Honors and Recognition

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

Congratulations to the 161 Children's physicians recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine as 2015 Top Doctors. The 19th edition of the list includes nearly 750 doctors from across the Twin Cities. 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, Kiran Belani, MD, pediatric infectious disease specialist, is featured in the magazine about her work caring for the first child in Minnesota to be diagnosed with HIV, changes and trends in pediatric infectious disease, vaccinations and Ebola.

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 Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Robert D. Acton, MD, U of M - Surgery, Pediatric

Peter B. Alden, MD, Minneapolis Heart Institute

Richard D. Andersen, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Timothy J. Anderson, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates

Scott D. Anseth, MD, Twin Cities Orthopedics

Howard L. Bach, MD, Partners in Pediatrics

Charles M. Baker, MD, Children's Heart Clinic

Evan A. Ballard, MD, Associated Eye Care - St. Paul

Kiran K. Belani, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Anne E. Bendel, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Catherine M. Bendel, MD, U of M - Neonatology

Ellen M. Bendel-Stenzel, MD, Minnesota Neonatal Physicians

Steven R. Bennett, MD, VitreoRetinal Surgery

Mark J. Bergeron, MD, MPH, Associates in Newborn Medicine

Thomas A. Bergman, MD, Neurosurgical Associates

Gary D. Berman, MD, Allergy & Asthma Specialists

Susan A. Berry, MD, U of M - Medical Genetics

Abdhish R. Bhavsar, MD, Retina Center

Merrill A. Biel, MD, Ear, Nose & Throat Specialty Care

Carrie M. Borchardt, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Carl A. Brown, MD, Ear, Nose & Throat Specialty Care

Sheldon R. Burns, MD, Edina Family Physicians

David A. Burton, MD, Children's Heart Clinic

Herbert L. Cantrill, MD, VitreoRetinal Surgery

Patrick L. Carolan, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Keith L. Cavanaugh, MD, Children's Respiratory & Critical Care Specialists, PA

Emily P. Chapman, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Pamela Gigi Chawla, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Blanche M. Chavers, MD, U of M - Nephrology, Pediatric

Edward Y. Cheng, MD, U of M - Orthopedics

Denis R. Clohisy, MD, U of M - Orthopedics

T. David Cox, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Charles E. Crutchfield, MD, Crutchfield Dermatology

Dina E. Curran, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates

Harley S. Dresner, MD, HealthPartners - Specialty Center

David G. Einzig, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Geoffrey G. Emerson, MD, Retina Center

W. Keith Engel, MD, Northwest Eye Clinic

Isaac Felemovicius, MD, North Clinic - Robbinsdale

Brad A. Feltis, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates

David A. Ferenci, MD, Minnesota Gastroenterology

Brett T. Gemlo, MD, Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates

Jennifer W. Gobel, MD, Mendakota Pediatrics

Mark E. Gormley, MD, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

Charles C. Gornick, MD, Minneapolis Heart Institute

David B. Gremmels, MD, Children's Heart Clinic

Erik A. Hagen, MD, Associates in Newborn Medicine

Barbara J. Hansen, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates

Daniel W. Hanson, MD, Midwest Spine and Brain Institute

Andrew R. Harrison, MD, U of M - Ophthalmology

Thomas J. Helm, MD, Allergy & Asthma Care, PA

Laura G. Hoyt, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Virginia A. Hustead, MD, Minnesota Neonatal Physicians

Joel C. Hutcheson, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates

Steven V. Inman, MD, Pediatric Services

Sharon B. Jaeger, MD, Central Pediatrics

Steven T. Janousek, MD, Noran Neurological Clinic

Timothy E. Johanson, MD, Metropolitan Pediatric Specialists

Richard G. Karlen, MD, Midwest Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists

Clifford E. Kashtan, MD, U of M - Nephrology, Pediatric

Mumtaz A. Kazim, MD, Edina Family Physicians

Michelle S. Kennedy, MD, Minnesota Gastroenterology

Anupam B. Kharbanda, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Jason J. Koch, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates

Lazaros K. Kochilas, MD, U of M - Cardiology, Pediatric

Steven E. Koop, MD, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

Teresa F. Kovarik, MD, HealthPartners - Como

Paul T. Kubic, MD, Children's Respiratory & Critical Care Specialists, PA

Allen P. Kuperman, MD, Partners in Pediatrics

Stephen C. Kurachek, MD, Children's Respiratory & Critical Care Specialists, PA

Margaret H. Kurth, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Jennifer H. Kyllo, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Andrea L. Lampland, MD, Associates in Newborn Medicine

