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2013 Best Doctors in America® List
Newswise — New Brunswick, NJ – Eighty-five physicians affiliated with The Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group, the faculty practice of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, appear on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2013. Only 5 percent of physicians in the United States earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review.
The Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group physicians selected represent a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care, including cardiovascular disease, women’s health, surgery, and pediatrics, among others.
In 17 subspecialties, Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group physicians were the only individuals in the state recognized for their particular specialty, while in an additional eight subspecialties, they represented one of only two N.J. doctors selected for the list in their areas of expertise.
Moreover, in the area of primary care, two-thirds of the N.J. physicians selected in the field of internal medicine are members of The Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group, as are one-third of the family medicine practitioners chosen.
“We congratulate the many physicians who have been named to this prestigious list,” says Peter S. Amenta, MD, PhD, dean, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. “We are proud of the exceptional care and medical expertise of each of the physicians who comprise The Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group, and independent recognition such as this reflects the high standards with which our doctors practice every day.”
The highly regarded Best Doctors in America List, assembled by Best Doctors, Inc., results from exhaustive polling of more than 45,000 physicians in the United States. In a confidential review, current physician listees answer the question, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer?” Best Doctors, Inc. evaluates the review results and verifies all additional information to meet detailed inclusion criteria. Physicians cannot pay to be included in the database, nor are they paid to provide their input. Doctors in more than 40 specialties and 400 subspecialties of medicine appear on this year’s list.
Boston-based Best Doctors, Inc., founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School professors, is currently a global company serving more than 30 million members in every major region of the world. Best Doctors works with the top 5 percent of physicians to find the right diagnoses and treatments, and seamlessly integrates its services with employers’ other health-related benefits. In addition to its clinical advocacy in the United States, Best Doctors designs and implements international insurance programs.
More information about the Best Doctors in America® List can be found online at www.bestdoctors.com.
About The Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group
The Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group is the faculty practice of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. One of the largest multispecialty physician practices in the state, The Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group consists of more than 500 physicians with expertise in more than 200 subspecialty clinical programs, providing a full range of highly specialized services for children and adults. In addition to its main practice location in New Brunswick, The Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group offers services in Hamilton, Monroe, Piscataway, Princeton, and Somerset.
The group supports the education, research, patient care, and community outreach missions of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, one of the nation's leading comprehensive medical schools. Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and its principal affiliate, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, comprise one of the nation's premier academic medical centers. In addition, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has 34 other hospital affiliates and ambulatory care sites throughout the region.
As one of the eight schools of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, with 2,800 full-time and volunteer faculty, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School encompasses 20 basic science and clinical departments, hosts centers and institutes including The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the Child Health Institute of New Jersey, the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, and the Stem Cell Institute of New Jersey. To learn more about The Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group or Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, visit rwjms.umdnj.edu.