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Mpls.St. Paul Magazine annual Top Doctors list recognizes 380 of our providers for outstanding care

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When Mpls.St. Paul Magazine publishes its list of top doctors, our physicians rank among the best year after year. We’re proud to celebrate the providers from Fairview, University of Minnesota Physicians, and the independent clinics in our network who've been recognized this year. With 380 physicians in 53 specialties named to the list, our health care system has the most in the Twin Cities.

Top Doctors are nominated by their peers. In a survey, they're asked whom they'd choose if they or a loved one were seeking medical care. From there, candidates are extensively researched on their professional achievements and disciplinary history, and reviewed by an expert panel. The doctors who acquired the highest total points from the surveys, research, and expert review panel were named Top Docs.

“I’m incredibly proud of each of these talented physicians on this well-deserved recognition,” says Mark Welton, MD, Fairview’s Chief Medical Officer. “They have earned the confidence and high regard of their peers, and they provide the best care possible for our patients. Congratulations to all of our Top Docs.”

“This is a tremendous honor for each of the physicians selected by their peers as Top Doctors,” says Badrinath Konety, MD, CEO of University of Minnesota Physicians and Vice Dean of Clinical Affairs for the University of Minnesota Medical School. “We are proud of this recognition as a reflection of our commitment to provide the best possible care and continue to be a health care leader across the region.”

Congratulations to the following doctors for earning this distinction:

