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Children’s Minnesota Top Doctors recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Dr. Gigi Chawla Top Doctors
Gigi Chawla, MD, senior medical director of primary care at Children’s Minnesota, was featured on the cover of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s Top Doctors issue.

Congratulations to the 205 Children’s Minnesota physicians recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine as 2016 Top Doctors. The 20th edition of the list includes nearly 864 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 45 specialties and evaluated by a blue-ribbon panel for their peer recognition, professional achievement and disciplinary history.

Dr. Gigi Chawla Top Doctors
Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s Top Doctors issue is available at newsstands throughout the Twin Cities.

The Top Doctors are all listed in the July issue of the magazine. Dr. Gigi Chawla was profiled and also featured on the cover of the magazine, a huge honor for her and Children’s. In addition, Dr. M. Jennifer Abuzzahab was highlighted with a photo and feature story about her work treating children who have survived a brain tumor called a craniopharyngioma.

Congratulations to all of our Top Doctors at Children’s who live our value of “Kids first” every day!

Complete list of Top Doctors:

  • Dr. M. Jennifer Abuzzahab Top Doctors
    M. Jennifer Abuzzahab, MD, an endocrinologist at the McNeely Pediatric Diabetes Center on the St. Paul campus of Children’s Minnesota, was featured in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s Top Doctors issue.

