Seventy Five Percent of Pittsburgh Magazine's Best Doctors are from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Hospitals
PITTSBURGH, April 3, 2002 — More than 250 physicians in 34 specialties from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospitals are included in the list of 'Best Doctors' published in the April issue of Pittsburgh Magazine. This accounts for 75 percent of the total number of physicians named in the list.
The current listing is the result of a survey undertaken by Best Doctors, Inc., of Aiken, S.C., the preeminent provider of information about the best medical care available. According to Pittsburgh Magazine, more than 30,000 doctors throughout the United States were asked the question, "If a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?"
Evaluations of the thousands of doctors named -- some of them by hundreds of their peers -- are weighed, scored and filtered for bias. Only those physicians who earned the consensus support of their peers were included.
"This is one more verification of the medical excellence of our physicians," stated Jeffrey Romoff, president of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. "Those who reside in western Pennsylvania can be assured that the finest health care available is located right here in their own community."
Specialties in which UPMC physicians are named include allergy and immunology, anesthesiology, cardiovascular disease, clinical pharmacology, colon and rectal surgery, endocrinology and metabolism, family medicine, gastroenterology, geriatric medicine, infectious disease, internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology, nephrology, neurological surgery, neurology, neurology (child), obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopaedic surgery, otolaryngology, pathology, pediatric specialist, pediatrics (general), physical medicine and rehabilitation, plastic surgery, psychiatry, pulmonary and critical care medicine, radiation oncology, radiology, rheumatology, surgery, surgical oncology, thoracic surgery and urology.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, which is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, is the leading integrated delivery system for health care in western Pennsylvania offering a full range of high-quality, geographically convenient health care services to the region. With more than 35,000 employees, it is the largest employer in the region. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is a non-profit, comprehensive academic health care system dedicated to providing patient care, educating the next generation of health care professionals and advancing biomedical knowledge through basic and clinical research.