Our physicians are featured on the 2019 Top Doctors list

Minnesota Monthly’s annual list recognizes 354 of our providers across 50 specialties for their top-notch care

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“If you or a loved one needed medical care, which doctor would you recommend?”

That’s the simple question Minnesota Monthly asked 10,000 licensed Minnesota doctors, and among the top answers are 354 of our providers from Fairview, HealthEast, University of Minnesota Health, University of Minnesota Physicians, and independent clinics in our provider network.

Physicians on the list were selected based on peer nominations and medical expertise. Survey participants were asked to name three doctors other than themselves in each specialty category. The doctors whose names appeared most frequently are recognized in the magazine.

“This is a wonderful honor for each of these talented physicians,” says Mark Welton, MD, Fairview Chief Medical Officer. “I’m extremely proud of their commitment and dedication to our patients and that they have chosen our health care system to provide their talents in the community.”

“Congratulations to each of these physicians for their being named 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. “This recognition underscores our commitment to driving a healthier future rooted in our values and commitments to the people we serve.”

Congratulations to the following doctors for earning this distinction:

Addiction Medicine

Gregory Amer

Allergy & Immunology

Hiba Bashir
Gary Berman
Richard Bransford
Nicole Chase
Joshua Dorn
Philip Halverson
Thomas Helm
William Hicks
Harold Kaiser
Pramod Kelkar
Mee Lee Nelson
Douglas McMahon
Hemalini Mehta
Nancy Ott
Aaron Pinion
Allan Stillerman
Michael Wexler
Cherie Zachary
Anesthesiology
Kumar Belani
Martina Richtsfeld
Clarence Shannon

Breast Surgery

Diane Ogren
Todd Tuttle
Sara Wildenberg
Jane Yuet Ching Hui

Cardiology

Matthew Ambrose
Rebecca Ameduri
Elizabeth Braunlin
Gurumurthy Hiremath Malikarhum
Jamie Lohr
Kimara March
Shamane March
Cindy Martin
Thenappan Thenappan

Colon & Rectal Surgery

Wolfgang Gaertner
Brett Gemlo
Sarah Grahn
Ann Lowry
Robert Madoff
Genevieve Melton-Meaux
Marc Osborne
Bradford Sklow
Michael Spencer
Amy Thorsen
Sarah Vogler
James Williams II

Critical Care Medicine

Jason Bartos
Gregory Beilman
Melissa Brunsvold
Caroline George
Sameer Gupta
Ashley Loomis
Ronald Reilkoff

Dermatology

Rehana Ahmed
Kathryn Barlow
Jennifer Biglow
Kimberly Bohjanen
Christina Boull
Jeremy Cook
Julie Cronk
Ronda Farah
Katy Gehrig
Noah Goldfarb
Kristen Hook
Maria Hordinsky
Jennifer Lee
Rajneesh Madhok
Sheilagh Maguiness
Ingrid Polcari
Craig Roelke
Joseph Shaffer
Kristina Shaffer
Mohiba Tareen
Lydia Turnbull
Brian Zelickson

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

Andrew Barnes
Katherine Murray

Diagnostic Radiology

Tara Holm
Jessica Kuehn-Hajder
Benjamin Spilseth

Emergency Medicine

Jeffrey Louie

Endocrinology & Metabolism

Melena Bellin
Lynn Burmeister
Lisa Chow
John Chow
Bradley Doeden
Samar Malaeb
Bradley Miller
Brandon Nathan
Jeffrey Ruegemer
Kyriakie Sarafoglou
Elizabeth Seaquist
Mark Stesin

Family Medicine

Nicole Chaisson
Kirby Clark
Jon Hallberg
Kevin Kelly
Pamela Noll
James Pacala
Kara Pacala
Angela Smithson
Carolyn Torkelson

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Stuart Amateau
Nissa Erickson
David Ferenci
Ibrahim Hanouneh
Michelle Kennedy
John Lake
Catherine Larson-Nath
Samuel Leon
Peter Pico
Sarah Schwarzenberg
Boris Sudel

General Surgery

Robert Acton
Adrianne Bowen
Maria Evasovich
Donavon Hess
Steven Kern
Michael Koeplin
Nathaniel Kreykes
Daniel Saltzman
David Schmeling
John Shearen
Peter Wilton

Genetics and Metabolism

Susan Berry
Mary Ella Pierpont
Timothy Moss

Gynecologic Oncology

Peter Argenta
Cheryl Bailey
Catherine Casey
Britt Erickson
Melissa Geller
Rahel Ghebre
Amy McNally
Sally Mullany
Emily Prendergast
Annie Tan
Deanna Teoh
Jessica Thomes Pepin
Colleen Rivard Hunt

Hand Surgery

Michael Forseth
Ann Van Heest

Hematology

Mark Reding
Gregory Vercellotti
Paul Zander

Hematology/Oncology

Heather Beckwith
Anne Blaes
Naomi Fujioka
Emily Greengard
Emil Lou
Christopher Moertel
Joseph Neglia
Manish Patel
Karim Sadak
Heather Stefanski
Lucie Turcotte
Brenda Weigel

Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Naomi Goloff
Drew Rosielle
Jennifer Welsh

Hospital Medicine

Brian Muthyala
Andrew Olson

Infectious Disease

Anne-Marie Leuck
Meghan Rothenberger
Jo-Anne Young

Internal Medicine

Bradley Benson
Tammy Chiesa
Paul Gotlieb
Bhavjot Kaur
Jacob Liston
David Macomber

Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Stephen Contag
Katherine Jacobs
Cresta Jones
Daniel Landers
Cresta Wedel Jones
Yasuko Yamamura

Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine

Catherine Bendel
Erin Osterholm
Sara Ramel

Nephrology

Blanche Chavers
Thomas Davin
Carl Dean
Sarah Elfering
John Gray
Michelle Rheault
Samy Riad
Priya Verghese
Orvin Visaya

Neurology

Irfan Altafullah
Daniel Guillaume
Steven Janousek
Peter Karachunski
Joseph Matsumoto
Matthew Ostrander
David Walk
Mark Young

Neurosurgery

Andrew Grande
Daniel Guillaume
Matthew Hunt
Meysam Kebriaei
Eric Nussbaum
Ramachandra Tummala
Margaret Wallenfriedman

Nuclear Medicine

Zuzan Cayci
Jerry Froelich

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Erin Collins
Suzanne Darnell
Jennifer Flynn
Rebecca French
Samantha Hoffman
Martin Immerman
Amy Kelly
Sarah Schmitz-Burns
Carrie Terrell

Oncology

Thomas Amatruda
Stuart Bloom
Tim Larson
Joseph Leach
Mary Pukite
Avina Singh
Michaela Tsai

Ophthalmology

Jill Anderson
Raymond Areaux
John Berestka
Andrew Harrison
Dara Koozekanani
Michael Lee
Collin McClelland
Ali Mokhtarzadeh
Wilkin Parke III
Mrunalini Parvataneni

Optometry

Cheryl Zabrowski Flogel

Orthopedics

John Anderson
Elizabeth Arendt
Jonathan Braman
Chris Coetzee
David Gesensway
Christie Heikes
Edward Kelly
Laura Koch
David Macomber
Brian O'Neill

Orthopedic Surgery

Alicia Harrison
Jeffrey Macalena
Bradley Nelson

Otolaryngology

Meredith Adams
Eric Becken
Micah Berman
Holly Boyer
Brian Drew
Jamie Flohr
Kristin Gendron
Luke Jakubowski
Samir Khariwala
Abby Meyer
Stephanie Misono
Brianne Roby
Inell Rosario
Geoffrey Service
Robert Silver
Benhoor Soumekh
Michael Tedford
Jon Thomas
Bevan Yueh

Pathology

Mahmoud Khalifa

Pediatrics

Timothy Anderson
Emily Borman-Shoap
Meghan Harney
Anna Milz
Lori Skallerud
Aner Vlodaver

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dennis Dykstra
Erik Ekstrom

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Jeffrey Aldridge
Marie-Claire Buckley
Umar Choudry
Sam Economou
Garrett Griffin
Sofia Lyford-Pike
Stephanie Peng
David Ruebeck
Timothy Schaefer
Christopher Tolan

Podiatry

Aaron Corfield
James Mazzuca
Joseph Schuster

Psychiatry

Deanna Bass
Katharine Nelson

Radiation Oncology

Ellen Bellairs
Janel Cox
Kathryn Dusenbery
Michael Haley
Kurt Nisi
Margaret Reynolds
Aika Shoo
Christopher Wilke
Jianling Yuan

Radiology

Kelly Dietz
Meghan McKeon
Michael Murati
Sara Veldman
Mark Veldman

Rheumatology

Bryce Binstadt
Colleen Correll
Angela Dahle
Walter Dorman
Maren Hilton
Patricia Hobday
Jerry Molitor
Mona Riskalla
Richard Vehe

Sleep Disorders

Keith Cavanaugh
Tereza Cervenka
Chinsoo Cho
John Damergis Jr.
Michael Howell
Conrad Iber

Sports Medicine

Amy Beacom
David Jewison
David Olson
Dave Smith

Thoracic Surgery

Rafael Andrade
Matthew Graczyk
Louis Jacques
Ranjit John
Rosemary Kelly

Urology

Hossein Aliabadi
Kyle Anderson
Sean Elliott
Cynthia Fok
William Kaylor
Karl Kemberling
Christopher Knoedler
Badrinath Konety
Jane Lewis
Aaron Milbank
Nissrine Nakib
Anthony Polcari
Yuri Reinberg
Lioudmila Sitnikova
Neil Skemp
Basir Tareen
William Utz
David Vandersteen
Christopher Warlick
Christopher Weight
Katie Willihnganz-Lawson

Vascular & Interventional Radiology

Charles Dietz
Siobhan Flanagan
Michael Madison
Michael Rosenberg

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