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

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Congratulations to the 197 Children’s physicians recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine as 2018 Top Doctors. The 22nd edition of the list includes more than 800 doctors from across the Twin Cities. Physicians 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 on myriad factors, including (but not limited to) peer recognition, professional achievement, and disciplinary history. Doctors who had the highest scores from each grouping were invited to serve on a blue-ribbon panel that evaluated the other candidates.

The Top Doctors are all listed in the July issue of the magazine and will be online. In addition, Susan Sencer, MD, was featured for her dedicated work in hematology and oncology.

Congratulations to all of our Top Doctors at Children’s, who are an amazing example of the great care we provide to children every day!

Tor Aasheim, MD, Allina Health Surgical Specialists
Jennifer Abuzzahab, MD, Children’s Minnesota – Diabetes Endocrine
George Achett, MD, Metro Pediatric Specialists
Robert Acton, University of Minnesota – Pediatric Surgery
Timothy Anderson, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates
Scott Anseth, MD, Twin Cities Orthopedics
Joseph Arms, MD, Children’s Minnesota – Emergency Medicine
Howard Bach, MD, Partners in Pediatrics
Charles Baker, MD, Children’s Heart Clinic
Jane Barthell, MD, Minnesota Neonatal Physicians
Kiran Belani, MD, Children’s Minnesota – Infectious Disease Immunology
Anne Bendel, MD, Children’s Minnesota – Hematology Oncology
Catherine Bendel, MD, University of Minnesota Neonatology
Ellen Bendel-Stenzel, MD, Minnesota Neonatal Physicians
Steven Bennett, MD, VitreoRetinal Surgery
Mark Bergeron, MD, MPH, Associates in Newborn Medicine
Thomas Bergman, MD, Neurosurgical Associates
Gary Berman, MD, Allergy and Asthma Specialists PA
Susan Berry, MD, University of Minnesota – Pediatrics
Abdhish Bhavsar, MD, Retina Center
Merrill Biel, MD, Ear Nose Throat Specialty Care
Bryce Binstadt, MD, University of Minnesota – Pediatric Rheumatology
Carrie Borchardt, MD, Children’s Minnesota – Psychiatric Services
Sheldon Burns, MD, Edina Family Physicians
David Burton, MD, The Children’s Heart Clinic
Patrick Carolan, MD, Children’s Minnesota – Emergency Medicine
Christopher Carter, MD, The Children’s Heart Clinic
Keith Cavanaugh, MD, Children’s Respiratory and Critical Care Specialists
Emily Chapman, MD, Children’s Minnesota Chief Medical Officer and Vice President Medical Affairs
Blanche Chavers, MD, University of Minnesota – Nephrology
Gigi Chawla, MD, Children’s Minnesota – Pediatric Clinic
Edward Cheng, MD, University of Minnesota – Orthopedic Surgery
Julie Chu, MD, Children’s Minnesota – Hematology Oncology
Denis Clohisy, MD, University of Minnesota – Orthopedic Surgery
Ted David Cox, MD, Children’s Minnesota
Charles Crutchfield, MD, Crutchfield Dermatology
Dina Curran, MD, Southdale Pediatrics Associates
Sundeep Dev, MD, VitreoRetinal Surgery
Harley Dresner, MD, HealthPartners Specialty Center
James Dufort, MD, Eagan Valley Pediatrics
Kirsten Dummer, MD, Children’s Heart Clinic PA
