Wednesday, November 7, 2012
No, not that election!
This week, many of us voted in the Presidential election, statewide elections and on referendum questions. But recently there was another “election”.
Nearly 10,000 physicians in the region “voted” for which physician, in a variety of specialties, they would send a member of their own family to if they needed healthcare. The highly regarded Baltimore Magazine annual “Top Doctors” November issue was recently released and the votes are in.
I’m proud to say that many doctors agree on who is best! Once again, GBMC had more members of our medical staff cited as a “Top Doctor” than any other community health system or hospital. It is with a great deal of pride and pleasure to share with you that 120 GBMC physicians, covering 60 specialities, were recognized a total of 132 times as a “Top Doctor”! That’s right, there were several GBMC physicians who were cited as a “Top Doctor” in more than one specialty or sub-specialty!
Being recognized as a “Top Doctor” is an extraordinary honor, because it is a selection by peers for which physician they would select for a member of their own family. To all of the “Top Doctors” at GBMC, congratulations from all of us! The rest of us in the family are very proud of you.
To view a listing of our “Top Doctors” and to learn more about who they are, please visit GBMC's Top Doctors 2012 webpage.
I would be remiss if I didn't thank our Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Dr. Niraj Jani, who was one of the five survey advisers (and thus was ineligible to be selected as a "Top Doc" by his peers), and recognize family medicine physician Dr. Sarah Whiteford, whose "Why I Became A Doctor" story was one of several profiled.