Top Doctors 2009

Edited by J.L. Johnson

Photograph by Christopher Churchill

Photograph by Christopher Churchill

Here in Boston, you don’t have to look far to find a cutting-edge physician, prize-winning researcher, or big-thinking academic—after all, our world-class array of med schools and hospitals is packed with them. But where to begin when you need not just a great doctor, but also someone who will excel at caring for you and your family? The short answer: Right here.

Our annual Top Doctors list showcases more than 300 M.D.s—pediatricians to ophthalmologists, brain surgeons to OB/GYNs—who have been singled out by their peers as representing the best in Hub healthcare. Plus: We catch up with local physicians in six leading specialties, and meet the future of medicine in our med student photo essay.

Top Doctors 2009: The List
The best physicians in 55 specialties, as chosen by their peers.

Making the Rounds
A chat with half a dozen of this year’s top doctors in leading specialties.

The Doctors Are In (Progress)
The city is filled with young people you may one day know as your heart surgeon, or your kid’s pediatrician. Meet 12 of them today.

Top Doctors 2009: Your Questions Answered
Frequently asked questions about Boston magazine’s Top Doctors package.

Boston’s Top Hospitals
Your at-a-glance guide to the city’s premier healthcare centers.


About Our Top Doctors 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 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 top Boston-area specialists featured in our December issue. For answers to frequently asked asked questions about the list, click here.