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

Congratulations to the 188 Children’s physicians recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine as 2019 Top Doctors. The 23rd edition of the list includes more than 819 doctors from across the Twin Cities in 45 specialties. 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 different specialties and on myriad factors, including (but not limited to) peer recognition, professional achievement, extensive research 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.

In addition, the issue featured an exclusive piece about Children’s Minnesota neonatologist, Dr. Andrea Lampland, “Changing outcomes for the smallest patients.”

“I have the best job. I go to work every day and love what I do,” she said. “I love treating little tiny babies, and I love talking to their parents and helping them through this crazy, tumultuous time.”

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

You can see the full Top Doctors list, along with the feature on Dr. Lampland, online here.


Tor Aasheim, MD, Allina Health Surgical Specialists

Mary Abuzzahab, MD, Children’s Minnesota Diabetes Endocrine

Robert Acton, MD, 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

Jane Barthell, MD, Minnesota Neonatal Physicians

Kiran Belani, MD, Children’s Minnesota Infectious Disease Clinic

Anne Bendel, MD, Children’s Minnesota Hematology Oncology

Catherine Bendel, MD, University of Minnesota Neonatology

Steven Bennett, MD, VitreoRetinal Surgery

Mark Bergeron, MD MPH, Associates in Newborn Medicine

Thomas Bergman, MD, Neurosurgical Associates

Gary Berman, MD, Allergy & Asthma Specialists PA- Minneapolis

Susan Berry, MD, University of Minnesota Pediatric Genetics

Abdhish Bhavsar, MD, The Retina Center

Merrill Biel, MD, Ear Nose & Throat Specialty Care- Minneapolis

Bryce Binstadt, MD, University of Minnesota Pediatric Rheumatology

Deborah Bohn, MD, Tria Orthopaedic Center

Carrie Borchardt, MD, Children’s Minnesota Psychiatric Services

Sheldon Burns, MD, Edina Family Physicians

David Burton, MD, Children’s Heart Clinic

Christopher Carter, MD, Children’s Heart Clinic

Keith Cavanaugh, MD, Children’s Respiratory & Critical Care Specialists

Emily Chapman, MD, Children’s Minnesota Chief Medical Officer and Vice President Medical Affairs

Gigi Chawla, MD, Children’s Minnesota – Pediatric Clinic

Edward Cheng, MD, University of Minnesota Orthopedic Surgery

Srinath Chinnakotla, MD, University of Minnesota – Surgery

Julie Chu, MD, Children’s Minnesota Hematology Oncology

Denis Clohisy, MD, University of Minnesota Health Clinic & Surgery Center, Inc.

