Twenty-Two Emory Surgery Faculty Named to Atlanta's Top Doctors

July 2016

More than half of the physicians recognized in Atlanta magazine's July 2016 "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 22 faculty of the Emory Department of Surgery: Kenneth Cardona, Keith Delman, Thomas Dodson, Seth Force, John Galloway, Robert Guyton, Peter H'Doubler, Kirk Kanter, Albert Losken, Steven Macheers, Jeffrey Miller, Douglas Murphy, Foad Nahai, Kenneth Newell, Alan Pickens, J. Mark Rheudasil, Monica Rizzo, Charles Staley, John Sweeney, Collin Weber, Mark Wulkan, and Joseph Zarge.

This year, 319 Emory doctors (51 percent) were included in the list. Patients can find these doctors at 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. Throughout its hospitals, 200 provider locations and 2,000 physicians in more than 70 specialties, including 220 primary care physicians, he Emory Healthcare Network is a one-stop-shop for all health care needs.

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.

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, and 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."