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More than Half of the 'Best Doctors' in Western Washington are from Children's, Fred Hutchinson, Harborview, UW Medical Center, VA Medical Center

SEATTLE — Jul. 2, 2002 — A little more than half of Western Washington physicians listed in the latest edition of The Best Doctors in America are faculty physicians who practice at institutions managed by, or affiliated with, the University of Washington School of Medicine, including Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center and the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System.

There are 251 such physicians on the list of 500 Western Washington physicians. Many of the physicians see patients at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, the "host" for oncology patient-care services delivered by Children's, Fred Hutchinson and the UW.

The current listing,The Best Doctors in America (Copyright 2001 by Best Doctors, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.), is the result of the fifth survey undertaken by Best Doctors, Inc. To compile the current database, more than 30,000 doctors throughout the United States were asked to rate the clinical abilities of other doctors in their areas of specialization. Only physicians who earned the consensus support of their peers were included. Listings cannot be bought.

Among about 500 Western Washington listings this year, 251 are full-time UW physicians. Many of the others have part-time teaching responsibilities with the UW School of Medicine, and practice elsewhere.

The following list includes many of the places that the individual physicians may practice: Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC), Harborview Medical Center (HMC), University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) and and Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS).

Allergy and Immunology

Leonard C. Altman (HMC, UWMC)
Garrison Hubert Ayars (UWMC, HMC)
Clifton T. Furukawa (Children's)
Hans D. Ochs (UWMC Children's)
Gail Greenberg Shapiro (Children's)
Frank S. Virant (Children's)
Paul V. Williams (Children's)

Anesthesiology

Alan Artru (UWMC, HMC)
Stephen H. Butler (UWMC)
H. S. (Cliff) Chadwick (UWMC, HMC)
Frederick W. Cheney (UWMC, HMC)
Bruce F. Cullen (HMC, UWMC)
W. Thomas Edwards (HMC, UWMC)
Lucinda L. Everett (HMC, UWMC, Children's)
Charles M. Haberkern (UWMC, Children's)
Arthur M. Lam (HMC, UWMC)
Anne Lynn (UWMC, HMC, Children's)
Lynn D. Martin (HMC, UWMC, Children's)
Rosemary Jean Orr (UWMC,Children's)
L. Brian Ready (UWMC, HMC)
Bruce D. Spiess (UWMC)
Arnold Baas (HMC, UWMC)
Marshall Corson (HMC, UWMC)

Cardiovascular Disease

Larry S. Dean (UWMC, HMC)
Daniel P. Fishbein (UWMC, HMC)
J. Ward Kennedy (VAPSHCS)
Peter Kudenchuk (UWMC, HMC)
Catherine Otto (UWMC)
Alan S. Pearlman (UWMC)
April Stempien-Otero (UWMC)
Douglas T. Stewart (UWMC, HMC)

Dermatology

Philip H. Fleckman (UWMC)
Julie Francis (UWMC, Children's)
Bernard Goffe (UWMC)
John Everett Olerud (UWMC, HMC)
Virginia P. Sybert (UWMC, Children's)

Eating Disorders

David Scott Weigle (HMC, UWMC)

Endocrinology and Metabolism

William J. Bremner (UWMC)
Alan Chait (UWMC, HMC)
Irl B. Hirsch (UWMC)
Jerry P. Palmer (VAPSHCS, UWMC)
R. Paul Robertson (UWMC, HMC)

Family Medicine

Sharon A. Dobie (UWMC)

Gastroenterology

Robert L. Carithers, Jr. (UWMC)
Martin L. Greene (UWMC, HMC)
Michael Kimmey (UWMC, HMC)
Kris Kowdley (UWMC, HMC)
Sum Lee (VAPSHCS, UWMC)
William A. Pearce (UWMC, HMC)
Charles Edward Pope II (UWMC, HMC)
Alexandra Elizabeth Read (UWMC)
Christina M. Surawicz (HMC, UWMC)
Jane Todaro (Children's)

Geriatric Medicine

Itamar B. Abrass (HMC, UWMC)
Wayne C. McCormick (HMC, UWMC)
May J. Reed (HMC, UWMC)

Infectious Disease

Ann Collier (HMC, UWMC)
Lawrence Corey (FHCRC, HMC, UWMC)
H. Hunter Handsfield (HMC)
King K. Holmes (HMC)
Elaine C. Jong (UWMC)
Walter E. Stamm (UWMC, HMC)
Marvin Turck (HMC, UWMC)

Internal Medicine (General)

Janis D. Bridge (UWMC)
David C. Dale (UWMC)
Dawn E. DeWitt (UWMC)
Diane Doerner (UWMC)
David C. Dugdale III (UWMC)
Bruce C. Gilliland (UWMC, HMC)
Deborah L. Greenberg (UWMC)
Mary Beth Laya (UWMC, HMC)
Douglas S. Paauw (UWMC, HMC)
James Findlay Wallace (UWMC, HMC)
Joyce E. Wipf (VAPSHCS, UWMC)

