Boston Magazine Names Top Docs


Winchester Hospital and its ‘Top Docs’ Honored by Boston Magazine

Twenty members of Winchester Hospital’s medical staff were honored as top-rated doctors in their respective specialties.

The December edition of Boston Magazine features the 2012 list of Top Docs in Greater Boston. This list is comprised of a total of 645 physicians selected by their peers in more than 50 specialties. Winchester Hospital’s honorees are colorectal surgeon Dennis Begos, MD, FACS, FASCRS of Commonwealth Surgical Associates in Stoneham; ophthalmologist David Gendelman, MD of Burlington Eye Associates; ophthalmologist Phillip Gendelman, MD of Burlington Eye Associates; plastic surgeon Jonathan Hall, MD, who has an office in Stoneham; gastroenterologist Jose Manuel Marcal, MD of Digestive Health Associates in Stoneham; Dennis Markovitz, MD who has a family medicine practice in Winchester; and Peter Tiffany, MD of Mystic Valley Urological Associates, Inc. in Stoneham.

Other physicians receiving the ‘Top Doc’ accolade who are affiliated with Winchester Hospital include from:

Tufts Medical Center: Sabrina Craigo, MD (maternal-fetal medicine); Michael de Moor, MD (pediatric cardiology); Erik Garpestad, MD (pulmonary disease); Nicholas Hills, MD (pulmonary disease); Lawrence Milner, MD (pediatric nephrology) and Abdollah Sadeghi-Nejad, MD (pediatric endocrinology); from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC): Dara Denis Brodsky, MD (neonatal-perinatal medicine); James Gray, MD (neonatal-perinatal medicine); from Boston Children’s Hospital: Ivan Frantz, MD (neonatal-perinatal medicine); from BIDMC and Boston Children’s Hospital: DeWayne Marcus Pursley, MD (neonatal-perinatal medicine); and John Zupancic, MD (neonatal-perinatal medicine); from Boston Medical Center: Robert Weiss, MD (reproductive endocrinology); and from New England Baptist/St. Elizabeth’s Hospital: Thomas E. Rohrer (dermatology).

“These physicians truly deserve this esteemed recognition,” said Kevin Smith, president and chief executive officer of Winchester Hospital. “It is because of the talent and dedication of our medical staff that we are able to consistently advance the health and care of our patients.” 

To identify the area’s best doctors, Boston Magazine partnered with New York-based Castle Connelly Medical Ltd., a health care research and information company founded in 1991 to help guide consumers to America’s top doctors and top hospitals. Castle Connelly’s physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous process to select top doctors on both the national and regional levels. Using mail and telephone surveys and electronic ballots, they ask physicians and the medical leadership of leading hospitals to identify highly skilled, exceptional doctors. Doctors’ educational and professional experience is then screened before final selection is made. Doctors do not and cannot pay to be profiled.

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About Winchester Hospital

Winchester Hospital is the first community hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet® recognition, the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s highest honor for nursing excellence. As the northwest suburban Boston area’s leading provider of comprehensive health care services, the 229-bed facility provides care in general, bariatric and vascular surgery, orthopedics, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, radiation oncology, gastroenterology, urology, gynecologic urology, rehabilitation, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery. Winchester Hospital has clinical affiliations with several nationally recognized hospitals in the region, including Boston Children’s Hospital, Tufts Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. To learn more, visit