New York, Jun 24: More than 20 Indian-Americans have figured in the list of Best Doctors published by the New York weekly magazine. The list of 1434 physicians was itself picked from a broader list of a guidebook, titled 'Top Doctors: New York Metro Area', published by Castle Connolly Medical, a research and information company. The company each year publishes a list of physicians, whom it considers the top 10 per cent of doctors in the region, comprising the city and its neighborhoods. The magazine publishes a shorter version of the same and the present list was published in its June 16 issue. Dr Chittaranjan Ranawat, who once conducted a knee surgery on former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, figured prominently in the list. Among other things, the list emerged following a peer nominating process, which was based not only on the qualifications of doctors, but also reputation and skills in dealing with the patients.
The other Indians finding a place in the list are Mallikarjuna Reddy (family medicine), Hemant Kesarwala (allergy and immunology), Vinod Bopaiah (colon and rectal surgery), Ravindra Amin (geriatric psychiatry), Mukund Patel (hand surgery), Madhu Gudavalli (neonatal-perinatal medicine), Ashok Anant (neurological surgery), Raj Murali (neurological surgery), Chandranath Sen (neurological surgery), Laxmi Baxi (obstetrics and gynecology), Harvinder Sandhu (orthopedic surgery), Subhash Jain(pain medicine), Somasundaram Jayabose (pediatric-hematology oncology), Anup Singh (pediatric nephrology), Sarla Inamdar (pediatrics), Rajinder Gandhi (pediatric surgery), Vijay Vad (physical medicine and rehabilitation), Tanmoy Mukherjee (reproductive endocrinology), Jatin P Shah (surgery), Valavanur Subramanian (Thoracic surgery), Samir Taneja (urology) and Ashutosh Tewari (urology).