U.S. News and World Report, in conjunction with the regimented peer-nominated Castle Connolly’s Top DoctorsTM selection process, recognizes the U.S. News Top Doctors. The peer-review process evaluates nominated physicians based on their education, training, appointments, administrative posts, professional achievements, medical education, training, hospital appointments, administrative posts, and professional achievements.

UAB physicians James M. Markert, MD; Barton L. Guthrie, MD; Mark N. Hadley, MD; and Jerry W. Oakes, MD have been recognized  by a group of their peers for their outstanding work in neurosurgery. They have also been identified as the top 1% in their field by U.S. News Top Doctors.