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Castle Connolly Releases Castle Connolly 2024 Top Asian American and Pacific Islander Doctors

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Castle Connolly released the Castle Connolly 2024 Top Asian American and Pacific Islander Doctors list, recognizing 722 leading AAPI doctors across 38 states and 73 specialties. The list doubled from the previous year, part of Castle Connolly's DEI initiative to honor top clinicians with shared backgrounds. AAPI population faces health inequities due to language and cultural barriers, with Castle Connolly's Top AAPI Doctors providing culturally sensitive healthcare.

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  • Castle Connolly's release of the 2024 Top AAPI Doctors list recognizes 722 leading AAPI doctors, showcasing diversity and inclusion efforts in healthcare.

  • The DEI initiative by Castle Connolly aims to honor top clinicians and provide patients with culturally sensitive healthcare options, improving communication and building trust for better health outcomes.

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  • The AAPI population in the U.S. faces health inequities due to language and cultural barriers, hindering integration and access to healthcare services.

  • Challenges like language barriers lead to health issues being identified at a late stage, affecting the overall health outcomes of the AAPI community.

2024 List Recognizes 722 Leading AAPI Doctors in the Nation

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / May 7, 2024 / Castle Connolly today announced the release of Castle Connolly 2024 Top Asian American and Pacific Islander Doctors (AAPI), recognizing exceptional AAPI doctors from the Castle Connolly Top Doctor list. There are 722 doctors represented on this year's list - more than double the doctors on the 2023 Top AAPI Doctor list - across 38 states and 73 specialties.

Castle Connolly 2024 Top AAPI Doctors
Castle Connolly 2024 Top AAPI Doctors

The distinction is part of Castle Connolly's Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiative, designed to honor top clinicians and enable patients to find Castle Connolly Top Doctors who have shared backgrounds and experiences. As part of this initiative, Castle Connolly surveyed its current Top Doctors (top 7% of physicians in the U.S., all nominated by peers) to request that they share information about their race/ethnicity, gender and sexual identity.

"When immigrants come to the U.S., they may not have insurance, they may not know anyone to go to, and they may have a hard time even making a phone call to get in touch with a doctor. So there's a challenge from the very beginning - access to doctors is very, very difficult," said Dr. Erik Suh, founder of the Korean American Health Professional Association (KAHPA) and Castle Connolly Top AAPI Doctor. "And then once they get to see a doctor, there's a language barrier. Simple things like annual physicals, mammograms or colonoscopies are not done. So you're finding health issues at a late stage."

Asian American and Pacific Islanders are the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, comprising about 6% of the population according to the 2020 U.S. Census. This AAPI population faces health inequities stemming from language and cultural barriers. A 2021 survey by the Pew Research Center revealed that 54% of Asian Americans were born outside the United States, and 68% when considering only Asian American adults. This diverse population faces numerous linguistic and cultural hurdles, which adversely affects the group's integration and access to healthcare.

"Having a physician who shares the same language or ethnic background can improve communication and build trust with patients, which can ultimately lead to better health outcomes," said Steve Leibforth, Managing Director, Castle Connolly. "Castle Connolly's Top AAPI Doctors serve as a valuable resource for patients seeking culturally sensitive healthcare that respects patients' values and beliefs, alongside unparalleled medical proficiency."

All Castle Connolly Top AAPI Doctors are nominated by their peers, after which the Castle Connolly research team evaluates each nominee using selective criteria to determine who makes the list, including professional qualifications, education, hospital and faculty appointments, research leadership, professional reputation, disciplinary history, interpersonal skills and outcomes data.

In addition to the Top AAPI Doctors list, Castle Connolly's 2024 distinctions include:

About Castle Connolly

With over 30 years of experience researching, reviewing and selecting Top Doctors, Castle Connolly is a trusted and credible source. In fact, a study published in the Journal of Medical Research found that across several specialties, evidence indicates that Castle Connolly's peer-reviewed directory is methodologically more reliable than sites that just relied on patient reviews when it came to identifying quality care. Our mission is to help people find the best healthcare by connecting patients with best-in-class healthcare providers. For more information, visit https://www.castleconnolly.com.

About Everyday Health Group

The Everyday Health Group is a recognized leader in patient and provider education, attracting an engaged audience of over 81 million health consumers and over 890,000 U.S. practicing physicians and clinicians to its premier health and wellness digital properties. Our mission is to drive better clinical and health outcomes through decision-making informed by highly relevant information, data and analytics. We empower healthcare providers and consumers with trusted content and services delivered through the Everyday Health Group's world-class brands. Everyday Health Group is a division of Ziff Davis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZD).

Contact Information:

Caroline Baron
Senior Director
publicrelations@castleconnolly.com
(212) 367-8400

SOURCE: Castle Connolly

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FAQ

How many doctors are recognized on the Castle Connolly 2024 Top AAPI Doctors list?

722 doctors are represented on this year's list.

What is the purpose of Castle Connolly's Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiative?

The DEI initiative is designed to honor top clinicians and enable patients to find culturally sensitive healthcare options.

What challenges do Asian American and Pacific Islanders face in accessing healthcare?

The AAPI population faces health inequities due to language and cultural barriers, impacting integration and access to healthcare services.

How are Castle Connolly Top AAPI Doctors nominated?

All Castle Connolly Top AAPI Doctors are nominated by their peers and evaluated based on selective criteria to determine the final list.

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