ONS Doctors are Tops Again

Fifteen orthopedic and neurosurgical specialists from Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists (ONS) were named among Fairfield County’s Top Doctors for 2019. Moffly Media published the results of the annual survey compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a respected national medical data research group.  ONS has the most physicians ranked in their categories than any other practice.

The Castle Connolly Top Doctors are nominated by their peers for talent and expertise in their medical specialties. Credentials of each nominee are reviewed by the Castle Connolly physician-directed research team. Special scrutiny given to medical education, training, board certification, hospital appointments, administrative posts, and professional achievements, according to the organization’s website.

In the field of Orthopedic Surgery, the following physicians were singled out as the best specialists in our region:

Dr. Mark Vitale was recognized as a top Hand Surgeon.

The entire ONS Spine Center team was recognized as the best in their area of specialty. Neurosurgeons Paul Apostolides, MD; Mark Camel, MD; Amory Fiore, MD, and Scott Simon, MD, were honored for their outstanding skill and high quality patient care.

Jeffrey Heftler, MD, a specialist in interventional pain management at the ONS Interventional Sports and Spine Center, was ranked on top as well.

The entire Fairfield County Top Doctors 2019 list for all medical specialists can be found in Moffly Media publications including Greenwich Magazine, New Canaan/Darien Magazine, Stamford Magazine and Westport Magazine.

ONS physicians are board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Board of Neurological Surgery or the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The physicians are trained at the most respected medical institutions in the country and most have undergone additional fellowship training in their sub-specialties. All surgeries are performed by ONS surgeons, not by hospital residents or fellows. Their focus is on exceeding patients’ expectations by providing the highest quality of care and customer service in a comfortable, stress-free environment. Although it is a surgical practice, ONS surgeons take a conservative approach to patient care. Only ten percent of ONS patients require surgery.

CT Magazine: Five ONS Docs are Tops


ONS is pleased to announce that five of our physicians have been named among the 2017 Top Docs by Connecticut Magazine.  Neurosurgeons Paul Apostolides, MD, Mark Camel, MD and Scott Simon, MD stood out in their field of expertise. Orthopaedic surgeons Dr. Brian Kavanagh and Dr. Seth Miller were recognized as among the best in Orthopedic Surgery. The entire list of winners is published in the April issue of the magazine.


 Paul Apostolides, MD Dr. Mark Camel

Scott Simon, MD

Brian Kavanagh, MD Seth Miller, MD
Dr. Paul Apostolides
Dr. Mark Camel
 Dr. Scott Simon
Dr. Brian Kavanagh
Dr. Seth Miller


The 2017 survey is the result of 5,000 questionnaires that were sent to Connecticut doctors, asking them to recommend a doctor (other than themselves) to whom they would send a loved one for expert care.  The final list of top specialists was compiled by combining the top vote-getters in 2017 with those who had been ranked the best annually since 2014.

The recognition from CT Magazine follows several honors received by ONS physicians in the last 12 months.  Earlier this year, 15 ONS specialists were named Fairfield County’s Best Doctors for 2017 in an annual survey by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, a respected national medical data research group.

Individually, shoulder, elbow and knee surgeon Dr. Paul Sethi, received the Achievement Award given by the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS) for his contributions to orthopedics through teaching, research and advocacy,  and he was the recipient of 12th Annual Man Award from the New Canaan Football League.

Dr. Mark Vitale received the prestigious Dr. Melville G. Magida Award from the Fairfield County Medical Association and the Rosenthal Foundation for his commitment to providing the highest quality of medical care and for demonstrating genuine concern for his patients.

Dr. Marc Kowalsky was awarded an Associate Membership to the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES), a professional society made up of leading national and international orthopedic surgeons who specialize in shoulder and elbow surgery.  Dr. Kowalsky joins ONS Drs. Miller and Sethi as three of only eight members selected from the state of Connecticut.