Mount Sinai Is Strongly Represented in New York Magazine's 2009 "Best Doctors" List

New York Magazine’s 2009 "Best Doctors" issue lists 179 Mount Sinai faculty and staff, including those who serve at an affiliated institution.

New York, NY
 – June 19, 2009 /Press Release/  –– 

New York Magazine’s annual "Best Doctors" issue lists 179 Mount Sinai faculty and staff, including those who serve at an affiliated institution. "Best Doctors" appeared in the June 15th issue of the magazine.

In 2009, the magazine decreased its "Best Doctor’s" list by 330 physicians, from 1,434 in 2008 to 1,104 this year—a 23 percent decline. However, Mount Sinai’s proportion of physicians represented remained unchanged.

Mount Sinai is distinguished not only by the number of physicians included in the annual list, but also by the fact that many of Mount Sinai’s physicians are featured across the multiple specialties reviewed, including cardiac electrophysiology, cardiovascular disease, child and adolescent psychiatry, dermatology, geriatric medicine, gynecologic oncology, neuroradiology, occupational medicine, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology , pediatrics, psychiatry, rehabilitation medicine, surgery, and urology, to name a few.

In addition to the list of the 1,107 physicians, the issue includes doctor’s testimonials and their ‘first time’ experiencing something extraordinary. Mount Sinai faculty member, Ian Holzman, M.D. in the Department of Pediatrics, was interviewed about his involvement in the delivery of sextuplets at Mount Sinai.

The magazine’s list is drawn from data gathered by Castle Connolly, a New York City research and information firm that publishes the annual guidebook Top Doctors: New York Metro Area. The doctors listed in New York Magazine represent about a quarter of the top 10 percent of New York-area physicians, as determined by Castle Connolly.

About The Mount Sinai Medical Center
The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. Founded in 1852, Mount Sinai today is a 1,171-bed tertiary-care teaching facility that is internationally acclaimed for excellence in clinical care. Last year, nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients, and there were nearly 450,000 outpatient visits to the Medical Center.

Mount Sinai School of Medicine is internationally recognized as a leader in groundbreaking clinical and basic science research, as well as having an innovative approach to medical education. With a faculty of more than 3,400 in 38 clinical and basic science departments and centers, Mount Sinai ranks among the top 20 medical schools in receipt of National Institute of Health (NIH) grants. For more information, please visit www.mountsinai.org.