This year, our popular Top Doctors survey was conducted by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a New York-based company that produces the America’s Top Doctors book.

Castle Connolly invited all major hospitals in Clark County as well as members of the county’s medical society to participate. The form listed 31 specialties and asked those medical professionals to recognize and reward quality with their selections.

The list contains the names of physicians who made the top 10 percent. All had multiple mentions, and they are licensed and in good standing. No, not every great doctor in Las Vegas made the list. That’s the nature of surveys; there is a margin of error. But look at it this way: Our list of physicians is one big, high-level, word-of-mouth referral, and if you need a primary-care physician or a specialist, we guarantee that this is a good place to start.



About the Top Docs Survey

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Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is a health-care 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 M.D., involves tens of thousands of top doctors and the medical leadership of leading hospitals.

For this survey, Castle Connolly invited ALL licensed physicians to participate in the nomination process to help Castle Connolly to identify Clark County's top doctors. Additionally, a special mailing went out on October 10 to the chief executive officers, chief medical officers and chief marketing officers at all hospitals in the magazine's market as an additional reminder to them and their affiliated physicians of the nominations process. Communication of the same also went to the county medical society. The nominations process can be accessed at

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

Castle Connolly's physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process of nominated physicians to select top doctors. 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 is this Top Doctors list, with details about each physician's specialties and affiliated hospitals. Physicians selected for inclusion in this feature also appear as Regional Top Doctors at, or in one of Castle Connolly's Top Doctors guides, such as America's Top Doctors ($34.95) or America's Top Doctors for Cancer ($9.99), which are available for purchase on the website or by phone, (800) 399-3627.