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NSMC and NSPG Doctors Receive Top Doctor 2019 Awards

North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) and North Shore Physicians Group (NSPG) doctors were recently recognized by Castle Connolly for earning several Top Doctor 2019 honors in Northshore Magazine. NSMC and NSPG physicians are recognized every year for their clinical excellence and medical and professional experience.

The NSMC physicians who received Top Doctor 2019 recognition are:

Colon & Rectal Surgery

Marc. S. Rubin, M.D.

Family Medicine

Keith Nobil, M.D.


Anna Litvak, M.D.

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Joel B. Heller, M.D.

Anastasia H. Koniaris, M.D.

Allyson Preston, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery

Todd O’Brien, M.D., M.B.A.


James Demetroulakos, M.D.

Plastic Surgery

Keith William Rae, D.M.D., M.D.

Radiation Oncology

James F. McIntyre, M.D.


William V. Kastrinakis, M.D.

Vascular & Interventional Radiology

Miriam Neuman, M.D., M.P.H.

Vascular Sugery

James. H Balcom, I.V., M.D.

Richard D. Goodenough, M.D.


The NSPG physicians who received Top Doctor 2019 recognition are:

Cardiac Electrophysiology

Nathan Van Houzen, M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Michael S. Katcher, M.D.

David Rabin, M.D.

Howard M. Waldman, M.D., Ph.D.


Nicholar Karamitsios, M.D

Melissa A. Minor, M.D., M.P.H.

Joshua Namias, M.D.

Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Coleen Marie Reid, M.D.

Infectious Disease

Barbara Lambl, M.D., Ph.D.

Internal Medicine

Sonal V. Mankodi, M.D

Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility

Khalid M Syed, M.D.


Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., is a healthcare research and information company founded in 1991 by a former medical college board chairman and president to help guide consumers to America’s top doctors and top hospitals. Castle Connolly’s established nomination survey, research, screening, and selection process, under the direction of an MD, involves many hundreds of thousands of physicians as well as academic medical centers, specialty hospitals, and regional and community hospitals all across the nation. Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select top doctors on both the national and regional levels.

NSMC (North Shore Medical Center) is a multi-site health system headquartered in Salem, Mass., which includes NSMC Salem Hospital, NSMC Union Hospital in Lynn, MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center, NSMC Heart Center, NSMC Women’s Center and the physician network known as North Shore Physicians Group. NSMC and Massachusetts General Hospital together provide care at the Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care and the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers. NSMC is a member of Partners HealthCare, which was founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. #northshoremed