A Beverly Hills, CaliforniaBoard Certified physician specializing in Cardiovascular Disease, Dr. Mark K. Urman, MD, FACC, FASE, FAHA, is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America's trusted source for identifying Top Doctors, has selected Beverly Hills' Cardiovascular Disease specialist Dr. Mark K. Urman, MD, FACC, FASE, FAHA for inclusion in its highly selective list of Regional Top Doctors. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121121/DC17638) Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. publishes its list of Castle Connolly Top Doctors® at castleconnolly.com, as well as in a wide variety of printed directories, partner publications and on partner/affiliate websites including US News and World Report's annually updated list of "Top Doctors." All told, fewer than 35,000 physicians -- less than 5% of the nation's licensed physicians -- have been selected as Castle Connolly Top Doctors in their regions for their specialties. Castle Connolly Top Doctors® are selected by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. after being nominated by peer physicians in an online nomination process. Nominations are open to all board certified MDs and DOs and each year tens of thousands of doctors cast many tens of thousands of nominations. Honorees are selected from the nominees by the Castle Connolly physician-led research team based on criteria including their medical education, training, hospital appointments, disciplinary histories and more. About Mark K. Urman, MD, FACC, FASE, FAHA:a short profile by and about the honoree: Dr. Urman, an Attending Cardiologist at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute since 1994, is the immediate-past Medical Director of the Preventive and Consultative Heart Center at the Cedars Heart Institute and was the inaugural Medical Director of the Heart Center and a past Clinical Chief of the Division of Cardiology. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA Medical School. Dr. Urman is one of a few select cardiologists in the US to have earned the esteemed recognition of being named a Fellow of the country's two most prestigious professional cardiovascular organizations (ACC & AHA).