For over fifteen years, the San Diego County Medical Society has collaborated with San Diego Magazine to recognize physicians who are held in the highest regard by their peers. Votes and nominations are open to all physicians in San Diego. They are asked to vote for those within and outside of their specialty to whom they would refer their friends and family. Through this process, 776 physicians in 90 specialties were identified.
Coastal Pulmonary Dr. Eisman, Dr. Hooper, Dr. Liang, Dr. Magana, Dr. Makani, Dr. Shaw, and Dr. Tran were named as Top Doctors in the 2019 edition.