Pitt Neurosurgeons Named Top Docs

Pittsburgh MagazinePittsburgh, May 12, 2016 -- Twenty-one University of Pittsburgh neurosurgeons were named among this area’s top doctors in their field in a national survey published locally in Pittsburgh Magazine.

The list includes:

Adnan Abla, MD
Daniel M. Bursick, MD
Hikmat (Matt) El-Kadi, MD, PhD
Johnathan Engh, MD
Juan C. Fernandez-Miranda, MD
Robert M. Friedlander, MD
Paul A. Gardner, MD
Peter C. Gerszten, MD
D. Kojo Hamilton, MD
Brian Jankowitz, MD
Adam S. Kanter, MD
L. Dade Lunsford, MD
Joseph C. Maroon, MD
Vincent J. Miele Jr, MD
Edward A. Monaco, MD, PhD
John J. Moossy, MD
Ajay Niranjan, MD
David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD
Ian Pollack, MD
R. Mark Richardson, MD, PhD
Raymond Sekula, MD
Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD

The list was compiled by Best Doctors®, founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians with the stated purpose of helping people get the right medical diagnosis and right medical treatment.

According to the magazine, "Best Doctors’ team of researchers conducts a biennial poll using the methodology that mimics the informal peer-to-peer process doctors themselves use to identify the right specialists for their patients. Using a polling method and balloting software, that Gallup® has audited and certified, they gather the insight and experience of tens of thousands of leading specialists all over the country, while confirming their credentials and specific areas of expertise.

"The result is the Best Doctors in America List, which includes the nation’s most respected specialists and outstanding primary care physicians in the nation. These are the doctors that other doctors recognize as the best in their fields. They cannot pay a fee and are not paid to be listed and cannot nominate or vote for themselves. It is a list which is truly unbiased and respected by the medical profession and patients alike as the source of top quality medical information."