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Nashville's Top Doctors 2016

Your annual guide to the best healthcare professionals in Middle Tennessee.

Written By:  Melissa Carro

Photographers:  Jen McDonald

Whether you’re dealing with a medical emergency or simply looking for the right pediatrician, navigating the process of selecting from the vast number physicians available in Middle Tennessee can be downright daunting.

That’s why, every few years, Nashville Lifestyles enlists the help of Castle Connolly Ltd., an independent company, to provide us with a list of the region’s top medical professionals. The 297 doctors that appear in this peer-chosen compilation represent the best that our remarkable medical community has to offer.

The 2016 Top Doctors by specialty:

Adolescent Medicine

Allergy & Immunology

Cardiac Disease

Child Neurology


Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Family Medicine


Hand Surgery


Infectious Disease

Internal Medicine

Interventional Cardiology

Medical Oncology


Neurological Surgery


Obstetrics & Gynecology


Orthopaedic Surgery


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Plastic Surgery


Pulmonary Disease

Radiation Oncology



Thoracic Surgery


Vascular Surgery

Pediatric Care: including Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hematology-Oncology, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Otolaryngology, and Surgery



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 survey and research process, under the direction of an MD, involves many tens of thousands of physicians as well as academic medical centers, specialty hospitals and regional and community hospitals all across the nation. leadership of leading hospitals.  

Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select top doctors on both the national and regional levels. Its online nominations process – located at castleconnolly.com/nominations  is open to all licensed physicians in America who are able to nominate physicians in any medical specialty and in any part of the country, as well as indicate whether the nominated physicians is, in their opinion, among the best in their region in their medical specialty or among the best in the nation in their medical specialty. Careful screening of doctors’ educational and professional experience is essential before final selection is made among those physicians most highly regarded by their peers.  The result - we identify the top doctors in America and provide you, the consumer, with detailed information about their education, training and special expertise in our paperback guides, national and regional  magazine “Top Doctors” features and online directories.

Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected and profiled as Castle Connolly Top Doctors.

Physicians selected for inclusion in this magazine’s “Top Doctors” feature may also appear as Regional Top Doctors online at castleconnolly.com, or in one of Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors™ guides, such as America’s Top Doctors® or America’s Top Doctors® for Cancer.

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