Dr. Mandel has been included in this publication for eleven consecutive years. Less than 5% of the nation’s physicians are accorded this honor.
Castle Connolly selects physicians utilizing a peer review survey conducted online. Licensed physicians vote online for those doctors they view as exceptional. Participating physicians are asked to nominate those doctors who, in their judgment, are the best in their field and related fields, taking into account not only professional qualifications and reputation (education, residency, board certification, hospital appointment, and disciplinary record, for example) but also skills in dealing with patients (listening and communicating effectively, demonstrating empathy, instilling trust and confidence). Doctors cannot nominate themselves, and all nominations are confidential. The Castle Connolly physician-led research team then tabulates the results and vets the nominee pool, confirming the doctors’ board certification and licensing, and investigating their disciplinary histories.