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Forty-Three Virginia Mason Physicians Recognized by Peers in Seattle magazine’s 2020 Top Doctors List
SEATTLE — (April 10, 2020) — As it has for the last 20 years, Seattle magazine conducted its annual Top Doctors survey between June 24 and July 27, 2019 and published results in the April 2020 issue.
This year, Seattle magazine garnered 6,100 nominations from 669 physicians.
Doctors selected for the feature had to have primary offices in King, Kitsap, Pierce or Snohomish County. Based on the nomination process, Seattle magazine had more than 1,400 identified Top Doctors in this area.
However, because of space limitations, it further selected an “elite subset” to appear in this issue, based on consideration of numbers of nominations and professional activities. Added to that was a focus on appropriate distribution of medical specialties to reflect the differences in the numbers of physicians in various medical specialties with regard to geography and hospital affiliations.
Virginia Mason providers recognized this year include:
- David K. Jeong, MD — Allergy and Immunology
- Joyce K. Lammert, MD — Allergy and Immunology
- Christopher L. Fellows, MD — Cardiac Electrophysiology
- Gautam R. Velamoor, MD — Cardiac Surgery
- Sara Weiss, MD — Cardiovascular Disease
- Peter R. Eby, MD — Diagnostic Radiology
- Michael Tomberg, MD — Family Medicine
- Jillian Worth, MD — Family Medicine
- Fred M. Drennan, MD — Gastroenterology
- Michael Gluck, MD — Gastroenterology
- Andrew Ross, MD — Gastroenterology
- Carrie Horwitch, MD, MPH — Internal Medicine
- Sundance Rogers, MD — Internal Medicine
- Paul A. Smith, MD — Internal Medicine
- Wayne S. Hwang, MD — Interventional Cardiology
- Edward Kim, MD — Interventional Cardiology
- Gordon Kritzer, MD — Interventional Cardiology
- David M. Aboulafia, MD — Medical Oncology
- Nanette Robinson, MD — Medical Oncology
- Cyrus Cryst, MD — Nephrology
- Farrokh R. Farrokhi, MD — Neurological Surgery
- Linda S. Mihalov, MD — Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Janet J. Chieh, MD — Ophthalmology
- Stephen W. Bayles, MD — Otolaryngology
- Felix W.K. Chu, MD — Otolaryngology
- Timothy W. Jacobs, MD — Pathology
- Michael S. Dudas, MD — Pediatrics
- Andrew S. Friedman, MD — Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- James D. Schlenker, MD — Plastic Surgery
- Steven H. Kirtland, MD — Pulmonary Disease
- Huong T. Pham, MD — Radiation Oncology
- Michelle Yao, MD — Radiation Oncology
- David J. Belfie, MD — Sports Medicine
- Thomas R. Biehl, MD — Surgery
- Lily C. Chang, MD — Surgery
- Scott Helton, MD — Surgery
- Michal (Misho) Hubka, MD — Thoracic Surgery
- John M. Corman, MD — Urology
- Kathleen C. Kobashi, MD — Urology
- Paul Kozlowski, MD — Urology
- Christopher R. Porter, MD — Urology
- Mehran Fotoohi, MD — Vascular and Interventional Radiology
- Swee L. Tan, MD, PhD — Vascular Surgery
While this list is comprehensive, it is not exhaustive. As the magazine pointed out in describing its methodology, “There are many well-qualified providers who are not included. Also, this list is limited to practitioners who, in general, patients can select. Emergency room physicians and anesthesiology specialists are not included.”
Virginia Mason is very proud of these physicians — and all of its providers — for the exceptional level of quality care they provide patients every day in the communities we serve throughout the region.
About Virginia Mason Health System
Virginia Mason, founded in 1920, is a nonprofit regional health care system based in Seattle that serves the Pacific Northwest. In the Puget Sound region, the system includes 336-bed Virginia Mason Hospital; a primary and specialty care group practice of more than 500 physicians; outpatient medical facilities and services in Seattle, Bainbridge Island, Bellevue, Edmonds, Federal Way, Kirkland, Issaquah and Lynnwood; Bailey-Boushay House, the first skilled-nursing and outpatient chronic care management program in the United States designed specifically to meet the needs of people with HIV/AIDS; Benaroya Research Institute, which is internationally recognized for autoimmune disease research; Virginia Mason Foundation; and Virginia Mason Institute, which trains health care professionals and others around the world in the Virginia Mason Production System, an innovative management method for improving quality and safety.
Virginia Mason Health System also includes Virginia Mason Memorial, a 226-bed hospital serving Yakima Valley in central Washington since 1950. Virginia Mason Memorial includes primary care practices and specialty care services, including high-quality cardiac care; cancer care through North Star Lodge; breast health at `Ohana Mammography Center; acute hospice and respite care at Cottage in the Meadow; pain management at Water’s Edge; an advanced NICU unit that offers specialty care for at-risk infants; advanced services for children with special health care needs at Children’s Village; and The Memorial Foundation.
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Virginia Mason Health System