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Alma Mater Smiles: 128 Named to 2015 Best Doctors List

Allma Mater at Columbia UniversityThis year, ColumbiaDoctors had the highest-ever number of faculty listed in the annual New York magazine Best Doctors issue, with 128 physicians in 57 specialties represented, up from 123 physicians and 55 specialties in 2014. Our list of “Best Doctors” is below.

While the percentage of ColumbiaDoctors faculty increased slightly against the number of all doctors listed this year, from 9.83% in 2014 to 9.98% this year, the number of all doctors listed also increased slightly, from 1,251 to 1,282, according to Castle Connolly, which curates the list.

The total number of ColumbiaDoctors faculty jumped significantly year over year, growing from 1,300 to 1,500 faculty in 2015, which resulted in a drop in the percentage of all faculty included in the list, down to 8.53% in 2015 from 9.46% in 2014. See the full list below.

“We extend congratulations to those newly listed and recurring awardees, in this, the 18th annual list of the best doctors in New York,” said George A. “Jack” Cioffi, MD, president of ColumbiaDoctors. “We value and appreciate their commitment to providing unparalleled care, and we’d like to continue the ongoing trend of more of our excellent faculty being recognized each year.”

He added that physicians are encouraged to nominate their peers in this important annual listing, as “we know our patients consider these peer recommendations to be a mark of quality care,” Dr. Cioffi said. New York magazine compiles its “Best Doctors” list using Castle Connolly’s book, Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, adjusting for factors including geographic balance to better reflect the magazine’s readership.

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 located on the ColumbiaDoctors intranet. Read more about the survey’s methodology here.

