Manhattan plastic surgeon, Aviva Preminger, MD, has been recognized by Castle Connolly Top Doctors as one of the Exceptional Women in Medicine (EWIM) for 2019. To be considered for this recognition, the doctor must first be nominated by peers, and then a team of physicians thoroughly research and vet the best candidates.
For 25 years, Castle Connolly has been the go-to source for finding the most trusted physicians across the country. The physician-led research team scours the entire country in search of the best doctors in various specialties. When you choose a Castle Connolly doctor, you can rest assured knowing that your chosen physician has the necessary experience and credentials, as well as produces superior results. With more than 100,000 nominations each year, only a select number of physicians will be honored with the title of Top Doctors, and even fewer receive recognition as one of the Exceptional Women in Medicine. EWIM recognition is awarded each year and is based upon peer recommendations, the physician’s outstanding accomplishments, and dedication to their field of medicine.
Many people believe the best way to find a top-rated plastic surgeon is to consider what patients are saying. While patient reviews are helpful, they shouldn’t be the main deciding factor in choosing the right physician. When searching for a plastic surgeon to fulfill your cosmetic or surgical needs, you want to vet their credentials, which involves reviewing their awards and recognitions. But don’t stop there. Delve deeper by considering what group awarded the accolades, ensuring it is from a trustworthy and reputable organization. Castle Connolly’s physician-led research team performs a rigorous process to ensure the nominated physician is thoroughly vetted. While making the NY Top Docs list is a prestigious honor, receiving the EWIM recognition is even more esteemed.
According to an article published on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ website in 2017, the current female-to-male practicing plastic surgeon ratio is 1:5. While the gender gap is narrowing, female plastic surgeons remain underrepresented. Another report published on Dec. 2, 2016, by the Aesthetic Surgery Journal stated that there was a significant difference in patient choice based on the plastic surgeon’s gender. In fact, 26% of the patients (all were women) preferred a female plastic surgeon, while only 1% preferred a male plastic surgeon.
What do these findings have to do with Castle Connolly’s EWIM award?
That being a highly-acclaimed female plastic surgeon doesn’t come easy. Yet, Dr. Preminger, through her dedication and passion for helping others, has achieved one of the most considerable awards as a top-rated female plastic surgeon in Manhattan. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Preminger on her achievement.