New York, NY (PRWEB) June 18, 2013
New York magazine named 145 physicians from The Mount Sinai Medical Center to its “Best Doctors” list, up from 129 last year. The new issue also lists 52 additional doctors who serve at hospitals within Mount Sinai’s affiliate network, which continues on a strategic growth trajectory. The “Best Doctors” issue, which this year features a total of 1,198 physicians, appears in the June 24 print issue and is available online at http://www.nymag.com/bestdoctors.
“America is on the cusp of dramatic change in the way we practice medicine, and Mount Sinai is at the forefront of that change through developing ways to manage costs without affecting the outstanding quality care our patients have come to associate with us,” said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and CEO of The Mount Sinai Medical Center. “Our commitment to innovative research and care has made Mount Sinai a magnet for some of the world’s best clinicians, a reality that is reflected in our distinguished results on the Best Doctors list.”
Mount Sinai physicians are featured in 50 of the 64 specialties reviewed in the magazine, including geriatric medicine, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, otolaryngology, pediatrics, psychiatry, surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, vascular surgery and urology. In the Department of Medicine, 36 fulltime faculty and voluntary physicians in 13 specialties made the list.
Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, a New York City research and information firm, determines the rankings based on a regional peer-review survey that asks thousands of licensed physicians to nominate the physicians who, in their judgment, are the best in their field and related fields.
Castle Connolly tabulates the results, vets the nominee pool, and selects the top 10 percent of the region’s physicians to be published in its annual guidebook,Top Doctors: New York Metro Area. For the past 16 years, Castle Connolly has been providing New York with a shorter version of this list for publication in the magazine.
About The Mount Sinai Medical Center
The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Established in 1968, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is one of the leading medical schools in the United States. The Icahn School of Medicine is noted for innovation in education, biomedical research, clinical care delivery, and local and global community service. It has more than 3,400 faculty members in 32 departments and 14 research institutes, and ranks among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and by U.S. News & World Report.
The Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is a 1,171-bed tertiary- and quaternary-care teaching facility and one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. In 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked The Mount Sinai Hospital 14th on its elite Honor Roll of the nation’s top hospitals based on reputation, safety, and other patient-care factors. Mount Sinai is one of just 12 integrated academic medical centers whose medical school ranks among the top 20 in NIH funding and by U.S. News & World Report and whose hospital is on the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll. Nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients last year, and approximately 560,000 outpatient visits took place.
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