Mark V. Sauer, MD, program director for the Center for Women’s Reproductive Care, has been awarded the distinction of being named a Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. America Top Doctor annually since its inception in 1998 – and 2015 is no different. The prestigious award goes to the country’s best physicians, as published by Castle Connolly, America’s trusted source for identifying Top Doctors, based on the foundation of peer nomination.

“It is gratifying to receive recognition for your clinical ability and excellence in patient care by your peers,” says Dr. Sauer. “It is nice to know that my service and dedication is noticed.”

For more than two decades, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America’s trusted source for identifying Top Doctors, has based its selection process on the foundation of peer nominations. All licensed physicians, MDs, and DOs are invited to participate in the online nomination process. This involves contacting directly more than 50,000 physicians and hospital and healthcare executives. Each year, Castle Connolly receives nearly 100,000 nominations via this process. The Castle Connolly physician-led research team reviews and screens all nominated physicians before selecting those most outstanding to be Top Doctors. Physicians do not and cannot pay to be selected as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor.

The mission of Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is to help consumers find the best healthcare possible. To this end, the institution publishes a variety of books, including the “Top Doctors” series, the most popular of which is “America’s Top Doctors.” Top doctors are also listed in the Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. website directory.

“It is gratifying to receive recognition for your clinical ability and excellence in patient care by your peers,” says Dr. Sauer.

“Patients today actively search online and through media outlets for caretakers who are known for providing outstanding professional service,” says Dr. Sauer. “Therefore, it is an important distinction not easily attained. There are many good choices of subspecialists in Manhattan. The Top Doctors designation does help to set you apart from the rest.”

Top Doctors’ medical educations, training, hospital appointments, and disciplinary histories are screened by the Castle Connolly physician-led research team. Those doctors who are among the very best in their specialties and in their communities are selected for inclusion.

Dr. Sauer has specialized in reproductive medicine since 1986 and has a vast experience with a large variety of fertility disorders. He is known internationally for his innovative research in assisted reproduction and is recognized as one of the pioneers responsible for the development of egg and embryo donation. He established one of the most competitively sought after training programs for fellows in reproductive endocrinology and is responsible for advancing clinical, basic, and stem cell research while training future leaders in the specialty.

He has a particular interest in medical bioethics and serves on the Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Ethics Committee of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, and the editorial board of the American Journal of Bioethics. Dr. Sauer has assembled an outstanding team of subspecialists to manage the care of patients, many of whom suffer from some of the most complex problems known to exist in the field. Included are patients with cancer wishing to preserve their fertility prior to oncology treatments; single women and same sex couples; patients experiencing recurrent pregnancy loss; menopausal women – young and old – wishing to have a biologic child; and HIV infected individuals utilizing special techniques to ensure their partners and children remain disease free. Dr. Sauer’s special interests include all aspects of assisted reproduction and egg donation.

For more information on Dr. Sauer and the complete CWRC team, visit Our Team.