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Stony Brook ’Top Docs’ Listed In New York Magazine

Originally Posted: July 27, 2011

Stony Brook - New York Magazine's 2011 "Best Doctors" issue features 18 full-time and voluntary physicians from Stony Brook University Medical Center. The "Best Doctors" list represents the top three percent of physicians in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area. Practicing in a wide range of specialties, the Stony Brook physicians were selected from a region that includes more than 60,000 physicians.

The "Best Doctors" list is comprised by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., which publishes Top Doctors: New York Metro Area. The "Best" from this list of more than 6,000 physicians - 1,144 physicians - are then picked and featured in New York Magazine. The selection process is based on peer nominations, followed by telephone interviews with leading specialists, chiefs of service, and other hospital personnel. Criteria for selection include professional qualifications, reputation, the ability to communicate effectively, demonstrate empathy, and other factors.

Seven of the 18 Stony Brook physicians selected for the New York Magazine distinction practice within Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital, the only dedicated children's hospital in Suffolk County. This group includes specialists in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Child Neurology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Pediatric Infectious Disease, and Pediatric Surgery.

"Being selected for the New York 'Best Doctors' list is a fine achievement," says Steven L. Strongwater, M.D., CEO, Stony Brook University Hospital. "Our doctors' selection is one important indicator that illustrates their commitment to hard work and providing high quality and compassionate care to patients."

The Stony Brook physicians selected as New York Magazine's "Best Doctors"
include, in alphabetical order:

 • Mary Andriola, M.D. - Child Neurology
 • Carole Agin, M.D. - Pain Medicine
 • Thomas Biancaniello, M.D. - Pediatric Cardiology
 • David Brown, M.D. - Cardiovascular Disease
 • Alexander Dagum, M.D. - Plastic Surgery
 • Deborah Davenport, M.D. - Obstetrics and Gynecology
 • Raphael Davis, M.D. - Neurological Surgery
 • Thomas Lee, M.D. - Pediatric Surgery
 • Sharon Nachman, M.D. - Pediatric Infectious Disease
 • Robert Parker, M.D. - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
 • John Pomeroy, M.D. - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
 • Michael Poon, M.D. - Cardiovascular Disease
 • Lesley Rechter, M.D. - Family Medicine
 • Michael Richheimer, M.D - Allergy and Immunology
 • Todd Rosengart, M.D. - Thoracic Surgery
 • Michael Schuster, M.D. - Hematology
 • Carmen Tornos, M.D. - Pathology
 • Thomas Wilson, M.D. - Pediatric Endocrinology

Stony Brook University Medical Center is Long Island's only university-based academic medical center. It serves as the region's only tertiary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center, and is home to the Stony Brook University Heart Center, Cancer Center, the Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital, the Institute for Advanced Neurosciences, and the Gastroenterology Program. Stony Brook provides Suffolk County's only Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center, state-designated AIDS Center, state-designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, state-designated Burn Center, the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, and Kidney Transplant Center. It is home of the nation's first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center. To learn more, visit their website.

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