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Dr. Brisman And Dr Pile-Spellman Named In New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors 2013 ” List

ROCKVILLE, CENTRE, NY – John Pile-Spellman, M.D., F.A.C.R, and Jonathan L. Brisman, M.D., have been named to New York Magazine’s 2013 “Best Doctors” list.Dr. Pile-Spellman is the only Long Island interventional neuroradiologist selected for New York Magazine’s 2013 list, while Dr. Brisman is one of two Long Island-based neurosurgeons chosen.  Both are attending physicians with Neurological Surgery, P.C., one of the Northeast’s leading practices of neurosurgeons and allied specialists.

“We congratulate Dr. Brisman and Dr. Pile-Spellman on receiving this honor,” said Michael H. Brisman, M.D., F.A.C.S., CEO at Neurological Surgery, P.C.  “This recognition provides additional validation that our practice provides the most comprehensive and advanced university-level care available on Long Island.”  

Dr. Pile-Spellman is an international leader in interventional neuroradiology, a field of medicine that uses image-guided catheter-based techniques to treat diseases of the blood vessels of the brain and spine.  With more than 150 peer review scientific papers to his name, Dr. Pile-Spellman is actively involved in stroke research. He serves as Adjunct Senior Research Scientist in Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering.

Dr. Brisman was the first endovascular neurosurgeon on Long Island, dual fellowship-trained in both cerebrovascular neurosurgery and interventional neuroradiology. One of approximately 100 surgeons in the U.S. trained in both techniques, Dr. Brisman authored landmark papers in the New England Journal of Medicine and Lancet Neurology. Dr. Brisman serves as Director, Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery, Winthrop-University Hospital (Mineola, NY) and holds the same title at South Nassau Communities Hospital (Oceanside, NY).

The names on the magazine’s “Best Doctors” list are provided byCastle Connolly Medical Ltd., a New York City research and information company. Castle Connolly publishes an annual guidebook, Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, which lists those Castle Connolly has determined to be in the top 10 percent of the region’s physicians—nearly 5,900 in all. Castle Connolly provides New York Magazine with a shorter version of this list for the magazine’s “Best Doctors” issue. Space prohibits New York from publishing the full list; this year, the doctors on the list number 1,198.

To select the physicians, Castle Connolly conducts a peer-review survey of physicians in the region. Surveyed physicians are asked to nominate doctors they consider exceptional, as well as those they judge to be the best in their own fields and related fields.  Nominees are vetted to insure that they are board certified and licensed, and to investigate their disciplinary histories.  The nominee list is adjusted to achieve geographic balance and balance across specialties.

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