Castle Connolly SpecialtyPractitionerFaculty Profile
PRIMARY CARE
Adolescent MedicineKAREN SOREN, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/ksoren
Adolescent MedicineMARINA CATALLOZZI, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mcatallozzi
Family MedicineRICHARD F. STRONGWATER, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/rfstrongwater
Family MedicineEDWARD L. MERKER, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/elmerker
Internal MedicineHENRY S. LODGE JR, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/hslodge
CANCER ONCOLOGY
Diagnostic RadiologyGREGORY D. PEARSON, MD/PHDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/gdpearson
Diagnostic RadiologyCARRIE RUZAL-SHAPIRO, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/cbruzalshapiro
Diagnostic RadiologyLAWRENCE H. SCHWARTZ, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/lhschwartz
Gynecologic OncologyJASON WRIGHT, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/wrightj
Medical OncologyABBY B. SIEGEL, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/absiegel
Medical OncologyDAWN L. HERSHMAN, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/dlhershman
Medical OncologyOWEN A. O'CONNOR, MD/PHDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/ooconnor
Medical OncologyMARK BENJAMIN STOOPLER, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mbstoopler
COSMETIC SURGERY / SKIN
DermatologyMARIA C. GARZON, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mcgarzon
DermatologyKIMBERLY D. MOREL, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/kdmorel
Plastic SurgeryJEFFREY ASCHERMAN, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jaascherman
PEDIATRICS
Child NeurologyJAMES J. RIVIELLO JR, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jjriviello
Child NeurologyCIGDEM I. AKMAN, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/ciakman
PediatricsMICHAEL ROSENBAUM, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mrosenbaum
Pediatric CardiologyLINDA J. ADDONIZIO, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/ljaddonizio
Pediatric CardiologyJULIE A. VINCENT, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/javincent
Pediatric EndocrinologyILENE FENNOY, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/ifennoy
Pediatric EndocrinologyMARY P. GALLAGHER, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mpgallagher
Pediatric EndocrinologySHARON E. OBERFIELD, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/seoberfield
Pediatric GastroenterologyPHILIP G. KAZLOW, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/pgkazlow
Pediatric GastroenterologyJOEL E. LAVINE, MD/PHDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jelavine
Pediatric GastroenterologySTEVEN J. LOBRITTO, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/sjlobritto
Pediatric Hematology-OncologyKARA M. KELLY, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/kmkelly
Pediatric Hematology-OncologyJAMES H. GARVIN JR, MD/PHDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jhgarvin
Pediatric Infectious DiseaseNATALIE M. NEU, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/nneu
Pediatric NephrologyFANGMING LIN, MD/PHDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/fangminglin
Pediatric OtolaryngologyELI GRUNSTEIN, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/egrunstein
Pediatric OtolaryngologyJOSEPH HADDAD JR, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jhaddad
Pediatric PulmonologyCARIN I. LAMM, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/cilamm
Pediatric PulmonologyMEYER KATTAN, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mkattan
Pediatric RheumatologyANDREW H. EICHENFIELD, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/aheichenfield
Pediatric SurgerySTEVEN STYLIANOS, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/sstylianos
Pediatric SurgeryWILLIAM MIDDLESWORTH, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/wmiddlesworth
Pediatric UrologyPASQUALE CASALE, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/pcasale
PRENATAL
Maternal & Fetal MedicineMARY E. D'ALTON, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/medalton
Maternal & Fetal MedicineLYNN L. SIMPSON, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/llsimpson
Neonatal-Perinatal MedicineRICHARD A. POLIN, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/rapolin
PSYCHIATRY
PsychiatryPETER A. SHAPIRO, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/pashapiro
PsychiatryEDWARD NUNES, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/evnunes
PsychiatryDEBORAH L. CABANISS, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/dlcabaniss
PsychiatryEVELYN ATTIA, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/evelynattia
Addiction PsychiatryFRANCES R. LEVIN, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/frlevin
Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMOIRA A. RYNN, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mrynn
Child & Adolescent PsychiatryJONATHAN A. SLATER, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jaslater
Geriatric PsychiatryDAVANGERE P. DEVANAND, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/dpdevanand
OTHER SPECIALTIES
Allergy and ImmunologySTEPHEN M. CANFIELD, MD/PHDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/smcanfield
Cardiac ElectrophysiologyHASAN GARAN, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/hgaran
Cardiac ElectrophysiologyANGELO BIVIANO, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/abbiviano
Cardiovascular DiseaseALLAN SCHWARTZ, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/aschwartz
Cardiovascular DiseaseDAVID J. ENGEL, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/djengel
Cardiovascular DiseaseDONNA M. MANCINI, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/dmmancini
Clinical GeneticsWENDY KAY CHUNG, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/wchung
Clinical GeneticsKWAME ANYANE-YEBOA, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/kanyaneyeboa
Colon & Rectal SurgeryTRACEY D. ARNELL, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/tarnell
Colon & Rectal SurgeryDANIEL L. FEINGOLD, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/dlfeingold
Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismROBIN S. GOLAND, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/rsgoland
Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismROBERT J. MCCONNELL, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/rjmcconnell
GastroenterologyARTHUR M. MAGUN, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/ammagun
GastroenterologyROBERT S. BROWN JR, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/rsbrown
GastroenterologyLEWIS P. SCHNEIDER, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/lpschneider
GastroenterologyPETER GREEN, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/phgreen
Hand SurgeryROBERT J. STRAUCH, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/rjstrauch
Hand SurgeryMELVIN P. ROSENWASSER, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mprosenwasser
HematologyDAVID L. DIUGUID, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/dldiuguid
HematologyJOSEPH G. JURCIC, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jgjurcic
HematologyNICOLE LAMANNA, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/nlamanna
Infectious DiseaseBRIAN E. SCULLY, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/bescully
Interventional CardiologyJEFFREY W. MOSES, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jwmoses
Interventional CardiologySUSHEEL K. KODALI, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/skkodali
NephrologyGERALD B. APPEL, MD/PHDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/gbappel
NephrologyJAI RADHAKRISHNAN, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jradhakrishnan
Neurological SurgeryRICHARD C.E. ANDERSON, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/reanderson
Neurological SurgeryJEFFREY N. BRUCE, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jnbruce
Neurological SurgeryNEIL A. FELDSTEIN, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/nafeldstein
Neurological SurgeryPAUL C. MCCORMICK, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/pcmccormick
Neurological SurgeryGUY M. MCKHANN II, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/gmmckhann
Neurological SurgeryMICHAEL B. SISTI, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mbsisti
Neurological SurgeryROBERT A. SOLOMON, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/rasolomon
NeurologyMICHAEL DARAS, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mddaras
NeurologyMITCHELL ELKIND, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mselkind
NeurologyJ. KIRK ROBERTS, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jroberts
NeurologyOLAJIDE A. WILLIAMS, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/oawilliams
NeurologyANDREW B. LASSMAN, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/ablassman
NeurologyCARL BAZIL, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/cwbazil
NeuroradiologyPHILIP M. MEYERS, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/pmeyers
NeuroradiologyALEXANDER G. KHANDJI, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/agkhandji
Nuclear MedicineCHAITANYA R. DIVGI, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/crdivgi
OphthalmologySTANLEY CHANG, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/schang
OphthalmologyJEFFREY LIEBMANN, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jmliebmann
Orthopedic SurgeryCHRISTOPHER S. AHMAD, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/csahmad
Orthopedic SurgeryJEFFREY A. GELLER, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jageller
Orthopedic SurgeryJOSHUA HYMAN, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jehyman
Orthopedic SurgeryMICHAEL VITALE, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mgvitale
OtolaryngologySALVATORE M. CARUANA, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/smcaruana
OtolaryngologyANIL LALWANI, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/aklalwani
Pain MedicineMICHAEL L. WEINBERGER, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jzweinberger
PathologyVIVETTE D. D'AGATI, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/vddagati
Physical Medicine & RehabilitationHEAKYUNG KIM, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/hkim
Physical Medicine & RehabilitationJOEL STEIN, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jstein
Pulmonary DiseaseBYRON THOMASHOW, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/bmthomashow
Pulmonary DiseaseANGELA DIMANGO, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/amdimango
Reproductive EndocrinologyMARK V. SAUER, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mvsauer
Reproductive EndocrinologyCRISTINA MATERA, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/cmatera
RheumatologyKATHERINE G. NICKERSON, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/kgnickerson
RheumatologyELIZABETH W. MAYER, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/eamayer
Sports MedicineWILLIAM N. LEVINE, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/wnlevine
SurgeryJEAN C. EMOND, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jcemond
SurgeryTOMOAKI KATO, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/tkato
SurgeryMIGUEL SILVA, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mrsilva
SurgeryJAMES A. LEE, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/alee
SurgeryJOHN A. CHABOT, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jachabot
SurgeryMARC BESSLER, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mbessler
Thoracic & Cardiac SurgeryMICHAEL BORGER, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mborger
Thoracic & Cardiac SurgeryCRAIG R. SMITH JR, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/crsmith
Thoracic & Cardiac SurgeryEMILE A. BACHA, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/ebacha
Thoracic & Cardiac SurgeryYOSHIFUMI NAKA, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/ynaka
Thoracic & Cardiac SurgeryMICHAEL ARGENZIANO, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/margenziano
Thoracic & Cardiac SurgeryJOSHUA R. SONETT, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jrsonett
UrologyJAMES M. MCKIERNAN, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jmmckiernan
UrologyMITCHELL C. BENSON, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mcbenson
UrologyKIMBERLY L. COOPER, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/klcooper
Vascular & Interventional RadiologyJONATHAN SUSMAN, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/jsusman
Vascular SurgeryNICHOLAS J. MORRISSEY, MDhttp://columbiadoctors.org/prof/nmorrissey