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2014 top docs announced by Philadelphia magazine

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Top honors were awarded to two physicians at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia, by Philadelphia magazine’s annual medical issue, which hit the newsstands in May. The Top Docs 2014 issue focuses on area physicians rated by their peers. 

Chosen under the following categories:

Hand surgery: Scott Kozin, M.D.
Specialty: pediatric hand surgery, congenital hand deformities, brachial plexus palsy-pediatric, spinal cord injury, pediatric tendon surgery. 

Neurological surgery: Amer Samdani, M.D.
Specialty: pediatric neurosurgery, spinal surgery, scoliosis. 

Also named are consulting staff members,

Pediatric rheumatology: Donald Goldsmith, M.D. (St. Christopher’s)
Specialty: juvenile arthritis, multisystem inflammatory disease, Lyme disease

Physical medicine and rehabilitation: Michael Weinik, M.D. (Temple)
Specialty: sports medicine, musculoskeletal injuries, non-operative spine care 

Orthopaedic surgery:  Richard Davidson, M.D. (CHOP)
Specialty: limb lengthening (llizarov procedure) limb deformities, foot deformities, club foot

Selection was by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., an independent research and publishing company, who conducted this medical survey. Using mail and telephone surveys and electronic ballots they asked physicians and the medical leadership of leading hospitals to identify highly skilled, exceptional doctors. Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected and profiled as Castle Connolly Top Doctors. This year, in conjunction with Philadelphia magazine, Castle Connolly additionally opened up the nomination survey process to all licensed physicians in the magazine’s markets through a special online site. 

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Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Our 22 locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico, provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.

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