No case is the same for Louis Guida, MD, president and CEO of Bay Shore Allergy and Asthma Specialty Practice in New York. However, the foundation from which he operates – a Doctor of Medicine degree from St. George’s University – remains a constant in his day-to-day activity.
“Anybody can be a doctor, but it takes a very special person to be a physician,” Dr. Guida said. “St. George’s University teaches its students to be well-rounded physicians.”
He has plenty of company as well. Dr. Guida, SGU ’84, was one of 86 physicians named on Castle Connolly Medical’s annual list of Top Doctors in the US. For the second straight year, Dr. Joseph Galati, SGU MD ’87, a gastroenterologist at Methodist Hospital System in Houston, TX, was selected to the America’s Top Doctors® list, which represents the top 1 percent of specialists/subspecialists in the nation. Others were selected as regional top doctors, rated in the top 10 percent in their region within their specialized area.
Altogether, the 2013 database included a 13 percent increase of SGU alumni from the previous year.
“Castle Connolly recognizes the very best physicians in the United States, and we are proud that so many of our alumni are highly regarded by their peers,” said Margaret A. Lambert, Dean of Enrolment Planning at St. George’s University. “That they specialize in a wide variety of fields speaks to the quality and breadth of education offered by SGU, and we look forward to producing even more individuals of these physicians’ caliber in the years to come.”
Founded in 1992 by John K. Castle and Dr. John J. Connolly, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., surveys tens of thousands of physicians, who can nominate outstanding doctors in every specialty in their region or anywhere in the US. A physician-led research team evaluates nominees’ candidacy in aspects that include medical education, professional achievements, administrative posts, and malpractice and disciplinary history. Castle Connolly selects those physicians for either regional or national recognition based on the nominations and the credentials’ review, and doctors cannot and do not pay to be included in the guide and/or online database.