Stony Brook Medicine Top Doctors 2024

Castle Connolly


A total of 108* Stony Brook Medicine physicians have been named “Top Doctors” on Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2024 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 48 different specialties. The “Top Doctors” list represents the top 7% of physicians in the US, and the top 7% of New York area physicians.

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 67,000 board-certified physicians out of 985,000 board-certified practicing doctors in the United States (7 percent) have been awarded Top Doctor status.

Castle Connolly “Top Doctors” 

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Dr. Nicole Muhlbauer

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. Kenneth W. Gow
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. Asha Patnaik


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

Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

Dr. Allison J. McLarty

Urogynecology/Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Lauri Budnick


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

Vascular Surgery

Dr. Apostolos K. Tassiopoulos


*As of May 2024

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