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Yale Medical Group Physicians Excel on New York Magazine’s "Best Doctors" List

June 10, 2011

Forty-nine members of Yale Medical Group (YMG), the clinical practice of the faculty of Yale School of Medicine, are included in New York Magazine’s list of Best Doctors for 2011, far outnumbering any other practice or hospital in Connecticut. The list is now in its 14th year, and this is the 13th consecutive year that Yale Medical Group has been featured prominently.

The YMG members, who practice at Yale-New Haven Hospital, are among 1144 physicians in 63 specialties who have been determined to be in the top echelons of physicians, providing first-rate clinical care in the Greater New York metropolitan area.

The “Best Doctors” list is chosen by a New York City research and information company, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., which conducts a peer-review survey – medical professionals judging other medical professionals – to come up with its top-rated physicians.

The criteria include professional qualifications, reputation, skills in dealing with patients (such as listening, demonstrating empathy, and instilling trust and confidence). Nomination forms go out to 12,000 medical professionals in New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut.

“We are honored that so many Yale faculty physicians have been recognized by their peers for their professional excellence and commitment to patients,” said David J. Leffell, M.D., deputy dean for clinical affairs and CEO of the Yale Medical Group.

The YMG physicians and specialty areas, as listed in the magazine, are:

  1. William Batsford, MD, Cardiac Electrophysiology
  2. Henry Cabin, MD, Cardiovascular Medicine
  3. Robert King, MD, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  4. Walter Longo, MD, Colorectal Surgery
  5. Jean Bolognia, MD, Dermatology
  6. Richard Edelson, MD, Dermatology
  7. David Leffell, MD, Dermatology
  8. Shirley McCarthy, MD, Diagnostic Radiology
  9. Jeffrey Weinreb, MD, Diagnostic Radiology
  10. Robert Udelsman, MD, Endocrine/General Surgery
  11. Silvio Inzucchi, MD, Endocrinology & Metabolism
  12. Margretta Seashore, MD, Genetics
  13. Mary Tinetti, MD, Geriatric Medicine
  14. Thomas Rutherford,MD, Gynecologic Oncology
  15. J. Grant Thomson, MD, Hand Surgery
  16. Peter Marks, MD, Hematology
  17. Vincent Quagliarello, MD, Infectious Disease
  18. Walter Kernan, MD, Internal Medicine
  19. Joshua Copel, MD, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  20. Charles Lockwood, MD, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  21. Howard Hochster, MD, Medical Oncology
  22. Thomas Lynch, MD, Medical Oncology
  23. Richard Ehrenkranz, MD, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  24. David Greer, MD, Neurology
  25. Gordon Sze, MD, Neuroradiology
  26. Joseph Piepmeier, MD, Neurosurgery
  27. Dennis Spencer, MD, Neurosurgery
  28. James Tsai, MD, Ophthalmology
  29. Michael Baumgaertner, Orthopaedic Surgery
  30. Clarence Sasaki, MD, Otolaryngology
  31. Alan Friedman, MD, Pediatric Cardiology
  32. William Tamborlane, MD, Pediatric Endocrinology
  33. Warren Andiman, MD, Pediatric Infectious Disease
  34. Paul McCarthy, MD, Pediatric Rheumatology
  35. John Persing, MD, Plastic Surgery
  36. Christopher van Dyck, MD, Psychiatry/Geriatric
  37. Carrie Redlich, MD, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
  38. Richard Peschel, MD, Radiation Oncology
  39. Kenneth Roberts, MD, Radiation Oncology
  40. Lynn Wilson, MD, Radiation Oncology
  41. Pasquale Patrizio, MD, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
  42. John Elefteriades, MD, Thoracic Surgery
  43. Sabet Hashim, MD, Thoracic Surgery
  44. Sukru Emre, MD, Transplantation and Immunology
  45. John Colberg, MD, Urology
  46. Harris Foster, MD, Urology
  47. John Aruny, MD, Vascular & Interventional Radiology
  48. Richard Gusberg, MD, Vascular Surgery
  49. Bauer Sumpio, MD, Vascular Surgery

About Yale Medical Group: Yale Medical Group is one of the largest academic multispecialty group practices in the United States, with more than 800 physicians providing compassionate state-of-the-art care in 160 specialties. We have centers of excellence in such fields as cancer, cardiac care and organ transplantation. All of our physicians are full-time faculty at the Yale School of Medicine, which gives them access to the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, and the latest research and technology. Many have distinguished reputations as national and international leaders in their fields. Yale Medical Group is a major referral center for Connecticut and New England. Visit for more information.

To learn more about Yale School of Medicine visit their web site.

And to read more about New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors” list and how physicians were chosen.

Submitted by YSM Web Group on June 21, 2012