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46 Yale doctors make New York magazine’s best list

June 10, 2014

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 Here are the YMG physicians who were named to the list this year:

Richard Antaya

Abraham Avni-Singer

Masoud Azodi
Gynecologic Surgery

Mark Blitzer
Cardiac Electrophysiology

Jean Bolognia

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

John Elefteriades
Thoracic Surgery

Matthew S. Ellman
Internal Medicine

Sukru Emre
Transplantation & Immunology

Sabet Hashim
Thoracic Surgery

Roy Herbst
Medical Oncology

Lawrence J. Hirsch

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

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

Peter Schulam

Dinesh Singh

Bauer E. Sumpio
Vascular Surgery

Carrie R. Swigart
Hand Surgery

Gordon Sze

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

Submitted by Mark Santore on June 10, 2014