    Jennifer Abuzzahab, MD, Children’s Minnesota

  • George V. Achett, MD, Metropolitan Pediatric Specialists, PA
  • Robert D. Acton, MD, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital
  • Richard D. Andersen, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Timothy J. Anderson, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates, Ltd.
  • Scott D. Anseth, MD, Twin Cities Orthopedics, PA
  • Howard L. Bach, MD, Partners in Pediatrics
  • Charles M. Baker, MD, Children’s Heart Clinic
  • Evan A. Ballard, MD, Associated Eye Care
  • Jane E. Barthell, MD, Minnesota Neonatal Physicians
  • Kiran K. Belani, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Catherine M. Bendel, MD, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital
  • Anne E. Bendel, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Ellen Bendel-Stenzel, MD, Minnesota Neonatal Physicians
  • Steven R. Bennett, MD, VitreoRetinal Surgery, PA
  • Mark J. Bergeron, MD, MPH, Associates in Newborn Medicine
  • Thomas A. Bergman, MD, Neurosurgical Associates, Ltd.
  • Gary D. Berman, MD, Allergy & Asthma Specialists
  • Susan A. Berry, MD, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital
  • Abdhish R. Bhavsar, MD, Retina Center, PA
  • Merrill A. Biel, MD, PhD, Ear, Nose & Throat Specialty Care of Minnesota, PA
  • Bryce A. Binstadt, MD, PhD, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital (UMPhysicians)
  • Carrie M. Borchardt, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Galen N. Breningstall, MD, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
  • Carl A. Brown, MD, Ear, Nose & Throat Specialty Care of Minnesota, PA
  • Sheldon R. Burns, MD, Edina Family Physicians
  • David A. Burton, MD, Children’s Heart Clinic
  • Herbert L. Cantrill III, MD, VitreoRetinal Surgery, PA
  • 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
  • Blanche M. Chavers, MD, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital
  • Pamela Gigi Chawla, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Edward Y. Cheng, MD, University of Minnesota Health
  • Denis R. Clohisy, MD, University of Minnesota Health
  • Ted David Cox, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD, Crutchfield Dermatology
  • Dina E. Curran, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates, Ltd.
  • Sundeep Dev, MD, VitreoRetinal Surgery, PA
  • Megan K., Dishop, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Harley Seth Dresner, MD, HealthPartners Specialty Center
  • Kirsten B. Dummer, MD, Children’s Heart Clinic
  • David G. Einzig, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Geoffrey G. Emerson, MD, Retina Center, PA
  • Keith Engel, MD, Northwest Eye Clinic
  • Stephen P. England, MD, Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital
  • Isaac Felemovicius, MD, North Clinic
  • Brad A. Feltis, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates, Ltd.
  • David A. Ferenci, MD, Minnesota Gastroenterology
  • Michael D. Frost, MD, Minnesota Epilepsy Group, PA
  • John J. Garcia, MD, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
  • Brett T. Gemlo, MD, Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates, Ltd.
  • Jennifer W. Gobel, MD, Mendakota Pediatrics, Ltd.
  • Mark E. Gormley Jr., MD, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
  • Charles C. Gornick, MD, Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital
  • David B. Gremmels, MD, Children’s Heart Clinic
  • Erik A. Hagen, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Barbara J. Hansen, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates, Ltd.
  • Daniel W. Hanson, MD, Midwest Spine & Brain Institute, LLC
  • Andrew R. Harrison, MD, University of Minnesota Health
  • Thomas J. Helm, MD, Allergy & Asthma Care
  • David A. Hirschman, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Laura G. Hoyt, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Joel C. Hutcheson, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates, Ltd.
  • Steven V. Inman, MD, Pediatric Services, PA
  • Sharon B. Jaeger, MD, Central Pediatrics
  • Steven T. Janousek, MD, Noran Neurological Clinic, PA
  • Richard G. Karlen, MD, Midwest Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists
  • Clifford E. Kashtan, MD, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital
  • Mumtaz A. Kazim, MD, Edina Family Physicians
  • Susan L. Kearney, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Elsa N. Keeler, MD, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Michelle S. Kennedy, MD, Minnesota Gastroenterology
  • Anupam, Kharbanda, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Andrew W. Kiragu, MD, Hennepin County Medical Center
  • John P. Knoedler Jr., MD, FACR, St. Paul Radiology
  • Jason J. Koch, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates, Ltd.
  • Paula F. Kocken, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Steven E. Koop, MD, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
  • Teresa F. Kovarik, MD, HealthPartners Como Clinic
  • Nathaniel, Kreykes, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates, Ltd.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jeannie T. Larson, MD, Park Nicollet
  • Andrew W. Larson, MD, Partners in Pediatrics
  • Mary J. Lawler, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates, Ltd.
  • Thomas V. Lefevere, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates, Ltd.
  • Kelly S. Lemieux, MD, Wayzata Children’s Clinic
  • John R. Lesser, MD, Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital
  • Jane M. Lewis, MD, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital (UMPhysicians)
  • Arnold L. London, MD, Allina Health Bandana Square Clinic
  • Ann C. Lowry, MD, Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates, Ltd.
  • Kathleen M. Macken, MD, United Family Medicine & Residency Program
  • Paula S. Mackey, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Manu Madhok, MD, MPH, Children’s Minnesota
  • Michael T. Madison, MD, St. Paul Radiology
  • Barbara N. Malone, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Kenneth K. Maslonka, MD, Children’s Respiratory & Critical Care Specialists
  • Roy C. Maynard, MD, Children’s Respiratory & Critical Care Specialists, Pa
  • Michael P. McCue, MD, Neurosurgical Associates, Ltd.
  • John J. McNamara, MD, Children’s Respiratory & Critical Care Specialists, PA
