This issue of UMDNJ
Magazine is a celebration of the University's "top docs."
You will meet 12 faculty members recently named to America's
"top doctors," three among the researchers most cited in the
medical literature worldwide, and nine from our dental school
who edit prestigious journals in their fields.
Thirty-one UMDNJ physicians
- a record number - earned a spot in the latest edition of
America's Top Doctors, published by Castle Connolly. What
exactly does this mean? The physicians in the guide are nominated
by their peers as well as a select group of medical administrators.
Castle Connolly then researches the nominees, taking into
consideration the following characteristics: education, residency,
board certification, fellowships, professional reputation,
hospital and medical school faculty appointment, experience
and disciplinary history, and interpersonal skills. The result
is a listing of outstanding specialists from around the country.
We also include researchers
who made another type of "top doc" roster: those who are listed
by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) as the most
highly cited researchers in the world. According to ISI, citation
is a direct measure of influence on the literature of a subject
and is also a strong indicator of scientific contribution.
The University boasts eight of these most prolific and energetic
writers. We are proud of our stellar faculty and hope that
you enjoy reading about them.
John Petillo, PhD