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213 Northwell physicians named in New York magazine’s “Best Doctors”


A record total of 213 physicians affiliated with Northwell Health were listed in the 21st edition of New York magazine's "New York's Best Doctors" issue. Of the 213 Northwell physician listed, 84 were from Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, and 20 from its Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital.

Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco also had 31 physicians named in the "best doctors" issue. Of the 213, 70 doctors are members of Northwell Health Physician Partners, the health system's medical group practice.

North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset had 15 physicians on the list, while Cohen Children's Medical Center in Queens landed 14 of its pediatricians on the list. Northwell affiliate Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn has 21 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 1,390 physicians with 70 different specialties from the tri-state area. Below is a breakdown of the 213 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 (14)

Martin Fisher* Adolescent Medicine

Joseph Maytal* Child Neurology

Martin Bialer* Clinical Genetics

Ruth Milanaik* Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

Angela Romano-Adesman* Pediatric Cardiology

Douglas Luxenberg Pediatric Cardiology

Phyllis Speiser* Pediatric Endocrinology

James Markowitz* Pediatric Gastroenterology

Lorry Rubin* Pediatric Infectious Disease

Christine Sethna* Pediatric Nephrology

Lee Smith* Pediatric Otolaryngology

Barbara Eberhard* Pediatric Rheumatology

Aaron Lipskar* Pediatric Surgery

Jordan Gitlin Pediatric Urology

Huntington Hospital (1)

David Rivadeneira* Colon and Rectal Surgery

Lenox Hill Hospital (84)

Albert Levy Family Medicine

Amy Lichtenfeld Internal Medicine

Sandra Gelbard Internal Medicine

Stuart Orsher Internal Medicine

Shereen Russell Obstetrics and Gynecology

Judith Goldstein Pediatrics

Barry Stein Pediatrics

Bruce Brovender Pediatrics

Barbara Landreth Pediatrics

Neil Bernstein* Cardiac Electrophysiology

Ira Blaufarb Cardiovascular Disease

Jane Farhi Cardiovascular Disease

Michael Poon* Cardiovascular Disease

Paul Romanello* Cardiovascular Disease

Doris Day Dermatology

Michele Green Dermatology

Howard Sobel Dermatology

Elise Brett Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism

Minisha Sood Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism

Jennifer Bonheur Gastroenterology

Shawn Khodadadian Gastroenterology

Albert Knapp Gastroenterology

Thomas Lallas Gynecologic Oncology

Elizabeth Poynor Gynecologic Oncology

Daniel Polatsch* Hand Surgery

Keith Raskin Hand Surgery

Randy Levine Hematology

Wendy Edwards* Hospice and Palliative Medicine

David Perlman Infectious Disease

Amy Lichtenfeld Internal Medicine

Varinder Singh* Interventional Cardiology

Maria DeVita* Nephrology

Mark Gardenswartz* Nephrology

John Boockvar* Neurological Surgery

David Langer* Neurological Surgery

Steven Mandel Neurology

Souhel Najjar* Neurology

Stephen Scharf* Nuclear Medicine

Jennifer Wu Obstetrics and Gynecology

Pamela Gallin Ophthalmology

Sidney Mandelbaum Ophthalmology

Fabien Bitan Orthopedic Surgery

Jonathan Glashow Orthopedic Surgery

Steven Lee Orthopedic Surgery

David Matusz Orthopedic Surgery

Stephen Nicholas Orthopedic Surgery

Leon Popovitz Orthopedic Surgery

Sean McCance Orthopedic Surgery

Peter Costantino* Otolaryngology

Ashutosh Kacker Otolaryngology

Dennis Kraus* Otolaryngology

Daniel Kuriloff* Otolaryngology

Richard Westreich Otolaryngology

Sudhir Diwan Pain Medicine

Kiran Patel Pain Medicine

Robert Gotlin Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Melissa Doft Plastic Surgery

Lloyd Hoffman Plastic Surgery

Adam Kolker Plastic Surgery

Oren Lerman* Plastic Surgery

Robert Morin Plastic Surgery

Tracy Pfeifer Plastic Surgery

David Rapaport Plastic Surgery

Charles Thorne Plastic Surgery

Mark Schwartz Plastic Surgery

John Sherman Plastic Surgery

Eric Hollander Psychiatry

Alan Manevitz Psychiatry

Gordon Strauss Psychiatry

Bushra Mina* Pulmonary Disease

Janet Choi Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility

Olga Belostotsky Rheumatology

Steven Feinsilver* Sleep Medicine

Elliott Hershman* Sports Medicine

Ron Noy Sports Medicine

Neil Roth Sports Medicine

Stephanie Bernik* Surgery

Lauren Cassell Surgery

Richard Lazzaro* Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Nirav Patel* Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Elizabeth Kavaler Urogynecology

Alfio Carroccio* Vascular Surgery

Gary Giangola* Vascular Surgery

Vicken Pamoukian* Vascular Surgery

Long Island Jewish Forest Hills (1)

