OHSU physicians dominate Portland Monthly magazine's Top Doctors 2012

Portland Monthly Top Doctors issueTwo hundred and one OHSU physicians are featured in the Top Doctors 2012 Portland Monthly guide – almost double the number listed last year – and more than any other Portland hospital or health system now for three years running.

A list of all OHSU faculty physicians, including our Portland VA Medical Center faculty, on this year’s Top Docs is available here, and the magazine’s online list of all 312 featured physicians is here. This year’s list of local Top Doctors was derived from a total pool of nearly 6,300 licensed physicians in the Portland metro area.

“It’s wonderful to see OHSU so well represented in this year’s rankings by peers, but what we do is more significant and unique,” said Dean Mark Richardson. “Each and every day, our physicians provide excellent patient care, plus make valuable contributions to medical education and research.”

Aaron Caughey, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Tim Joslin, MD, Instructor of Family Medicine, were also interviewed for sidebar stories in their respective fields.

Seventeen specialties in the Top Docs list were made up entirely of OHSU-affiliated physicians. Those include Cardiothoracic Surgery; Child Psychiatry; Clinical Genetics; Infectious Disease; Ophthalmology; Pain Medicine; Pediatric Cardiology; Pediatric Endocrinology; Pediatric Hematology and Oncology; Pediatric Infectious Diseases; Pediatric Neurology; Pediatric Surgery; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Plastic Surgery; Preventive Medicine; Rheumatology; and Vascular Surgery.

For the first time, Portland Monthly partnered with Avvo, a Seattle-based company that has been rating medical professionals since 2007. Each physician was given an “Avvo rating” based on publications, awards, speaking engagements and peer endorsements – all facets of their online profile which physicians and staff had the opportunity to update for accuracy and to add details which pertain to a career in medicine.

The top five percent of physicians in a given specialty (based on the rating determined by Avvo’s algorithm) are included in the guide. Certain specialties – such as Emergency Medicine and Trauma Surgery – are omitted because patients don’t typically have an option to choose their own physicians in these fields.