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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 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
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 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

Becky Sonka