Above and Beyond Doctor Of The Year Nominees

Get to know the nominees for Doctor of the Year, and leave a little love for them in the comment section. We work hard to alleviate the financial burden families go through when their children become ill and need hospitilization. However, it is nothing in comparison to what these fine men and women go through to ensure these children have the medical care they need to thrive and survive.

It is our great honor to celebrate these healthcare workers, and to announce the winner of our Above and Beyond Doctor of the Year.


This annual award recognizes physicians whose dedication, talents, and skills have improved the lives of countless childhood patients. We proudly celebrate these doctors and their goodness and invite you to enjoy viewing their award’s evening video.

We will recognize up to 10 outstanding pediatric physicians who are our Doctors of the Year at the 2024 Let's Dance for the Heart of It! Gala.

From those up to ten doctors, one Doctor will be selected as the Aubrey Rose Foundation “Above & Beyond” Doctor of the Year and will be announced at the Let’s Dance For The Heart Of It! Gala on November 9th at the Lawrenceburg Event Center.

2023 Doctors Of The Year

Dr. Pete Anderson Cleveland Clinic - Oncology
Dr. Christine Heubi CCHMC - Otolarynology & Complex Obstructive Sleep Apnea Center
Dr. Haleh Heydarian CCHMC - Cardiology
Dr. Patrick Ruck CCHMC - Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
Dr. Michael Rutter CCHMC - Otolaryngology & Aerodigestive Center
Dr. Cristina Tarango CCHMC - Hematology
Dr. Brian Vanderbrink CCHMC - Urology
Dr. Susan Wiley CCHMC - Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics


The video on the left introduces the Eight Doctors Of The Year for 2023.

The 2023 Above And Beyond Doctor Of The Year was awarded to Dr. Patrick Ruck.

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Below are the Doctors Of The Year for Past Years.

* BOLD - Above & Beyond Doctor Of The Year

^ - Doctors Of The Year