Fairview and Partners Shine in 2017 Top Doctors List

Minnesota Monthly recognized 342 providers from Fairview, HealthEast, University of Minnesota Physicians and independent partner clinics who see patients at our facilities.

Top Docs 2017

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

That was the question Minnesota Monthly magazine posed to roughly 10,000 licensed Minnesota doctors to determine their 2017 Top Doctors list. So how did we do? We’ll let the numbers speak for themselves.


Minnesota Monthly recognized 342 providers from across the Fairview system as 2017 Top Doctors—more than any other Twin Cities health care system. That number includes providers from Fairview, HealthEast, University of Minnesota Physicians and independent partner clinics who see patients at our facilities.

“Trust is something we strive to earn from both our patients and our peers, and the fact that the surveyed providers would trust us with the care of their loved ones is a tremendous honor,” says Mark Welton, MD, Fairview’s Chief Medical Officer. “This recognition speaks to the dedication, skill and compassion that our providers show up with every day. I congratulate them.”

We're proud to share the following winners:

Addiction Medicine
Gregory Amer
Robert Levy
Sheila Specker

Allergy & Immunology
Gary Berman
Richard Bransford
Philip Halverson
Thomas Helm
William Hicks
Harold Kaiser
Pramod Kelkar
Douglas McMahon
Hemalini Mehta
Meelee Nelson
Nancy Ott
Jason Raasch
Allan Stillerman
Michael Wexler
Cherie Zachary

Anesthesiology
Kumar Belani
Martina Richtsfeld

Breast Surgery
Madeline Gartner
Diane Ogren
Todd Tuttle

Cardiology
Stephen Battista
Rebecca Cogswell
Thomas Johnson
Ganesh Raveendran
Cindy Martin

Cardiology - Pediatric
Matthew Ambrose
Rebecca Ameduri
John Bass
Elizabeth Braunlin
Gurumurthy Hiremath Mallikarjun
Jamie Lohr
Edward Martin-Chafee
Shanthi Sivanandam
Julia Steinberger

Cardiology - Women
Elizabeth Klodas

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Rosemary Kelly

Colon & Rectal Surgery
Wolfgang Gaertner
Brett Gemlo
Mary Kwaan
Ann Lowry
Robert Madoff
Genevieve Melton-Meaux
Michael Spencer
Sarah Vogler

Critical Care Medicine
William Browne
Felix Zamora

Critical Care Medicine - Pediatric
Gwenyth Fischer
Caroline George
Sameer Gupta
Jennifer Needle
Marie Steiner

Dermatology
Rehana Ahmed-Saucedo
Kathryn Barlow
Jennifer Biglow
Kimberly Bohjanen
Mimi Cho
Phillip Ecker
Ronda Farah
Frederick Fish
Kathryn Gehrig
Maria Hordinsky
Nancy Leitch
Jane Moore
Malinee Saxena
Peggy Schultz
Todd Seelhammer
Joseph Shaffer
Neil Shah
Brian Zelickson

Dermatology - Pediatric
Kristen Hook
Sheilagh Maguiness
Ingrid Polcari

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Andrew Barnes
Katherine Murray
Michael Reiff

Emergency Medicine - Pediatric
Ronald Furnival
Jeffrey Louie
Mark Roback

Endocrinology & Metabolism
Lynn Burmeister
Lisa Chow
Elizabeth Seaquist

Endocrinology & Metabolism - Pediatric
Melena Bellin
Bradley Miller
Antoinette Moran
Brandon Nathan
Kyriakie Sarafoglou

Family Medicine
Patricia Adam
Nicole Chaisson
Kirby Clark
Renee Crichlow
Roli Dwivedi
Christopher Fallert
Jon Hallberg
Carrie Link
Timothy Ramer
Jamie Santilli
David Satin

Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Stuart Amateau
Lucinda Conroy
S. Feldshon
Martin Freeman
Mohamed Hassan
Justin Howard
Alexander Khoruts
John Lake
Catherine Larson-Nath
Samuel Leon
Jimmy Levine
James Mallery
Robert McCabe
Peter Pico
Sarah Schwarzenberg
Catherine Skagen
Boris Sudel
Byron Vaughn
Jose Vega Peralta

General Surgery
Douglas Bailey
Kaysie Banton
Gregory Beilman
Adrianne Bowen
Jorge Granja
Torfi Hoskuldsson
Kamrun Jenabzadeh
Kourtney Kemp
Steven Kern

General Surgery - Pediatric
Robert Acton
Donavon Hess
Daniel Saltzman
Bradley Segura

Genetics
Susan Berry
Chester Whitley

Genetics - Pediatric
Mary Ella Pierpont
Teresa McCarthy
James Pacala

Gynecologic Oncology
Peter Argenta
Cheryl Bailey
Linda Carson
A. Casey
Levi Downs, Jr.
Melissa Geller
Amy McNally
Sally Mullany
Colleen Rivard Hunt
Annie Tan

Gynecology
Martin Immerman

Hand Surgery
Adam Bakker
Deborah Bohn
Ryan Karlstad
Laura Koch
Amy Moeller
Stephen Olmsted
Ann Van Heest

