New York Magazine Lists 102 “Best Docs” from North Shore-LIJ

A record total of 102 physicians affiliated with the North Shore-LIJ Health System were listed this week in the 16th edition of New York magazine’s annual “New York’s Best Doctors” issue. Of the 102 North Shore-LIJ physicians listed in the magazine, 47 were selected from Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, including 10 from its Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital.

The cumulative total represents the largest number of North Shore-LIJ physicians selected by the magazine since it began publishing its “Best Doctors” edition. The list is compiled based on peer-review surveys conducted by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a New York-based research and information company.

This year’s edition of New York magazine listed a total of 1,198 physicians with 65 different specialties from all five boroughs and surrounding areas. Below is a breakdown of the 102 North Shore-LIJ physicians by hospital affiliation and clinical specialty.

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Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center (17)        Specialty

Martin M. Fisher                                                    Adolescent Medicine
Maurice J. Chianese                                            Pediatrics
Robin E. Smith                                                      Child Neurology
Joseph Maytal                                                       Child Neurology
Vincent R. Bonagura                                            Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
Rubin Cooper                                                        Pediatric Cardiology
Angela Romano                                                    Pediatric Cardiology
Phyllis W. Speiser                                                 Pediatric Endocrinology
Michael J. Pettei                                                     Pediatric Gastroenterology
Jeremiah Levine                                                    Pediatric Gastroenterology
Jeffrey M. Lipton                                                      Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Lorry Rubin                                                              Pediatric Infectious Disease
Beth S. Gottlieb                                                       Pediatric Rheumatology
Stephen Dolgin                                                       Pediatric Surgery
Carmel A. Foley                                                      Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Martin G. Bialer                                                       Clinical Genetics
David B. Meyer                                                        Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
Huntington Hospital (1)                                       Specialty
Lawrence Ong                                                       Interventional Cardiology 
Lenox Hill Hospital (37)                                       Specialty
Len H. Horovitz                                                       Internal Medicine
Louis J. Morledge                                                  Internal Medicine
Stuart Orsher                                                          Internal Medicine
Elizabeth A. Poynor                                               Gynecological Oncology
Howard Sobel                                                        Dermatology
Michele S. Green                                                   Dermatology
Tracy M. Pfeifer                                                       Plastic Surgery
Salvatore Presti                                                      Pediatric Cardiology
Jonathan M. Silver                                                  Psychiatry
Gregory B. Haber                                                   Gastroenterology
Nathanial Wisch                                                     Hematology
Randy Levine                                                          Hematology
Mario Romagnoli                                                    Infectious Disease
Mark Gardenswartz                                                Nephrology
Stephen Scharf                                                       Nuclear Medicine
Lon S. Weiner                                                         Orthopedic Surgery
Arnold Komisar                                                      Otolaryngology
Dennis H. Kraus                                                    Otolaryngology
Sanjay Bakshi                                                         Pain Medicine
David H. Posner                                                     Pulmonary Disease
Olga Belostotsky                                                    Rheumatology
Aruna M. Seneviratne                                            Sports Medicine
Neil S. Roth                                                             Sports Medicine
Elliot Hershman                                                     Sports Medicine
Paresh C. Shah                                                      Surgery
Alfio Carroccio                                                         Vascular Surgery
Mark B. Schiffer                                                       Cardiovascular Disease
Eric R. Mandel                                                         Ophthalmology
Stephen J. Nicholas                                               Orthopedic Surgery
Howard J. Levy                                                        Orthopedic Surgery
Jose A. Rodriguez                                                   Orthopedic Surgery
W Norman Scott                                                      Orthopedic Surgery
Peter Constantino                                                   Otolaryngology
Gady Har-El                                                              Otolaryngology
Samieh S. Rizk                                                         Otolaryngology
Richard S. Lazzaro                                                   Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery 
Michael Grasso                                                         Urology 

Long Island Jewish Medical Center (12)
Adiel Fleischer                                                            Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Ronald Greenberg                                                     Gastroenterology
Robert I. Gluck                                                            Hand Surgery
Ronald Kanner                                                           Neurology
Ira J. Udell                                                                   Ophthalmology
David M. Dines                                                           Orthopedic Surgery
Harry Steinberg                                                          Pulmonary Disease
Harly Greenberg                                                        Pulmonary Disease
David N. Siegel                                                          Vascular & Interventional Radiology
Gregg Landis                                                             Vascular Surgery
 L Michael Graver                                                       Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
Louis  R. Kavouissi                                                   Urology

Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital (10)       Specialty
Laurence TD Sperber                                                Ophthalmology
William M. Schiff                                                          Ophthalmology
Milton Waner                                                                Otolaryngology
Philip J. Miller                                                               Otolaryngology
Jordan S. Josephson                                                 Otolaryngology
Richard E. Braunstein                                                Ophthalmology
Richard Spaide                                                           Ophthalmology
David R. Edelstein                                                      Otolaryngology
Steven D. Schaffer                                                       Otolaryngology
Alan Matarasso                                                             Plastic Surgery

North Shore University Hospital (14)                    Specialty
Iuliana T. Shapira                                                       Medical Oncology
Marc Sicklick                                                               Allergy and Immunology
Ram L. Jadonath                                                       Cardiac Electrophysiology
John A. Procaccino                                                    Colon & Rectal Surgery
Matthew McKinley                                                      Gastroenterology
Jonathan E. Kolitz                                                      Hematology
Steven Lee Allen                                                        Hematology
Bruce Farber                                                               Infectious Disease
Roger W. Kula                                                            Neurology
Michael Setzen                                                           Otolaryngology
Alan R. Hartman                                                         Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
Lyle S. Leipziger                                                         Plastic Surgery
Lawrence R. Glassman                                            Plastic Surgery
Carole Agin                                                                  Pain Medicine

Staten Island Hospital-North (8)                           Specialty
Souhel Najjar                                                            Neurology
Sudhir Diwan                                                            Pain Medicine
Theodore Maniatis                                                   Pulmonary Medicine            
Mark Jarrett                                                                Rheumatology
Joseph McGinn                                                        Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery            
Jonathan Deitch                                                       Vascular Surgery       
Charles A. Schwartz                                                Cardiovascular Disease   
Philip Roth                                                                 Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine            
Staten Island Hospital-South (1)                          Specialty
Theodore Strange                                                    Internal Medicine 
Zucker Hillside Hospital (2)                                   Specialty
Victor Fornari                                                            Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Blaine Greenwald                                                   Geriatric Psychiatry

 To see a full list of physicians listed in New York magazine’s “Best Doctors” edition, go to:


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