Leigh Ann Curl, MD, MedStar Sports Medicine Surgeon at MedStar Harbor Hospital, Named Top Physician in Region

Leigh Ann Curl, MD, MedStar Sports Medicine surgeon at MedStar Harbor Hospital, has been named a top physician in the Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Northern Virginia region for 2013 bySuper Doctors.

October 16, 2013

Baltimore—(October 16, 2013)—Leigh Ann Curl, MD, MedStar Sports Medicine surgeon at MedStar Harbor Hospital, has been named a top physician in the Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Northern Virginia region for 2013 bySuper Doctors. The number of physicians receiving this honor is limited to approximately five percent of the region’s active specialists.

The annual Super Doctors selection is a rigorous multi-step process designed to identify physicians who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Each year, Key Professional Media, Inc., undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a survey of physicians, independent evaluation of candidates by research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area. Physicians are asked to nominate one or more colleagues they would choose in seeking medical care. The nominated physicians are then evaluated on several factors including:

• Years of experience      
• Hospital appointments
• Fellowships         
• Professional activities     
• Leadership positions         
• Academic achievements/positions         
• Board certifications         
• Publications, lectures & presentations         
• Honors and awards         
• Other outstanding achievement

Nominees are then grouped into specialties, narrowed down and the highest-scoring doctors are included on the Super Doctors list. This special section will be seen in The Washington Post, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 issue.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Curl.

About MedStar Harbor Hospital

For more than a century, MedStar Harbor Hospital has grown alongside the communities it serves in Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties. The hospital was first established in 1903 as a small community clinic servicing the waterfront community in Baltimore. More than 100 years later, the 179-bed hospital continues to offer the personal touch of a community hospital while incorporating the excellence of a high technology medical center. It has been the recipient of the Delmarva Foundation’s highest honor, the Excellence Award for Quality for Hospitals, in 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

With more than 400 physicians representing 30 medical and surgical specialties, and 1,400 employees, the hospital offers a full range of health care services for patients from infancy through the senior years. MedStar Harbor’s specialty areas include orthopaedics, women’s services, cancer care, diabetes care, fetal assessment, cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation, and treatment of chronic lung conditions. The hospital’s continuum of care also includes wellness programs, outpatient services and inpatient treatment.

MedStar Harbor is part of MedStar Health, a not-for-profit, regional healthcare system with nine hospitals and more than 20 other health-related services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., region. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy emphasizes service, quality and safety, combining compassionate care and clinical excellence. More than a half-million patients trust their care to MedStar Health each year.

About MedStar Sports Medicine

MedStar Sports Medicine, an initiative integrated throughout MedStar Health, is one of the premier sports medicine programs in the country. Over the past 30 years, MedStar Sports Medicine has grown to include more than 36 physicians, 23 certified athletic trainers and a network of therapists, nutritionists, and support staff at MedStar’s ten hospitals and diversified services. Focused on patient care, education, research and team relationships, this network of medical professionals is dedicated to enhancing the health and performance of all active people. More than 40 sports organizations, including the Baltimore Ravens, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Baltimore Blast, Chesapeake Charge, Charm City Men’s Soccer and US Lacrosse, have chosen MedStar Sports Medicine as their official medical team. 

About Super Doctors

Super Doctors is a listing of outstanding physicians from more than 40 medical specialties who have attained a high degree of peer recognition or professional achievement. Super Doctors is published as a special supplement in leading newspapers and city and regional magazines. Learn more at superdoctors.com

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