Sam Economou, MD, Plastic Surgery Consultants
David Einzig, MD, Children’s Minnesota – Psychiatric Services
Geoffrey Emerson, MD, Retina Center
William Engel, MD, Northwest Eye Clinic
Stephen England, MD, Park Nicollet
Nissa Erickson, MD, Minnesota Gastroenterology
David Estrin, MD, South Lake Pediatrics
Isaac Felemovicius, MD, North Clinic
Brad Feltis, MD, PhD, Pediatric Surgical Associates
David Ferenci, MD, Minnesota Gastroenterology
Michael Frost, MD, Minnesota Epilepsy Group
Laura Gandrud, MD, Children’s Minnesota – Diabetes Endocrine
John Garcia, MD, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
Michael Garvis, MD, South Lake Pediatrics
Caroline George, MD, University of Minnesota – Pediatric Critical Care
Geoffrey Getnick, MD, Ear Nose Throat Clinic and Hearing Center
Jennifer White Gobel, MD, Mendakota Pediatrics
Mark Gormley, MD,  Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
Charles Gornick, MD, Minneapolis Heart Institute
David Gremmels, MD, The Children’s Heart Clinic
Barbara Hansen, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates
Andrew Harrison, MD, University of Minnesota – Ophthalmology
Thomas Helm, MD,  Allergy and Asthma Care
Mark Hill, MD, HCMC –  Surgery 09
David Hirschman, MD, Children’s Minnesota – Emergency Medicine
Kristen Hook, MD, University of Minnesota – Dermatology
Laura Hoyt, MD, Children’s Minnesota – Infectious Disease Immunology
Joel Hutcheson, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates
Steven Inman, MD, Pediatric Services
Sharon Brennan Jaeger, MD, Central Pediatrics PA
Steven Janousek, MD, Noran Neurological Clinic
Eric Johnson, MD, Allina Health Surgical Specialists
Richard Karlen, MD, Midwest Ear Nose Throat Specialists
Clifford Kashtan, MD, University of Minnesota – Nephrology
Sarah Kaus, MD, Children’s Minnesota – Anesthesia
Mumtaz Kazim, MD, Edina Family Physicians 
Susan Kearney, MD, Children’s Minnesota – Hematology Oncology
Michelle Kennedy, MD, Minnesota Gastroenterology
Anupam Kharbanda, MD, Children’s Minnesota – Emergency Medicine
Andrew Kiragu, MD, Children’s Respiratory and Critical Care Specialists
John Knoedler, MD, St. Paul Radiology
Jason Koch, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates
Steven Early Koop, MD, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
Teresa Kovarik, MD, HealthPartners Como Clinic
Nathaniel Kreykes, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates
Jennifer Kyllo, MD, Children’s Minnesota – Diabetes Endocrine
Andrea Lampland, MD, Associates in Newborn Medicine
Timothy Lander, MD, Children’s Minnesota – ENT Facial Plastic Clinic
George Landis, MD, Landis Plastic Surgery
Bonnie Landrum, MD, Minnesota Neonatal Physicians
David Larson, MD, EMPAC Emergency Medical Physicians and Consultants
Mary Lawler, MD,  Southdale Pediatric Associates
Kelly Lemieux, MD, Wayzata Children’s Clinic
John Lesser, MD, Minneapolis Heart Institute
Jane Lewis, MD, University of Minnesota – Urology
Jamie Lohr, MD, University of Minnesota
Stephen Lutz, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates
Kathleen Macken, MD, United Family Medicine
Manu Madhok, MD MPH, Children’s Minnesota – General Pediatrics

