Columbia University Medical Center

Congratulations to New York Magazine’s Best Doctors of 2014

The cover of New York magazine's Best Doctors list 2014.

New York magazine’s Best Doctors list 2014.

Congratulations to the ColumbiaDoctors physicians who were voted New York magazine Best Doctors of 2014, the annual peer-nominated list of the New York metro area’s best doctors.

A total of 123 ColumbiaDoctors physicians were on New York magazine’s 2014 list, up from 109 in 2013, an increase of 13 percent. Fully 55 specialties were on the 2014 list, up from 51 in 2013. ColumbiaDoctors physicans represented 9.8 percent of the 1,251 practitioners on the 2014 list, a slight increase from 9.1 percent of the 1,198 doctors on the 2013 list. Our physicians topped the list in neurological surgery, as well as in thoracic and cardiac surgery.

“The increased number of doctors named to the list is a testament to the continually rising quality of care provided by ColumbiaDoctors,” said Dr. Louis Bigliani, the faculty practice’s president and chair of the board. “We take great pride in these doctors, who have been nominated by their peers as among the best in  New York, a very competitive landscape.”

In addition, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital ranks among the top in the nation for children’s care in the following specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, and pulmonology. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital ranked in more pediatric specialties than any other New York metro area hospital in U.S.News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” for 2014–2015. The findings were published earlier this month.

We urge you to nominate your ColumbiaDoctors peers for the 2015 list, to ensure that the public is aware of the exceptional level of care we provide. Nominate physicians whom you would recommend to a family member—not only because of their excellent training and clinical skills, but also because of the time, care, and concern they give their patients. Voting instructions are provided here. ColumbiaDoctors is happy to assist departments with training and background information on the voting process. Contact faculty liaison and patient access manager Kristin O’Meara for details.

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—nearly 6,488 in all.

For the past 17 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 of 1,251 in 2014. Read more about the survey’s methodology.

