This is an archived article.

July 2, 2002

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

Media contacts:

Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center: Georgia Taylor (206) 528-5207

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance:
Susan Edmonds, (206) 667-2896

Harborview Medical Center: Susan Gregg-Hanson, (206) 731-4097

University of Washington: Walter Neary or Pam Sowers, (206) 543-3620

Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System:
Jeri Rowe or Ellen Flores, (206) 764-2435


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.

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 nearly 500 Western Washington listings this year, a little more than half 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).

This listing was updated on July 10, 2002

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)
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)

Cardiovascular Disease

Arnold Baas (HMC, UWMC)
Marshall Corson (HMC, UWMC)
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)
Julie Gralow (UWMC, FHCRC)
John A. Hansen (FHCRC, UWMC)
Robert B. Livingston (UWMC, FHCRC)
Stephen Hans Petersdorf (UWMC, FHCRC, HMC)
Oliver Press (FHCRC, UWMC)
F. Marc Stewart (FHCRC, UWMC)
Arthur R. Thompson (UWMC, FHCRC, HMC)
John Ainslie Thompson (UWMC, FHCRC)

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)

Nuclear Medicine

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