Medical Genetics

Virginia P. Sybert (UWMC)

Medical Oncology and Hematology

Frederick R. Appelbaum (FHCRC, UWMC)
John A. Hansen (FHCRC, UWMC)
Robert B. Livingston (UWMC, FHCRC)
Stephen Hans Petersdorf (UWMC, FHCRC, HMC)
Oliver Press (FHCRC, UWMC)

Nephrology

Suhail Ahmad (UWMC)
William G. Couser (UWMC, HMC)
Connie Davis (UWMC, HMC)
John C. Stivelman (HMC, UWMC)
Richard A. Zager (FHCRC, HMC)

Neurological Surgery

Richard Ellenbogen (Children's)
Robert Goodkin (VAPSHCS, HMC)
Michael Kliot (UWMC, HMC)
John D. Loeser (UWMC, HMC, Children's)
George A. Ojemann (UWMC, HMC)
David T. Pitkethly (HMC)
Theodore S. Roberts (Children's)
Christopher I. Shaffrey (UWMC, HMC, Children's)
Daniel L. Silbergeld (UWMC, HMC)

Neurology

Thomas D. Bird (VAPSHCS, UWMC)
James D. Bowen (UWMC, HMC)
Michael Copass (HMC, UWMC)
W. T. Longstreth, Jr. (HMC, UWMC)
Christina M. Marra(HMC, UWMC)
Phillip D. Swanson (UWMC, HMC)

Neurology, Child

Phillip F. Chance (UWMC, Children's)
Stephen T. Glass (Children's)
Jerrold M. Millstein (Children's)
Brien W. Vlcek (Children's)
David Mankoff (UWMC, HMC)
Satoshi Minoshima (UWMC, HMC)
Wil B. Nelp (UWMC, HMC)

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Thomas J. Benedetti (UWMC, HMC)
Zane Brown (UWMC, HMC)
Edith Yee Tak Cheng (UWMC, HMC)
Thomas R. Easterling(UWMC, HMC)
David A. Eschenbach (UWMC, HMC)
Barbara A. Goff (UWMC, FHCRC, HMC)
Benjamin E. Greer (UWMC, FHCRC, HMC)
Gretchen M. Lentz (UWMC, HMC)
Michael Roy Soules (UWMC, HMC)

Ophthalmology

Mark J. Greenwald (Children's, UWMC, HMC)
Daniel J. Karr (UWMC)
James L. Kinyoun (UWMC, HMC)
Martha M. Leen (UWMC)
James C. Orcutt (VAPSHCS, UWMC, HMC)
Bryan S. Sires (HMC, UWMC)
Craig G. Wells (UWMC)
Steven Eugene Wilson (UWMC, HMC)

Orthopaedic Surgery

Stephen K. Benirschke (HMC, UWMC)
James D. Bruckner (UWMC, HMC, Children's)
Jens Chapman (HMC, UWMC)
Ernest U. Conrad III (UWMC, HMC, Children's)
Douglas Paul Hanel (HMC, UWMC)
Sigvard T. Hansen, Jr. (HMC, UWMC)
Martin G. Mankey (UWMC, HMC)
Frederick A. Matsen III (UWMC, HMC)
Vincent S. Mosca (UWMC, Children's, HMC)
M. L. (Chip) Routt, Jr. (HMC, UWMC)
Bruce J. Sangeorzan (HMC, VAPSHCS, UWMC)
Douglas G. Smith (HMC, UWMC)
Kit M. Song (Children's, HMC, UWMC)

Otolaryngology

Larry Duckert (UWMC, HMC)
Neal Futran (UWMC, HMC)
George A. Gates (UWMC, HMC)
Allen Hillel (VAPSHCS, UWMC, HMC)
Andrew F. Inglis, Jr. (Children's, UWMC, HMC)
Scott C. Manning (Children's, UWMC, HMC)
Kathleen C. Y. Sie (Children's, UWMC, HMC)
Ernest A. Weymuller, Jr. (UWMC, HMC)

Pathology

Ellsworth C. Alvord, Jr. (Children's, UWMC, HMC)

Pediatrics (General)

