New York's Top Turkish Doctors

Every year, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. finds and names doctors who are believed to be representative of America's top doctors and the hospitals in which they practice. The “Best Doctors” list highlights 1,434 physicians, the top two percent in the metro area in various specialties. The list is compiled from a peer-review survey conducted by the New York City research and information company, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., which publishes an annual guidebook, Top Doctors: New York Metro Area.

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The book lists the top 10 percent of physicians, more than 6,000 in all, in New York City, Westchester County, Long Island and portions of New Jersey and Connecticut.

According to the Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctor 2008 list, there are four Turkish-born physicians named among the best doctors.  These names are psychiatrist T. Byram Karasu, cardiac surgeon M. Arisan Ergin, Sukru Emre, and pediatric endocrinologist Levon Agdere. You can read Sukru Emre’s story on TURKOFAMERICA web pages as well. Below are the details of other three physicians.

T. Byram Karasu, M.D. completed his psychiatric residency at Yale University. He is presently Silverman Professor and the University Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Psychiatrist-in-Chief at Montefiore Medical Center.

The author or editor of sixteen books, author or co-author of more than 100 papers, editorial board member of nine journals, Dr. Karasu currently is the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Psychotherapy, and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Sigmund Freud Award and the APA's Presidential Commendation.
Arisan Engin.

From 1979-1982, Dr. Karasu chaired the APA’s Commission on Psychiatric Therapies, which produced a critical review of psychosocial and somatic therapies. In 1981, Dr. Karasu was appointed chairman of another national task force comprised of over 400 scholars, researchers, and clinicians with the goal of producing a seminal document describing the treatment of each psychiatric disorder. (Source: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University)

M. Arisan Ergin, MD, PhD is the chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and co-founder of the program at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center.

His achievements over a career spanning three decades include the attainment of a full professorship at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, where Drs. Ergin, Klein and McCullough first met.

Dr. Ergin’s authorship of more than 90 original scientific publications has earned him an international reputation for his expertise in aortic surgery.
Levon Agdere.

His goal of building the finest cardiac surgery unit in the region has been realized at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center.

After graduating from the private Sahakyan-Nunyan Armenian High School in Fatih, Istanbul in 1975, Levon Agdere completed his studies at Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty of Istanbul University, in 1981.

Dr. Agdere’s main specialty is pediatric endocrinology and he has been practicing for about 25 years in the New York metropolitan area.

During his first years in the U.S., he completed his residency at Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn between 1983-1986, then worked at NY Hospital-Cornell Medical Center between 1986-1989.

Being board certified for pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology, Dr. Agdere has a very busy schedule.  He is affiliated with New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn Hospital Center, and Wyckoff Heights Medical Center.
New York Magazine 2008 Best Doctors cover.

Dr Agdere’ special expertise is diabetes, short stature in children and thyroid disorders. He is a member of the Brooklyn Pediatric Society.

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