Top Docs 2013

12/19/13

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

Eighteen members of Winchester Hospital’s medical staff were honored as top-rated doctors in their respective specialties in the December special edition of Boston Magazine featuring the 2013 list of Top Docs in Greater Boston.

This list is comprised of a total of 650 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; ophthalmologists  David Gendelman, MD and 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; 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); and James Gray, 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: Thomas E. Rohrer (dermatology).

“This is a great honor for these physicians and well deserved,” said Kevin Smith, president and chief executive officer of Winchester Hospital. “Our medical staff consistently strives to improve the quality of care and experience for every patient who walks through our doors.”

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.

The full story is available online at www.bostonmagazine.com.

About Winchester Hospital

Winchester Hospital is the first hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet recognition, the American Nurses Association’s highest honor for nursing excellence, three times. 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, pediatrics, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, gastroenterology, rehabilitation, radiation oncology, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology 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 www.winchesterhospital.org.