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.

Dr. Michael Vitale Discusses the Advances in Low Dose X-Ray

When EOS Imaging launched its MicroDose feature, or low dose x-ray, for pediatric imaging, Dr. Michael G. Vitale, Ana Lucia Professor of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center, was an early adopter and vocal proponent of the new technology. “EOS offers faster imaging, less radiation and a more complete radiographic picture,” Dr. Vitale said.

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Optimizing Patient Care through Quality, Safety, and Value Initiatives

Quality, safety, and value — a triad of related and interdependent components — together form the fundamental basis of providing optimal patient care. This is the precept that drives the work of Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH, Chief Quality Officer for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia. Dr. Vitale, in collaboration with William N. Levine, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon-in-Chief, and Kevin Wang, Quality Officer for Columbia Orthopedics, is vigorously pursuing the development of protocols and processes that will improve the overall outcomes of patients who seek out orthopedic care.

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Dr. Michael Vitale Named One of the Top Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons

For the fifth year in a row, Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH has been named one of the Top Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons in North America.  Ana Lucia Professor of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Vitale is also the Chief of Pediatric Spine and Scoliosis Surgery, co-Director of the Division of Pediatric Orthopedics, and Chief Quality Officer of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at this facility.

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