Allergy & Immunology

Gary Berman, MD

Thomas Helm, MD

Nancy Ott, MD

Jason Raasch, MD

Allan Stillerman, MD

Michael Wexler, MD

Cherie Zachary, MD


Tjorvi Perry, MD, MMSc

Richard Prielipp, MD

Blood and Marrow Transplant

Bruce Blazar, MD

Paul Orchard, MD

Angela Smith, MD, MS

Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD

John Wagner, Jr., MD


Stephen Battista, MD, FACC

Karl Foster-Smith, MD, FACC

Michael Garr, MD

Thomas Johnson, MD

Elizabeth Klodas, MD

Jamie Lohr, MD

Cindy Martin, MD

Carmelo Panetta, MD

Ganesh Raveendran, MD

Scott Sakaguchi, MD

Julia Steinberger, MD, MS

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Rosemary Kelly, MD

Sara Shumway, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery

Ranjit John, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery

Brett Gemlo, MD

Sarah Grahn, MD

Ann Lowry, MD

Robert Madoff, MD

Genevieve Melton-Meaux, MD, PhD

Marc Osborne, MD

Michael Spencer, MD

Judith Trudel, MD, MSC, MPHE

Critical Care Medicine

Caroline George, MD

Ashley Loomis, MD

Jennifer Needle, MD, MPH


Mitchell Bender, MD

Sachin Bhardwaj, MD

Kimberly Bohjanen, MD, FAAD

Elizabeth Briden, MD

Mimi Cho, MD

Julie Cronk, MD

Jaime Davis, MD, FAAD

Jennifer Dick, MD

Frederick Fish, MD, FAAD

David Groth, MD

Kristen Hook, MD, FAAD

Jennifer Lee, MD

Rajneesh Madhok, MD

Mary Meighan, MD

Jane Moore, MD

Tanya Sale, MD

Joseph Shaffer, MD

Kristina Shaffer, MD

Mohiba Tareen, MD

Whitney Tope, MD

Roger Weenig, MD, FAAD

Brian Zelickson, MD

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

Andrew Barnes, MD, MPH

Electrophysiology Cardiology

Stuart Adler, MD

Emergency Medicine

Eric Christianson, MD

Ronald Furnival, MD

Rahul Kaila, MD, MPH

Mark Roback, MD

Endocrinology & Metabolism

Bruce Redmon, MD

Lynn Burmeister, MD

John Chow, MD

Jeffrey Ruegemer, MD

Thomas Laedtke, MD

Rebecca Mattison, MD

Bradley Miller, MD, PhD

Antoinette Moran, MD

Brandon Nathan, MD

Kyriakie Sarafoglou, MD

Elizabeth Seaquist, MD

Mark Stesin, MD

Family Medicine

Patricia Adam, MD, MSPH

Nicole Chaisson, MD, MPH

Timothy Hernandez, MD

Kevin Kelly, MD

Charles Ledder, MD

Teresa McCarthy, MD, MS

Yasmin Orandi, MD

Kara Pacala, MD

Shailendra Prasad, MD, MPH

Jamie Santilli, MD

Andrew Slattengren, DO

Rochelle Taube, MD

David Thorson, MD

Carolyn Torkelson, MD

Theresa Wollan, MD

Michael Wootten, MD

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Lucinda Conroy, MD

Nissa Erickson, MD

David Ferenci, MD

Martin Freeman, MD

Robert Ganz, MD

Mohamed Hassan, MD, FAASLD

Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg, MD

Michelle Kennedy, MD

John Lake, MD

Samuel Leon, MD

Philip Lowry, MD

Benjamin Mitlyng, MD

Shawn Mallery, MD

Craig Solem, MD

General Surgery

Gregory Beilman, MD

Paul Benn, MD

Jeffrey Chipman, MD

Kevin Croston, MD

Michael England, MD

Brad Feltis, MD, PhD

Michael Galle, MD

Jonathan Gipson, MD

Nancy Guttormson, MD

James Harmon, Jr., MD

Sayeed Ikramuddin, MD, MHA

Nathaniel Kreykes, MD

William Omlie, MD

Bradley Pierce, MD

David Rustad, MD

David Schmeling, MD

Patricia Valusek, MD

David Wahoff, MD, PhD

David Williams, MD

Geriatric Medicine

Susan Berry, MD

James Pacala, MD, MS

Gynecologic Oncology

Peter Argenta, MD

Melissa Geller, MD

Rahel Ghebre, MD

Sally Mullany, MD

Hand Surgery

Mary Clare McCarthy, MD

Michael Forseth, MD

Andrew Thomas, MD


Weston Miller, MD

Mark Reding, MD

Marie Steiner, MD, MS

Paul Zander, MD


Anne Blaes, MD

Naomi Fujioka, MD

Edward Greeno, MD

Jeffrey Miller, MD

Joseph Neglia, MD, MPH

Rebecca Thomas, MD

Gregory Vercellotti, MD, FACP

Douglas Yee, MD

Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Jennifer Welsh, MD

Infectious Diseases

Peter Bornstein, MD

Michael Klevay, MD

Gary Kravitz, MD

Stephen Obaid, MD

Ayesha Rashid, MD

Mark Schleiss, MD

Internal Medicine

Bradley Benson, MD

Michael Bozivich, MD

William Brombach, MD

Laxmana Godishala, MD

Paul Gotlieb, MD

Brian Idelkope, MD

Gary Knudsen, MD

Carol Schoonover, MD

Brett Teten, MD

Maternal & Fetal Medicine

Susan Berry, MD

Cresta Jones, MD

Daniel Landers, MD, FACOG

Phillip Rauk, MD

Yasuko Yamamura, MD

Neonatal & Perinatal Medicine

Catherine Bendel, MD

Sixto Fernando Guiang, MD

Michael Georgieff, MD

Raghavendra Rao, MD


George Canas, MD

Blanche Chavers, MD

Shannon Doyle, MD

John Gray, MD

David Husebye, MD

Clifford Kashtan, MD

Joseph Lee, DO

Raymond Poor, MD

Michelle Rheault, MD

Gary Schwochau, MD

Rajiv Shah, MD

James Somerville, MD

Kimberlee Thielen, MD

Priya Verghese, MD, MPH

Mario Zarama, MD


Christopher Moertel, MD


Irfan Altafullah, MD

John Damergis, MD

Jessica Heiring, MD

Thomas Henry, MD

Steven Janousek, MD

Laura Li, MD

Paul Tuite, MD

David Walk, MD

Alexander Zubkov, MD, PhD


Clark Chen, MD, PhD

Andrew Grande, MD, FRCS, FAANS

Daniel Guillaume, MD, MS

Stephen Haines, MD, FRCS, FAANS

Matthew Hunt, MD, FRCS, FAANS

Ramachandra Tummala, MD, FRS, FAANS

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Carrie Ann Terrell, MD, FACOG