Salil Gupta Hand Surgery

Long Island Jewish Medical Center (8)

Lance Barazani Dermatology

Robert Maki* Medical Oncology

Andrea Vambutas* Otolaryngology

Neil Tanna* Plastic Surgery

Paul Lee* Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Gregg Landis* Vascular Surgery

Harly Greenberg* Sleep Medicine

David Wertheim Allergy & Immunology

Maimonides Medical Center (21)

Barbara Paris Geriatric Medicine

Felix Yang Cardiac Electrophysiology

Norbert Moskovits Cardiovascular Disease

Jack Choueka Hand Surgery

William Solomon Hematology

Edward Chapnick Infectious Disease

Jacob Shani Interventional Cardiology

Steven Rudolph Neurology

Norman Saffra Ophthalmology

Michael Weiss Otolaryngology

David Rosenblum Pain Medicine

Graciela Wetzler Pediatric Gastroenterology

Ari Goldsmith Pediatric Otolaryngology

Lloyd Gayle Plastic Surgery

Bernadine Donahue Radiation Oncology

Richard Grazi Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility

Carl Schiff Rheumatology

Donna-Marie Manasseh Surgery

Greg Ribakove Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

David Silver Urology

Robert Rhee Vascular Surgery

Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital (20)

Barry Belgorod Ophthalmology

Richard Braunstein* Ophthalmology

Nancy Coles Ophthalmology

Wayne Fuchs Ophthalmology

Boaz Lissauer Ophthalmology

William Schiff* Ophthalmology

Amilia Schrier* Ophthalmology

Kevin Plancher Orthopedic Surgery

David Edelstein Otolaryngology

Andrew Jacono Otolaryngology

Jordan Josephson Otolaryngology

Darius Kohan Otolaryngology

Yosef Krespi* Otolaryngology

Oleh Slupchynskyj Otolaryngology

Lisa Szubin Otolaryngology

Milton Waner* Otolaryngology

Marc Zimbler Otolaryngology

Haideh Hirmand Plastic Surgery

Anthony LaBruna Plastic Surgery

B. Aviva Preminger Plastic Surgery

Mather Memorial Hospital (1)

Alexander Dagum Plastic Surgery

North Shore University Hospital (15)

Jessica Jacob* Obstetrics and Gynecology

John Procaccino* Colon and Rectal Surgery

Richard Barakat* Gynecologic Oncology

David Tuckman Hand Surgery

Peter Stein Hand Surgery

Steven Allen* Hematology

Marcia Epstein* Infectious Disease

Barry Kaplan* Interventional Cardiology

Steven Pacia* Neurology

James Fagin Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

Lyle Leipziger* Plastic Surgery

Alan Hartman* Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

James Taylor* Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Harvey Winkler* Urogynecology

Michael Angel Orthopedic Surgery

Northern Westchester Hospital (31)

Jeffrey Gross Internal Medicine

Elisa Burns Obstetrics and Gynecology

Elliot Barsh Pediatrics

Margaret Collins Pediatrics

Craig Osleeb Allergy and Immunology

Lois Tuerk-Mendelsohn Allergy and Immunology

Scott Gottesfeld Cardiovascular Disease

Anna Alshansky Child Neurology

Jerald Wishner Colon and Rectal Surgery

Ross Levy Dermatology

Marc Hertz Diagnostic Radiology

Mark Bertin Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

Chee Yeung Chan Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism

Jeffrey Powell Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism

Sang Lee Gastroenterology

Alan Schefer Hand Surgery

John Raffalli Infectious Disease

David Berck Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Julie Gold Medical Oncology

Alexandra McBride Neurology

Eugene Tolunsky Neurology

Scott Berger Neuroradiology

Michael Cohen Ophthalmology

Evan Karas Orthopedic Surgery

Bella Malits Pain Medicine

Simon Chin Plastic Surgery

Scott Klares Pulmonary Disease

Margaret Lenci Rheumatology

Seth Shifrin Sports Medicine

Amanda Messina Surgery

Mark Nogueira Urology

Phelps Memorial Hospital Center (1)

Richard Strongwater Family Medicine

Staten Island University Hospital (14)

Aldo Arpaia Internal Medicine

Theodore Strange* Internal Medicine

Donna P. Seminara Geriatric Medicine

Mitchell Maiman* Gynecologic Oncology

Mark Horowitz Pediatric Urology

Thomas Vazzana* Cardiovascular Disease

Suzanne El-Sayegh Nephrology

Mark Raden* Neuroradiology

David Hiltzik* Otolaryngology

Kenneth Chapman Pain Medicine

Theodore Maniatis* Pulmonary Disease

Michael Castellano Surgery

Iosif Gulkarov* Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Jonathan Deitch* Vascular Surgery

Syosset Hospital (1)

Richard Gilbert* Hand Surgery

Zucker Hillside Hospital (1)

Victor Fornari* Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

*Denotes member of Northwell Health Physician Partners

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