Hi pja27, and welcome to the ANA Forums!
I do not personally know of specialists in OH, NY, MD, NJ, or PA. I have read some positive remarks on the forums about some of the neurosurgeons or those providing radiation. But I don't have any experience with any of them.
However, I have two suggestions for you. First, you might want to connect with some of the ANA Support Groups in those areas. Sometimes, they allow you to attend via Zoom, and many times the Support Groups have people in the area who have experience with specialists who work there. They can tell you first-hand. And, I believe there are ANA Support Groups in OH, NY, MD, NJ, and PA. I attended one in OH, even though I live in GA, but I attended via Zoom, and it was very helpful for me.
The next suggestion I have is for you to go to the home page of these forums (What I'm about to share ONLY works from the home page), and type "OH' or "NY" or "MD" etc. in the Search area, and then click on the Magnifying Glass. It will bring up every reference to the state you search for. Some of the references will be for support groups in that state. Some references won't be helpful at all. But you will also find those who asked questions about specific providers in those states. And you will find comments from those who have had experience with the doctors in those states. You can find valuable information by doing the search in the forums.
I wish you well in your search for a great specialist for you!