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Ten Doctors from HHC Bellevue Hospital Center Named among Top Physicians in the Tri-state Area by New York Magazine

Aug 06, 2015

New York, NY

Ten physicians from the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation’s Bellevue Hospital Center have been named among the best doctors in the New York metropolitan area in a survey of their peers published by New York Magazine. In the magazine’s annual “Best Doctors” issue, the Bellevue doctors were among 1,282 physicians deemed superior in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in an online poll of licensed physicians.
According to New York, doctors named to its “Best Doctors” list represent the top 10% of doctors in the area in 67 medical specialties and subspecialties for the care and treatment of more than 1,800 diseases and medical conditions.
The HHC Bellevue doctors are:

  • Alec J. Megibow, MD (Diagnostic Radiology)
  • Susan B. Zweig, MD (Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism)
  • Glenn S. Hirsch, MD (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)
  • Michael J. Attubato, MD (Interventional Cardiology)
  • Howard B. Ginsburg, MD (Pediatric Surgery)
  • Firas F. Mussa, MD (Vascular Surgery)
  • Ronit Herzog, MD (Pediatric Allergy & Immunology)
  • Russell S. Berman, MD (Surgery)
  • Howard Trachtman, MD (Pediatric Nephrology)
  • Alec S. Goldenberg, MD (Hematology)

“Bellevue Hospital has a highly-skilled, extremely talented pool of physicians in every service of medical care,” said Dr. Joseph Carter, Associate Medical Director of HHC Bellevue Hospital Center. “We treat patients with every medical and mental health need, from all walks of life, and everyone gets the same level of expert, compassionate care.” Bellevue has an academic affiliation with the New York University School of Medicine.
In collaboration with Castle Connolly, a New York City research and information company, New York Magazine begins its best doctors’ selection a year in advance. Each doctor’s education, training, hospital affiliation, board certification, and disciplinary history are reviewed before he or she can be considered for the top physicians list. Participating physicians are asked to nominate doctors who they consider best in their field and related fields, taking into account not only professional qualifications and reputation, but also skills in dealing with and communicating with patients.


Contact: Minerva Joubert, (212) 562-4516

About NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue

Bellevue is a member of the NYC Health + Hospitals health care system and is America’s oldest hospital, established in 1736. Affiliated with the NYU School of Medicine, Bellevue is a major referral center for highly complex cases. The 844-bed hospital has 6,000 employees including highly skilled, interdisciplinary clinical staff. It sees more than 110,000 emergency room visits and 500,000 outpatient visits annually. Clinical centers of excellence include: Emergency Medicine and Trauma Care; Cardiovascular Services; Designated Regional Perinatal Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (ICU); Comprehensive Children’s Psychiatric Emergency Program; and Cancer Services. For more information, visit nychealthandhospitals.org/bellevue or find us on twitter.com/BellevueHosp.

About NYC Health + Hospitals

NYC Health + Hospitals is a $6.7 billion integrated healthcare delivery system and is the largest municipal healthcare organization in the country. HHC provides a wide range of high quality and affordable healthcare services to 1.4 million New Yorkers every year and more than 475,000 are uninsured. HHC offers medical, mental health and substance abuse services, as well as specialized care for a wide range of health conditions through its numerous Centers of Excellence. Comprehensive, personalized care is available to all New Yorkers at HHC’s 11 acute care hospitals, five skilled nursing facilities, six large diagnostic and treatment centers and more than 70 community based clinics. HHC Health and Home Care also provides in-home services for New Yorkers. HHC’s own MetroPlusHealth Health Plan is one of the New York area’s largest providers of government-sponsored health insurance and is the plan of choice for 445,000 New Yorkers. HHC was the 2008 recipient of the National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission’s John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality. Several HHC facilities have been recognized nationally for clinical excellence and commitment to quality achievements. For more information, visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org/hhc or find us on facebook.com/NYCHealthSystem or twitter.com/NYCHealthSystem.