Top Docs 2012: About Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

To identify Boston'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.


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 an M.D., involves tens of thousands of top doctors and the medical leadership of leading hospitals.

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. expanded its nominations process in late June 2011, and now invites all licensed physicians to participate in the nomination process to help Castle Connolly identify regionally and nationally outstanding top doctors. The nominations process can be accessed, online only, at The company’s physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process of nominated physicians to select top doctors on both the national and regional levels. 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 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® or America’s Top Doctors® for Cancer.

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

Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors®, America’s Top Doctors® for Cancer, and other Top Doctors® guides are available online at, via the toll-free number 1-800-399-3627, and at major national and regional bookstores.

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