top docsMore than 200 physicians who are affiliated with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School are recognized in Houstonia magazine’s exclusive guide of the city’s best doctors.

The Top Doctors 2014 issue hit newsstands this month. The annual guide, now in its second year, features 217 UTHealth faculty members and affiliated physicians who are part of the medical school’s research, residency, and fellowship training programs. From allergists to vascular surgeons, the UTHealth doctors represent the best of the best in more than 50 medical specialties.

“We are proud that our physicians have once again been recognized by their peers for their dedication to the health of their patients,” said Dr. Giuseppe Colasurdo, president of UTHealth, dean of McGovern Medical School and one of Houston’s Top Doctors. “Having so many of our clinical providers represented on this outstanding physician list is a testament to our mission to serve with excellence in our rapidly expanding network of UT Physicians clinics and our teaching hospitals, including Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and Harris Health’s Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.”

To compile the list of the city’s top doctors, Houstonia magazine mailed postcards to more than 15,000 state board-certified physicians in Houston. They were asked to recommend two doctors in any medical specialty by casting votes on the magazine’s secure website. Then the nominations were tallied.

UTHealth faculty members swept the categories for best physicians in neonatal-perinatal medicine, neuro-pathology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, rheumatology, and sleep medicine.

Physicians at UTHealth also made up the majority of best doctors in anesthesiology-pain management, critical care medicine, diagnostic radiology, nephrology, neurological surgery, neurology, pediatric gastroenterology, pediatric neurology, and pediatric pulmonology.

In addition to the list, the magazine published a story titled “Couples’ Cure: A Better Way to Target Cancer,” which features UTHealth neurosurgeon Dr. David Sandberg and Dr. Amy Schefler, a pediatric ocular oncologist at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.

-Meredith Raine, Office of Advancement, Media Relations