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149 Northwell Physicians Listed in New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors” Issue


A total of 150 physicians affiliated with Northwell Health were listed in the 20th edition of New York magazine's "New York's Best Doctors" issue. Of the 150 Northwell physicians listed, 56 were from Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan and another 14 from its Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital. Of the 150, 73 (or 49 percent) are members of Northwell Health Physician Partners, the health system's medical group practice.

Cohen Children's Medical Center in Queens landed 17 of its pediatricians on the list, while Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco and North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset placed 16 and 11 physicians, respectively. Northwell affiliate Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn had 17 physicians named to the "best doctors" issue.

The magazine compiled the list based on peer-reviewed surveys organized by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a New York-based research and information company. This year's "Best Doctors" edition listed a total of 1,341 physicians with 67 different specialties from the tri-state area. Below is a breakdown of the 150 Northwell physicians based on hospital affiliation and clinical specialty.

To see a full list of physicians listed in New York magazine's "Best Doctors" edition, go to: To find a Northwell Health physician, go to or call 1-888-321-DOCS. To learn more about Northwell Health Physician Partners and its more than 350 locations across the metropolitan area, go to:

Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York (17)
Eric C. Weiselberg* Adolescent medicine
Joseph Maytal* Child Neurology
Andrew R. Adesman* Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Rubin S. Cooper* Pediatric Cardiology
Angela Romano-Adesman* Pediatric Cardiology
Phyllis W. Speiser* Pediatric Endocrinology
James F. Markowitz* Pediatric Gastroenterology
Lorry G. Rubin* Pediatric Infectious Disease
Christine B. Sethna* Pediatrics Nephrology
Lee P. Smith* Pediatric Otolaryngology
Barbra A. Eberhard* Pediatrics Rheumatology
Andrew R. Hong* Pediatric Surgery
Stephen E. Dolgin* Pediatric Surgery
Jordan S. Gitlin Pediatric Urology
Carmel A. Foley* Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Martin G. Bialer* Clinical Genetics
David B. Meyer* Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

Huntington Hospital (2)
Reza Ghavamian* Urology
David E. Rivadeneira* Colon & Rectal

Lenox Hill Hospital (56)
Sandra N. Gelbard Internal Medicine
Gary M. Horbar Internal Medicine
Bruce H. Yaffe Internal Medicine
Stuart I. Orsher Internal Medicine
Elizabeth A. Poynor Gynecologic Oncology
Thomas A. Lallas Gynecologic Oncology
Herbert A. Hochman Dermatology
Michele S. Green Dermatology
Macrene R. Alexiades Dermatology
Tracey M. Pfeifer Plastic Surgery
Scot Bradley Glasberg Plastic Surgery
Oren Z. Lerman* Plastic Surgery
Gordon J. Strauss Psychiatry
Amy Lichtenfeld Allergy & Immunology
Paul P. Romanello* Cardiovascular Disease
Michael Poon* Cardiovascular Disease
Bradley A. Radwaner Cardiovascular Disease
Shawn Khodadadian Gastroenterology
David H. Robbins* Gastroenterology
Daniel B. Polatsch* Hand Surgery
Steven Beldner* Hand Surgery
Randy L. Levine* Hematology
Wendy Edwards* Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Carl D. Reimers Interventional Cardiology
Varinder P. Singh* Interventional Cardiology
Maria V. DeVita* Nephrology
John A. Boockvar* Neurological Surgery
David J. Langer* Neurological Surgery
Souhel Najjar* Neurology
Steven Mandel Neurology
Stephen Scharf* Nuclear Medicine
Jennifer L. Wu Obstetrics Gynecology
Shereen H. Russell Obstetrics Gynecology
Srino Bharam Orthopedic Surgery
Fabien Bitan Orthopedic Surgery
Steven Lee Orthopedic Surgery
Stephen Nicholas Orthopedic Surgery
Leon Popovitz Orthopedic Surgery
Peter D. Costantino* Otolaryngology
Dilip D. Madnani Otolaryngology
Daniel B. Kuriloff* Otolaryngology
Sanjay Bakshi Pain Medicine
Sudhir A. Diwan Pain Medicine
Bushra A. Mina* Pulmonary disease
Olga Belostotsky Rheumatology
Steven H. Feinsilver* Sleep medicine
Elliott B. Hershman* Orthopaedic Surgery
Aruna M. Seneviratne Sports Medicine
Stephanie Bernik Surgery
Lauren Cassell Surgery
Richard Lazzaro* Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
Nirav Patel* Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
David B. Samadi* Urology
Noel A. Armenakas Urology
Alfio Carroccio* Vascular Surgery
Gary Giangola* Vascular Surgery

