Nearly 200 of metro Denver’s top doctors, as listed in 5280 Magazine’s August issue, are faculty members at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (SOM), proving again that many of the Mile High City’s best doctors are training the next generation of health care providers.
On this year’s list are 196 physicians who teach for the SOM. Most of them – 135 – are faculty members who are employees of the school or are paid by one of the school’s affiliated health care providers. The other 61 are clinical volunteer faculty.
The magazine’s annual list of “Top Docs” is determined by a vote of peer physicians who are asked to select whom they would trust to care for themselves and their families. The process includes an online ballot conducted from mid-January through mid-March.
The magazine has published its annual survey of medical professionals the past 20 years and the list is typically dominated by physicians who are faculty at the SOM. The total number of “Top Docs” on this year’s 5280 list is 334 physicians in 95 specialties.
SOM affiliated providers that employ the listed physicians are University of Colorado Hospital, Children’s Hospital Colorado, National Jewish Health, the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Denver Health Medical Center.
SOM physicians and clinical volunteers instruct the next generation of caregivers, conduct groundbreaking research and provide excellent clinical care to patients and service to the community. SOM faculty educate and train more than 1,700 medical professionals each year including medical students, residents and fellows.