For more than 20 years, the Castle Connolly mission has been focused on helping consumers find the best healthcare. Through our "Top Doctors" series and the process of identifying a network of some of the nation’s most renowned specialists, the Castle Connolly name has become synonymous with healthcare quality and leadership.

The Castle Connolly Private Health Partners (CCPHP) program utilizes an evidence-based approach and tested best practices. Physicians who join CCPHP can expect an extraordinary level of quality and service. The company was founded by two respected leaders in healthcare, John K. Castle, MBA, and John J. Connolly, Ed.D. Dr. Connolly was the President of New York Medical College for more than ten years.

Mr. Castle served for six years as a commissioner and executive officer of the Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO). He also served as Chairman of the Board of New York Medical College for eleven years and was a member of its Board for twenty-two years.

Dr. Dean P. McElwain is a seasoned project manager and healthcare executive that brings nearly 25 years of real-world experience to his role as president and COO of CCPHP. Dr. McElwain is a national practice conversion expert and has successfully managed a wide variety of complex healthcare projects, including more than 40 practice conversions to concierge medicine.