Top Doctors 2011

The Main Line area’s best practitioners in 28 specialties, as voted by thousands of their peers in Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties.

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Psychiatry (Pediatric & Adolescent): Dr. Dori Middleman

71 Merbrook Lane, Merion Station; (610) 664-7793,

Photo by Jared Castaldi

Education: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: Hahnemann University Hospital
Years in practice: 20
What drew her to her specialty: “I started out working in inner-city programs in the field of education as a college student, and I realized that these children were dealing with emotional factors, problems in family life, and housing problems that interfered with the effectiveness of my teaching. That really got me interested in the emotional factor.”
If she wasn’t a doctor, she’d be: Middleman was a student of the cello and may have pursued a career in the arts, but she opted to marry a musician instead and pass her love of music on to her two children. “At this point, music wouldn’t be tempting, but I could see myself working in poverty-stricken areas to make healthcare accessible in this country and Third World countries.”

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