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The July 2014 issue of Seattle magazine features 54 physicians from Virginia Mason as Top Doctors. Fourteen Virginia Mason doctors were highlighted for having made the list for at least 10 consecutive years: David Aboulafia, MD (12 years); Thomas Biehl, MD (10 years); John Corman, MD (10 years); Cyrus Cryst, MD (11 years); Michael Elliott, MD (10 years); Andrew Friedman, MD (10 years); Harry Geggel, MD (10 years); Mark Hill, MD (11 years); Richard Kozarek, MD (12 years); Linda Mihalov, MD (11 years); Michael Morris, MD (10 years); Ulrike Ochs, MD (10 years); Kim Pittenger, MD (11 years); and Lyle Sorensen, MD (11 years).

In addition, Jim Cote, senior vice president and clinic administrator, was quoted about Virginia Mason University Village Medical Center in the article, “The Doctor is In, Sort Of,” which accompanied the Top Doctors list.

Seattle magazine asked thousands of local doctors this question: To whom would you send a loved one for medical care? More than 1,300 doctors participated, with nearly 13,000 nominations, to create the list of 437 physicians judged to be at the top in their field.

Virginia Mason Top Doctors (as listed in Seattle magazine)
Joyce Lammert, MD, Allergy & Immunology
Mary Farrington, MD, Allergy & Immunology, Pediatric
Jeffrey Hunter, MD, Bariatric Medicine & Surgery
Mark Hill, MD, Cardiac Surgery
Gautam Velamoor, MD, Cardiac Surgery
Christopher Fellows, MD, Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Gordon Kritzer, MD, Cardiology, Interventional
Wayne Hwang, MD, Cardiology, Interventional
Richard Thirlby, MD, Colon and Rectal Surgery
Ian Smith, MD, Critical Care Medicine
Ulrike Ochs, MD, Dermatology
Edwin Rhim, MD, Dermatology
Grace Lee, MD, Endocrinology, Metabolism
Kim Pittenger, MD, Family Medicine
Richard Kozarek, MD, Gastroenterology
Andrew Ross, MD, Gastroenterology
Linda Mihalov, MD, Gynecology
Blair Washington, MD, Gynecology
David Aboulafia, MD, Hematology
Richard Davis, MD, Hospital Medicine
Cyrus Cryst, MD, Nephrology
Michael Elliott, MD, Neurology
Farrokh Farrokhi, MD, Neurosurgery
Charles Nussbaum, MD, Neurosurgery
Nanette Robinson, MD, Oncology, Breast Cancer (Medical)
Debra Wechter, MD, Oncology, Breast Cancer (Surgical)
Michelle Yao, MD, Oncology, Radiation
Janet Chieh, MD, Ophthalmology
Harry Geggel, MD, Ophthalmology
Lyle Sorensen, MD, Orthopedics, Joint Replacement
Stephen Bayles, MD, Otolaryngology
Seth Schwartz, MD, Otolaryngology
Kathy Risse, MD, Pediatric Medicine
Andrew Friedman, MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Craig Murakami, MD, Plastic/Cosmetic Surgery
James Schlenker, MD, Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery
Steven Kirtland, MD, Pulmonary Medicine
David Coy, MD, Radiology, Diagnostic
Mehran Fotoohi, MD, Radiology, Interventional
Ellen Hauptmann, MD, Radiology, Interventional
David H. Robinson, MD, Radiology, Interventional
Jeffrey Carlin, MD, Rheumatology
William DePaso, MD, Sleep Medicine
David Belfie, MD, Sports Medicine
Michael E. Morris, MD, Sports Medicine
Thomas Biehl, MD, Surgery, General
Donald Low, MD, Thoracic Surgery
Thomas Hefty, MD, Transplantation
Christian Kuhr, MD, Transplantation
John Corman, MD, Urology & Urologic Surgery
Kathleen Kobashi, MD, Urology & Urologic Surgery
Christopher Porter, MD, Urology & Urologic Surgery
Daniel Neuzil, MD, Vascular Surgery
Edmond Raker, MD, Vascular Surgery

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