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America's Top Doctors

Each year, thousands of doctors and health professionals vote for the best physicians through a national survey conducted by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, which is then published in Castle Connolly's America's Top Doctors®, a list that represents the top one percent of medical specialists in the U.S.

The Children's Hospital at Montefiore's (CHAM) physicians are recognized annually in America's Top Doctors®, and in 2013, 43 CHAM physicians were named in the regional edition, Castle Connolly's America's Top Doctors: New York Metropolitan Area, for providing exceptional care in pediatrics. The doctors selected, as leading doctors in the region, were among thousands who had been nominated by their peers and judged on various criteria.

The Top Doctors selections are based medical skills, professional achievements, board and medical certifications, percentage of clinical practice activity, administrative posts, malpractice or disciplinary history, national medical reputation and accessibility for appointments, among other criteria. Castle Connolly, a nationally renowned leader in market research, reaches millions of readers through guides that list top physicians and through partnerships with America's top magazines.

CHAM specialists recognized by New York Magazine were:

Chhavi Agarwal, MD
Joseph Andrade, MD
Raanan Arens, MD
Michele Bailey, MD
Sophie Balk, MD
Peter Belamarich, MD
John Bent, MD
Diane Bloomfield, MD
Linda Cahill, MD
Indira Dasgupta, MD
Lon Easton, MD
Nora Esteban-Cruciani, MD
Richard Gorlick, MD
Patricia Haber, MD
Betsy Herold, MD
Alan Hirschman, MD
Daphne Hsu, MD
Gerard Igel, MD
Norman Ilowite, MD
Ruth Kaminer, MD
Frederick Kaskel, MD/PhD
Martin Katzenstein, MD
Miriam Levitt, MD
                                   Adam Levy, MD
Nathan Litman, MD

Ronald London, MD
Marguerite Mayers, MD
Cecelia McCarton, MD
Susan Meisler, MD
Solomon Moshe, MD
Philip Ozuah, MD/PhD
Robert Pass, MD
Miriam Schechter, MD
Myles Schiller, MD
Shlomo Shinnar, MD/PhD
Rajesh Shenoy, MD
Lewis Singer, MD
Ruth Stein, MD
John Thompson, MD
H Michael Ushay, MD/PhD
Christine Walsh, MD
Gerard Weinberg, MD
Richard Weiner, MD
Jacqueline Weingarten-Arams, MD
Irving Zoltan, MD


New York Magazine's Best Doctors

Physicians at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) are annually recognized in New York Magazine's "Best Doctors" issue, which identifies the top doctors in New York City, Westchester County, Long Island, and portions of New Jersey and Connecticut. This New York Magazine feature is based on data from Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.'s America's Top Doctors: New York Metropolitan Area, a trusted source that identifies the best regional healthcare providers through physician surveys.

In 2012, 14 CHAM specialists were recognized regionally as top doctors in the following service areas: adolescent medicine; cardiothoracic surgery; child neurology; critical care; genetics; neonatology; pediatric cardiology; pediatric endocrinology; pediatric infectious disease; pediatric nephrology; pediatric rheumatology; pediatric surgery; pediatrics.

Montefiore specialists recognized by New York Magazine were:

Elizabeth Alderman, MD
Chhavi Agarwal, MD
Deborah Campbell, MD
Daphne Hsu, MD
Norman Ilowite, MD
Frederick Kaskel, MD
Nathan Litman, MD
Robert Marion, MD
Philip Ozuah, MD
Arye Rubinstein, MD
Shlomo Shinnar, MD
Christine Walsh, MD
Gerard Weinberg, MD
Samuel Weinstein, MD

Read more about our exceptional physicians in the 2012 New York Magazine's "Best Doctors" issue.