Honors and Recognition

Children's Top Doctors recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Congratulations to the 147 Children's physicians recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine as 2014 Top Doctors. More than 5,000 licensed metro-area physicians and registered nurses were asked to nominate one or more doctors (excluding themselves) whom they would choose if they or a loved one were seeking medical care. From there, candidates were grouped into 42 specialties and evaluated by a blue-ribbon panel for their peer recognition, professional achievement and disciplinary history.

The Top Doctors are all listed in the July issue of the magazine and will be listed online. In addition, Yoav Messinger, MD, pediatric hematology-oncology specialist, is featured in the magazine for his work as a key author and researcher studying the cause of a rare, aggressive childhood lung cancer gene.

Congratulations to all of our Top Doctors at Children's, who are an example of the great care we provide to children every day!

Jennifer Abuzzahab, MD, Children's of Minnesota Endocrinology
Robert Acton, MD, U of M Surgery, Pediatric
Peter Alden, MD, Minneapolis Heart Institute
Richard Andersen, MD, Children's of Minnesota Medical Education
Timothy Anderson, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associate
Scott Anseth, MD, Twin Cities Orthopedics
Howard Bach, MD, Partners in Pediatrics
Charles Baker, MD, Children's Heart Clinic
Evan Ballard, MD, Associated Eye Care – St. Paul
Kiran Belani, MD, Children's of Minnesota ID/Immunology
Anne Bendel, MD, Children's of Minnesota HEM/ONC Clinic
Catherine Bendel, MD, U of M Neonatology
Ellen Bendel-Stenzel, MD, Minnesota Neonatal Physicians
John Berestka, MD, Northwest Eye Clinic
Mark Bergeron, MD, MPH, Associates in Newborn Medicine Neonatal Medicine
Thomas Bergman, MD, Neurosurgical Associates
Gary Berman, MD, Allergy and Asthma Specialties
Susan Berry, MD, U of M Medical Genetics
Abdhish Bhavsar, MD, Retina Center
Merrill Biel, MD, Ear, Nose and Throat Specialty Care
Carrie Borchardt, MD, Children's of Minnesota Psychological Services
Carl Brown, MD, Ear, Nose and Throat Specialty Care
Sheldon Burns, MD, Edina Family Physicians
David Burton, MD, Children's Heart Clinic
Patrick Carolan, MD, Children's of Minnesota Emergency
Emily Chapman, MD, Children's of Minnesota Hospitalist Program
Blanche Chavers, MD, U of M Nephrology, Pediatrics
Pamela Gigi Chawla, MD, Children's of Minnesota Pediatrics Clinic
Edward Cheng, MD, U of M Orthopedics
Denis Clohisy, MD, U of M Orthopedics
J. Michael Coleman, MD, Associates in Newborn Medicine
Charles Crutchfield III, MD, Crutchfield Dermatology
Dina Curran, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates
Harley Dresner, MD, HealthPartners Specialty Center
David Einzig, MD, Children's of Minnesota Psychological Services
Geoffrey Emerson, MD, PhD, Retina Center
Isaac Felemovicius, MD, North Clinic Robbinsdale
Brad Feltis, MD, PhD, Pediatric Surgical Associates
David Ferenci, MD, Minnesota Gastroenterology
Frederick Fish, MD, Associated Skin Care Specialists
Gary Geller, MD, St. Paul Allergy and Asthma
Brett Gemlo, MD, Colon and Rectal Surgery Associates
Elizabeth Ellen Gilles, MD, Children's of Minnesota Neurology Clinic
Jennifer Gobel, MD, Mendakota Pediatrics
Mark Gormley, MD, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare
Charles Gornick, MD, Minneapolis Heart Institute
John Graber, MD, Minneapolis Heart Institute
David Gremmels, MD, Children's Heart Clinic
Erik Hagen, MD, Associates in Newborn Medicine Neonatal Medicine
Barbara Hansen, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates
Andrew Harrison, MD, U of M Ophthalmology
Thomas Helm, MD, Allergy and Asthma Care
Virginia Hustead, MD, Minnesota Neonatal Physicians
Joel Hutcheson, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates
Subbarao Inampudi, MD, Consulting Radiologists
Steven Inman, MD, Pediatric Services
Steven Janousek, MD, Noran Neurological Clinic
Timothy Johanson, MD, Metropolitan Pediatric Specialists
Clifford Kashtan, MD, U of M Nephrology Pediatric
Mumtaz Kazim, MD, Edina Family Physicians
Paula Kelly, MD, HealthEast Clinics Woodbury
Michelle Kennedy, MD, Minnesota Gastroenterology
Jason Koch, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates
Steven Koop, MD, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare
Theresa Kovarik, MD, HealthPartners Como
Paul Kubic, MD, Children's Respiratory and Critical Care
Allen Kuperman, MD, Partners in Pediatrics
Stephen Kurachek, MD, Children's Respiratory and Critical Care
Margaret Heisel Kurth, MD, Children's of Minnesota HEM/ONC Clinic