  • Amir A. Mehbod, MD, Twin Cities Spine Center
  • Daniel P. Melby, MD, Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital
  • Paul D. Melchert, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Peter J. Melchert, MD, Abbott Northwestern Hospitalist Service/Pediatric Hospitalist Associates
  • Nancy J. Mendelsohn, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Yoav H. Messinger, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • David P. Miller, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates, Ltd
  • William A. Mize, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Christopher L. Moertel, MD, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital
  • Francis X. Moga, MD, Children’s Heart Clinic
  • Christian Morkeberg, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates, Ltd.
  • Jeffrey J. Morken, MD, Hennepin County Medical Center
  • Lawrence E. Morrissey, MD, Central Pediatrics
  • Alexandra L. Muschenheim, MD, St. Paul Radiology
  • Mahmoud G. Nagib, MD, Neurosurgical Associates, Ltd.
  • Joseph P. Neglia, MD, MPH, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital
  • 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, Ltd.
  • David M. Overman, MD, Children’s Heart Clinic
  • Michael Partington, MD, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
  • Mrunalini D. Parvataneni, MD, Northwest Eye Clinic, PA
  • Richard J. Patterson, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Deniz A. Perese, MD, Associated Anesthesiologists
  • Joseph H. Perra, MD, Twin Cities Spine Center
  • Michele Peterson, MD, HealthEast Woodbury Clinic
  • Joseph A. Petronio, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Tammi S. Plotnik, MD, Pediatric & Young Adult Medicine, PA
  • Robert T. Plouff, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • William F. Pomputius III, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Tamara C. Pozos, MD, PhD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Michael P. Pryor, MD, Children’s Respiratory & Critical Care Specialists, PA
  • Deborah S. Quanbeck, MD, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
  • Polly A. Quiram, MD, PhD, VitreoRetinal Surgery, PA
  • Jason P. Raasch, MD, Midwest Immunology Clinic
  • Molly E. Raske, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Yuri Reinberg, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates, Ltd.
  • Michelle Rheault, MD, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital
  • Frank L. Rimell, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Mona M. Riskalla, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • David G. Rustad, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates, Ltd.
  • Lorene E. Rutherford, MD, Lakeview Clinic, Ltd
  • Edwin H. Ryan Jr., MD, VitreoRetinal Surgery, PA
  • Andrew A. Rzepka, MD, Park Nicollet Clinic
  • Sandra K. Sackett, MD, Central Pediatrics
  • Daniel A. Saltzman, MD, PhD, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital
  • Christy S. Sanford, MD, Allina Health East Lake Street Clinic
  • Milagros Santiago, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Gregg J. Savitt, MD, Partners in Pediatrics, Ltd
  • Mark R. Schleiss, MD, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital
  • David J. Schmeling, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates, Ltd.
  • Derek J. Schmidt, MD, HealthPartners Specialty Center
  • Lisa J. Schneider, MD, Consulting Radiologists, Ltd.
  • Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg, MD, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital
  • James D. Schwender, MD, Twin Cities Spine Center
  • Robert M. Segal, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Matthew S. Segedy, MD, South Lake Pediatrics
  • Barbara P. Seizert, MD, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Associates
  • Susan F. Sencer, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Kevin J. Sheridan, MD, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
  • Maurice G. Sholas, MD, PhD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Michael R. Shreve, MD, Children’s Respiratory & Critical Care Specialists, PA
  • James D. Sidman, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Stefano M. Sinicropi, MD, Midwest Spine & Brain Institute
  • Lori M. Skallerud, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates, Ltd.
  • Deborah S. Smith-Wright, MD, Shriners Hospitals for Children (UMPhysicians)
  • Leonard W. Snellman, MD, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Michael P. Spencer, MD, Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates, Ltd.
  • Trudie R. Sprenkle, MD, Partners in Pediatrics, Ltd
  • Howard J. Stang, MD, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Marie E. Steiner, MD, MS, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital
  • 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
  • Michael Tedford, MD, Ear, Nose & Throat Specialty Care of Minnesota, PA
  • Jon V. Thomas, MD, Ear, Nose & Throat Specialty Care of Minnesota, PA
  • Andrew J. Thomas, MD, HealthPartners Specialty Center
  • Christopher J. Tolan, MD, Midwest Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Skincare
  • Ensor E. Transfeldt, MD, Twin Cities Spine Center
  • Ann E. Van Heest, MD, University of Minnesota Health
  • David R. Vandersteen, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates, Ltd.
  • Richard K. Vehe, MD, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital (UMPhysicians)
  • Priya Verghese, MD, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital
  • David C. Wahoff, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates, Ltd.
  • Kevin R. Walker, MD, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
  • Kent W. Wegmann, MD, Children’s Minnesota
  • Michael R. Wexler, MD, Advancements in Allergy & Asthma Care, Ltd.
  • Bill Wheeler, MD, Children’s Minnesota (UMPhysicians)
  • Beverly S. Wical, MD, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
  • David F. Williams, MD, VitreoRetinal Surgery, PA
  • Sheri L. Williams, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates, Ltd.
  • David Lee Wineinger, MD, HealthPartners RiverWay Clinic
  • James J. Wolpert, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates, Ltd.
  • Cherie Y. Zachary, MD, Midwest Allergy & Asthma
  • Brian D. Zelickson, MD, Zel Skin & Laser Specialists

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