UAB Increases Physicians Ranked on Best Doctors in America List

Released: 7-Jan-2013 6:00 PM EST
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Newswise — Hundreds of the nation’s top physicians practice at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Health System, according to the latest edition of the Best Doctors in America ® database.

The 2013 list recognizes 325 UAB physicians in 65 specialties who are among the top 5 percent of clinicians in the United States, as voted by their peers. Nearly three-dozen additional top doctors were added to UAB’s total count compared to last year’s list.

Best Doctors is an independent, knowledge-based medical referral service headquartered in Boston. Its surveys ask peer physicians, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty or a related specialty, to whom would you refer them?”

Nominations for the list are anonymous, and doctors’ evaluations are confidential, according to the company. The system of review, based on methodology started in 1989, includes a method of catching and correcting bias for or against particular physicians or groups of physicians. Listings cannot be purchased.

A complete listing of the UAB physicians named in Best Doctors is online at www.uabmedicine.org/bestdoctors. The list was also featured in the December issue of Birmingham Magazine.

About the UAB Health System
The UAB Health System includes all of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s patient-care activities, including UAB Hospital, the UAB Callahan Eye Hospital and The Kirklin Clinic and several affiliated community hospitals. UAB is the state of Alabama’s largest single employer and an internationally renowned research university and academic health center; its professional schools and specialty patient-care programs are consistently ranked among the nation’s top 50. UAB is the largest academic medical center in Alabama and one of the top four largest academic medical centers in the United States.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a separate, independent institution from the University of Alabama, which is located in Tuscaloosa. Please use University of Alabama at Birmingham on first reference and UAB on all consecutive references.

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