March 29, 2011
CHARLESTON -- A total of 305 physicians at the Medical University of South Carolina have been listed in the 2011-2012 Best Doctors in America (bestdoctors.com). Only about 5 percent of doctors practicing in the U.S. are selected for each Best Doctors list.
Thirty-four physicians from the MUSC Children’s Hospital, 270 from the MUSC Medical Center and Uwe (Josef) Schoepf, M.D. from the MUSC Heart and Vascular Center were selected.
The list of physicians in the Best Doctors in America is compiled through a large, peer-review based evaluation of the medical profession. Best Doctors’ objective is to identify the best trained, most experienced and most skilled specialists, regardless of where they practice.
In the U.S., Best Doctors commissions an annual peer-review survey of the medical profession. They contact more than 45,000 doctors who were identified in previous surveys as “the best” in their specialties and ask them, "If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?"
Founded in 1824 in Charleston, The Medical University of South Carolina is the oldest medical school in the South. Today, MUSC continues the tradition of excellence in education, research, and patient care. MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and residents, and has nearly 11,000 employees, including 1,500 faculty members. As the largest non-federal employer in Charleston, the university and its affiliates have collective annual budgets in excess of $1.7 billion. MUSC operates a 750-bed medical center, which includes a nationally recognized Children's Hospital, the Ashley River Tower (cardiovascular, digestive disease, and surgical oncology), and a leading Institute of Psychiatry. For more information on academic information or clinical services, visit www.musc.edu or www.muschealth.com.