Michael Madison, MD, St. Paul Radiology
Barbara Malone, MD, Children’s Minnesota – ENT Facial Plastic Clinic
Edward (Chip) Martin-Chaffee, MD, BRAMER Medical Services, Inc.
Kenneth Maslonka, MD, Children’s Respiratory and Critical Care Specialists
Michael McCue, MD, Neurosurgical Associates
Tracey McGuinn, MD, Children’s Minnesota – Hospitalist Program
John McNamara, MD, Children’s Respiratory and Critical Care Specialists
Amir Mehbod, MD, Twin Cities Spine Center
Daniel Melby, MD, Minneapolis Heart Institute
Peter Melchert, MD, Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Nancy Mendelsohn, MD, Children’s Minnesota – Genetics
Yoav Messinger, MD, Children’s Minnesota – Hematology Oncology
David Miller, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates
Weston Miller, MD, Children’s Minnesota – Hematology Oncology
William Mize, MD, Children’s Minnesota
Christopher Moertel, MD, University of Minnesota – Pediatric Hematology Oncology
Frank Moga, MD, The Children’s Heart Clinic
Jens Morkeberg, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates
Lawrence Morrissey, MD, Central Pediatrics PA
Jeanne Mrozek, MD, Minnesota Neonatal Physicians
Alexandra Muschenheim, MD, St. Paul Radiology
Mahmoud Nagib, MD, Neurosurgical Associates
Joseph Neglia, MD, University of Minnesota – Pediatric Hematology Oncology
Stephen Nelson, MD, Children’s Minnesota – Hematology Oncology
Shani Norberg, MD, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
Tom Novacheck, MD, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
Lisa Oie, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates
Jeffrey Oseid, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates
Vicki Oster, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates
Nancy Ott, MD, Allergy & Asthma Specialists PA – Minneapolis
David Overman, MD, The Children’s Heart Clinic
Richard Patterson, MD, Children’s Minnesota
John Paulson, MD, South Lake Pediatrics
Joseph Perra, MD, Twin Cities Spine Center
Michele Peterson, MD, Central Pediatrics
Joseph Petronio, MD, Children’s Minnesota – Pediatric Neurosurgery
Carrie Pettey, MD, Central Peds
Robert Plouff, MD, Children’s Minnesota – Emergency Medicine
William Pomputius, MD, Children’s Minnesota – Infectious Disease Immunology
Tamara Pozos, MD PhD, Children’s Minnesota – Infectious Disease Clinic
Michael Pryor, MD, Children’s Respiratory and Critical Care Specialists
Jason Raasch, MD, Midwest Immunology Clinic
Yuri Reinberg, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates
Michelle Rheault, MD, University of Minnesota – Nephrology
Michael Richards, MD, Children’s Minnesota – Hematology Oncology
Frank Rimell, MD, Children’s Minnesota – ENT Facial Plastic Clinic
Mona Riskalla, MD, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital – Rheumatology
Lori Roberts Skallerud, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates
David Rustad, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates
Lorene Rutherford, MD, Lakeview Clinic Chaska
Edwin Ryan, MD, VitreoRetinal Surgery
Andrew Rzepka, MD, Park Nicollet
Sandra Sackett, MD, Central Pediatrics
Daniel Saltzman, MD, University of Minnesota – Pediatric Surgery
Milagros Santiago, MD, Children’s Minnesota – General Pediatrics
Gregg Savitt, MD, Partners in Pediatrics
Mark Schleiss, MD, University of Minnesota – Pediatric Infectious Disease
David Schmeling, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates
Derek Schmidt, MD, HealthPartners Regions Hospital
Lisa Schneider, MD, Consulting Radiologists
Sarah Schwarzenberg, MD, University of Minnesota – Pediatric Gastroenterology
James Schwender, MD, Twin Cities Spine Center
Robert Segal, MD, Children’s Minnesota – General Pediatrics
Barbara Seizert, MD, Sister Kenny Rehab Associates
Susan Sencer, MD, Children’s Minnesota – Hematology Oncology
Kevin Sheridan, MD, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
James Sidman, MD, Children’s Minnesota – ENT Facial Plastic Clinic
Deborah Smith-Wright, MD, Shriners Hospitals for Children
Leonard Snellman, MD, HealthPartners White Bear Lake Clinic
Judith Snook, MD, Metropolitan Pediatric Specialists
Thomas Stealey, MD, Metropolitan Pediatric Specialists
Julia Steinberger, MD, University of Minnesota
Erik Stene, MD, Children’s Minnesota – Anesthesia
Allan Stillerman, MD, Allergy and Asthma Specialists PA
Stephen Sundberg, MD, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
Marshall Taniguchi, MD, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
T Tedford, MD, Ear Nose Throat Clinic and Hearing Center
Andrew Thomas, MD, Summit Orthopedics
Jon Thomas, MD, Ear Nose Throat Specialty Care
Robert Tibesar, MD, Children’s Minnesota – ENT Facial Plastic Clinic
Christopher Tolan, MD, Midwest Ear Nose Throat Specialists
Ensor Transfeldt, MD, Twin Cities Spine Center
Patricia Valusek, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates
Ann Van Heest, MD, University of Minnesota – Orthopedic Surgery
David Vandersteen, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates
Richard Vehe, MD, University of Minnesota – Pediatric Rheumatology
Priya Verghese, MD, University of Minnesota – Nephrology
David Wahoff, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates
Kevin Walker, MD, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
Michael Wexler, MD, Advancements in Allergy and Asthma
William Wheeler, MD, Children’s Respiratory and Critical Care Specialists
David Williams, MD, VitreoRetinal Surgery
James Wolpert, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates
Cherie Zachary, MD, Midwest Ear Nose Throat Specialists
Brian Zelickson, MD, Skin Specialists
Judith Zier, MD, Children’s Respiratory and Critical Care Specialists

Hayley Sitz