Hematology
Yvonne Datta
Mark Reding
John Schwerkoske
John Seng
Gregory Vercellotti

Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Drew Rosielle

Hospital Medicine
Andrew Olson

Hospital Medicine - Pediatric
Jordan Marmet
Michael Pitt

Infectious Diseases
David Boulware
Winston Cavert
Meghan Rothenberger
David Strike
Jo-Anne Young

Internal Medicine
April Abrahamson
Michael Aylward
Bradley Benson
William Brombach
Tammy Chiesa
Robert Ganz
Paul Gotlieb
Thomas Hauth
Bhavjot Kaur
James Langland
David Macomber
Tanya Melnik
Elizabeth Rogers
Brian Sick

Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Daniel Landers
Yasuko Yamamura

Neonatology
Catherine Bendel
Thomas George
Michael Georgieff
Sixto Guiang
Erin Osterholm

Nephrology
Sarah Elfering
Milind Junghare
Samy Riad
Mark Rosenberg
Richard Spong
Katti Woerner

Nephrology - Pediatric
Christian Hanna
Clifford Kashtan
Michelle Rheault
Priya Verghese

Neurology
Irfan Altafullah
Jason Cornelius
Charles Horowitz
Steven Janousek
Peter Karachunski
Christopher Streib
David Walk

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Lisa Baker
Donna Block
Amy Brown
James Buss
Suzanne Darnell
Rebecca French
Samantha Hoffman
Karee Lehrman
Mary Pukite
Christine Sarkinen
Lisa Shakerin
Carrie Terrell

Oncology
Thomas Amatruda
Anne Blaes
Stuart Bloom
Timothy Larson
Emil Lou
Steven Rousey
Paul Thurmes
Michaela Tsai
Douglas Yee

Oncology - Pediatric
Emily Greengard
Christopher Moertel
Joseph Neglia
Karim Sadak
Lucie Turcotte
Brenda Weigel

Ophthalmology
Raymond Areaux
Geoffrey Emerson
Marshall Everson
Andrew Harrison
Michael Lee
Ali Mokhtarzadeh
Mrunalini Parvataneni
Erik van Kuijk

Organ Transplant
Ty Dunn
Raja Kandaswamy

Organ Transplant - Pediatric & Adult
Srinath Chinnakotla

Orthopaedics
Elizabeth Arendt
Jonathan Braman
Edward Cheng
Denis Clohisy
Alicia Harrison
Patrick Morgan

Otolaryngology
Meredith Adams
Merrill Biel
Holly Boyer
Emiro Caicedo-Granados
Matthew Griebie
Tina Huang
Samir Khariwala
Samuel Levine
Stephanie Misono
Frank Ondrey
Julie Reddan
Robert Silver
Bevan Yueh

Otolaryngology - Pediatric
Micah Berman
Luke Jakubowski
Benhoor Soumekh

Pain Management
Kathryn Nixdorf
David Schultz
Andrew Will

Pain Management - Pediatric
Matthew Armfield
Naomi Goloff

Pathology
Dale Snover

Pediatrics
Emily Borman-Shoap
Abraham Jacob
Aner Vlodaver

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Scott Crowe
Dennis Dykstra

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (Not Cosmetic)
Marie-Claire Buckley
Umar Choudry
Peter Hilger
Jacqueline Luong
Sofia Lyford-Pike
David Ruebeck
Timothy Schaefer

Psychiatry - Pediatric
Prachi Agarwala
Gail Bernstein
Kathryn Cullen

Radiation Oncology
Ellen Bellairs
L. Cho
Kathryn Dusenbery
Warren McGuire
Wayne Spears
Jianling Yuan

Radiology
Charles Dietz
Kelly Dietz
Tara Holm
Jessica Kuehn-Hajder
Michael Murati
David Nascene
Frederick Ott
Michael Rosenberg
Benjamin Spilseth

Respiratory/Pulmonary Care
Peter Bitterman
Jordan Dunitz
Marshall Hertz
Hyun Kim
Theresa Laguna

Rheumatology
Bryce Binstadt
Colleen Correll
Angela Dahle
Parastoo Fazeli
Jody Hargrove
Patricia Hobday
Jerry Molitor
Daniel Mueller
Richard Vehe

Sleep Disorders
Tereza Cervenka
Michael Howell
Conrad Iber

Sports Medicine
David Anderson
David Jewison
Jeffrey Macalena
Nicholas Meyer
Bradley Nelson
David Olson
Steven Stovitz

Sports Medicine - Pediatric
Heather Bergeson

Thoracic Surgery
Rafael Andrade
Matthew Graczyk
Louis Jacques

Urology
J. Anderson
Matthew Braasch
Joseph Cerny, Jr.
Sean Elliott
Paul Fadden
William Kaylor
Badrinath Konety
Jane Lewis
Pratap Reddy
Neil Skemp
Jeffry Twidwell
David Vandersteen
Christopher Warlick
Christopher Weight

Urology - Women
Nissrine Nakib
Lioudmila Sitnikova

Vascular and General Surgery
Richard Kubicka

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