Mount Sinai Queens Physicians Named Top Doctors by U.S. News and World Report

24 Mount Sinai Queens physicians named “Top Doctors” by U.S. News & World Report. Top Doctors represent Castle Connolly’s top three percent in the nation.

Long Island City, NY
 – August 8, 2011 /Press Release/  –– 

24 Mount Sinai Queens physicians named "Top Doctors" by U.S. News and World Report. Top Doctors represent Castle Connolly's top three percent in the nation. 

These physicians span 17 specialty areas and were selected based on a peer nomination process. "We are delighted by this public recognition of our staff, " said David M. Nierman, MD, MMM, Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer of Mount Sinai Queens. 

US News "Top Doctors" was created in collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., publisher of America's Top Doctors and other consumer health guides. It draws from Castle Connolly's database of Top Doctors, all recommended for their clinical skills by other doctors and individually vetted by a physician-led research team. 

"Mount Sinai Queens continues to improve the quality of health care in Queens," said Caryn A. Schwab, Chief Executive Officer, Mount Sinai Queens. "The Hospital congratulates the physicians who were recognized this year," said Schwab. 

They are as follows: Avram L. Abramowitz, MD, Walter A. Besser, MD, Bernard J. Biviano, MD, Michael G. Cioroiu, MD, George C. Fisher, MD, Gordon Freedman, MD, Oscar J. Fukilman, MD, Michael J. Gladstein, MD, Howard J. Greenberg, MD, Sotirios Kassapidis, MD, Ari Kostadaras, MD, Joel Kreitzer, MD, David M. Nierman, MD, MMM, Andrea D. Olanescu, MD, Jeffrey Sandhaus, MD, Ezra Sharon, MD, Jay D. Tartell, MD, Steven Tillem, MD, Jess Ting, MD, Steven J. Touliopoulos, MD, George Varsos, MD, James M. Vogel, MD, Craig J. Youner, MD, Alan P.Zeitlin, MD.

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Mount Sinai Queens is a 235-bed community hospital located in Long Island City serving the communities of western Queens and beyond. It was purchased by The Mount Sinai Hospital in June 1999 and has a medical staff of nearly 500 physicians representing 40 medical and surgical specialties and sub-specialties.