News Release: Emory Healthcare, School of Medicine, Woodruff Health Sciences

Jun. 26,  2009

Emory Doctors Recognized in Atlanta Magazine's "Top Doctors"

News Article ImageDr. Dan Barrow appears on the cover of the July 2009 edition of Atlanta magazine

According to a survey of Atlanta doctors published by Atlanta magazine in its July 2009 "Top Doctors" issue, almost half (72) of all 165 doctors selected for recognition are Emory Healthcare doctors and Emory School of Medicine faculty.

The list is prepared by a national firm that surveys doctors to identify leading doctors in key areas of the country. To learn about Emory Healthcare doctors named visit

"We are pleased to learn of the recognition of Emory doctors recently highlighted in the Atlanta magazine top doctors issue," says Fred Sanfilippo, MD, PhD, Emory University executive vice president for health affairs, CEO of Emory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center and chairman of Emory Healthcare. "This recognition helps underscore the type of accolade Emory faculty physicians receive every day, including awards from professional medical groups and important grants from the National Institutes of Health and other sources. Doctors practicing at Emory not only provide excellent patient care but they also are the source of pioneering discoveries that advance our understanding of disease prevention and treatment."

New York-based health care research firm Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. survey and research process involves tens of thousands of top doctors across America and the medical leadership of leading hospitals. Atlanta's top doctors are selected after peer nomination, extensive research and careful review and screening by Castle Connolly's doctor-directed research team. Atlanta magazine uses the research by Castle Connolly to provide detailed information about education, training and special expertise of Atlanta doctors. It is important to note that doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected and profiled as Castle Connolly Top Doctors.

"The Atlanta magazine listing provides yet another opportunity for the public to learn of the outstanding doctors that practice at Emory Healthcare," says John T. Fox, president and CEO of Emory Healthcare. "The fact that these doctors were selected by their peers in Atlanta to receive this recognition says a lot about the level of expertise in our health system. There is no doubt that these doctors and others at Emory excel at providing the highest level of health care to our patients every day."

In addition to Atlanta magazine's listing showing that Emory doctors were 44 percent of the top Atlanta doctors, Castle Connolly will issue "America's Top Doctors," a national guide that profiles more than 5,000 top specialists throughout the United States, including these Emory's doctors. The doctors in this guide represent the top 1 percent in the nation, according to Castle Connolly.


The Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University is an academic health science and service center focused on missions of teaching, research, health care and public service. Its components include schools of medicine, nursing, and public health; Yerkes National Primate Research Center; the Emory Winship Cancer Institute; and Emory Healthcare, the largest, most comprehensive health system in Georgia. The Woodruff Health Sciences Center has a $2.3 billion budget, 17,000 employees, 2,300 full-time and 1,900 affiliated faculty, 4,300 students and trainees, and a $4.9 billion economic impact on metro Atlanta.

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