The 2013 “Top Doctors” list for the New York Metro area includes Dr. David Bleich of Westfield, Dr. Peter McGovern of Westfield and 44 other physicians at University Hospital in Newark. Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd., a New York City research and information company, publishes the list annually. The University Hospital physicians recognized are as follows:

Dr. Helen Aguila, Pediatric Pulmonology
Dr. Joseph Apuzzio, Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Dr. Suzanne Atkin, Internal Medicine
Dr. John Bach, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation*
Dr. Jacqueline Bartlett, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dr. Joseph Benevenia, Orthopaedic Surgery*
Dr. Wayne Berberian, Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Neelakshi Bhagat, Ophthalmology
Dr. David Bleich, Endocrinolology
Dr. Giovanni Caracci, Psychiatry
Dr. Stuart Cook, Neurology*
Dr. Joaquim Correia, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Dr. Bernadette Cracchiolo, Gynecologic Oncology
Dr. Diana DeCosimo, Internal Medicine
Dr. Edwin Deitch, Surgery*
Dr. Patrick DeRespinis, Ophthalmology
Dr. Franklin Desposito, Clinical Genetics*
Dr. Larry Frohman, Ophthalmology
Dr. Robin Gehrmann, Sports Medicine
Dr. Orazio Giliberti, Ophthalmology
Dr. Mark Granick, Plastic Surgery
Dr. Robert F. Heary, Neurological Surgery
Dr. Debra S. Heller, Pathology*
Dr. Peter Hersh, Ophthalmology*
Dr. Robert Johnson, Adolescent Medicine
Dr. Mark Jordan, Urology
Dr. Andrew Kaufman, Pain Medicine
Dr. Marc Klapholz, Cardiovascular Disease
Dr. Paul Langer, Ophthalmology
Dr. Huey-Jen Lee, Diagnostic Radiology
Dr. David Marks, Neurology
Dr. Peter McGovern, Reproductive Endocrinology*
Dr. Evelyn Montalvo Stanton, Pediatric Pulmonology
Dr. James Oleske, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Dr. Jayoung Pak, Pediatric Neurology
Dr. Francis Patterson, Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Sanjeev Sabharwal, Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Hossein Sadeghi-Nejad, Urology*
Dr. Steven Schleifer, Psychiatry
Dr. Robert Schwartz, Dermatology
Dr. Paulette Stanford, Adolescent Medicine
Dr. Virak Tan, Hand Surgery
Dr. Roger E. Turbin, Ophthalmology
Dr. Gerson Weiss, Reproductive Endocrinology*
Dr. Marco Zarbin, Ophthalmology

Castle Connelly selects Top Doctors based on a peer-review survey in which doctors nominate their peers as best doctors. Once a physician is nominated, Castle Connelly’s physician-led research team evaluates several factors including each nominee’s medical education, training, hospital appointments and disciplinary history.

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According to Castle Connelly, its publication, Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, is the authoritative guide to finding the top primary care and specialty care doctors in the tri-state metropolitan New York area. The publication profiles more than 5,650 top primary care and specialty care physicians in a 20-county area spanning three states - New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The physicians represent the top 10 percent of doctors in the area for 65 medical specialties and subspecialties that include the care and treatment of more than 1,800 diseases and medical conditions. The book also has detailed information regarding many of the leading medical centers, hospitals and specialty hospitals in the New York Metro area.

University Hospital is one of the United States' premier academic medical centers.  Located in the Central Ward of Newark, it is a principal teaching hospital of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and offers high quality patient care across many medical specialties.

*Per Castle Connelly, asterisk denotes that a doctor, in Castle Connolly's estimation, is among the top 1% in the nation in his or her specialty.  Doctors listed without this icon are determined to be in the top 10% in their region.