Castle Connolly is a healthcare research company that guides consumers to America’s top doctors. “Top Doctor” status is awarded to recipients who their peers nominate for being among the very best in their region.

In order to qualify for a Castle Connolly Top Doctor award, an individual must be an all-board-certified MD, DO, or DPM.
The nominated individual must exemplify medical education, training, research leadership, hospital and faculty appointments, professional reputation and disciplinary history.
The Castle Connolly Top Doctors represent the top 7% of all U.S. practicing physicians.
Congratulations to Dr. David Cashen, Dr. Avi Kumar, Dr. Laura Ottaviani, Dr. Steven Schafer, Dr. Alan Valadie, and Dr. Sara Simmons for receiving Castle Connolly’s 2024 “Top Doctors” award.
We are proud to have such outstanding physicians on our Coastal team!