Ted Cox, MD, Children’s Minnesota Radiology

Charles Crutchfield, MD, Crutchfield Dermatology

Dina Curran, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates

Sundeep Dev, MD, VitreoRetinal Surgery

Harley Dresner, MD, HealthPartners Specialty Center

James Dufort, MD, Eagan Valley Pediatrics

Themistocles Economou, MD, Plastic Surgery Consultants

David Einzig, MD, Children’s Minnesota Psychiatric Services

Geoffrey Emerson, MD, The Retina Center

William Engel, MD, Northwest Eye Clinic

Stephen England, MD, Park Nicollet

Nissa Erickson, MD, Minnesota Gastroenterology

David Estrin, MD, South Lake Pediatrics

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

Thomas George, MD, Children’s Minnesota Neonatology

Geoffrey Getnick, MD, Ear Nose Throat Clinic and Hearing Center

Jennifer Gobel, MD, Mendakota Pediatrics

Mark Gormley, MD, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare

Charles Gornick, MD, Minneapolis Heart Institute

David Gremmels, MD, Children’s Heart Clinic

Barbara Han, MD, Children’s Heart Clinic

Barbara Hansen, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates

Nancy Harper, MD, University of Minnesota Child Abuse Pediatrics

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, Dermatology Specialists

Laura Hoyt, MD, Children’s Minnesota Infectious Disease Clinic

Joel Hutcheson, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates

Steven Inman, MD, Pediatric Services

Sharon Jaeger, MD, Central and Priority Pediatrics

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, Pediatric Anesthesia

Mumtaz Kazim, MD, Edina Family Physicians

Susan Kearney, MD, Children’s Minnesota Hematology Oncology

Elsa Keeler, MD, HeathPartners

Michelle Kennedy, MD, Minnesota Gastroenterology

Anupam Kharbanda, MD, Children’s Minnesota Emergency Medicine

Andrew Kiragu, MD, Children’s Respiratory & Critical Care Specialists

John Knoedler, MD, Midwest Radiology, PA

Jason Koch, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates

Steven 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

Paula Mackey, MD, Children’s Minnesota Primary Care

Manu Madhok, MD MPH, Children’s Minnesota Emergency Medicine

Michael Madison, MD, Midwest Radiology, PA

Barbara Malone, MD, Children’s Minnesota ENT Facial Plastic Clinic

Kenneth Maslonka, MD, Children’s Respiratory & Critical Care Specialists

Michael McCue, MD, Neurosurgical Associates

Tracey McGuinn, MD, Children’s Minnesota Medical Education

John McNamara, MD, Children’s Respiratory & Critical Care Specialists

Amir Mehbod, MD, Twin Cities Spine Center

Peter Melchert, MD, Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Yoav Messinger, MD, Children’s Minnesota Hematology Oncology

David Miller, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates

William Mize, MD, Children’s Minnesota Radiology

Christopher Moertel, MD, University of Minnesota Pediatric Hematology Oncology

Francis Moga, MD, Children’s Heart Clinic

Jens Morkeberg, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates

Lawrence Morrissey, MD, Central and Priority Pediatrics

Jeanne Mrozek, MD, Minnesota Neonatal Physicians

Alexandra Muschenheim, MD, Midwest Radiology, PA

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, Children’s Heart Clinic

John Paulson, MD, South Lake Pediatrics

Joseph Perra, MD, Twin Cities Spine Center

Michele Peterson, MD, Central and Priority Pediatrics

Joseph Petronio, MD, Children’s Minnesota Pediatric Neurosurgery

Carrie Pettey, MD, Central and Priority Pediatrics

Robert Plouff, MD, Children’s Minnesota Emergency Medicine

William Pomputius, MD, Children’s Minnesota ID Immunology

Tamara Pozos, MD PhD, Children’s Minnesota Infectious Disease Clinic

Michael Pryor, MD, Children’s Respiratory & Critical Care Specialists

Polly Quiram, MD PhD, VitreoRetinal Surgery

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

Mona Riskalla, MD, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital Ped 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 and Priority Pediatrics

Daniel Saltzman, MD, University of Minnesota Pediatric Surgery

Milagros Santiago, MD, Children’s Minnesota Primary Care

Gregg Savitt, MD, Partners in Pediatrics Plymouth Clinic

Mark Schleiss, MD, University of Minnesota Pediatric Infectious Diseases

David Schmeling, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates

Derek Schmidt, MD, HealthPartners Regions Hospital

Sarah Schwarzenberg, MD, University of Minnesota Pediatric Gastroenterology

James Schwender, MD, Twin Cities Spine Center

Robert Segal, MD, Children’s Minnesota Primary Care

Susan Sencer, MD, Children’s Minnesota Hematology Oncology

Kevin Sheridan, MD, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare

Angela Smith, MD, Children’s Minnesota Hematology Oncology

Deborah Smith-Wright, MD, Children’s Minnesota

Leonard Snellman, MD, HealthPartners White Bear Lake Clinic

Judith Snook, MD, Metropolitan Pediatric Specialists Shakopee Clinic

Thomas Stealey, MD, Metropolitan Pediatric Specialists Edina Clinic

Julia Steinberger, MD, University of Minnesota

Erik Stene, MD, Pediatric Anesthesia

Allan Stillerman, MD, Allergy & Asthma Specialists PA- Minneapolis

Stephen Sundberg, MD, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare

T Michael Tedford, MD, Ear Nose Throat Clinic and Hearing Center

Jon Thomas, MD, Ear Nose & Throat Specialty Care- Minneapolis

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

Mark Veldman, MD, Midwest Radiology, PA

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 & Critical Care Specialists

David Williams, MD, VitreoRetinal Surgery

James Wolpert, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates

Robert Yost, MD, Consulting Radiologists

Cherie Zachary, MD, Midwest Ear Nose Throat Specialists

Brian Zelickson, MD, Skin Specialists

Judith Zier, MD, Children’s Respiratory & Critical Care Specialists

Dina Elrashidy