Fifteen Emory Surgery Faculty Named to Atlanta's Top Doctors

July 2015

More than half of the physicians recognized in Atlanta magazine's July 2015 "Top Doctors" issue are Emory Healthcare doctors, Emory Healthcare Network doctors, or Emory University School of Medicine faculty. The annual listing—compiled by the New York-based research firm Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.—includes 15 faculty of the Emory Department of Surgery: Seth Force, John Galloway, Robert Guyton, Peter H'Doubler, Kirk Kanter, Albert Losken, Jeffrey Miller, Douglas Murphy, Foad Nahai, Kenneth Newell, Charles Staley, John Sweeney, Collin Weber, Mark Wulkan, and Joseph Zarge.

This year, 209 Emory doctors (58 percent) were included in the list. Patients can find these doctors at one of six Emory Healthcare hospitals, throughout 200 provider locations, and within the Emory University School of Medicine.

Established in 2011, the Emory Healthcare Network is Emory's clinically integrated network through which access to coordinated patient- and family-centered care is provided. With six hospitals, 200 provider locations and 1,800 physicians in more than 70 specialties, including 220 primary care physicians, the Emory Healthcare Network is the largest clinically integrated network in the state of Georgia.

The network joins together Emory-employed and private practice physicians in communities throughout metro Atlanta and the state, in collaboration with Emory Healthcare, into a single comprehensive care management system. By collaborating around a common set of quality measures and goals, the Emory Healthcare Network creates a level of accountability that ensures patients and families receive the standard of care they expect and deserve.

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."