Each year, Philadelphia Magazine publishes "Top Doctors in Philadelphia" listing the region's best physicians. Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs™ 2016 list includes 168 Jefferson Health physicians with this high distinction in various specialties and subspecialties.
A list of the "Top Doctors" at Jefferson:
Allergy & Immunology
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Josephine Elia (Nemours/duPont)
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Wolfgang A.K. Radtke (Nemours/duPont)
E. Anders Kolb (Nemours/duPont)
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Robert C. O’Reilly (Nemours/duPont)
Carlos D. Rose (Nemours/duPont)
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Vascular and Interventional Radiology
The voting process for "Top Doctors" is peer-based and national. According to the Philadelphia magazine website, each year Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. sends out tens of thousands of invitation letters to physicians in private practice — randomly selected — as well as to the medical leadership of major medical centers, specialty hospitals, teaching hospitals and regional medical centers. Invited physicians can go online to a special restricted-access website and nominate outstanding physicians in various specialties and subspecialties "to whom you would send members of your family."
The process asks not only for doctors who excel in academic medicine and research but also for those with outstanding interpersonal skills. The process enables outstanding doctors in the Philadelphia area to be nominated by their peers throughout the country, and not simply by other local doctors.