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The Surgery Group of Los Angeles is incredibly honored to have both Dr. Joshua Ellenhorn and Dr. Yosef Nasseri included on the 2019 Southern California Super Doctors list. Dr. Ellenhorn and Dr. Nasseri are part of  only 5 percent of physicians within Southern California who are given this honor.

The Selection Process:

The selection process for Super Doctors is a rigorous multi-step process designed to identify healthcare providers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Doctors is a selective yet diverse listing of outstanding doctors, representing consumer-oriented medical specialties.  (Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons from select markets are also named to the list).

Survey of Doctors:

Each year Super Doctors invites doctors to nominate colleagues they know to be exceptional in their specified field. They are asked to consider the following question: “If you needed medical care in one of the following specialties, which doctor would you choose?” Numerous safeguards are in place to prevent ballot manipulation and doctors may not self-nominate.

Candidate Search

The Super Doctors research staff also contributes to the pool of candidates by searching medical databases, online sources, and publications for providers who have attained certain credentials, honors or professional achievements – what we term ‘Star Search Credentials.’ This process also includes doctors in less visible or highly specialized medical treatment areas.

Research

We evaluate candidates on 10 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

  • Years of experience
  • Hospital appointments
  • Fellowships
  • Professional activities
  • Leadership positions
  • Academic achievements/positions
  • Board certifications
  • Publications, lectures & presentations
  • Honors and awards
  • Other outstanding achievement

Blue Ribbon Panel Review

Nominees are then grouped into specialties. Doctors, in each area, who have the highest scores from the nomination and evaluation steps are invited to serve on a “blue ribbon panel.” Each panelist is asked to review and evaluate a list of nominees from his/her area of focus.

The Final Selection

The last step is to total the points received from nominations, research, and blue ribbon panel review. Only the highest-scoring doctors are included on the Super Doctors list. The Super Doctors list is approximately 5% of the doctors within the respective state or region.

Before Publishing

Each candidate is contacted to verify the doctor’s professional information. Honorees are asked to verify they have not been subject to disciplinary or criminal proceedings. The research staff also independently reviews the discipline record of each candidate before publication and verifies that the doctor is active and in good standing.

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