Stony Brook Medicine Top Doctors 2023

Castle Connolly


A total of 87 Stony Brook Medicine physicians have been named “Top Doctors” on Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2023 list. The list includes doctors from Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Children's Hospital, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital, across 41 different specialties. The “Top Doctors” list represents the top 7% of physicians in the US, and the top 7% of New York area physicians.

"Having our physicians recognized as 'Top Doctors' by Castle Connolly is a testament to the unwavering dedication and exceptional expertise of our physicians at Stony Brook Medicine," said Hal Paz, MD, MS, Executive Vice President for Health Sciences, Stony Brook University, and Chief Executive Officer, Stony Brook University Medicine. "This recognition highlights not only their individual excellence but also the collective strength and diversity of specialties within our healthcare system where every day our physicians are committed to delivering high-quality care that makes a meaningful impact on the lives of our patients."

The annual “Top Doctors” list for the New York metro area is based on peer-reviewed surveys from Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a New York-based research and information company. Each year, Castle Connolly surveys tens of thousands of practicing physicians across the US to ensure its list reflects the latest in quality care on both the national and regional levels. The company evaluates several criteria when selecting Top Doctors, including professional qualifications, education, hospital and faculty appointments, research leadership, professional reputation and disciplinary history. Through Castle Connolly’s research process, only 65,000 board-certified physicians out of 950,000 board-certified practicing doctors in the United States have been awarded Top Doctor status.

Castle Connolly “Top Doctors” 

Pediatric Infectious Disease

Dr. Christy Beneri
Dr. Sharon A. Nachman

Pediatric Neurology

Dr. Elizabeth M. Cruz

Pediatric Pulmonology

Dr. Catherine E. Kier

Pediatric Rheumatology

Dr. Julie Cherian

Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Richard J. Scriven

Pediatric Urology

Dr. Robert Wasnick

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Timur Yasin

Plastic Surgery

Dr. Alexander B. Dagum


Dr. Richard N. Rosenthal

Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Keith Webb Harris

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Samuel Ryu


Dr. Sherif R. Abdel-Misih
Dr. Brian J. O'Hea
Dr. Daniel Rutigliano
Dr. Aaron R. Sasson
Dr. Marc J. Shapiro

Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

Dr. Allison J. McLarty

Urogynecology/Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Lauri Budnick


Dr. Howard L. Adler
Dr. Frank Darras
Dr. John Fitzgerald
Dr. Jason Kim

Vascular Surgery

Dr. Apostolos K. Tassiopoulos
Dr. Dimitrios Virvilis

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