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Prime Healthcare PA Region Physicians Named Philadelphialife Top Physicians of 2021

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Prime Healthcare PA Region Physicians Named Philadelphialife Top Physicians of 2021

Prime Healthcare PA Region Physicians Named

Philadelphialife Top Physicians of 2021

Philadelphialife unveiled its annual award winners of top physicians around Philadelphia and its suburbs. The medical staff at Prime Healthcare Pennsylvania Region was honored to have 22 doctors on Philadelphialife’s Top Physician 2021 list. Philadelphialife compiles its Top Physicians list from an online reader survey. This collection of top physicians is assembled based on the following criteria:

  • Are they licensed and insured in their field?
  • Do they have advanced training in specific specialty areas and/or board certifications?
  • Are they affiliated with notable professional organizations to help them stay abreast of changes in technology and techniques that may improve patient outcomes?
  • Do they commit to continuing education?
  • Are they strengthening their communities through philanthropic commitments or otherwise helping those most in need?

“While Prime Healthcare Pennsylvania Region entire medical staff is known for its clinical excellence and commitment to improving the lives of our patients, we salute these particular physicians on such a notable accolade,” said Sonia Mehta, MD., MBA, Region II and Corporate Chief Medical Officer and Chief Academic Officer, Prime Healthcare.

The Top Physician awards are bestowed for each specialty in multiple categories such as Cardiology, Surgery, Family Medicine, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, and Critical Care. Top Physicians of 2021 represent the leaders in the expanding world of health care, which continues to grow yearly.

Top Physician Awards is dedicated to selecting and honoring those healthcare practitioners who have demonstrated clinical excellence, while delivering the highest standards of patient care.

Congratulations to Prime Healthcare Pennsylvania Region Top Physicians of 2021!!

Roxborough Memorial Hospital

Family Medicine

Dr. Courtney Waters

Lower Bucks Hospital

Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Menachem M. Meller


Dr. Shahzad Ahmed

General Surgery

Dr. Garvey Choi

Dr. Troy Kerner

Dr. Alexander Knijnikov

Family Medicine

Dr. Angelo J. Ratini

Dr. Melinda Ratini

Dr. Andre B. Posner

Dr. Jayantilal R. Patel

Suburban Community Hospital

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Richard M. Lucas

Dr. James McHugh

Dr. Stephen A. Pulley

Dr. Hisham A. Khadr

Dr. Jonathan So

Dr. Lawton Delisser

Family Medicine

Dr. Brett A. Hartmann

Dr. George R. Homa

Dr. Mary Ann Leary

Dr. Jessica R. Mayer

Dr. Elaine G. Pendrak

Dr. Mary E. Vitucci

Dr. Diana B. Kudes

The complete list of Philadelphialife physicians who made the latest listing of “Top Physicians” can be viewed on the Philadelphialife website at or

About Philadelphialife: Philadelphialife is a monthly magazine with targeted distribution throughout Center City. A partnership with CCN, an elite controlled and audited distribution company, ensures the strategic placement of magazines to luxury condominiums/residences, high-end retailers/boutiques, arts and cultural venues, fitness clubs/salons and spas, hospitals and doctors’ offices, and other premier Center City destinations. This targeted approach guarantees that the magazines will be seen by affluent decision makers who have an average net worth of more than $1 million.  Distributed monthly to more than 600,000 of the most affluent readers in the Delaware Valley, via paid subscription, newsstand sales, targeted drops and controlled mailing lists and more than 1 million user sessions per month in web traffic.

About Prime Healthcare and Prime Healthcare Foundation: Prime Healthcare is an award-winning health system operating 46 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient locations in 14 states, providing over 2.6 million patient visits annually. It is one of the nation's leading health systems with nearly 50,000 employees and physicians dedicated to providing the highest quality healthcare. Fifteen of the Prime Healthcare hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity. Based in Ontario, California, Prime Healthcare is nationally recognized for award-winning quality care and has been named a Top 10 and Top 15 Health System by IBM Watson Health. Its hospitals have been named among the nation’s “100 Top Hospitals” 53 times and have received more Patient Safety Excellence Awards from Healthgrades than any other health system in the past five years. To learn more, please visit