Newswise — New York City, NY (March 15, 2012) – More than 250 doctors from Montefiore Medical Center have been named in the Top Doctors: New York Metro Area 2012 guide, by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. The doctors selected were among thousands who had been nominated by their peers and judged on various criteria including medical education, training, hospital appointments and disciplinary histories. Approximately 10% of Montefiore’s physicians were recognized, across various specialties including Oncology, Cardiology and Pediatrics, as leading doctors in the region.

“As a nationally-renowned, premier academic medical center, we are committed to providing the highest standards of excellence," said Steven M. Safyer, MD, President & CEO of Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine. “We are pleased that so many of our physicians who are the leading clinicians and scientists in their fields have been selected as Top Doctors by Castle Connolly. They have truly achieved medical breakthroughs and will continue to provide innovative, high quality care to the patients we serve.”

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., publishes a number of guides each year identifying outstanding physicians around the country. These guides are used as a resource by patients looking for top primary care and specialty physicians in their area. The Top Doctors list is also featured on the U.S. News and World Report website in a searchable directory, freely available to the general public. For many years, Castle Connolly has been providing New York Magazine with a shorter version of this list for the magazine’s “Best Doctors” issue.

The Montefiore doctors selected in the 15th edition of the New York Metro Area guide, had been nominated by their peers who completed a comprehensive survey providing information about their colleagues. The surveys are reviewed, and nominees screened, by the Castle Connolly physician-led research team before the final selection is made. The doctors selected are considered to be among the best in their specialties.

For more information about the Top Doctors: New York Metro Area 2012 guide, visit:


About Montefiore Medical Center

As the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic medical center nationally renowned for its clinical excellence, scientific discovery and commitment to its community. Recognized among the top hospitals nationally and regionally by U.S. News & World Report, Montefiore provides compassionate, patient- and family-centered care and educates the healthcare professionals of tomorrow. The Children's Hospital at Montefiore is consistently named in U.S. News' "America's Best Children's Hospitals," and is second among those in the New York metro area. With four hospitals, 1,491 beds and 93,000 annual hospital discharges, Montefiore is an integrated health system seamlessly linked by advanced technology. State-of-the-art primary and specialty care is provided through a network of nearly 100 locations across the region, including the largest school health program in the nation and a home health program. Montefiore's partnership with Einstein advances clinical and translational research to accelerate the pace at which new discoveries become the treatments and therapies that benefit patients. The medical center derives its inspiration for excellence from its patients and community, and continues to be on the frontlines of developing innovative approaches to care. For more information please visit and and follow us on Twitter @MontefioreNews.


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