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Specialty physicians at Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) included in ‘Top Docs’ list

February 1, 2019

John Onufer, M.D.

NCH physicians have been named to Chicago Magazine’s 2019 Top Doctors List, a compilation of 361 physicians in 62 specialties across the Chicagoland area.

NCH is pleased to announce two specialty physicians who have been named to the Top Docs list:

Heart & Blood: Cardiac Electrophysiology – John R. Onufer, M.D.

Part of the NCH Medical Group, Dr. Onufer is a board-certified cardiovascular electrophysiologist who specializes in atrial fibrillation; catheter ablation; defibrillators; and pacemakers. 

Cancer: Gynecologic Oncology – S. Diane Yamada, M.D.

S. Diane Yamada, M.D.

Dr. Yamada, also part of the NCH Medical Group, specializes in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery; ovarian, uterine and cervical cancers.

“We are proud that these two physicians have been recognized by their peers in their respective fields,” says NCH President and CEO Stephen Scogna. “Both Dr. Onufer and Dr. Yamada provide our patients with expert, high-quality, compassionate care. It is due to doctors like these that our community members do not need to drive downtown to find high caliber, specialty physicians. They’re right here in the community.”

The Top Docs list is compiled annually by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a healthcare research and information company. Top doctors are chosen based on a survey, research, screening and rigorous selection process under the direction of a medical doctor. Physicians nominate other physicians based on clinical excellence, board certification, education and expertise. Doctors are considered the best in their fields in a six-county metropolitan area.