Timothy A. Lander, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

George H. Landis, MD, Landis Plastic Surgery

Bonnie G. Landrum, MD, Minnesota Neonatal Physicians

Thomas V. Lefevere, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates

Kelly Lemieux, MD, Wayzata Children's Clinic

John R. Lesser, MD, Minneapolis Heart Institute

Ann C. Lowry, MD, Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates

Kathleen M. Macken, MD, Allina Health - United Family Medicine

Paula S. Mackey, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Michael T. Madison, MD, St. Paul Radiology

Barbara N. Malone, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Roy C. Maynard, MD, Children's Respiratory & Critical Care Specialists, PA

Michael P. McCue, MD, Neurosurgical Associates

John J. McNamara, MD, Children's Respiratory & Critical Care Specialists, PA

Amir A. Mehbod, MD, Twin Cities Spine Center

Daniel Melby, MD, Minneapolis Heart Institute

Paul D. Melchert, MD, Allina Health - ANW Hospitalist Serv

Peter J. Melchert, MD, Allina Health - ANW Hospitalist Serv

Nancy J. Mendelsohn, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Yoav H. Messinger, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

David P. Miller, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates

Christopher L. Moertel, MD, U of M - Hem-Onc, Pediatric

Jens C. Morkeberg, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates

Richard J. Morris, MD, Allergy and Asthma Care

Lawrence E. Morrissey, MD, Central Pediatrics

Mahmoud G. Nagib, MD, Neurosurgical Associates

Joseph P. Neglia, MD, U of M - Hem-Onc, Pediatric

Stephen C. Nelson, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Shani K. Norberg, MD, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

Tom F. Novacheck, MD, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

Vicki M. Oster, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates

David M. Overman, MD, Children's Heart Clinic

Michael D. Partington, MD, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

Richard J. Patterson, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Joseph A. Petronio, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Robert T. Plouff, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

William F. Pomputius, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Michael P. Pryor, MD, Children's Respiratory & Critical Care Specialists, PA

Polly A. Quiram, MD, VitreoRetinal Surgery

Jason P. Raasch, MD, Midwest Immunology Clinic

Yuri Reinberg, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates

Michelle N. Rheault, MD, U of M - Nephrology, Pediatric

Frank L. Rimell, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Mona M. Riskalla, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Frank J. Ritter, MD, Minnesota Epilepsy Group

Gerald M. Rosen, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

David G. Rustad, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates

Lorene E. Rutherford, MD, Lakeview Clinic - Chaska

Edwin H. Ryan, MD, VitreoRetinal Surgery

Andrew A. Rzepka, MD, Park Nicollet - Brookdale

Sandra K. Sackett, MD, Central Pediatrics

Daniel A. Saltzman, MD, U of M - Surgery, Pediatric

Milagros Santiago, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Gregg J. Savitt, MD, Partners in Pediatrics

Mark R. Schleiss, MD, U of M - Infectious Disease, Pediatric

David J. Schmeling, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates

Derek J. Schmidt, MD, HealthPartners - Regions

Sarah J. Schwarzenberg, MD, U of M - Gastroenterology, Pediatric

James D. Schwender, MD, Twin Cities Spine Center

Robert M. Segal, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Barbara P. Seizert, MD, Sister Kenny Rehab Associates

Susan F. Sencer, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

James D. Sidman, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Lori M. Skallerud, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates

Leonard W. Snellman, MD, HealthPartners - White Bear Lake

Michael P. Spencer, MD, Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates

Howard J. Stang, MD, HealthPartners - White Bear Lake

Erik N. Stene, MD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Allan Stillerman, MD, Allergy & Asthma Specialists

Stephen B. Sundberg, MD, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

Marshall H. Taniguchi, MD, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

T. Michael Tedford, MD, Ear Nose Throat Clinic & Hearing Center

Andrew J. Thomas, MD, HealthPartners - Specialty Center

Jon V. Thomas, MD, Ear, Nose & Throat Specialty Care

Christopher J. Tolan, MD, Midwest Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists

Ensor E. Transfeldt, MD, Twin Cities Spine Center

Ann E. Van Heest, MD, U of M - Orthopedic Surgery

David R. Vandersteen, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates

David C. Wahoff, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates

Kevin R. Walker, MD, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

Michael R. Wexler, MD, Advancements in Allergy and Asthma

William B. Wheeler, MD, Children's Respiratory & Critical Care Specialists, PA

Beverly S. Wical, MD, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

David F. Williams, MD, VitreoRetinal Surgery

James J. Wolpert, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates

Cherie Y. Zachary, MD, Midwest Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists

Brian D. Zelickson, MD, Skin Specialists

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