Rachel Bardowell, MD, Kathryn Filson, MD, and Margo Girardi, MD selected as 2023 Castle Connolly Top Doctors

On behalf of the Division of Hospital Medicine, we would like to congratulate Drs. Rachel Bardowell, Kathryn Filson, and Margo Girardi for being selected as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor. They share the honor with fellow hospitalist, Robert Mahoney, MD, CCS-P. Castle Connolly is a leading research and information resource that allows patients to connect with the best healthcare providers. With over 30 years of experience researching, reviewing and selecting Top Doctors, Castle Connolly is one of the most trusted and credible databases of physicians in the United States.

I felt surprised and humbled to be recognized.

Rachel Bardowell, MD

All Castle Connolly Top Doctors are peer-nominated. After being nominated, the Castle Connolly research team evaluates important criteria, such as professional qualifications, education, hospital and faculty appointment, research leadership, professional reputation, disciplinary history, and outcomes data to narrow down the selection.

“It is an honor to be selected and to be able to represent our division for providing excellent patient care. 

Kathryn Filson, MD

A Castle Connolly doctor embodies excellence in clinical care as well as interpersonal skills. In 2023, only 7% of US physicians received the honor as “Top Doctor”.

I am deeply grateful for this award, as it not only recognizes my efforts, but also the support I have received from all my wonderful colleagues. 

Margo Girardi, MD