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 Sorenhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/ksoren
Family MedicineEdward Merkerhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/elmerker
Cancer Oncology
Diagnostic RadiologyCarrie Ruzal-Shapirohttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/cbruzalshapiro
Diagnostic RadiologyElizabeth Hechthttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/emhecht
Diagnostic RadiologyLawrence Schwartzhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/lhschwartz
Diagnostic RadiologyRalph Wynnhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/rtwynn
Medical OncologyDawn Hershmanhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/dlhershman
Medical OncologyOwen O'Connorhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/ooconnor
Medical OncologyGary Schwartzhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/gkschwartz
Medical OncologyMark Stooplerhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/mbstoopler
Gynecologic OncologyWilliam Burkehttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/wmburke
Gynecologic OncologyJason Wrighthttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/wrightj
Radiation OncologyIsrael Deutschhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/ideutsch
Cosmetic Surgery/Skin
DermatologyMaria Garzonhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/mcgarzon
DermatologyKimberly Morelhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/kdmorel
Plastic SurgeryJeffrey Aschermanhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/jaascherman
Pediatrics
PediatricsMichael Rosenbaumhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/mrosenbaum
PediatricsBarney Softnesshttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/bsoftness
Child NeurologyCigdem Akmanhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/ciakman
Child NeurologyJames Riviellohttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/jjriviello
Pediatric CardiologyDavid Solowiejczykhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/desolowiejczyk
Pediatric CardiologyMarc Richmondhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/merichmond
Pediatric CardiologyEric Silverhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/esilver
Pediatric CardiologyJulie Vincenthttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/javincent
Pediatric EndocrinologyIlene Fennoyhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/ifennoy
Pediatric GastroenterologyJoel Lavinehttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/jelavine
Pediatric GastroenterologySteven Lobrittohttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/sjlobritto
Pediatric GastroenterologyMercedes Martinezhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/mmartinez
Pediatric Hematology-OncologyJames Garvinhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/jhgarvin
Pediatric Hematology-OncologyJulia Glade Benderhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/jlgladebender
Pediatric Hematology-OncologyAndrew Kunghttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/alkung
Pediatric Hematology-OncologyDarrell Yamashirohttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/djyamashiro
Pediatric Infectious DiseaseMarc Focahttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/mdfoca
Pediatric Infectious DiseaseNatalie Neuhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/nneu
Pediatric NephrologyFangming Linhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/fangminglin
Pediatric OtolaryngologyJoseph Haddadhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/jhaddad
Pediatric PulmonologyAndrei Constantinescuhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/aconstantinescu
Pediatric PulmonologyCarin Lammhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/cilamm
Pediatric SurgeryGudrun Aspelundhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/gaspelund
Pediatric SurgerySteven Stylianoshttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/sstylianos
Pediatric UrologyPasquale Casalehttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/pcasale
Prenatal
Maternal & Fetal MedicineLynn Simpsonhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/llsimpson
Maternal & Fetal MedicineMary D'Altonhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/medalton
Neonatal-Perinatal MedicineRichard Polinhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/rapolin
Psychiatry
PsychiatryEvelyn Attiahttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/evelynattia
PsychiatryPhilip Muskinhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/prmuskin
PsychiatryEdward Nuneshttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/evnunes
Addiction PsychiatryFrances R. Levinhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/frlevin
Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMoira Rynnhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/mrynn
Geriatric PsychiatryDevangere Devanandhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/dpdevanand
Other Specialities
Allergy & ImmunologyStephen Canfieldhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/smcanfield
Cardiac ElectrophysiologyAngelo Bivianohttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/abbiviano
Cardiac ElectrophysiologyWilliam Whanghttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/wwhang
Cardiac ElectrophysiologyCarmine Sorberahttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/casorbera
Cardiovascular DiseaseAllan Schwartzhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/aschwartz
Clinical GeneticsKwame Anyane-Yeboahttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/kanyaneyeboa
Clinical GeneticsWendy Chunghttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/wchung
Colon & Rectal SurgeryDaniel Feingoldhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/dlfeingold
Colon & Rectal SurgeryPokala Ravi Kiranhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/rkiran
Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismRobin Golandhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/rsgoland
GastroenterologyRobert Brownhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/rsbrown
GastroenterologyArthur Magunhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/ammagun
GastroenterologyJohn Poneroshttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/jmponeros
Hand SurgeryMelvin Rosenwasserhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/mprosenwasser
Hand SurgeryRobert Strauchhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/rjstrauch
HematologyDavid Diuguidhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/dldiuguid
HematologyMark Heaneyhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/mlheaney
HematologyJoseph Jurcichttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/jgjurcic
