top of page


Dr. John Connolly, Ed.D.

Chairman of the Board

Accel Medical Advisors™, LLC

Dr. John Connolly, Ed.D. Dr. John Connolly is the Nation’s foremost expert on identifying top physicians. Dr. Connolly was the Co-founder and former CEO 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 of Castle Connolly Private Health Partners, LLC, a concierge medicine company and is a director of (Europe and Latin America) and Medebound (China). Dr. Connolly served as President of New York Medical College, the nation’s second-largest private medical college, for more than ten years. He is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences, and served as a Director of the Northeast Business Group on Health for 25 years. He was formerly a member of the President’s Council of the United Hospital Fund and a member of the Board of Advisors of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. Dr. Connolly has served as a trustee of two hospitals and as Chairman of the Board of one. He 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 where he is now Chairman Emeritus. He was also the founder and first chairman of the Dutchess County (NY) Industrial Development Agency. He also served as a Director and Chairman of the Professional Examination Service and Chairman of Alpha Gene Inc. and was also on the board of the American Swiss Foundation. His former corporate board service includes Baker and Taylor; Dearborn Risk Management, Air Methods Inc., and the Advisory Board of the Hudson Group. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Worcester State College, a Master’s degree from the University of Connecticut, and a Doctor of Education degree in College and University Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from Mercy College (LHD), Worcester State University (LHD), and Daemen College (LL.D.).

bottom of page