New York Magazine Names 56 Yale Physicians Among the Region's Best Doctors

New York Magazine has included 56 Yale School of Medicine physicians on a list of the top doctors in the metropolitan area for 2004. The university physicians’ clinical practice is known as Yale Medical Group.

Spanning 36 specialties, from addiction psychiatry to vascular and interventional radiology, the list serves as a guide for patients seeking the best in medical care. To compile the list, New York Magazine collaborated with Castle Connolly Medical, a research and publishing company. Thousands of top physicians in the New York area completed a survey that asked them to nominate top doctors in almost every specialty. Castle Connolly then refined the list based on hundreds of interviews with leading specialists, chiefs of service and other hospital personnel, and publishes a guidebook “Top Doctors: New York Metro area.” The magazine list is a shorter version, designed to offer geographic balance for the magazine’s readership and a broad specialty representation.

“Every year this list and the guidebook include many of our physicians in a wide variety of specialties,” said Yale Medical Group Director David Leffell, M.D., professor of dermatology and chief of dermatologic surgery at Yale. “Yale encourages excellence and innovation in our clinical practice and in many instances offers the most advanced care available. We are pleased that our work is recognized.”

The specialties and the Yale Medical Group physicians on the list are:

Addiction Psychiatry
Richard Schottenfeld, M.D., professor of psychiatry.

Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
William Batsford, M.D., professor internal medicine, cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology; Lawrence Cohen, M.D., Ebenezer K Hunt professor of medicine, coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, adult congenital heart disease; Barry Zaret, M.D., Robert W. Berliner professor of medicine, section chief internal medicine, cardiology, and professor of diagnostic radiology; nuclear cardiology, heart failure, coronary artery disease.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Robert King, M.D., professor of psychiatry and in the Child Study Center, Tourette’s syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder; James Leckman, M.D., Nelson Harris professor of child psychiatry and professor of psychology and pediatrics, Tourette’s syndrome, autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder; Fred Volkmar, M.D., Harris professor of psychiatry and pediatrics and in the Child Study Center; autism, Asperger’s syndrome, pervasive development disorders.

Child Neurology
Bennett Shaywitz, M.D., professor of pediatrics, neurology, and in the Child Study Center; learning disorders, dyslexia.

Clinical Genetics
Maurice Mahoney, M.D., professor of genetics, pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology; prenatal diagnosis, genetic counseling, metabolic disease, birth defects; Margretta Seashore, M.D., professor and director Medical Studies Genetics and professor pediatrics; genetic disorders, metabolic disease, mental retardation, congenital deformities, growth problems.

Dermatology
Irwin Braverman, M.D., professor of dermatology and member of the Yale Cancer Center; psoriasis, lupus, and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Richard Edelson, M.D., director of the Yale Cancer Center, professor and chair of dermatology, immunologic skin diseases and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma; David Leffell, M.D., professor of dermatology and surgery, otolaryngology, and member of the Yale Cancer Center, Mohs surgery and melanoma.

Diagnostic Radiology
Shirley McCarthy, M.D., professor of diagnostic radiology, abdominal imaging.

Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Robert Sherwin, M.D., C.H.N. Long professor of internal medicine; diabetes.

Geriatric Medicine
Leo Cooney, Jr., M.D., Humana Foundation professor of geriatric medicine and section chief internal medicine, geriatrics; rheumatology; Mary Tinetti, M.D., Gladys Phillips Crofoot professor of medicine, geriatrics and of epidemiology and public health, dementia.

Gynecologic Oncology
Peter Schwartz, M.D., John Slade Ely professor of obstetrics and gynecology, section chief gynecology/oncology, and member of the Yale Cancer Center, gynecological surgery.

Hematology
Thomas Duffy, M.D., professor of internal medicine, hematology, and member of the Yale Cancer Center, Mast-cell diseases.

Infectious Disease
Vincent Quagliarello, M.D., professor internal medicine, clinical director, infectious diseases; CNS infections.

Internal Medicine
Michele Barry, M.D., professor of medicine and public health, director Office of International Health; travel medicine, tropical diseases.

Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Joshua Copel, M.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology; prenatal diagnosis, fetal echocardiography, high-risk pregnancies; Charles Lockwood, M.D., professor and chair of obstetrics and gynecology and member of the Yale Cancer Center, recurrent miscarriage, multiple gestation.

Medical Oncology
Vincent DeVita, Jr., M.D., professor of internal medicine, medical oncology, and of epidemiology and public health, and member of the Yale Cancer Center, lymphoma and Hodgkin’s disease, breast cancer.

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Richard Ehrenkranz, M.D., professor of pediatrics, neonatology, and obstetrics and gynecology; neonatology, newborn nutrition; Ian Gross, M.D., professor and section chief pediatric neonatology and of obstetrics and gynecology; respiratory diseases.

