Castle Connolly 2024 Exceptional Women in Medicine

Exceptional Women

For over 30 years, patients have turned to Castle Connolly as the official source of Top Doctors to find trusted, quality care. Their mission is to help people find the best healthcare by connecting patients with premier healthcare providers.

On March 12, Castle Connolly announced its 2024 Exceptional Women in Medicine list. This list recognizes female Top Doctors across the United States who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, expertise and dedication in their respective fields. There are over 8,300 doctors represented, across 77 different specialties and all 50 states.

The Exceptional Women in Medicine list is compiled through a rigorous selection process that includes peer nominations, extensive research, and evaluation by the Castle Connolly research team. In addition to meeting the requirements to be selected as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor, these doctors also have additional qualifications, including research and academic contributions, volunteer work within healthcare, training at top institutions, and innovations in their field of specialty.

Congratulations to our doctors for being recognized as Castle Connolly's 2024 Exceptional Women in Medicine:



Christy A Beneri, DO

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Lauri Budnick, MD

Urogynecology/Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

Gabrielle Carlson, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Anupama Chawla, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Julie Cherian, MD

Pediatric Rheumatology

Patricia Coyle, MD


Allison Eliscu, MD

Adolescent Medicine

Kathleen Finzel, MD

Diagnostic Radiology

Marie Gelato, MD/PhD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Elaine Gould, MD

Diagnostic Radiology

Sandra Iannotti, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Tara L Kaufmann, MD


Catherine Kier, MD

Pediatric Pulmonology

Allison McLarty, MD

Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

Sharon Nachman, MD

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Susan Schuval, MD

Pediatric Allergy & Immunology

Xiaolei Zhu, MD/PhD

Internal Medicine

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