Jennifer Kyllo, MD, Children's of Minnesota Endocrinology
Andrea Lampland, MD, Associates in Newborn Medicine
Timothy Lander, MD, Children's of Minnesota, ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery
George Landis, MD, Landis Plastic Surgery
Bonnie Landrum, MD, Minnesota Neonatal Physicians
Mona LaPlant, MD, Children's of Minnesota Pediatric Rheumatology
Thomas Lefevere, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates
Kelly Lemieux, MD, Wayzata Children's Clinic
John Leser, MD, Minneapolis Heart Institute
Ann Lowry, MD, Colon and Rectal Surgery Associates
Kathleen Macken, MD, United Family Medicine
Paula Mackey, MD, Children's of Minnesota Pediatrics Clinics
Barbara Malone, MD, Children's of Minnesota ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery
Roy Maynard, MD, Children's Respiratory and Critical Care
John McNamara, MD, Children's Respiratory and Critical Care
Amir Mehbod, MD, Twin Cities Spine Center
Daniel Melby, MD, Minneapolis Heart Institute
Peter Melchert, MD, Allina – ANW Hospitalist Services
Nancy Mendelsohn, MD, Children's of Minnesota Genetics
Yoav Messinger, MD, Children's of Minnesota HEM/ONC Clinic
David Miller, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates
William Mize, MD, Children's of Minnesota Radiology
Christopher Moertel, MD, U of M HEM/ONC Pediatric
Jens Morkeberg, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates
Richard Morris, MD, Allergy and Asthma Care
Lawrence Morrissey, MD, Central Pediatrics
Mahmoud Nagib, MD, Neurosurgical Associates
Joseph Neglia, MD, U of M HEM/ONC Pediatric
Stephen Nelson, MD, Children's of Minnesota HEM/ONC Clinic
Tom Novacheck, MD, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare Pediatric Orthopedics
Vicki Oster, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates
Michael Partington, MD, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare Neurosurgery
Richard Patterson, MD, Children's of Minnesota Radiology
William Pomputius III, MD, Children's of Minnesota ID/Immunology
Michael Pryor, MD, Children's Respiratory and Critical Care
Jason Raasch, MD, Midwest Immunology Clinic
Robert Ramsay, MD, VitreoRetinal Surgery
Michelle Rheault, MD, U of M Nephrology, Pediatric
Frank Rimell, MD, Children's of Minnesota ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery
Frank Ritter, MD, Minnesota Epilepsy Group
Inell Rosario, MD, Andros ENT and Sleep Center
Gerald Rosen, MD, Children's of Minnesota Sleep Clinic
David Rustad, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates
Andrew Rzepka, MD, Park Nicollet Brookdale
Sandra Sackett, MD, Central Pediatrics
Daniel Saltzman, MD, U of M Surgery Pediatric
Milagros Santiago, MD, Children's of Minnesota Pediatrics Clinic
Gregg Savitt, MD, Partners in Pediatrics
Mark Schleiss, MD, U of M Infectious Disease Pediatric
David Schmelling, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates
Derek Schmidt, MD, HealthPartners Regions Otolaryngology
Sarah Schwarzenberg, MD, U of M Gastroenterology Pediatric
James Schwender, MD, Twin Cities Spine Center
Robert Segal, MD, Children's of Minnesota Pediatrics Clinic
Barbara Seizert, MD, Sister Kenny Rehab Associates
Susan Sencer, MD, Children's of Minnesota HEM/ONC Clinic
James Sidman, MD, Children's of Minnesota ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery
Lori Skallerud, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates
Leonard Snellman, MD, HealthPartners White Bear Lake
Richard Stafford, MD, Minnesota Gastroenterology
Howard Stang, MD, HealthPartners White Bear Lake
Erik Stene, MD, Pediatric Anesthesia
Allan Stillerman, MD, Allergy and Asthma Specialists
Stephen Sundberg, MD, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare Orthopedics
Marshall Taniguchi, MD, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare Physical Medicine and Rehab
Rod Tarrago, MD, Children's Respiratory and Critical Care
T. Michael Tedford, MD, Ear, Nose, Throat Clinic and Hearing Center
Andrew Thomas, MD, HealthPartners Specialty Center
Jon Thomas, MD, Ear, Nose and Throat Specialty Care
Ensor Transfeldt, MD, Twin Cities Spine Center
Ann Van Heest, MD, U of M Orthopedic Surgery
David Vandersteen, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates
David Wahoff, MD, PhD, Pediatric Surgical Associates
Kevin Walker, MD, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare Orthopedics
Michael Wexler, MD, Advancements in Allergy and Asthma
Beverly Wical, MD, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare Neurology
James Wolpert, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates
Cherie Zachary, MD, Midwest Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists
Brian Zelickson, MD, Skin Specialists