Boston’s Top Docs: 14 Medical Breakthroughs

By Janelle Nanos | Boston Magazine |

 Photograph by David Phillips/Visuals Unlimited

HERE IN BOSTON, we’re surrounded by world-class medical schools and hospitals. So it really means something to be considered the very best. Which brings us to this year’s list of Top Doctors. Start Tuesday, December 6, we’ll present the city’s 650 finest physicians in 57 specialties. How do you make our list? Your peers choose you. In other words, these are the doctors that other doctors recommend to friends and family.

Before we get to that, though, we look back on an amazing year of medicine in Boston. From face transplants to computerized glasses that help blind people “see” to a groundbreaking development in the fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease, here are 14 stunning medical breakthroughs.