Pitt Neurosurgeons Named Among Best in Country

Pittsburgh, March 21, 2024 -- Fifteen University of Pittsburgh neurosurgeons were named among the top doctors in the field of neurological surgery in a national survey conducted by Castle Connolly, an independent research group with the stated mission of helping people find the best in healthcare.

The list includes:

Castle Connolly Best DoctorsJ. Brad Bellotte, MD
Matt El-Kadi, MD, PhD
Robert M. Friedlander, MD
Paul A. Gardner, MD
Peter C. Gerszten, MD
Jorge A. González-Martínez, MD, PhD
Stephanie Greene, MD
Costas G. Hadjipanayis, MD, PhD
D. Kojo Hamilton, MD
L. Dade Lunsford, MD
Vincent J. Miele, MD
David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD
Ian F. Pollack, MD
Daniel A. Wecht, MD, MSc
Pascal Zinn, MD, PhD

Castle Connolly also ranked UPMC Presbyterian as having the third most top rated neurosurgeons in the country.

All Castle Connolly Top Doctors are nominated by their peers from tens of thousands of surveys sent to practicing physicians across the United States. The Castle Connolly physician-led research team then evaluated important criteria to determine who made the list, including professional qualifications, education, hospital and faculty appointments, research leadership, professional reputation, disciplinary history, interpersonal skills and outcomes.

Castle Connolly Top Doctors are considered the ‘best-in-class healthcare providers,’ embodying excellence in clinical care as well as interpersonal skills.

This is the 31th year that Castle Connolly has conducted the survey.