Long Island Jewish Medical Center (7)
Mark L. Smith* Plastic Surgery
Andrea Vambutas* Otolaryngology
Harly Greenberg* Sleep medicine
Paul C. Lee* Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
Vadim David Zeltsman* Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
Gregg S. Landis* Vascular Surgery
Carol Agin Anesthesiology

Manhattan Eye Ear & Throat Hospital (14)
Nancy H. Coles Ophthalmology
Barry M. Belgorod Ophthalmology
Richard E. Braunstein* Ophthalmology
William M. Schiff* Ophthalmology
Amilia Schrier* Ophthalmology
Richard Spaide Ophthalmology
Kevin D. Plancher Orthopedic Surgery
David R. Edelstein* Otolaryngology
Jordan S. Josephson Otolaryngology
Philip J. Miller Otolaryngology
Darius Kohan* Otolaryngology
Lisa Szubin Otolaryngology
Milton Waner* Otolaryngology
Yosef P. Krespi* Otolaryngology

Northern Westchester Hospital (16)
Douglas A. Roth Plastic Surgery
Elliot B. Barsh Pediatrics
Margaret A. Collins Pediatrics
Craig S. Osleeb Allergy & Immunology
Lois Tuerk-Mendelsohn Allergy & Immunology
Mark E. Lieb Cardiovascular Disease
Chee- Yueng Chan Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism
Oren Kahn Gastroenterology
Alan J. Schefer Hand Surgery
Deborah L. Benzil Neurological Surgery
Albert E. Szabo Neurology
Alexandra E. McBride Neurology
Adina Holand Keller Neurology
Sergio Bures Pulmonary Disease
Margaret M. Lenci Rheumatology
Seth P. Shifrin Sports Medicine

North Shore University Hospital (11)
Lyle S. Leipziger* Plastic Surgery
Homayoun N. Sasson Plastic Surgery
James C. Faigan Pediatric Allergy Immunology
John A. Procaccino* Colon & Rectal Surgery
Steven L. Allen* Hematology
Rajiv Jauhar* Interventional Cardiology
L. Michael Graver* Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
Alan R. Hartman* Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
James R. Taylor* Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
Harvey A. Winkler* Urogynecology
Lee Richstone* Urology

Phelps Memorial Hospital Center (1)
Richard F. Strongwater Family Medicine

Staten Island University Hospital (10)
Aldo A. Arpaia Internal Medicine
Theodore Strange* Internal Medicine
Carolyn Raia* Diagnostic Radiology
Mitchell Maiman* Gynecologic Oncology
Mark J. Raden* Neuroradiology
David H. Hiltzik* Otolaryngology
Theodore Maniatis Pulmonary Disease
Jonathan Deitch* Vascular Surgery
James C. Lafferty Cardiovascular Disease
Michael R. Castellano* Surgery

Syosset Hospital (1)
Richard S. Gilbert* Hand Surgery

Zucker Hillside Hospital (1)
Victor M. Fornari* Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Maimonides Medical Center (14) (Affiliate)
Barbara E. Paris Geriatric Medicine
Bernadine R. Donahue Radiation Oncology
Keith John Breglio Pediatric Gastroenterology
Yisachar Greenberg Cardiac Electrophysiology
Jay Gross Cardiac Electrophysiology
Jack Choueka Hand Surgery
Elliot J. Borgen Interventional Cardiology
Steven H. Rudolph Neurology
Norman Saffra Otolaryngology
Michael H. Weiss Otolaryngology
David Ian Rosenblum Pain Medicine
Daniel E. Stein Reproductive Endocrinology
Yizhak Kupfer Sleep Medicine
David A. Silver Urology

* Denotes member of Northwell Health Physician Partners

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