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13 Crystal Clinic Physicians Named Best Doctors In Their Specialties


Best Doctors

Thirteen physicians from Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center, a physician-owned hospital system, were named to the 2021-2022 Best Doctors list to be published in Cleveland Magazine. This includes:

Orthopaedic Surgeons

John Dietrich, M.D.; Robert Kepley, M.D.; Jovan Laskovski, M.D.; Scot Miller, D.O.; Nathan Monaco, M.D.; Daniel Myer, M.D.; Curtis Noel, M.D.; and T.J. Reilly, M.D

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician

James Klejka, M.D.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

Derek Cody, M.D.; Lewis Diulus, M.D.; Gary Pennington, M.D.; and Douglas Wagner, M.D.

Top doctors chosen for this honor are decided by impartial peer review in an online survey from Professional Research Services, which was sent to all certified doctors within the Cleveland area. Thousands of votes were cast honoring excellence in the medical field.

“I am honored to be chosen as a Best Doctor. I am especially grateful to be part of 13 Crystal Clinic physicians selected to receive this honor,” said Dr. Pennington, a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, who also completed fellowship training in hand and microvascular surgery.

“I have dedicated a great deal of my life to learn, practice and teach upper extremity surgery. It is an inspiring honor to be included in the listing and to be recognized as one of the Best Doctors in my field,” said Dr. Monaco, who specializes in orthopaedic surgery of the hand and upper extremities.


About Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center

Nationally renowned for orthopaedic care, Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center is a physician-owned, orthopaedic specialty hospital system with board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeons who perform more than 17,000 surgeries each year. With locations throughout Northeast Ohio, Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center is the only hospital in Ohio, and one of just 13 out of the more than 6,000 hospitals in the nation, to earn prestigious Joint Commission Certifications in total hip, total knee, total shoulder, and spinal fusion procedures. The hospital is ranked #1 in Ohio and in the top 20 of more than 6,000 U.S. hospitals for Major Orthopaedic Surgery (#17) and Joint Replacement Surgery (#13) by CareChex/Quantros Analytics. Crystal Clinic has also earned a five-star rating in patient experience from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – its highest rating. Crystal Clinic Plastic Surgeons, a division of Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center, are experts in treating soft tissue defects related to orthopaedic injuries and provide the entire spectrum of plastic surgery – from reconstruction to cosmetic procedures.