Sixteen Emory Surgery Faculty Named to Atlanta's Top Doctors

July 2014

Atlanta magazine's July 2014 "Top Doctors" issue, an annual listing compiled by the New York-based research firm Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., includes 16 faculty of the Department of Surgery of the Emory University School of Medicine. Congratulations to Timothy Buchman, Seth Force, Sheryl Gabram, John Galloway, Robert Guyton, Kirk Kanter, Stuart Knechtle, Albert Losken, Jeffrey Miller, Douglas Murphy, Foad Nahai, Kenneth Newell, Charles Staley, John Sweeney, Collin Weber, and Mark Wulkan.

A prominent number of the recognized physicians are Emory physicians who practice at one of more than 200 Emory Healthcare provider locations, or who hold faculty positions at Emory University School of Medicine. This year, 155 Emory doctors (43 percent) were selected out of a total of 347 listed in the magazine.

The Emory Healthcare Network is a network of physicians and hospitals formed to improve care coordination among its members and to improve quality outcomes and manage costs more efficiently. It includes six Emory-owned and jointly owned hospitals, Southern Regional Medical Center in Riverdale, and more than 1,800 physicians.

To compile the annual "Top Doctors" list, Castle Connolly uses a survey and research process involving tens of thousands of top doctors across America and the medical leadership of leading hospitals. Atlanta's top doctors are selected after peer nomination, extensive research, careful review and screening by Castle Connolly's doctor-directed research team. Atlanta magazine uses the research by Castle Connolly to provide detailed information about education, training and special expertise of Atlanta doctors. Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected and profiled as Castle Connolly "Top Doctors."