Washingtonian Magazine sent questionnaires to 7,000 randomly selected local physicians asking them what doctors, in each of 40 medical specialties, they would send members of their families to. More than 1,300 responded, and for the 6th year in a row, Dr. Amir Bajoghli was named top doctor for 2012 in the March issue of Washingtonian Magazine.

Together they named thousands of physicians in the Washington/Baltimore area. In this searchable directory are those who received the greatest number of recommendations within their specialties, with adjustments for geographic distribution.