Once again, for 2022, Atlanta facial plastic surgeon Elizabeth Whitaker, M.D., F.A.C.S., has been selected as one of Castle Connolly’s “Exceptional Women in Medicine.”

This distinction is based on outstanding accomplishments and dedication to the field of medicine. Recipients are recognized annually based on peer nominations to honor those who contribute to the advancement of healthcare through clinical care, research, community service, education, and leadership.

Dr. Elizabeth is included among other remarkable women in a publicized list that details information about each physician, their accepted insurance, medical facility affiliations, training, and specifics on expertise in each of their profiles.

“It is always humbling to be recognized by other doctors for an honor such as this,” she said. “Our focus, of course, is on our patients and how they regard our work, but having other physicians take note of what we do is always a thrill.”

Castle Connolly is a resource patients can turn to find trusted, quality care. The Castle Connolly “Top Doctors” list, which covers all 50 states and all major specialties, is based on nominations from doctors themselves. A physician-led research team then thoroughly screens each nomination to ensure that every doctor meets rigorous standards. Doctors cannot pay to be part of this list; they have to be nominated and evaluated.

In addition to the “Exceptional Women In Medicine” list, Dr. Elizabeth has also been on the Castle Connolly “Top Doctors” list for the last 15 years.