U.S. News and World Report magazine has become well known for its annual listings of Top Hospitals, Top Health Plans, and Top Nursing Homes. New this year, its online database of Top Doctors confers the "Top" distinction on the best physicians and surgeons in the country, as nominated by their peers and selected by U.S. News and Castle Connolly Medical. We're proud to have six of our neurosurgeons on this list: Dr. Philip E. Stieg, Dr. John Boockvar, Dr. Roger Härtl, Dr. Michael Kaplitt, Dr. Theodore Schwartz, and Dr. Mark Souweidane. The distinction of being a Top Doctor adds to the prestige of being associated with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, a veteran of the Top Hospitals list. The 2011-2012 list shows NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital #4 in the nation for neurological surgery — and #1 overall in New York.