42 Texas Health Care Physicians Named “Top Doctors”

APRIL 1, 2016

The April cover story of Fort Worth Texas: The City’s Magazine features the publication’s 2016 prestigious “Top Doctors” list and, once again, Texas Health Care physicians are featured prominently: 42 of its members across 19 specialty areas have been recognized as tops in their fields by their peers.

To select the physicians who are included in the “Top Doctors” list, the magazine sends an annual survey to more than 4,500 Tarrant County physicians, asking them to list the colleagues they believe to be the best in a variety of practice areas. The list includes doctors in Fort Worth and the greater Tarrant County area.

Ten of the 2016 Texas Health Care honorees are members of the John Peter Smith (JPS) Hospital surgical division. The public-private partnership between JPS, Tarrant County’s only Level I Trauma Center, and Texas Health Care affords patients some of the best surgical care in North Texas, delivered in a public hospital setting. At the same time, Tarrant County taxpayers benefit from the unique value that Texas Health Care surgeons deliver to the hospital.

“Texas Health Care members are committed to providing exceptional care for every patient, every time,” said Dr. Larry Tatum, the group’s CEO. “We are proud that Texas Health Care provides the support and structure for all of our physician members to focus on patient care, just as we are very proud of our 42 doctors who have received this special recognition from their peers.”

Texas Health Care has 153 physician members in 35 different specialties across Tarrant County and surrounding areas.

The Texas Health Care 2016 Top Doctors are:

Breast Oncology Surgery

Anita W. Chow*

Joseph Heyne*

Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Reza Khalafi*


Scott Ewing

Colon/Rectal Surgery

Jason Allen

Glen D. Hooker

Paul Senter

General Surgery

John Mark Bayouth*

John L. Birbari

Scott Bloemendal

Antonio Castaneda

Mark Collins


Larry D. Tatum

Gynecology & Obstetrics

Lori Atkins-Williamson

Cynthia A. English

Beatrice G. Kutzler

Elisabeth Wagner

Internal Medicine

Charles Carlton

Alan Davenport

Jason S. Ledbetter

Amber Lesley

Craig L. Dearden


Carlos S. Bahrami


Ricardo Cristobal*


Harry Rosenthal

Orthopedic Surgery

Stephen Brotherton

Joseph Milne

Orthopedic Back Surgery

James Brezina

Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Nathan Lesley

Ryan Reardon

Eric Wroten


Yadro Ducic

John L. Fewins

Todd E. Samuelson

Jesse E. Smith*

Pain Management

Christopher C. Pratt

Thomas Ratino

Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery

Larry E. Reaves*

Sports Medicine

Steven Meyers

Vascular Surgery

James E. Anderson*

Harshal S. Broker*

David Stroman*

*Denotes THC member who is part of the John Peter Smith Hospital surgical unit