Nephrology
Peter Aronson, M.D., C.N.H. Long professor of internal medicine and physiology; acid-base and electrolyte disorders.

Neurological Surgery
Joseph Piepmeier, M.D., Nixdorff-German professor of neurosurgery and member of the Yale Cancer Center; neuro-oncology, brain and spinal cord tumors and brachytherapy. Dennis Spencer, M.D., Harvey and Kate Cushing professor and chair of neurosurgery; epilepsy surgery, brain tumors, Parkinson’s, cellular replacement therapy.

Neurology
Lawrence Brass, M.D., professor of neurology and of epidemiology and public health, vascular neurology, transient ischemic attacks; Susan Spencer, M.D., professor of neurology; EEG, epilepsy.

Occupational Medicine
Mark Cullen, M.D., professor of internal medicine and director of occupational and environmental medicine.

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Frederick Naftolin, M.D., director Yale University Center for Research in Reproductive Biology, head reproductive Neuroscience Unit, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and molecular, cellular and developmental biology, and member of the Yale Cancer Center, menopause.

Orthopedic Surgery
Gary Friedlaender, M.D., Wayne O. Southwick professor and chair of orthopedics and rehabilitation, and member of the Yale Cancer Center, bone tumors, arthritis and hip and knee replacement; Peter Jokl, M.D., vice chair and professor of orthopedics and chief section of sports medicine; knee surgery and sports medicine.

Otolaryngology
Clarence Sasaki, M.D., Charles W. Ohse professor of surgery, section chief otolaryngology, and member of the Yale Cancer Center, head and neck cancer, voice, swallowing and sinus disorders.

Pediatric Endocrinology
William Tamborlane, M.D., professor and section chief pediatrics; diabetes.

Pediatric Infectious Disease
Warren Andiman, M.D., professor of pediatrics, infectious diseases and of epidemiology and public health, AIDS/ HIV; Robert Baltimore, professor pediatrics, infectious diseases and of epidemiology and public health; neonatal infections, hospital-acquired infections; Eugene Shapiro, M.D., professor of pediatrics and of epidemiology and public health, Lyme disease, vaccines.

Pediatric Neurology
Sally Shaywitz, M.D., professor of pediatrics, learning disabilities, dyslexia.

Pediatric Rheumatology
Paul McCarthy, M.D., professor and section chief pediatrics, clinical professor School of Nursing, Lupus/SLE and vasculitis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and dermatomyositis.

Psychiatry
Malcolm Bowers, Jr., M.D., professor of psychiatry; schizophrenia, psychopharmacology; Kimberly Yonkers, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry, anxiety and mood disorders.

Pulmonary Disease
Richard Matthay, M.D., Boehringer Ingelheim professor of internal medicine, pulmonary, lung cancer, asthma, lupus/SLE, scleroderma, chronic obstructive lung disease; Carrie Redlich, M.D., associate professor of internal medicine, occupational medicine, and member of the Yale Cancer Center; occupational lung disease; Carolyn Rochester, M.D., associate professor of internal medicine, pulmonary, chronic obstructive lung disease, pulmonary rehabilitation, asthma.

Radiation Oncology
Bruce Haffty, M.D., professor of therapeutic radiology and member of the Yale Cancer Center; breast cancer, lung cancer, head and neck cancer.

Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
Pasquale Patrizio, M.D., MBE, HCLD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, medical practice director, director Yale Fertility Center, female and male infertility and surgery, genetics of infertility, egg donation and surrogacy.

Rheumatology
Robert Schoen, M.D., clinical professor, internal medicine, arthritis, Lyme disease, osteoporosis.

Surgery
Ronald Salem, M.D., associate professor of surgery, oncology, and member of the Yale Cancer Center, cancer surgery; Robert Udelsman, M.D., MBA, FACS, FACE, Lampman professor of surgery and oncology, chair and chief of surgery, and member of the Yale Cancer Center, parathyroid and minimally invasive surgery and thyroid surgery.

Thoracic Surgery
John Elefteriades, M.D., professor of surgery, section chief, cardiothoracic; coronary-artery surgery, heart valve surgery; Gary Kopf, M.D., professor of surgery, cardiothoracic; cardiac surgery, pediatric cardiothoracic surgery.

Urology
Robert Weiss, M.D., Donald Guthrie professor of surgery, section chief of urology, and member of the Yale Cancer Center, pediatric urology, bladder cancer, prostate cancer.

Vascular Surgery and Interventional Radiology
Robert White, M.D., professor diagnostic radiology; uterine fibroid embolization, pelvic congestion syndrome, varicoceles/vascular malformations.

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