November 2023: Top Doctors

Choosing a doctor is not a simple task. There are a number of factors that go into making that very important decision, and they’re different for every New Jerseyan.   

This issue of New Jersey Monthly features our annual list of the Top Doctors in the state, with 1,044 practitioners in 73 specialties earning the honor this year.

As with our Top Dentists list released in July, the methodology behind the Top Doctors list is a very important piece of the puzzle to understand before you begin perusing. We hope you use this list as a starting point for finding a doctor. Always do your own research and get as much information as possible before making a decision.

We also spotlight a number of issues affecting patients and the medical community, as well as physicians doing interesting work here in New Jersey.

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How New Jersey Ballet’s Artistic Director Is Raising the Bar

After retiring from the New York City Ballet, Maria Kowroski leapt into this new role.

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Majoring in Marijuana: Studies in Cannabis Have Sprouted All Over NJ

As career opportunities in the billion-dollar cannabis industry grow rapidly, local colleges and universities are getting in on the action.

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How Can We Stay Young Longer? Princeton Prof’s New Book Examines Science of Aging

Coleen T. Murphy, author of How We Age: The Science of Longevity, is “fascinated” by the genetic and biochemical elements behind longevity and aging.

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Radio Station in Montclair Has Played the Same Boyz II Men Song Every Day for 13 Years

Tune your car radio to 91.9 FM on a specific section of Valley Road, and you’re guaranteed to hear “I’ll Make Love to You.”

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NJ Author Lauren Grodstein’s Holocaust Novel Was Inspired by Her Trip to Warsaw

The idea for Grodstein’s fifth novel, We Must Not Think of Ourselves, began when she visited the Jewish Historical Institute.

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NJ Organization Devoted to Helping People Manage Diabetes

The Diabetes Foundation provides free and affordable access to tools and resources.

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Gift Ideas for the Fashionista in Your Life

From statement accessories to luxurious leather to a perfect red lipstick.

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Chic Gift Ideas for the Domestic Goddess

Beautiful dishware and accessories for setting tables and serving feasts in style.

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What Happened to the Middle in New Jersey Politics?

Middle-of-the-road, common-sense politics in New Jersey have been taken over by the far left and the far right.

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Communities Mourn Loss of Iconic New Jersey Factories

Coffee-maker Nescafé, a Freehold anchor, and Nabisco, which made cookies in Fair Lawn, evoke fond memories—and more than a little anger at their demise.

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New Jersey’s Top Doctors of 2023

Our Jersey Choice list of the state’s best practitioners, as chosen by their peers.

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Jersey Choice Top Doctors: Methodology, FAQ & Professional Advisory Board

Here’s how the doctors are chosen for our annual list.

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NJ Medical Schools and Residency Programs Are Now Teaching Compassionate Care

Amid growing pressure on doctors’ time, compassionate care—also called humanism—is becoming a standard part of medical curriculums.

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NJ Nonprofit Advocates for Patients With Rare Diseases

Pathways to Trust helps patients to battle bias and overcome treatment hurdles.

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Tackling Medicine: What It’s Like to Be a Doctor for the Jets or Giants

The physicians for the New York teams talk about the pressures and passions of the job.

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What Gender-Affirming Care Looks Like in New Jersey

Hormones. Surgery. Therapy. Puberty blockers. Gender-affirming care means something different for every patient seeking treatment.

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Ethics, Cost and Access: NJ Doctors Weigh in on Ozempic Controversy

Drugs like Ozempic can be life-changing for people dealing with diabetes and obesity, but they also come with a dose of controversy.

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How Today’s Glitzy Hoboken Obscures the City’s Dark History

Progress stirs up painful memories and raises questions about who gets to tell Hoboken’s stories, including the ten deadly, suspicious fires of the 1970s and ’80s.

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Inside the Maplewood Home of a Designer Who Despises Clutter

Alexa Ralff uses pattern and color—not tchotchkes—to enliven her 100-year-old residence.

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ONDO Brings a New Caliber of Korean Dining to Jersey City

While the restaurant might not stand out on the high-trafficked waterfront walkway, its modern interpretations of classic flavors and ingredients certainly do.

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These ‘Farmpreneurs’ are Revolutionizing Agriculture in New Jersey

River Valley Community Grains guides farmers in switching from feed crops to organic grains, helping the local economy and the environment.

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NJ-Brewed Cranberry Beer Is Perfect for Your Thanksgiving Table

It’s an unexpected way to cut through all the turkey, gravy and decadent sides.

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New Jersey’s Oldest Restaurant Is Still Kicking After Nearly 300 Years

These days, the Black Horse Tavern & Pub attracts lots of families, plus groups of all sizes looking for a tasty, laid-back meal.

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Stylish Eatery in Warren Hotel Is New Orleans-Inspired Watering Hole

The cuisine and decor at Tap & Bitters are a nod to the Big Easy.

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Breakfast Is a Calling for the Chef at This Bayville Eatery

Ocean County spot steers clear of frills and fuss in favor of down-home, comfort-style cooking.

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This Kansas Transplant Will Never Take the Jersey Shore for Granted

She spent her Midwestern childhood “landlocked to the extreme.” Now an NJ resident, she happily makes the hour’s drive to the ocean—no matter the season.

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