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RALEIGH, N.C. (August 1, 2022) – Each year, Professional Research Consultants (PRC) identifies health care organizations that have gone above and beyond to achieve excellence with the patient experience. The PRC Excellence in Healthcare Awards are based on the percentage of patients who rate the Overall Quality of Care/Overall Quality of Doctor Care (for providers) as “excellent.” In 2022, we are proud to recognize numerous Top Performer Awards, which recognizes service lines and physicians scoring at the 100th percentile within the PRC national client database, and 5-Star Awards, which recognize those at or above 90th percentile.

Top Performers

Women’s Pavilion & Birthplace – North Hospital

Emergency Department – Apex Healthplex

Endoscopy – North Hospital

Pediatric Cardiology – North

Pediatric Pulmonology – Raleigh Medical Park

Pediatric Surgery – Clayton

Surgery – Clayton

Christiana Bernal, MD – Pediatric Gastroenterology

Kevin Davidson, MD – Pulmonology

Alesia Gilmore, LCMHC – Pediatric Mental Health & Well-being

Anna McCormick, CPNP – Mental Health & Well-being

Trevor Taylor, MD – Pulmonology

Five Star Awards


1 East Clinical Evaluation Area – Cary Hospital

3C Rehab Nursing – Raleigh Campus

Emergency Department – Brier Creek Healthplex

Emergency Department – Garner Healthplex

Mobile Critical Care

Outpatient Imaging – North Hospital

Outpatient Laboratory – North Hospital

Outpatient Rehab – Clayton

Invasive Cardiology – Raleigh Campus

CV & Thoracic Surgery – Cary

CV & Thoracic Surgery – Raleigh Campus

ENT – Head & Neck Surgery – North Raleigh

Advanced Heart Failure

Cardiology – Brier Creek

Cardiology – Clayton

Cardiology – Oberlin

Cardiology – Raleigh Campus

Complex Arrhythmia

Structural Heart

MyCare 365 Primary & Urgent Care – Clayton

MyCare 365 Primary & Urgent Care – Zebulon

Pediatric Cardiology – Apex

Pediatric Cardiology – Clayton

Pediatric Cardiology – Raleigh Campus

Pediatric Endocrinology – North Raleigh

Pediatric Endocrinology – Raleigh Medical Park

Pediatric Gastroenterology – Apex

Pediatric Gastroenterology – Clayton

Pediatric Pulmonology – Apex

Pediatric Surgery – Apex

Pediatric Weight Management – Raleigh Medical Park

Primary Care – Brier Creek

Primary Care – Cary Parkway

Primary Care – Holly Springs

Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine – Brier Creek

Special Infant Care

Surgery – North Raleigh

Urgent Care – Forestville Crossing

Urgent Care – Fuquay-Varina

Urgent Care – Garner

Urgent Care – Kildaire

Urogynecology – North Raleigh

Vascular Surgery – Midtown

Vascular Surgery – Raleigh Campus


Mark Englehardt, MD – Cardiology

Tanaya Foster, PA-C – Cardiology

Brian Go, MD – Cardiology

Tapan Godiwala, MD – Cardiology

Jason Haag, MD – Cardiology

George Hamrick, MD – Cardiology

John Kelley, MD – Cardiology

Jimmy Locklear, MD – Cardiology

Mary McNeely, PA-C – Cardiology

Chelsea Ngongang, MD – Cardiology

Melissa Oliver, PA-C – Cardiology

Ashish Patel, MD – Cardiology

Jessica Revels, FNP – Cardiology

Stuart Russell, MD – Cardiology

Kathryn Salisbury, NP – Cardiology

Marc Silver, MD – Cardiology

Joshua Vega, MD – Cardiology

Matt White, MD – Cardiology

Frances Wood, MD – Cardiology

Alden Maier, MD – Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

Trevor Upham, MD – Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

Judson Williams, MD – Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

Ndidi Azikiwe, MD – General Surgery

Lori Lilley, MD – General Surgery

Robert Nunoo, MD – General Surgery

David Pilati, MD – General Surgery

Michael Williford, MD – General Surgery

Michael Ruffolo, MD – Orthopaedics

Mark Wood, MD – Orthopaedics

Blair Robinson, MD – Pediatric Cardiology

Jennifer Whitham, MD – Pediatric Cardiology

Melissa Carlucci, MD – Pediatric Endocrinology

Bill Lagarde, MD – Pediatric Endocrinology

Hillary Lockemer, MD – Pediatric Endocrinology

Matthew Bruehl, MD – Pediatric Pulmonology

Laura Dosier, MD – Pediatric Pulmonology

J Duncan Phillips, MD – Pediatric Surgery

Shereen Alavian, MD – Pediatric Primary Care

Erin McGloin Shanahan, MD – Pediatric Primary Care

Kelly Squires, NP – Pediatric Primary Care

Lori Stiegemeier, DO – Pediatric Primary Care

Tehmina Adnan, MD – Primary Care

Susheel Atree, MD – Primary Care

Rhoda Chang, MD – Primary Care

Kathryn Cziraky, MD – Primary Care

Crews Edens, PA-C – Primary Care

Amy Erickson, DO – Primary Care

Bradley Evans, MD – Primary Care

Vickie Fowler, MD – Primary Care

John Holly, MD – Primary Care

Brian Klausner, MD – Primary Care

Johnathan Lin, MD – Primary Care

Anita Makowski, PA-C – Primary Care

Rosa Messer, MD – Primary Care

Joanna Murray, PA-C – Primary Care

Ryan Murray, MD – Primary Care

Monica Oei, MD – Primary Care

Brooke Owen, PA-C – Primary Care

Amrita Parikh-Desai, MD – Primary Care

Matthew Payne, MD – Primary Care

Sara Rooker, MD – Primary Care

Danielle Sawrey-Kubicek, PA-C – Primary Care

Laura Politte, MD – Psychiatry

Judit Kuhn, MD – Pulmonology

Leanne Avery, PA-C – Urgent Care

Katherine Bogart, PA – Urgent Care

Edgar Caro, MD – Urgent Care

Christopher Chao, MD – Urgent Care

Anna Ciccolini, PA-C – Urgent Care

About WakeMed Health & Hospitals

Serving the community since 1961, WakeMed is a not-for-profit health care system founded and based in Raleigh, N.C. WakeMed exists to improve the health and well-being of our community by providing outstanding and compassionate care to all. WakeMed’s 970-bed system comprises a network of facilities throughout the Triangle area, including three full-service hospitals, seven emergency departments, a dedicated Children’s Hospital and Rehabilitation Hospital, more than 80 physician offices and Wake County’s only Level I Trauma Center. WakeMed’s mission-driven team includes more than 10,300 employees, 1,000 volunteers and 1,300 affiliated physicians, along with the more than 700 physicians and providers with WakeMed Physician Practices – all representing the best minds and the biggest hearts and the finest quality in health care and community health. For more information, visit www.wakemed.org or follow WakeMed on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.