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IU School of Medicine physicians recognized as 'Top Docs'


INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana University School of Medicine faculty were among area physicians who were recognized as “Top Docs” among the 59 specialities ranked in Indianapolis Monthly’s November issue. More than a third of the physicians recognized in the report are faculty physicians at the nation’s second-largest medical school.

The magazine’s annual issue included 178 faculty physicians at IU School of Medicine among the 470 physicians recognized from 32 affiliated hospitals in Central Indiana.

The rankings were compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a health care research and information company. Castle Connolly invites all licensed physicians to recommend colleagues in any medical specialty from across the country. The nominated physicians are then screened for educational and professional experience before the final selection is made. Physicians included in the November issue were selected by Castle Connolly. For a complete list of Regional Top Doctors, visit or

The issue includes an inside look at innovative brain surgery featuring Aaron Cohen-Gadol, M.D., associate professor of neurological surgery, and Stephanie Wagner, M.D., assistant professor of clinical medicine.

Three patients treated by vascular surgeon Michael P. Murphy, M.D., and cardiologist Keith L. March, M.D., Ph.D., were profiled in a story about the use of stem cells by the Indiana Center for Vascular Biology and Medicine. The center is one of seven academic medical centers in the United States and the only one in Indiana working with the National Institutes of Health on regenerative stem cell research to improve blood flow to limbs.

And, without nurses, where would doctors be? Indianapolis Monthly handled that issue with a flattering feature on a group of nurses at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.

IU School of Medicine physicians included in the rankings practice at Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, Wishard-Eskenazi Health, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, IU Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, IU Health Methodist Hospital, Midtown Community Mental Health Center, IU Health University Hospital, IU Health North Hospital, IU Health Saxony Hospital, IU Health West Hospital, Franciscan St. Francis Health, Krannert Institute of Cardiology, Larue Carter Memorial Hospital and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana.