About Castle Connolly


Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is a healthcare-research-and-information company founded in 1991 by a former medical college board chairman and president to help guide consumers to America’s top doctors and top hospitals. Castle Connolly’s established survey and research process, under the direction of its vice president, chief medical and research officer, Jean Morgan, annually involves many tens of thousands of doctors all across the United States.

Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select top doctors on both the national and regional levels. In conjunction with Boston magazine, and in addition to its ongoing nationwide efforts, Castle Connolly promoted its online nomination survey process, open to all licensed physicians, to hospitals and physicians specifically in the magazine’s markets. Careful screening of doctors’ educational and professional experience is essential before final selection is made among those physicians most highly regarded by their peers. The result: Castle Connolly identifies the top doctors in America and provides consumers with detailed information about their education, training, and special expertise in its paperback guides, national and regional magazine “Top Doctors” features, and online directories.

Physicians selected for inclusion in this magazine’s “Top Doctors” feature also appear as Regional Top Doctors online at castleconnolly.com, and some—who have the additional recognition as being among the top one percent in the nation among their peers, limited only to medical specialists and subspecialists—may also appear in one of Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors guides, such as America’s Top Doctors or America’s Top Doctors for Cancer.

Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected and profiled as Castle Connolly Top Doctors.