HematologyNicole Lamannahttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/nlamanna
HematologyJohn Mearshttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/jgmears
Hospice & Palliative MedicineCraig Blindermanhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/cdblinderman
Infectious DiseaseMary Floodhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/mtflood
Infectious DiseaseBrian Scullyhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/bescully
Interventional CardiologyAjay Kirtanehttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/ajkirtane
Interventional CardiologySusheel Kodalihttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/skkodali
Interventional CardiologyJeffrey Moseshttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/jwmoses
NephrologyGerald Appelhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/gbappel
NephrologyJai Radhakrishnanhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/jradhakrishnan
Neurological SurgeryRichard Andersonhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/reanderson
Neurological SurgeryPeter Angevinehttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/pdangevine
Neurological SurgeryJeffrey Brucehttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/jnbruce
Neurological SurgeryE. Sander Connollyhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/esconnolly
Neurological SurgeryNeil Feldsteinhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/nafeldstein
Neurological SurgeryPaul McCormickhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/pcmccormick
Neurological SurgeryGuy McKhannhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/gmmckhann
Neurological SurgeryMichael Sistihttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/mbsisti
Neurological SurgeryRobert Solomonhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/rasolomon
NeurologyCarl Bazilhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/cwbazil
NeurologyMitchell Elkindhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/mselkind
NeurologyPeter Kimhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/pykim
NeurologyAndrew Lassmanhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/ablassman
NeurologyJames Robertshttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/jroberts
NeurologyOlajide Williamshttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/oawilliams
NeuroradiologyAlexander Khandjihttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/agkhandji
NeuroradiologyAngela Lignellihttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/alignelli
NeuroradiologyPhilip Meyershttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/pmeyers
OphthalmologyStanley Changhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/schang
OphthalmologyJeffrey Liebmannhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/jmliebmann
OphthalmologyJeffrey Odelhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/jgodel
Orthopaedic SurgeryJoshua Hymanhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/jehyman
Orthopaedic SurgeryMichael Vitalehttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/mgvitale
Orthopaedic SurgeryChristopher Ahmadhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/csahmad
Orthopaedic SurgeryJeffrey Gellerhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/jageller
OtolaryngologySalvatore Caruanahttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/smcaruana
OtolaryngologyAnil Lalwanihttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/aklalwani
OtolaryngologyMichael Pitmanhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/mjpitman
Pain MedicineLeena Mathewhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/lmathew
Pain MedicineMichael Weinbergerhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/mlweinberger
PathologyVivette D'Agatihttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/vddagati
PathologyAnjali Saqihttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/aasaqi
Physical Medicine & RehabilitationHeakyung Kimhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/hkim
Physical Medicine & RehabilitationJoel Steinhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/jstein
Pulmonary DiseaseAngela DiMangohttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/amdimango
Pulmonary DiseaseRoger Maxfieldhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/ramaxfield
Reproductive EndocrinologyCristina Materahttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/cmatera
Reproductive EndocrinologyMark Sauerhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/sauer
RheumatologyEdward Dwyerhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/edwyer
RheumatologyElizabeth Mayerhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/eamayer
Sports MedicineWilliam Levinehttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/wnlevine
SurgeryMarc Besslerhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/mbessler
SurgeryJohn Chabothttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/jachabot
SurgeryJean Emondhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/jcemond
SurgerySheldon Feldmanhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/smfeldman
SurgeryTomoaki Katohttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/tkato
SurgeryJames Leehttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/jlee
SurgeryMiguel Silvahttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/mrsilva
Thoracic & Cardiac SurgeryMichael Argenzianohttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/margenziano
Thoracic & Cardiac SurgeryEmile Bachahttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/ebacha
Thoracic & Cardiac SurgeryMark Ginsburghttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/meginsburg
Thoracic & Cardiac SurgeryYoshifumi Nakahttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/ynaka
Thoracic & Cardiac SurgeryCraig Smithhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/crsmith
Thoracic & Cardiac SurgeryJoshua Sonetthttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/jrsonett
Thoracic & Cardiac SurgeryHiroo Takayamahttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/htakayama
UrologyKimberly Cooperhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/klcooper
UrologyJames McKiernanhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/jmmckiernan
UrologyMatthew Rutmanhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/mprutman
UrologyOjas Shahhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/shaho
Vascular & Interventional RadiologyDavid Sperlinghttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/dcsperling
Vascular & Interventional RadiologyJoshua Weintraubhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/jlweintraub
Vascular SurgeryNicholas Morrisseyhttp://www.columbiadoctors.org/prof/nmorrissey