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Stony Brook's "Top Docs"– 18 MDs Selected In New York Magazine's Best Doctors Issue -
The Stony Brook MDs are considered in the top three percent of the region’s physicians

STONY BROOK, N.Y., July 22, 2011 – 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 & 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 & 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 & Adolescent Psychiatry 
Michael Poon, M.D., -- Cardiovascular Disease 
Lesley Rechter, M.D., -- Family Medicine 
Michael Richheimer, M.D, -- Allergy & Immunology 
Todd Rosengart, M.D., -- Thoracic Surgery 
Michael Schuster, M.D., -- Hematology 
Carmen Tornos, M.D., -- Pathology 
Thomas Wilson, M.D., -- Pediatric Endocrinology 


About Stony Brook University Medical Center: 
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 www.stonybrookmedicalcenter.org