STONY BROOK, N.Y., June 20, 2012 – New York Magazine’s 2012 “Best Doctors” issue features 14 full-time and voluntary physicians from Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH). The “Best Doctors” list represents the top three percent of physicians in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area. Practicing in a wide range of specialties, the Stony Brook physicians were selected from a region that includes more than 60,000 physicians.
The “Best Doctors” list is comprised by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., which publishes Top Doctors: New York Metro Area. The 1,160 “Best” from this list are then picked and featured in New York Magazine. The selection process is based on peer nominations, followed by telephone interviews with leading specialists, chiefs of service, and other hospital personnel. Criteria for selection include professional qualifications, reputation, the ability to communicate effectively, demonstrate empathy, and other factors.
Five of the 14 Stony Brook physicians selected for the New York Magazine distinction practice within Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital, the only dedicated children’s hospital in Suffolk County. This group includes specialists in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Child Neurology, Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine, Pediatric Endocrinology and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.
“Being selected for the New York ‘Best Doctors’ list is a distinction for a select group that illustrates our entire medical staff’s commitment to providing high-quality, compassionate care for our patients,” said Fred Sganga, interim Chief Executive Officer for Stony Brook University Hospital. He recognized in particular Henry Woo, M.D., Neurosurgeon, and Dennis Davidson, M.D, Neonatologist, who are newcomers to the list for 2012.
The Stony Brook physicians selected as New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors” are, in alphabetical order:
• Mary Andriola, M.D., Child Neurology
• David Brown, M.D., Cardiovascular Disease
• Alexander Dagum, M.D., Plastic Surgery
• Deborah Davenport, M.D., Obstetrics & Gynecology
• Dennis Davidson, M.D., Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine
• Robert Parker, M.D., Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
• John Pomeroy, M.D., Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
• Michael Poon, M.D., Cardiovascular Disease
• Lesley Rechter, M.D., Family Medicine
• Michael Richheimer, M.D, Allergy & Immunology
• Todd Rosengart, M.D., Thoracic Surgery
• Michael Schuster, M.D., Hematology
• Thomas Wilson, M.D., Pediatric Endocrinology
• Henry Woo, M.D., Neurological Surgery
About Stony Brook University Hospital:
Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) is Long Island’s premier academic medical center. With 597 beds, SBUH serves as the region’s only tertiary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center, and is home to the Stony Brook Heart Institute, Stony Brook Cancer Center, Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital, Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute, and Stony Brook Digestive Disorders Institute. SBUH also encompasses Suffolk County’s only Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center, state-designated AIDS Center, state-designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, state-designated Burn Center, the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, and Kidney Transplant Center. It is home of the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center. To learn more, visit www.stonybrookmedicine.edu.