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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 Minnesota
  • Robert D. Acton, MD, U of M – Surgery, Pediatric
  • Peter B. Alden, MD, Minneapolis Heart Institute
  • Richard D. Andersen, MD, Children’s 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 Minnesota
  • Anne E. Bendel, MD, Children’s 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 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 Minnesota
  • Keith L. Cavanaugh, MD, Children’s Respiratory & Critical Care Specialists, PA
  • Emily P. Chapman, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Pamela Gigi Chawla, MD, Children’s 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 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 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 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 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 Minnesota
  • Jennifer H. Kyllo, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Andrea L. Lampland, MD, Associates in Newborn Medicine
  • Timothy A. Lander, MD, Children’s 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 Minnesota
  • Michael T. Madison, MD, St. Paul Radiology
  • Barbara N. Malone, MD, Children’s 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 Minnesota
  • Yoav H. Messinger, MD, Children’s 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 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 Minnesota
  • Joseph A. Petronio, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Robert T. Plouff, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • William F. Pomputius, MD, Children’s 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 Minnesota
  • Mona M. Riskalla, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Frank J. Ritter, MD, Minnesota Epilepsy Group
  • Gerald M. Rosen, MD, Children’s 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 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 Minnesota
  • Barbara P. Seizert, MD, Sister Kenny Rehab Associates
  • Susan F. Sencer, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • James D. Sidman, MD, Children’s 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 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
Becky Sonka