John J. Connolly, Ed.D., the nation’s foremost expert on identifying top doctors, is the co-founder of Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., publisher of America’s Top Doctors and other consumer guides to help people find the best healthcare. He is also chairman and CEO of Castle Connolly Private Health Partners, LLC, one of the nation’s leading concierge medicine companies.
Dr. Connolly is extensively involved in healthcare and community activities and has served on a number of voluntary and corporate boards, including the board of the American Lyme Disease Foundation, of which he is a founder and past chairman, and the Culinary Institute of America for over 20 years as a trustee and past chairman. He is the author / editor of over a dozen books. He holds a B.S. from Worcester State College, an M.A. from the University of Connecticut, and an Ed.D. in college and university administration from Teachers College and Columbia University, as well as three honorary degrees. He grew up in Worcester, M.A., and his ancestors hail from County Kerry (the Flynns) and County Clare (the Connollys).