Newsweek, working with Castle Connolly Medical LTD, published a list of the “Top Cancer Doctors” in the United States in 2015. The largest group of such physicians in Illinois is those who practice at the University of Chicago Medicine.
This list was compiled through peer nominations and the kind of research that Castle Connolly Medical, LTD. has conducted for more than two decades.
The leading cancer care institutions in Illinois, based on the number of physicians selected, were:
- The University of Chicago Medicine: 37 physicians
- Northwestern Medicine: 29 physicians (includes 4 from Lurie Children’s Hospital)
- Loyola University Medical Center: 13 physicians
- Rush University Medical Center: 12 physicians
- University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center: 7 physicians
- North Shore University Hospital: 5 physicians
The Castle Connolly physician-led research team makes “tens of thousands of phone calls each year, talking with leading specialists, chairs of clinical departments and vice presidents of medical affairs, seeking to gather further information regarding the top specialists for most diseases and procedures.”
Each year, Castle Connolly receives nearly 100,000 nominations via this process. After a careful review of credentials, the following physicians have been selected to be a part of the Newsweek “Top Cancer Doctors 2015” list.
Castle Connolly based its selection process on peer nominations. All licensed physicians are invited to participate. Physicians can nominate doctors whom they feel are the most outstanding in their medical specialties, in any area of medicine and in any part of the country, indicating also whether they believe that the physician is among the best in their region or among the very best in the nation. A physician cannot nominate him or herself. Each year, Castle Connolly receives nearly 100,000 nominations via this process.
A team reviews the credentials of every physician being considered. They look at medical education, training, board certifications, hospital appointments, administrative posts, professional achievements and malpractice and disciplinary history.
Doctors cannot and do not pay to be listed in any Castle Connolly guide to top doctors. They are selected based on nominations by their peers and reviewed by Castle Connolly’s physician-directed research team. All licensed physicians are invited to nominate their peers here: www.castleconnolly.com/nominations.