46 Yale doctors make New York magazine’s best list

Yale Medical Group congratulates 46 of its physicians who were included in New York magazine’s most recent annual “Best Doctors” issue. This year’s selection includes doctors who have been making the list for years, as well as some who are relatively new to Yale.

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, a New York City research and information firm, determines the rankings based on a regional peer-review survey that asks thousands of licensed physicians to nominate the physicians who they think of as exceptional in their field and related fields, taking into account not only professional qualifications and reputation, but also skills in interacting with patients.

It’s important to remember that the list is designed to cover a diversity of specialties and geography, so it inevitably leaves out many outstanding doctors.

The 2014 New York “Best Doctors” issue is available online at nymag.com/bestdoctors. Here are the YMG physicians who were named to the list this year:

Richard Antaya Dermatology Abraham Avni-Singer Pediatrics Masoud Azodi Gynecologic Surgery Mark Blitzer Cardiac Electrophysiology Jean Bolognia Dermatology Henry Cabin Cardiovascular Medicine Thomas O. Carpenter Pediatric Endocrinology Michael G. Caty Pediatric Surgery Joshua Copel Maternal-Fetal Medicine Frank C. Detterbeck Thoracic Surgery Seth D. Dodds Hand Surgery Andrew Duffy Surgery John Elefteriades Thoracic Surgery Matthew S. Ellman Internal Medicine Sukru Emre Transplantation & Immunology Sabet Hashim Thoracic Surgery Roy Herbst Medical Oncology Lawrence J. Hirsch Neurology Howard S. Hochster Medical Oncology Christopher Howes Cardiovascular Medicine Silvio Inzucchi Endocrinology & Metabolism Gary Israel Diagnostic Radiology Jennifer M. Kapo Hospice & Palliative Medicine Paul M. Kirshbom Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery David J. Leffell Dermatology Walter Longo Colorectal Surgery John Persing Plastic Surgery Daniel Petrylak Medical Oncology Joseph M. Piepmeier Neurological Surgery Jeffrey Pollak Vascular & Interventional Radiology Kenneth B. Roberts Radiation Oncology Thomas J. Rutherford Gynecological Oncology Robert T. Schoen Rheumatology Peter Schulam Urology Dinesh Singh Urology Bauer E. Sumpio Vascular Surgery Carrie R. Swigart Hand Surgery Gordon Sze Neuroradiology Hugh S. Taylor Reproductive Endocrinology Francine Testa Child Neurology J. Grant Thomson Hand Surgery Robert Udelsman Endocrine/General Surgery Lisa M. Walke Geriatric Medicine Lynn Wilson Radiation Oncology James J. Yue Orthopaedic Surgery  

This article was submitted by Mark Santore on June 10, 2014.