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TMCNet:  Dr. Frank Smart, MD, Cardiovascular Disease, is named one of America's Top Doctors®.

[January 24, 2013]

Dr. Frank Smart, MD, Cardiovascular Disease, is named one of America's Top Doctors®.

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Dr. Frank Smart, MD, a New Orleans, LA physician who is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease, has been selected by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. for inclusion in its prestigious guide of the nation's top 1% of medical specialists, America's Top Doctors.

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. America's trusted source for identifying Top Doctors has published its newest edition of America's Top Doctors and has selected Frank Smart, MD, MD for this exclusive honor.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130124/DC47846) Castle Connolly Top Doctors® who are selected each year by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. are first nominated by their peers in an online nomination process. Nominations are open to all board certified MDs and DOs and each year tens of thousands of physicians cast many tens of thousands of nominations. Nominated physicians are then screened and selected by the Castle Connolly physician-led research team based on criteria including medical education, training, hospital appointments, disciplinary histories and much more. Only physicians such as Frank Smart, MD who are considered to be among the top 1% in their specialties are selected for inclusion in America's Top Doctors.

About Frank Smart, MD: a short profile by and about the honoree: Dr. Smart is Professor and Chief of Cardiology at The LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. An internationally acclaimed specialist in Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy, he is the principal investigator in a multitude of clinical trials in Cardiology in addition to teaching LSU Medical Students, Residents, and Fellows. Dr. Smart also is involved in basic Cardiovascular Research and serves as the Director of the Cardiovascular of Excellence at LSU. Dr. Smart maintains a busy cardiology practice with multiple practice locations through LSU Health.

For more information on this Castle Connolly Top Doctor®, please visit Frank Smart, MD's profile on www.castleconnolly.com.

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.'s President and CEO Dr. John Connolly commented on Dr. Smart's recognition: "Being selected for inclusion in America's Top Doctors is a very significant achievement given to only 1% of American physicians. The world of American doctors includes incredibly high quality medical professionals, yet some stand out. Each year we evaluate tens of thousands of peer nominations from throughout the medical community. Then our experts go even deeper to evaluate and select Top Doctors based on referred doctors' exceptional work and outstanding conduct. My congratulations to Dr. Smart." To find out more or to contact Dr. Frank Smart, MD of New Orleans, LA, please call 504-412-1100, or visit www.lsuhn.com.

This press release was written by American Registry, LLC and Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., with approval by and/or contributions from Frank Smart, MD and was distributed by PR Newswire, a subsidiary of UBM plc.

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. identifies top doctors in America and provides consumers with detailed information about their education, training and special expertise in printed guides and online directories. It is important to note that doctors do not and cannot pay to be included in any Castle Connolly guide or online directory. Learn more at http://www.castleconnolly.com.

American Registry, LLC, recognizes excellence in top businesses and professionals. For more information, search The Registry(TM) at http://www.americanregistry.com.

Contact Info: Dr. Frank Smart, MD Phone: 504-412-1100Email Address: fsmart@lsuhsc.eduWebsite: www.lsuhn.com SOURCE American Registry

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