Salem, VA — Twenty eight LewisGale Physicians were honored in The Roanoker magazine’s biennial “Top Docs” 2021 list. This honor is given to physicians who have been chosen by Roanoke-area nurses and other health professionals for being the very best in their respective fields.

“During an unprecedented year in modern healthcare, our medical staff has gone above and beyond to care for patients and have remained true Healthcare Heroes in this pandemic,” said Lance Jones, LewisGale market president. “We remain unbelievably inspired by the dedication our providers have made to deliver quality, compassionate care to our community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The following doctors were named to The Roanoker magazine’s “2021 Top Docs” List:

  • Anesthesiology - Trevor Wilkes, MD
  • Bariatric Surgery - Darren R. Glass, MD
  • Cardiology - Richard P. Konstance, MD
  • Cardiovascular/Thoracic - James J. Taylor, DO
  • Dermatologist - Gary P. Gross, MD
  • Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics - Lauren C. Good, MD
  • Emergency Medicine - Steven Pasternak, MD
  • ENT/Otolaryngologist - Brian C. Gross, MD
  • Family Medicine - Chetna Jha, MD
  • Gastroenterology - Brian van der Linden, MD and Roy Lee Meyers III, MD
  • General Pediatrics - Russell E. Delaney, MD
  • General Surgeon - Nadeem E. Khuri, MD
  • Infectious Disease - Muddasar N. Chaudry, MD
  • Internist - Vashist Nobbee, MD and Roy Habib, MD
  • Nephrologist - James S. Cain, MD and Fletcher G. Matthews, MD
  • Obstetrics - John L. Harding, MD and Harris M. Wexler, MD
  • Orthopedic Surgeon - James M. Farmer, MD and Preston A. Waldrop, MD
  • Plastic Surgeon - Steve G. Harris, MD and Barton Thomas, MD
  • Podiatrist - Ivan A. Rubiano, DPM
  • Pulmonologist - Nelson B. Greene, MD and James A. Witten, MD
  • Reconstructive Surgeon - Barton A. Thomas, MD
  • Vascular Surgeon - James Drougas, MD

“On behalf of the LewisGale Regional Health System, we are grateful to The Roanoker for honoring and recognizing Roanoke Valley physicians, and we thank and congratulate each and every one of our physicians for their tireless commitment each and every day,” said James (Jim) McAden, board chairman, LewisGale Medical Center.“