Eleven Newton-Wellesley Physicians on Boston Magazine's 2008 Top Doctors List



NEWTON, Mass. (December, 2008) Eleven Newton-Wellesley Hospital physicians were recently named in the December 2008 Boston Magazine "Top Doctors" list.  Following are the physicians affiliated with Newton-Wellesley who were included in this list:

 Allergy & Immunology        Johnson Wong, MD
 Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism    Nicolas Abourizk, MD
 Gastroenterology     Lawrence Friedman, MD
 Hand Surgery        Mark Belsky, MD
 Orthopaedic Surgery        Jesse Jupiter, MD
 Plastic Surgery        Peggy Howrigan, MD
 Reproductive Oncology      Mark Hornstein, MD
 Keith Isaacson, MD
 Thoracic Surgery   Henning Gaissert, MD
 Vascular Surgery       David Brewster, MD
 Christopher Kwolek, MD

This year's Boston Magazine list was taken from a survey conducted by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, a healthcare researcher that also publishes America's Top Doctors, a guide to the country's top 1% of medical specialists. 

Castle Connolly's physician-led research team uses mail and phone surveys and electronic ballots to ask physicians and the medical leadership of leading hospitals to identify highly skilled, exceptional doctors by asking the question: "If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, whom would you choose?" From that group, it identified 319 top Boston-area specialists (excluding primary care and ob/gyn).
"All of our esteemed physicians make enormous contributions to Newton-Wellesley Hospital each and every day and continuously work hard, along with our nurses and staff, to ensure high quality care is given to every patient who walks through our doors," said Michael Jellinek, MD, President of Newton-Wellesley Hospital. "It is always an honor to be recognized for clinical excellence."

Newton-Wellesley Hospital is a full system member of Partners HealthCare System, Inc. (PHCS), a nonprofit organization that includes acute care hospitals Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's/Faulkner Hospitals, The North Shore Medical Center, and specialty hospitals McLean Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, as well as Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare, and the community-based doctors and hospitals of Partners Community HealthCare, Inc.
Newton-Wellesley Hospital provides a wide range of services, including medical, surgical, obstetrical, orthopaedic, neonatal, pediatric and psychiatric care. The Hospital has been serving its community for over a century. The medical staff of the Hospital includes nearly 1,000 physicians practicing a full range of specialties. Newton-Wellesley is a major teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine and also has established post-graduate training programs for Harvard Medical School residents.

Rachel Kagno
Public Affairs & Marketing
Newton-Wellesley Hospital

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