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UPMC Claims 79 Percent of Pittsburgh Magazine’s
Top-Ranked Physicians

UPMC Doctors Appear In All 46 Specialties

PITTSBURGH , April 18, 2008 — UPMC physicians top the list of Pittsburgh Magazine’s  “Top Doctors” survey. The May issue of Pittsburgh Magazine, released this week, lists 103 UPMC and UPMC-affiliated physicians among the 129 listed as “Top Doctors.” In most categories, UPMC doctors are the only physicians recognized. The magazine commissions the independent survey each year.

“Because UPMC is the largest health care enterprise in the region, it is not surprising that our doctors would be well represented on the list,” said Elizabeth Concordia, executive vice president of UPMC and president of the Hospital and Community Services Division. “But the dominance of UPMC physicians across so many categories on the list underscores the exceptional quality of our medical staff.”

The listing was compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., whose physician-led research team follows a rigorous screening process to select top doctors on the national and regional levels. They identify highly skilled, exceptional doctors by evaluating their medical education, training and hospital appointments, and by surveying area hospital leaders and physicians.

UPMC physicians are recognized for excellence in the following specialties: adolescent medicine; cardiovascular disease; child and adolescent psychiatry; colon and rectal surgery; dermatology; diabetes; diagnostic radiology; endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism; family medicine; gastroenterology; geriatric medicine; gynecologic oncology; hand surgery; hematology; infectious disease; internal medicine; maternal and fetal medicine; medical oncology; nephrology; neurology; neurological surgery; obstetrics and gynecology; ophthalmology; orthopaedic surgery; otolaryngology; pediatrics; pediatric cardiology; pediatric endocrinology; pediatric gastroenterology; pediatric hematology-oncology; pediatric infectious disease; pediatric nephrology; pediatric otolaryngology; pediatric pulmonology; pediatric surgery; physical medicine and rehabilitation; plastic surgery; psychiatry; pulmonary disease; radiation oncology; reproductive endocrinology; rheumatology; sports medicine; surgery; thoracic surgery; urology; and vascular surgery.

For more information about the “Top Doctors” at UPMC, visit our Web site at

UPMC is an integrated global health enterprise headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and one of the leading nonprofit health systems in the United States. As western Pennsylvania’s largest employer with 48,000 employees and nearly $7 billion in revenue, UPMC is transforming the economy of the region into one based on medicine, research and technology. By integrating 20 hospitals, 400 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, long-term care facilities and a major insurance plan, UPMC has advanced the quality and efficiency of health care and developed internationally renowned programs in transplantation, cancer, neurosurgery, psychiatry, orthopaedics and sports medicine, among others. UPMC is commercializing its medical and technological expertise by nurturing new companies, developing strategic business relationships with some of the world’s leading multi-national corporations, and expanding into international markets, including Italy, Ireland, the United Kingdom and Qatar.

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