Specialty By CategoryPhysician NameFaculty Profile
Internal MedicineSeth Feltheimerhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/sdfeltheimer
Henry Lodgehttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/hslodge
Addiction PsychiatryFrances Levin http://columbiadoctors.org/prof/frlevin
Adolescent MedicineKaren Sorenhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/ksoren
Allergy and ImmunologyStephen Canfieldhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/smcanfield
Marjorie Slankardhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mlslankard
Cardiac ElectrophysiologyHasan Garanhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/hgaran
Cardiovascular DiseaseDavid Engelhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/djengel
Donna Mancinihttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/dmmancini
Mathew Maurerhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/msmaurer
Anthony Pucillohttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/alpucillo
Allan Schwartzhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/aschwartz
Child and Adolescent PsychiatryMoira Rynnhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mrynn
Jonathan Slaterhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jaslater
Child NeurologyCidgem Akmanhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/ciakman
James Riviellohttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jjriviello
Clinical GeneticsKwame Anyane-Yeboahttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/kanyaneyeboa
Wendy Chunghttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/wchung
Colon & Rectal SurgeryDaniel Feingoldhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/dlfeingold
DermatologyMaria Garzonhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mcgarzon
Robyn Gmyrekhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/rsgmyrek
Kimberly Morelhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/kdmorel
Robert Waltherhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/rrwalther
Diagnostic RadiologyMarc Brownhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mebrown
Carrie Ruzal-Shapirohttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/cbruzalshapiro
Lawrence Schwartzhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/lhschwartz
Endocrinology, Diabetes and MetabolismRobin Golandhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/rsgoland
Thomas Jacobshttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/tpjacobs
GastroenterologyPeter Greenhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/phgreen
Arthur Magunhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/ammagun
David Markowitzhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/ddmarkowitz
John Poneroshttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jmponeros
Geriatric PsychiatryDavangere Devanandhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/dpdevanand
Gynecologic OncologyThomas Herzoghttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/tjherzog
Hand SurgeryMelvin Rosenwasserhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mprosenwasser
Robert Strauchhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/rjstrauch
HematologyDavid Diuguidhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/dldiuguid
Joseph Jurcichttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jgjurcic
Nicole Lamannahttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/nlamanna
Infectious DiseaseMary Floodhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mtflood
Interventional CardiologySusheel Kodalihttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/skkodali
Jeffrey Moseshttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jwmoses
Maternal and Fetal MedicineLynn Simpsonhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/llsimpson
Medical OncologyRobert Finehttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/rlfine
Owen O'Connorhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/ooconnor
Abby Siegelhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/absiegel
Mark Stooplerhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mbstoopler
Neonatal-Perinatal MedicineRichard Polinhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/rapolin
NephrologyGerald Appelhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/gbappel
Jai Radhakrishnanhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jradhakrishnan
Neurological SurgeryRichard Andersonhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/reanderson
Jeffrey Brucehttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jnbruce
Michael Kaiserhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mgkaiser
Paul McCormickhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/pcmccormick
Michael Sistihttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mbsisti
Robert Solomonhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/rasolomon
NeurologyCarl Bazilhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/cwbazil
Andrew Lassmanhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/ablassman
Randolph Marshallhttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/rsmarshall
J. Kirk Robertshttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jroberts
NeuroradiologyAlexander Khandjihttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/agkhandji
Philip Meyershttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/pmeyers
Nuclear MedicineChaitanya Divgihttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/crdivgi
Obstetrics and GynecologyJody Blancohttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jsblanco
OphthalmologyStanley Changhttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/schang
Orthopedic SurgeryChristopher Ahmadhttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/csahmad
Louis Biglianihttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/lubigliani
Joshua Hymanhttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jehyman
Michael Vitalehttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mgvitale
OtolaryngologySalvatore Caruanahttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/smcaruana
Anil Lalwanihttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/aklalwani
Pain MedicineMichael Weinbergerhttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mlweinberger
PathologyAlain Borczukhttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/acborczuk
Pediatric CardiologyLinda Addoniziohttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/ljaddonizio
Thomas Starchttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/tjstarc
Julie Vincenthttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/javincent
Pediatric EndocrinologyMary Gallagherhttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mpgallagher
Sharon Oberfieldhttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/seoberfield
Pediatric GastroenterologyJoel Lavinehttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jelavine
Steven Lobrittohttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/sjlobritto
Pediatric Hematology-OncologyJames Garvinhttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jhgarvin
Julia Glade Benderhttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jlgladebender
Pediatric Infectious DiseaseNatalie Neuhttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/nneu
Pediatric NephrologyFangming Linhttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/fangminglin
Pediatric OtolaryngologyEli Grunsteinhttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/egrunstein
Pediatric PulmonologyAndrei Constantinescuhttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/aconstantinescu
Carin Lammhttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/cilamm
Pediatric RheumatologyLisa Imundohttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/lfimundo
Pediatric SurgeryWilliam Middlesworthhttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/wmiddlesworth
Steven Stylianoshttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/sstylianos
Pediatric UrologyPasquale Casalehttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/pcasale
Physical Medicine and RehabilitationHeakyung Kimhttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/hkim
Joel Steinhttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jstein
Plastic SurgeryJeffrey Aschermanhttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jaascherman
PsychiatryEvelyn Attiahttps://columbiadoctors.org/prof/evelynattia
Deborah Cabanisshttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/dlcabaniss
Michael Firsthttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mbfirst
Edward Nuneshttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/evnunes
Pulmonary DiseaseAngela Dimangohttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/amdimango
Byron Thomashowhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/bmthomashow
Radiation OncologySteven Isaacsonhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/srisaacson
Reproductive EndocrinologyJanet Choihttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jmchoi
Marc Sauerhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mvsauer
RheumatologyElizabeth Mayerhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/eamayer
Sports MedicineWilliam Levinehttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/wnlevine
SurgeryMarc Besslerhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mbessler
John Chabothttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jachabot
Jean Emondhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jcemond
Tomoaki Katohttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/tkato
James Leehttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jlee
Thoracic and Cardiac SurgeryMichael Argenzianohttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/margenziano
Emile Bachahttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/ebacha
Lyall Gorensteinhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/lagorenstein
Yoshifumi Nakahttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/ynaka
Mehmet Ozhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mcoz
Craig Smithhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/crsmith
Joshua Sonetthttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jrsonett
UrologyKetan Badanihttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/kkbadani
Mitchell Bensonhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mcbenson
Kimberly Cooperhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/klcooper
James McKiernanhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jmmckiernan
Vascular and Interventional RadiologyJoshua Weintraubhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jlweintraub
Vascular SurgeryNicholas Morrisseyhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/nmorrissey