Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Physicians Named Top Doctors

May 20, 2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA, May 20, 2014-Magee Rehabilitation Hospital physicians  Barbara Browne, M.D., Guy Fried, M.D. and Christopher Formal, M.D. were recently  recognized by their peers as three of the best physicians in physical medicine  and rehabilitation. Dr. Browne was named a Top Doc in Physical Medicine and  Rehabilitation by Philadelphia Magazine, while Dr. Fried and Dr. Formal were  named to the 2014 Best Doctors in America list.

Philadelphia Magazine's annual Top Doctors list is  developed in conjunction with Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. by randomly  surveying physicians and medical leadership across the country. These select  individuals nominate outstanding physicians in a variety of specialties and  subspecialties to whom they would send members of their family. From these  nominated physicians, the Top Doctors are selected based on a range of criteria,  including professional qualifications, professional reputation, experience,  disciplinary history, among others.

Dr. Barbara Browne is the Medical Director of Magee  Rehabilitation's Stroke and Geriatrics Program. She is board certified in both  Internal Medicine and Physical Medicine, and is renowned as an expert in the  areas of stroke, geriatrics and spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Dr. Browne  has published abstracts in medical journals, and conducted numerous clinical  lectures on stroke rehabilitation to both consumer and professional audiences.  This is her fourth year as one of Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors.

The highly regarded Best Doctors in America List,  assembled by Best Doctors, Inc. and audited and certified by Gallup, results  from exhaustive polling of over 45,000 physicians in the United States. Doctors  in over 40 specialties and 400 subspecialties of medicine appear on this year's  List. In a confidential review, current physician listees answer the question,  "If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you  refer?" Best Doctors, Inc. evaluates the review results, and verifies all  additional information to meet detailed inclusion criteria. The experts who are  part of the Best Doctors in America database provide the most advanced medical  expertise and knowledge to patients with serious conditions - often saving lives  in the process by finding the right diagnosis and right treatment.  

Dr. Guy Fried is the Medical Director of Magee  Rehabilitation's Spinal Cord Injury Unit and Outpatient Services. He is board  certified in Physical Medicine Rehabilitation with further board certifications  in Pain Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, and Electro diagnostic Medicine.

Dr. Fried is a Professor, Clinical and Educational  Scholarship Track of Rehabilitation Medicine, at Thomas Jefferson University.

Dr. Christopher Formal is the Assistant Medical  Director for Educational Programs and the Residency Program Director at Magee  Rehabilitation Hospital. He is an expert in spinal cord injury and has published  numerous papers and abstracts. He is a Clinical Professor for the department of  rehabilitation medicine at Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Formal is also a  member of the Greater Philadelphia Society of Physical Medicine and  Rehabilitation, the American Academy of Physical Medicine&Rehabilitation,  the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the Association of Academic  Physiatrists.

For more information about Drs. Browne, Fried and  Formal, as well as a full listing of Magee Rehabilitation's specialties and  services, please visit