Lisa Baker, MD

Edward Beadle, MD

Amy Brown, MD

David Curran, MD

Deborah Davenport, MD

Amy Kelly, MD

Patricia Kohls, MD

Sarah Manneh, MD

Wanda Patton Adefris, MD

James Presthus, MD

Anthony Shibley, MD

Annelise Skor Swigert, MD

Barbara Toppin, MD

Joanne Votel, MD


Thomas Amatruda, MD

Stuart Bloom, MD, MSc

Catherine Casey, MD

Purvi Gada, MD

Dean Gesme Jr., MD, FACP, FACPE

David King, MD

Tim Larson, MD

Amy McNally, MD

Steven Rousey, MD

John Schwerkoske, MD

John Seng, MD

Annie Tan, MD, PhD

Paul Thurmes, MD

Michaela Tsai, MD

Brenda Weigel, MD, MSc

Eric Weinshel, MD


Steven Bennett, MD

John Berestka, MD

Abdhish Bhavsar, MD

Sundeep Dev, MD

Geoffrey Emerson, MD, PhD

Eugene Gullingsrud, MD

Andrew Harrison, MD

Keith Engel, MD

Michael Lee, MD

Polly Quiram, MD

Edwin Ryan, MD

Martha Wright, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

Cyril "Jay" Kruse, III, MD

Scott Anseth, MD

Elizabeth Arendt, MD

Amy Beacom, MD

Deborah Bohn, MD

Joel Boyd, MD

Jonathan Braman, MD

Kristoffer Breien, MD

Edward Cheng, MD

Denis Clohisy, MD

Chris Coetzee, MD

Edward Craig, MD, MPH

Peter Daly, MD

Jack Drogt, MD

James Gannon, MD

Alicia Harrison, MD

Allan Hunt, MD

Christopher Larson, MD

Scott McGarvey, MD

Nicholas Meyer, MD

Patrick Morgan, MD

Bradley Nelson, MD

Michael Nemanich, MD

Peter Parten, MD

Edward Santos, MD

Andrea Saterbak, MD

Marc Swiontkowski, MD

Ann Van Heest, MD


Meredith Adams, MD, MS

Merrill Biel, MD, PhD

Geoffrey Getnick, MD

Samir Khariwala, MD

Stephanie Misono, MD, MPH

Michael Tedford, MD

Jon Thomas, MD

Christopher Tolan, MD

Bevan Yueh, MD, MPH

Pediatric Surgery

Robert Acton, MD

Daniel Saltzman, MD, PhD

Pain Management

David Schultz, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Richard G. Karlen, MD


Timothy Anderson, MD

Emily Borman-Shoap, MD

Christian Morkeberg, MD

Dina Curran, MD

David Estrin, MD

Stella Evans, MD

Claudia Fox, MD, MPH

Michael Garvis, MD

Jennifer Gobel, MD

Barbara Hansen, MD

Nancy Harper, MD

Cynthia Howard, MD, MPHTM

Abraham Jacob, MD, MHA

Jason Koch, MD

Mary Lawler, MD

Stephen Lutz, MD

David Miller, MD

Lisa Oie, MD

Jeffrey Oseid, MD

Vicki Oster, MD

John Paulson, MD

Peter Scal, MD, MPH

Lori Skallerud, MD

Physical Medicine/ Rehabilitation (Physiatry)

Dennis Dykstra, MD, PhD

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Jeffrey Aldridge, MD

Umar Choudry, MD

Peter Hilger, MD

David Ruebeck, MD

Timothy Schaefer, MD

David Thao, MD


James Williams, II, MD


Gail Bernstein, MD

Sheila Specker, MD

Pulmonary Care/Pulmonary Medicine

Joanne Billings, MD, PhD

Erhan Dincer, MD

Joan Fox, MD

William Gershan, MD

Marshall Hertz, MD

Hyun Joo Kim, MD

Mitchell Kaye, MD

Radiation Oncology

Ellen Bellairs, MD

Kathryn Dusenbery, MD

Warren McGuire, MD


Ellen Abeln, MD

Aaron Binstock, MD

John Knoedler Jr., MD

Michael Madison, MD

Alexandra Muschenheim, MD

David Nascene, MD

Paul Sperduto, MD

Richard Thompson, MD

Mark Veldman, MD


Bryce Binstadt, MD, PhD

Angela Dahle, MD

Walter Dorman, MD

Donna Fontana, MD

Jody Hargrove, MD

Jerry Molitor, MD, PhD

Mona Riskalla, MD, MS

Richard Vehe, MD

Sports Medicine

Erik Ekstrom, MD

Robert Johnson, MD

David Olson, MD

Surgical Oncology

Maria Evasovich, MD

Eric Jensen, MD

Todd Tuttle, MD, MS

Transplant Surgery

Srinath Chinnakotla, MD

Timothy Pruett, MD

Thoracic Surgery

Matthew Graczyk, MD

John Miller, MD

John Shearen, MD


Stephen Bennett, MD

Sean Elliott, MD

Robert Gaertner, MD

Gregory Hanson, MD

John Hulbert, MD

Joel Hutcheson, MD

Christopher Knoedler, MD

Badrinath Konety, MD

Kyle Anderson, MD

William Kaylor, MD

Jane Lewis, MD

Aaron Milbank, MD

Pratap Reddy, MD

Yuri Reinberg, MD

Steven Siegel, MD

Thomas Stillwell, MD

Basir Tareen, MD

Roland Ugarte, MD

William Utz, MD, FACS

David Vandersteen, MD

Christopher Warlick, MD, PhD

James Wolpert, MD

Wound Care

Sandra Rosenberg, MD

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