Boston’s Best Doctors: Top Docs 2011

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: 650 of the city’s 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. In addition to that, we look back on an amazing year of medicine in Boston: 14 stunning medical breakthroughs that run the gamut from face transplants, to computerized glasses that help blind people “see,” to a groundbreaking development in the fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease.

The List

650 physicians in 57 specialties, from adolescent medicine to vascular surgery.

14 Stunning Medical Breakthroughs

From face transplants to computerized glasses that help blind people “see.”

Hub Health

The daily Boston page devoted to healthy living, fitness, nutrition, and medicine.

About Our List

To identify the area’s best doctors, we partnered with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a healthcare researcher that has prepared physician lists for magazines including Money, New York, and our sister publication, Philadelphia, and which also publishes  America’s Top Doctors, a guide to the country’s top one percent of medical specialists. For more information on the selection process, click here.


  • Maureen

    Best Docs of 2011
    I must comment on your selection of Mary-Ellen Taplin as a Best Doc.
    My father was unfortunate enough to have had her as his oncologist.
    My dad died last year from prostate cancer that had metastasized. As he lay dying , he asked me to call Dr Taplin for him. I did so.She never called him. He died three days later. That is not the half of it.I could go on.Great Doc,really?

  • Jeremy Sheridan

    I have many wonderful physicians available to me 24/7. Through this wonderful service I no longer have to pay hundreds of dollars in doctors fees!