A Seattle, WA Board Certified physician specializing in Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. E. Edward Khalfayan, M.D., is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor. SEATTLE, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America's trusted source for identifying Top Doctors, has selected Seattle's Orthopedic Surgery specialist Dr. E. Edward Khalfayan, M.D. for inclusion in its highly selective list of Regional Top Doctors. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121127/DC19313) 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 E. Edward Khalfayan, M.D.:a short profile by and about the honoree: Dr. Khalfayan is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine who the region's professional athletes trust and rely on. He is the Head Team Physician for the Seattle Seahawks and has been a Team Orthopedic Surgeon since 1996. He has been the Medical Director and Team Orthopedic Surgeon for the Seattle Mariners since 2006. Dr. Khalfayan is one of two physicians in the US who is a Head Team Physician for both an NFL and MLB team.