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Hollywood’s Top Doctors Revealed: Exclusive Survey

From the OB/GYN who delivered Kim Kardashian and her baby to the sikh who treats Morgan Freeman to the man who removed Dr. Oz’s colon polyp, the 484 most beloved M.D.s from stars and executives as vetted by leading medical-database authority Castle Connolly

A version of this story first appeared in the Sept. 19 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Hollywood is a town obsessed with its health — and its vanity. So it’s no surprise that everyone has an opinion on who the best doctors in Los Angeles are, from who can keep aging at bay for those all-important close-ups to whom to count on to cure life-threatening illnesses.

To identify the 484 elite physicians who qualified for The Hollywood Reporter ’s inaugural list of the top docs in L.A., THR ’s editors went two routes. First, THR partnered with the physician-led research team of Castle Connolly, the U.S.’ preeminent medical-database authority, to identify the highest-rated practitioners in their specialties, all of whom are nominated by their peers in an extensive survey process of thousands of U.S. doctors each year. Castle Connolly screens these doctors’ medical educations, training, hospital appointments, disciplinary histories and much more. Doctors do not and cannot pay to be included.

THR then went further and surveyed 800 professionals in the film, television, movie and media fields to find out who among these doctors are the most beloved, trusted and go-to physicians in L.A. These 43 industry favorites include Morgan Freeman ‘s holistic internist Dr. Soram Khalsa , Dr. Mehmet Oz ‘s gastroenterologist Dr. Jonathan LaPook , Naomi Watts ‘ NYC dermatologist David Colbert , KISS’ Paul Stanley ‘s ear, nose and throat doctor Joe Sugerman , Steve Tisch ‘s favorite neurosurgeon and Dr. Neal ElAttrache , the orthopedist who healed Charlize Theron ‘s herniated disc and Dr. Robert Kay , the surgeon who fixed Starz CEO Chris Albrecht ‘s daughter Tess after a car accident.

Here’s the complete list.