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Published on August 01, 2011

RIC Physicians Rank Among ‘Top Doctors” On U.S. News Media Group’s List

RIC Has More Doctors on the list than any other rehabilitation hospital

CHICAGO, IL—The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) announced today that with 22 of its physicians were included among U.S. News & World Report’s Top Doctors, a peer-nominated list, RIC has more physiatrists on the list that any other rehabilitation hospital in the country.

RIC physicians on the list include Bonita Alexander, MD; Ross Bogey, DO; Rowland Chang, MD; David Chen, MD; Luciano Dias, MD; Deborah Gaebler-Spira, MD; Gail Gamble, MD; Aaron Gilbert, MD; Leslie Grammer, MD; Norman Harden, MD; Richard Harvey, MD; Mark Huang, MD; Susan Keeshin, MD; Todd Kuiken, MD; Christina Marciniak, MD;  Steven Nussbaum, MD; Joel Press, MD; Elliot Roth, MD; Charles Sisung, MD; James Sliwa, DO; Joanne Smith, MD; and Santiago Toledo, MD.

U.S. News Top Doctors was created in collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., publisher of America’s Top Doctors and other consumer health guides. It draws from Castle Connolly’s database of Top Doctors, all recommended for their clinical skills by other doctors and individually vetted by a physician-led research team. Consumers can search for a Top Doctor by location, hospital affiliation, and a full range of specialties and subspecialties.

U.S. News Top Doctors builds on the Best Hospitals rankings, which the magazine updated in July, and which listed RIC as the #1 rehabilitation hospital in the nation for the 21st consecutive year.

Health consumers can now see which Top Doctors practice at the 700-plus hospitals in the 22nd annual rankings by visiting www.usnews.com/best-hospitals.

“For decades, the Best Hospitals rankings have helped guide patients who need an especially high level of care to hospitals that excel in providing it,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “Top Doctors has a similar mission. We want to help consumers find the doctors in their area who come highly recommended by other physicians.”

Castle Connolly assembled the roster of Top Doctors by soliciting nominations from physicians in academic medical centers, specialty hospitals, and regional hospitals and physicians in private practice. Its research team then reviewed each nominee’s training, achievements, and appointments, among other credentials.

About the U.S. News Media Group

The U.S. News Media Group is a multi-platform publisher of news and analysis, which includes the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine, www.usnews.com, and www.rankingsandreviews.com. Focusing on Health, Money, Education, Travel, Cars, and Public Service/Opinion, the U.S. News Media Group has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. The U.S. News Media Group's signature franchise includes its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its “Best” series of consumer guides that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, mutual funds, health plans, and more.

About Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a health care research, information, and publishing company, has been America's trusted source for identifying top doctors for 20 years.  The company publishes the consumer guides America's Top Doctors®, America's Top Doctors® for Cancer, Top Doctors: New York Metro Area and other consumer guides.Founded in 1991 by two respected leaders in healthcare, John K. Castle (Chairman) and John J. Connolly, Ed. D., (President and CEO), who served as board chairman and president, respectively, of New York Medical College. Its mission is to help consumers find the best healthcare through their guides, their website, and various consumer and business-oriented print and online partnerships. Castle Connolly's valuable Top Doctors information can also be accessed online at www.castleconnolly.com and on other affiliated websites. Castle Connolly’s social media outlets can be found at www.facebook.com/TopDoctors  and www.twitter.com/castleconnolly

About the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) is the nation’s #1-ranked provider of comprehensive physical medicine and rehabilitation care to patients from around the world. Ranked #1 by both U.S. News and World Report and the U.S. National Institutes of Health, RIC holds an unparalleled market distinction.

With a record eight multi-year, multi-million dollar federal research designations awarded and funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Education’s National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research in the areas of spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, neurological rehabilitation, outcomes research, bionic medicine/rehabilitation engineering research, and pediatric orthopedics, RIC operates the largest rehabilitation research enterprise in the world.

RIC also operates its 182-bed, flagship hospital in downtown Chicago, as well as a network of more than 40 sites of care distributed throughout the Midwest, through which it delivers inpatient, day rehabilitation, and outpatient services.

Founded in 1954, RIC has been designated the “#1 Rehabilitation Hospital in America” by U.S. News & World Report every year since 1991. RIC sets the standard of care in the post-acute market through its innovative applied research and discovery programs, particularly in the areas of neuroscience, bionic medicine, musculoskeletal medicine and technology transfer. For more information, go to www.ric.org.

Journalists contact: mediarelations@ric.org, 312-238-4571.

All others contact: webmaster@ric.org.