July 1, 2013 -- New York Magazine’s 2013 list of Best Doctors in the New York metro area is out and we are proud to say that 34 of our doctors are on that list. Valley physicians are annually recognized in the 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.
The selections were based on the annual guidebook Top Doctors: New York Metro Area published by the research and information company Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., which lists what it has determined to be the top 10 percent of the region’s physicians.
For the past 16 years, Castle Connolly has been providing New York Magazine with a shorter version of this list for the magazine's “Best Doctors” issue.
The Valley doctors who were included on New York Magazine’s 2013 list of Best Doctors, arranged by medical specialty are: Allergy and Immunology: Mary Ann Michelis, M.D., and Marjorie Slankard, M.D.; Cardiovascular Disease: Joel Jacowitz, M.D., and Joel Landzberg, M.D.; Colon and Rectal Surgery: Steven Waxenbaum, M.D., and Ronald White, M.D.; Diagnostic Radiology: Edward Lubat, M.D. ; Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism: Jack Tohme, M.D.; Family Medicine: Mark Dombrowski, M.D.; Geriatric Medicine: Bennett Leifer, M.D.; Hand Surgery: Frederick Fakharzadeh, M.D., and Roger Rosenstein, M.D.; Internal Medicine: Susan Flanzman, M.D.; Neurological Surgery: Richard Anderson, M.D.; Jeffrey Bruce, M.D.; Neil Feldstein, M.D.; Michael Sisti, M.D.; and Robert Solomon, M.D.; Neurology: Kenneth Levin, M.D.; Neuroradiology: Elliot Lerner, M.D., and Philip Meyers, M.D.; Obstetrics and Gynecology: Ruth Schulze, M.D.; Orthopedic Surgery: James Wittig, M.D.; Pain Medicine: Robert Silverman, M.D.; Pediatric Allergy and Immunology: Patricia Hicks, M.D.; Pediatric Gastroenterology: Philip Kazlow, M.D.; Pediatric Surgery: Frederick Alexander, M.D.; Pediatrics: Irwin Berkowitz, M.D.;
Pulmonary Disease: Jeffrey Barasch, M.D.; Rheumatology: Jeff Chung, M.D.; Surgery: Thomas Ahlborn, M.D.; and Marc Bessler, M.D.; Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery: Ignatios Zairis, M.D.; and Urology: Howard Frey, M.D.