NewYork-Presbyterian Has the Most Top Doctors in Metro Area, According to Latest New York Magazine "Best Doctors" Survey

Jun 6, 2011


For the eleventh straight year, NewYork-Presbyterian has more physicians listed in New York Magazine's "Best Doctors" survey than any other hospital. The magazine lists 191 NewYork-Presbyterian physicians representing 17 percent of the 1,144 New York City–area doctors listed.

The "Best Doctors" issue is on newsstands today. For the full list of physicians and ranking methodology, visit

Dr. Robin Kalish, director of clinical maternal fetal medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and Dr. Michael Vitale, chief of pediatric spine and scoliosis service at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital/Columbia, are among only six physicians featured in photo profiles that highlight doctors performing "life changing" surgeries.

Dr. Kalish performed a successful high-risk Cesarean section on a 41-year-old woman with a history of fibroids. Dr. Vitale corrected a spinal deformity in a 13-year-old boy with a severe case of scoliosis.

"New York is fortunate to have so many of the nation's top doctors, and we are proud that NewYork-Presbyterian physicians can be counted among them," says Dr. Herbert Pardes, president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. "Every day, our physicians demonstrate their commitment to providing the highest level of health care to patients and their families. At the same time, they are continuously working to develop new treatments and technologies that advance medicine."

"At NewYork-Presbyterian, the delivery of high quality, compassionate care is our top priority. I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge every one of our physicians and our entire clinical team, all of whom work tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of their patients," adds Dr. Steven J. Corwin, executive vice president and COO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Who Picks the "Best Doctors"?

According to New York Magazine: "A New York City research and information company, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., publishes an annual guidebook titled Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, which lists those whom Castle Connolly has determined to be in the top 10 percent of the region's physicians — more than 6,000 in all. For the past 14 years, Castle Connolly has been providing New York Magazine with a shorter version of this list for the magazine's "Best Doctors" issue. Space prohibits New York from publishing the full list; this year the doctors on the list number 1,144. Castle Connolly conducts a peer-review survey. The idea is that medical professionals are best qualified to judge other medical professionals, and if one recommendation is good (think of your doctor referring you to a specialist), multiple recommendations are better. To select the doctors, the firm sends out 12,000 nomination forms to medical professionals in New York City, Westchester County, Long Island, and portions of New Jersey and Connecticut." For the complete "Best Doctors" list, visit the magazine's website

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NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, based in New York City, is the nation's largest not-for-profit, non-sectarian hospital, with 2,353 beds. The Hospital has more than 2 million inpatient and outpatient visits in a year, including more than 220,000 visits to its emergency departments — more than any other area hospital. NewYork-Presbyterian provides state-of-the-art inpatient, ambulatory and preventive care in all areas of medicine at five major centers: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division. One of the most comprehensive health care institutions in the world, the Hospital is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education and community service. NewYork-Presbyterian is the #1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area and is consistently ranked among the best academic medical institutions in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report. The Hospital has academic affiliations with two of the nation's leading medical colleges: Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. For more information, visit

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