Top Docs 2008 Part I: Who to See

About Our Top Doctors List

This year 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 1 percent of medical specialists. Each year Castle Connolly invites tens of thousands of U.S. physicians to nominate outstanding peers at both the regional and national levels; from that group, it identified the 319 top Boston-area specialists (excluding the primary care and OB/GYN fields) whose names appear in our online doctor database. For more about this list, see below.

A Note from Our Research Team

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 hospitals. Its physician-led research team uses mail and phone surveys and electronic ballots to ask physicians and the medical leadership of leading hospitals to identify highly skilled, exceptional doctors. Careful screening of nominees’ educational and professional experience is essential before final selection is made. The result: Castle Connolly identifies the top doctors in the country and provides consumers with detailed information about their education, training, and expertise in its paperback guides, national and regional magazine “Top Doctors” features, and online directories. Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected and profiled.

Physicians selected for inclusion in this magazine’s “Top Doctors” feature may also appear as “Regional Top Doctors” online at, or in one of Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors guides, such as America’s Top Doctors® and America’s Top Doctors® for Cancer.

America’s Top Doctors® Eighth Edition, $29.95, is available online at, via toll-free 800-367-3627, and at major national bookstore chains.