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

Congratulations to the 205 Children’s 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.

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 also 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!

M. Jennifer Abuzzahab, MD, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of 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 Hospitals and Clinics of 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 Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Catherine M. Bendel, MD, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital
Anne E. Bendel, MD, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of 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 Hospitals and Clinics of 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 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
Blanche M. Chavers, MD, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital
Pamela Gigi Chawla, MD, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Edward Y. Cheng, MD, University of Minnesota Health
Denis R. Clohisy, MD, University of Minnesota Health
Ted David Cox, MD, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of 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 Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Harley Seth Dresner, MD, HealthPartners Specialty Center
Kirsten B. Dummer, MD, Children’s Heart Clinic
David G.  Einzig, MD, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Geoffrey G. Emerson, MD, Retina Center, PA
W. 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 Hospitals and Clinics of 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 Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Laura G. Hoyt, MD, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of 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 Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Elsa N. Keeler, MD, HealthPartners Medical Group
Michelle S. Kennedy, MD, Minnesota Gastroenterology
Anupam, Kharbanda, MD, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of 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 Hospitals and Clinics of 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 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
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 Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Manu Madhok, MD, MPH, 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
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 Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Peter J. Melchert, MD, Abbott Northwestern Hospitalist Service/Pediatric Hospitalist Associates
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, Ltd
William A. Mize, MD, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of 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 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, 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 Hospitals and Clinics of 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 Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Tammi S. Plotnik, MD, Pediatric & Young Adult Medicine, PA
Robert T. Plouff, MD, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
William F. Pomputius III, MD, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Tamara C. Pozos, MD, PhD, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of 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 Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Yuri Reinberg, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates, Ltd.
Michelle Rheault, MD, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital
Frank L. Rimell, MD, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Mona M. Riskalla, MD, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of 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 Hospitals and Clinics of 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 Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Matthew S. Segedy, MD, South Lake Pediatrics
Barbara P. Seizert, MD, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Associates
Susan F. Sencer, MD, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Kevin J. Sheridan, MD, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
Maurice G. Sholas, MD, PhD, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Michael R. Shreve, MD, Children’s Respiratory & Critical Care Specialists, PA
James D. Sidman, MD, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of 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 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
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 Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Michael R.  Wexler, MD, Advancements in Allergy & Asthma Care, Ltd.
Bill Wheeler, MD, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of 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

Becky Sonka