Weinberg Family CP Center Faculty Honored Among 2019’s Best Doctors in the Nation

Congratulations to the Weinberg Family CP Center providers who have been named some of the top doctors throughout the United States in Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly New York Metro Top Doctors, The New York Times Magazine Super Doctors and Rising Stars, and New York Magazine.


Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors

  • Joshua Hyman, MD

Castle Connolly New York Metro Area Top Doctors

  • Joshua Hyman, MD
  • Michael Vitale, MD, MPH

New York Times Magazine Super Doctors

  • Joshua Hyman, MD
  • Charles Popkin, MD
  • Benjamin Roye, MD
  • David Roye, MD
  • Wakenda Tyler, MD
  • Michael Vitale, MD, MPH

New York Times Magazine’s Super Doctors – Rising Stars

  • Lauren Redler, MD

New York Magazine’s Best Doctors

  • Joshua Hyman, MD
  • Michael Vitale, MD, MPH

Castle Connolly Doctors are nominated by their peers and are extensively screened by the Castle Connolly’s physician-led research team. These doctors in this list are “among the very best in their specialties and in their communities are selected for inclusion. Doctors do not and cannot pay to be included in any Castle Connolly Guide or online directory.”

The New York Times annual Super Doctors list is “approximately 5% of the physicians within the respective state or region” and, after receiving points from a panel of experts, only the highest scoring doctors after a rigorous selection process are included.

The Super Doctors “Rising Stars” List highlights exemplary physicians who have been fully licensed to practice for less than 10 years. Only 2.5% of physicians in each state/region have the honor of making this list.

New York Magazine’s Best Doctors is a shorter version of the Castle Connolly New York Metro Top Doctors list and, because of space limitations, the whole list isn’t published in their magazine. The list is adjusted for geographic and specialty balance.

First Annual Adaptive Ski Trip

“I never would have thought it would be possible for me to ski!”

On Friday, March 1, 2019, the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center hosted our first annual Adaptive Ski Trip – it was an amazing success!  Seven patients, ages 8 to 28, and their family members joined us at Windham Mountain for a beautiful day of skiing, fun, and laughs.

The patients participated in ski lessons, led by certified instructors from the Adaptive Sports Foundation. It was the first time on the mountain for many of our patients, and one participant said “I never would have thought it would be possible for me to ski.” The patients had an incredible time, and the parents enjoyed watching their children be happy, engaged, and active.

A special thanks to faculty and staff at the Weinberg Center for making this day possible!

Progressive Pain in a Non-Progressive Disability: How Dr. Hyman Treats Chronic Pain in CP Patients

Since he joined Columbia Orthopedics in 2000, Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center Associate Director Joshua E. Hyman, MD has been an advocate for treating patients with cerebral palsy. Although CP isn’t progressive, there is a common symptom that could become more prevalent or intensify as patients grow older: chronic pain. Dr. Hyman is discovering ways to ease it.

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