Jill Allen (Children's)
Jon R. Almquist (Children's)
Cora C. Breuner (Children's, UWMC, HMC)
David C. Brunelle (Children's)
Ruth A. Conn (Children's)
Steven W. Dassel (Children's)
Kathryn Hansen Del Beccaro (Children's, UWMC)
Kenneth W. Feldman (Children's, UWMC)
Jeannie Larsen (Children's)
Rhonda L. Levitt (Children's)
Ourania Malliris (Children's)
Edgar K. Marcuse (Children's)
Richard S. Mauseth (Children's)
Kathryn Mikesell (Children's)
Stuart Allen Minkin (Children's)
Mel Morse (Children's)
Gordon S. Naylor (Children's)
Tracie M. O'Neill (Children's)
Hal Cooper Quinn (Children's)
Frederick Rivara (HMC, Children's, UWMC)
Bill S. Schnall (Children's)
Nancy S. Schuette (Children's)
Donald L. Shifrin (Children's)
Terri G. Smith (Children's)
Gary B. Spector (Children's)
Robert W. Telzrow (Children's)
Mitchell B. Weinberg (Children's)
Margaret A. Wheeler (Children's)
Jeffrey A. Wright (Children's, UWMC)
Kyle E. Yasuda (Children's)

Pediatrics (Specialties)

Jane L. Burns (Children's, UWMC)
Dennis L. Christie (Children's, UWMC)
Kenneth W. Feldman (Children's, UWMC)
J. Russell Geyer (Children's, , UWMC)
S. Paul Herndon (Children's, UWMC, HMC)
Thomas K. Jones (Children's, UWMC)
C. Patrick Mahoney (Children's)
Richard S. Mauseth (Children's)
Richard A. Molteni (Children's)
Thomas W. Pendergrass (Children's, UWMC, FHCRC)
Bonnie W. Ramsey (Children's, UWMC)
Gregory J. Redding (Children's, UWMC, HMC)
Jean E. Sanders (FHCRC, Children's, UWMC)
C. Ronald Scott (Children's, UWMC)
David D. Sherry (Children's)
F. Bruder Stapleton (Children's, UWMC, HMC )
James Geoffrey Stevenson (Children's, UWMC)
Jane Todaro (Children's)
Carol A. Wallace (Children's)
Sandra Lee Watkins (Children's, UWMC, HMC)
Jerry J. Zimmerman (Children's, UWMC, HMC)

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Kathleen Reilly Bell (UWMC, HMC)
Diane D. Cardenas (UWMC, HMC)
Barry Goldstein (UWMC, HMC)
George H. Kraft (UWMC, HMC)
Lawrence R. Robinson (HMC, , UWMC)
Walter C. Stolov (UWMC, HMC)

Plastic Surgery

Loren H. Engrav (HMC, UWMC)
Joseph S. Gruss (Children's, UWMC, HMC)
Nicholas B. Vedder (HMC, UWMC )

Psychiatry

Soo Borson (UWMC)
Deborah S. Cowley (UWMC, HMC)
David L. Dunner (UWMC, HMC)
Wayne J. Katon (UWMC )
Murray A. Raskind (VAPSHCS, UWMC )
Richard Ries (HMC, UWMC)
Peter P. Roy-Byrne (HMC, UWMC)
Gary J. Tucker (UWMC, HMC)
Richard C. Veith (UWMC)
Nicholas G. Ward (HMC)

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

J. Randall Curtis (HMC, UWMC)
Leonard D. Hudson (HMC, UWMC)
David J. Pierson (HMC)
Ganesh Raghu (UWMC)
Kenneth P. Steinberg (HMC)

Radiation Oncology

Mary Austin-Seymour (UWMC)
Wui-Jin Koh (UWMC)
George E. Laramore (UWMC)
Kenneth Russell (UWMC, FHCRC)

Radiology

Eric Effmann (Children's, UWMC)
J. David Godwin (UWMC, HMC)
Jeffrey G. Jarvik (UWMC, HMC)
Kenneth R. Maravilla (UWMC, HMC)

Rheumatology

Daniel E. Furst (UWMC, HMC)
Gregory C. Gardner (UWMC, HMC)
Peter A. Simkin (UWMC)
Mark H. Wener (UWMC)
Robert F. Willkens (HMC)

Surgery

Alexander W. Clowes (UWMC, HMC)
Kaj Henry Johansen (UWMC, HMC)
Gregory Jurkovich (HMC, UWMC)
Ronald V. Maier (HMC, UWMC )
Carlos A. Pellegrini (UWMC, HMC)
James Perkins (UWMC, HMC)
Robert S. Sawin (Children's, HMC, UWMC)
Mika Sinanan (UWMC, HMC)
David Tapper (Children's, UWMC, HMC)

Surgical Oncology

Benjamin O. Anderson (UWMC, FHCRC)
David Roland Byrd (UWMC, , HMC)
Roger E. Moe (UWMC, HMC)
Carlos A. Pellegrini (UWMC, HMC)

Thoracic Surgery

Edward Verrier (UWMC, Children's, HMC)
Douglas E. Wood (UWMC, HMC)

Urology

Richard E. Berger (UWMC, HMC)
Paul Henry Lange (UWMC, FHCRC, HMC)
Christopher L. Marsh (UWMC, HMC)
Michael E. Mayo (UWMC, HMC)
Michael E. Mitchell (Children's, UWMC)

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