Awards
& Recognitions

ID Care Awards & Recognitions

From Castle Connolly to U.S. News & World Report and the Leon Smith Infectious Diseases Foundation, our board-certified physicians have received nationwide recognition for excellence in infectious disease specialty services.

Castle Conolly Award
Castle Connolly:
Top Doctors in New York
Metropolitan Area®
Leon Smith Award
Leon Smith Infectious
Diseases Foundation: Leon
Smith Legends in Medicine
and Healthcare Award
Jersey Choice Award
New Jersey Monthly
Magazine: Top Doctors
in Infectious Diseases
Best Doctors Award
Best Doctors®:
The Best Doctors in
America® Award

American College of Physicians: Evergreen Award and Laureate Award

This national organization of internists specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of adults — it is the largest medical-specialty organization and second-largest physician group in the United States. Each year, the American College of Physicians “recognizes excellence and distinguished contributions to internal medicine,” and ID Care expert John Middleton, MD, MACP, FIDSA, has consistently been nominated. Most recently, he was presented the prestigious Evergreen Award and Laureate Award.

This national organization of internists specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of adults — it is the largest medical-specialty organization and second-largest physician group in the United States. Fellowship in the American College of Physicians is an honor that is achieved through advancement in ongoing individual services and contributions to the practice of medicine. Many ID Care specialists have received this honorary designation.

  • Ajay Mathur, MD, FACP
  • Andrew Lee, MD, FACP
  • David Herman, MD, FACP
  • Donald Allegra, MD, FACP, FIDSA
  • Edward McManus, MD, FACP
  • Ellen Hirsh, MD, FACP
  • Lisa Pittarelli, MD, FACP
  • Natalia Raoof, MD, FACP
  • Rohit Bhalla, DO, FACP
  • Ronald Nahass, MD, MHCM, FACP, FIDSA
  • Sukrut Dwivedi, DO, FACP

This national organization of internists specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of adults — it is the largest medical-specialty organization and second-largest physician group in the United States. Masters are Fellows who have been selected because of “integrity, positions of honor, eminence in practice or medical research, or other attainments in science or the art of medicine.” John Middleton, MD, MACP, FIDSA, has achieved Mastership based on his significant efforts in research, education, and leadership.

Recognized for outstanding efforts in improving publications and communications programs, Donald Allegra, MD, FACP, FIDSA, is an ID Care specialist who received the prestigious APEX award on behalf of his work with ID Care.

Best Doctors is a global benefits provider that serves more than 40 million members in every major region of the world. The Best Doctors in America® Award recognizes physicians who have made substantial advances in the education and training of other physicians, diagnoses and procedures in specific expertise, and innovative areas of medical research. Our team is consistently recognized by both patients and other medical professionals for excelling in each of these areas.

  • Barry Dashefsky, MD
  • David Herman, MD, FACP
  • Donald Allegra, MD, FACP, FIDSA
  • Edward McManus, MD, FACP
  • Ellen Hirsh, MD, FACP
  • John Middleton, MD, MACP, FIDSA
  • Joseph Kim, MD
  • Lisa Pittarelli, MD, FACP
  • Robert Segal, MD
  • Ronald Nahass, MD, MHCM, FACP, FIDSA
  • Stephen Williams, MD

Castle Connolly is a national publication that helps individuals across the nation find the best healthcare for their unique needs. Every year, the publication “identifies top doctors, both nationally and regionally, based on an extensive nominations process open to all licensed physicians in America.” Through peer nominations, research, review, and screening, the publication has recognized numerous members of our team as Top Doctors in the New York Metropolitan Area®.

  • David Herman, MD, FACP
  • Donald Allegra, MD, FACP, FIDSA
  • Edward McManus, MD, FACP
  • John Middleton, MD, MACP, FIDSA
  • Richard Krieger, MD
  • Ronald Nahass, MD, MHCM, FACP, FIDSA extensive nominations

Before making selections of those regarded as the most outstanding healthcare providers in the nation, “the Castle Connolly physician-led research team reviews and screens all nominated physicians.” Ronald Nahass, MD, MHCM, FACP, FIDSA, founder and President of ID Care, is consistently voted by Castle Connolly as one of America’s Top Doctors®.

This research organization provides consumers with information guides to the finest professional healthcare services in America. Receiving recognition as one of America’s Top Physicians in these guides is a top honor — it reflects that the experience, training, professional associations, and board-certifications have positively impacted, and will continue to impact, the lives of thousands.

  • David Herman, MD, FACP
  • Donald Allegra, MD, FACP, FIDSA
  • Edith Sonnenberg, MD
  • Edward McManus, MD, FACP
  • Ellen Hirsh, MD, FACP
  • Jerry Sheen, MD, CWS, UHM
  • John Middleton, MD, MACP, FIDSA
  • Joseph Kim, MD
  • Lisa Pittarelli, MD, FACP
  • Meena Seenivasan, MD
  • Rebecca Marsh, MD
  • Richard Krieger, MD
  • Robert Segal, MD
  • Rohit Bhalla, DO, FACP
  • Ronald Nahass, MD, MHCM, FACP, FIDSA
  • Stephen Williams, MD
  • Sukrut Dwivedi, DO, FACP

A humanitarian is defined as an individual who seeks to improve the welfare and overall happiness of people — by saving lives, alleviating suffering, or both. At ID Care, our experts do more than connect patients to the right infectious disease specialists delivering the right care. We seek to save and improve the lives of the individuals in our community through education, volunteer work, and more. Donald Allegra, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Edward McManus, MD, FACP; and Ronald Nahass, MD, MHCM, FACP, FIDSA, are among the many specialists on our team who have received Humanitarian Awards from various healthcare facilities including St. Clare’s Hospital and Penn Medicine – Princeton Health. These honorable recognitions reflect our never-ending dedication to delivering excellence in infectious disease care while simultaneously bringing immeasurable value to the lives of our patients, their families, and their communities.

