Columbia University Medical Center

New York’s Best Doctors? Yes, Indeed!

New York Magazine Best Doctors cover, 2016This year, ColumbiaDoctors surpassed its record-setting year in 2015, with the highest-ever number of faculty listed in the annual New York Magazine “Best Doctors” issue, in a 9.4% jump over the prior year. A total of 140 physicians in 57 specialties were represented, up from 128 doctors in 57 specialties in 2015, and 123 physicians and 55 specialties in 2014. The ColumbiaDoctors honorees are listed below.

The percentage of ColumbiaDoctors faculty continued to increase against the number of all doctors listed, from 9.8% in 2014 to 10.0% in 2015, and to 10.8% in 2016. The number of all doctors listed also increased slightly, from 1,251 in 2014, to 1,282 in 2015, and to 1,300 in 2016, according to Castle Connolly, which curates the list.

“We are delighted to see this impressive increase in the number of our colleagues recognized in this annual list of the best doctors in New York,” said George A. “Jack” Cioffi, MD, president of ColumbiaDoctors. “We recognize the great work that is being done here, and it’s evident that our peers increasingly take note of this as well.”

He added that physicians are encouraged to nominate their peers in this important annual listing. 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 SpecialityPractitionerFaculty Profile
Primary Care
Adolescent MedicineKaren Soren
Family MedicineEdward Merker
Cancer Oncology
Diagnostic RadiologyCarrie Ruzal-Shapiro
Diagnostic RadiologyElizabeth Hecht
Diagnostic RadiologyLawrence Schwartz
Diagnostic RadiologyRalph Wynn
Medical OncologyDawn Hershman
Medical OncologyOwen O'Connor
Medical OncologyGary Schwartz
Medical OncologyMark Stoopler
Gynecologic OncologyWilliam Burke
Gynecologic OncologyJason Wright
Radiation OncologyIsrael Deutsch
Cosmetic Surgery/Skin
DermatologyMaria Garzon
DermatologyKimberly Morel
Plastic SurgeryJeffrey Ascherman
PediatricsMichael Rosenbaum
PediatricsBarney Softness
Child NeurologyCigdem Akman
Child NeurologyJames Riviello
Pediatric CardiologyDavid Solowiejczyk
Pediatric CardiologyMarc Richmond
Pediatric CardiologyEric Silver
Pediatric CardiologyJulie Vincent
Pediatric EndocrinologyIlene Fennoy
Pediatric GastroenterologyJoel Lavine
Pediatric GastroenterologySteven Lobritto
Pediatric GastroenterologyMercedes Martinez
Pediatric Hematology-OncologyJames Garvin
Pediatric Hematology-OncologyJulia Glade Bender
Pediatric Hematology-OncologyAndrew Kung
Pediatric Hematology-OncologyDarrell Yamashiro
Pediatric Infectious DiseaseMarc Foca
Pediatric Infectious DiseaseNatalie Neu
Pediatric NephrologyFangming Lin
Pediatric OtolaryngologyJoseph Haddad
Pediatric PulmonologyAndrei Constantinescu
Pediatric PulmonologyCarin Lamm
Pediatric SurgeryGudrun Aspelund
Pediatric SurgerySteven Stylianos
Pediatric UrologyPasquale Casale
Maternal & Fetal MedicineLynn Simpson
Maternal & Fetal MedicineMary D'Alton
Neonatal-Perinatal MedicineRichard Polin
PsychiatryEvelyn Attia
PsychiatryPhilip Muskin
PsychiatryEdward Nunes
Addiction PsychiatryFrances R. Levin
Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMoira Rynn
Geriatric PsychiatryDevangere Devanand
Other Specialities
Allergy & ImmunologyStephen Canfield
Cardiac ElectrophysiologyAngelo Biviano
Cardiac ElectrophysiologyWilliam Whang
Cardiac ElectrophysiologyCarmine Sorbera
Cardiovascular DiseaseAllan Schwartz
Clinical GeneticsKwame Anyane-Yeboa
Clinical GeneticsWendy Chung
Colon & Rectal SurgeryDaniel Feingold
Colon & Rectal SurgeryPokala Ravi Kiran
Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismRobin Goland
GastroenterologyRobert Brown
GastroenterologyArthur Magun
GastroenterologyJohn Poneros
Hand SurgeryMelvin Rosenwasser
Hand SurgeryRobert Strauch
HematologyDavid Diuguid
HematologyMark Heaney
HematologyJoseph Jurcic
HematologyNicole Lamanna
HematologyJohn Mears
Hospice & Palliative MedicineCraig Blinderman
Infectious DiseaseMary Flood
Infectious DiseaseBrian Scully
Interventional CardiologyAjay Kirtane
Interventional CardiologySusheel Kodali
Interventional CardiologyJeffrey Moses
NephrologyGerald Appel
NephrologyJai Radhakrishnan
Neurological SurgeryRichard Anderson
Neurological SurgeryPeter Angevine
Neurological SurgeryJeffrey Bruce
Neurological SurgeryE. Sander Connolly
Neurological SurgeryNeil Feldstein
Neurological SurgeryPaul McCormick
Neurological SurgeryGuy McKhann
Neurological SurgeryMichael Sisti
Neurological SurgeryRobert Solomon
NeurologyCarl Bazil
NeurologyMitchell Elkind
NeurologyPeter Kim
NeurologyAndrew Lassman
NeurologyJames Roberts
NeurologyOlajide Williams
NeuroradiologyAlexander Khandji
NeuroradiologyAngela Lignelli
NeuroradiologyPhilip Meyers
OphthalmologyStanley Chang
OphthalmologyJeffrey Liebmann
OphthalmologyJeffrey Odel
Orthopaedic SurgeryJoshua Hyman
Orthopaedic SurgeryMichael Vitale
Orthopaedic SurgeryChristopher Ahmad
Orthopaedic SurgeryJeffrey Geller
OtolaryngologySalvatore Caruana
OtolaryngologyAnil Lalwani
OtolaryngologyMichael Pitman
Pain MedicineLeena Mathew
Pain MedicineMichael Weinberger
PathologyVivette D'Agati
PathologyAnjali Saqi
Physical Medicine & RehabilitationHeakyung Kim
Physical Medicine & RehabilitationJoel Stein
Pulmonary DiseaseAngela DiMango
Pulmonary DiseaseRoger Maxfield
Reproductive EndocrinologyCristina Matera
Reproductive EndocrinologyMark Sauer
RheumatologyEdward Dwyer
RheumatologyElizabeth Mayer
Sports MedicineWilliam Levine
SurgeryMarc Bessler
SurgeryJohn Chabot
SurgeryJean Emond
SurgerySheldon Feldman
SurgeryTomoaki Kato
SurgeryJames Lee
SurgeryMiguel Silva
Thoracic & Cardiac SurgeryMichael Argenziano
Thoracic & Cardiac SurgeryEmile Bacha
Thoracic & Cardiac SurgeryMark Ginsburg
Thoracic & Cardiac SurgeryYoshifumi Naka
Thoracic & Cardiac SurgeryCraig Smith
Thoracic & Cardiac SurgeryJoshua Sonett
Thoracic & Cardiac SurgeryHiroo Takayama
UrologyKimberly Cooper
UrologyJames McKiernan
UrologyMatthew Rutman
UrologyOjas Shah
Vascular & Interventional RadiologyDavid Sperling
Vascular & Interventional RadiologyJoshua Weintraub
Vascular SurgeryNicholas Morrissey