July 2013: Seven physicians affiliated with Stony Brook Hospital appear on the New York Magazine's Best Doctors list for 2013: Drs. David Brown, James Taylor, William Lawson, Dennis Davidson, Robert Parker, Michael Schuster, and Carmen Tornos.
Best Doctors has earned a sterling, worldwide reputation for reliable, impartial results by remaining totally independent. Doctors cannot pay to be included in the Best Doctors database, nor are they paid to provide their input. The List is a product of validated peer review, in which doctors who excel in their specialties are selected by their peers in the profession. The firm, Castle Connolly medical Ltd., conducts a peer-review survey to determine the best doctors.
"The idea is that medical professionals are best qualified to judge other medical professionals, and if one recommendation is good (think of your doctor referring you to a specialist), multiple recommendations are better."-Who Decides?
The experts who are part of New York Magazine's Best Doctors List provide the most advanced medical expertise and knowledge to patients with serious conditions – often saving lives in the process by finding the right diagnosis and right treatment. Stony Brook Hospital’s group of experts listed in the database includes world-class specialists in pathology, surgery, gynecologic pathology, hematopathology, and other areas.