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is a medical association that brings together physicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals specializing in all infectious diseases. As Fellows of the IDSA, our physicians have achieved professional excellence and provided significant service to both the infectious diseases profession and the patients they serve.

  • Donald Allegra, MD, FACP, FIDSA
  • John Middleton, MD, MACP, FIDSA
  • Rachna Gupta, MD, MPH, FIDSA
  • Ronald Nahass, MD, MHCM, FACP, FIDSA

The Leon Smith Infectious Diseases Foundation helps thousands of individuals across the globe fight and defeat infectious diseases by offering funding for scientific research services. The Leon Smith Legends in Medicine and Healthcare Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to medicine through improving quality and access to care. And at ID Care, Donald Allegra, MD, FACP, FIDSA, and Ronald Nahass, MD, MHCM, FACP, FIDSA, are those honorable physicians.

New Jersey Life HEALTH & BEAUTY Magazine asked readers to tell them about physicians who have either made a personal difference in their lives or their community. ID Care Physician, Lisa Pittarelli, MD, FACP, has been recognized by both readers and the publication for the positive impact she’s made on her patients’ lives and in our community.

New Jersey Monthly Magazine asked thousands of New Jersey physicians to tell them which of their fellow practitioners they consider to be New Jersey’s best infectious disease specialists.

  • Ajay Mathur, MD, FACP
  • Andrew Lee, MD, FACP
  • David Herman, MD, FACP
  • Donald Allegra, MD, FACP, FIDSA
  • Edward McManus, MD, FACP
  • John Middleton MD, MACP, FIDSA
  • Joseph Kim, MD
  • Richard Krieger, MD
  • Robert Segal, MD
  • Rohit Bhalla, DO, FACP
  • Ronald Nahass, MD, MHCM, FACP, FIDSA
  • Rosario Manalo, MD
  • Stephen Williams, MD
  • Sukrut Dwivedi, DO, FACP

Acknowledging Physician Partners: A Liaison for Excellence (APPLE) Awards honor physicians who strive for strong physician-nurse relationships and patient advocacy — two crucial components that serve as the foundation for the roles of physicians and nurses alike. Donald Allegra, MD, FACP, FIDSA, and Edward McManus, MD, FACP, are two ID Care specialists who have been recognized for their outstanding efforts and unmatched support for nurses and patients in Saint Clare’s Hospital by the New Jersey State Nurses Association.

After reviewing nominations from Castle Connolly’s top doctors — nationally and regionally — New York Magazine receives a shorter version of this list to help its readers find the best doctors for them, located within the 20-county tri-state New York Metropolitan Area. ID Care specialists David Herman, MD, FACP, and Ronald Nahass, MD, MHCM, FACP, FIDSA, have both consistently been featured on this list.

Similar to New York Magazine Best Doctors in New York Metropolitan Area recognition, the magazine also features nominations from Castle Connolly’s top doctors. Ronald Nahass, MD, MHCM, FACP, FIDSA, ID Care founder and President, is consistently featured on this honorable list.

The Ryan White HIV/AIDs program is a “comprehensive system of care that provides HIV care and treatment services to more than half a million people each year.” And the SPIRIT OF SOMERSET Awards Program brings together representatives from the business, education, arts, health, and nonprofit communities in a celebration of Somerset County’s achievements. Lisa Pittarelli, MD, FACP, an ID Care physician, has received the SPIRIT OF SOMERSET Award for her outstanding efforts with the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.

U.S. News Top Doctors is an online editorial project that has been developed in collaboration with Castle Connolly. This editorial is a reliable resource for individuals across the nation to find top specialists, close to their homes, who can best meet their individual medical needs. ID Care specialists have consistently held honorable positions on this list.

  • David Herman, MD, FACP
  • Donald Allegra, MD, FACP, FIDSA
  • Edward McManus, MD, FACP
  • John Middleton, MD, MACP, FIDSA
  • Richard Krieger, MD
  • Ronald Nahass, MD, MHCM, FACP, FIDSA

The Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award “honors doctors who treat their patients with the utmost kindness — as reflected in their superior ‘Overall’ and ‘Bedside Manner’ ratings.” Ronald Nahass, MD, MHCM, FACP, FIDSA, and Sukrut Dwivedi, DO, FACP, are two ID Care experts who have received this award.

The Vitals Patients’ Choice Award “honors doctors who provided excellent patient care, as reflected in their near-perfect patient ratings.” These ratings, along with other quality measures, are analyzed by Vitals to name the physicians who are admired the most by both their patients and the communities they serve. ID Care experts are honored to be nominated each and every year.

  • Joseph Kim, MD
  • Ronald Nahass, MD, MHCM, FACP, FIDSA
  • Stephen Williams, MD
  • Sukrut Dwivedi, DO, FACP

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