical college board chair and president, Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers used mail and telephone surveys as well as electronic ballots. All licensed physicians in DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb and Clayton counties were invited to participate in online voting through This year, 318 Atlanta-based physicians were recognized, up from about 60 in last year’s issue. Atlanta Magazine saw numbers increase this year with the addition of online voting.

The July issue of Atlanta Magazine will be available on newsstands Friday, July 1.

About Gwinnett Medical Center
Gwinnett Medical Center is a not-for-profit healthcare network with acute-care hospitals in Lawrenceville and Duluth that provide award-winning healthcare services. GMC’s 4,200 associates and 800 affiliated physicians serve more than 400,000 patients annually. To learn more about how GMC is transforming healthcare, follow us at, or