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Minnesota Monthly's inaugural Best Doctors issue includes 124 University of Minnesota Health physicians

University of Minnesota Health physicians represent nearly 18 percent of the total 2014 list.
Pediatric Nephrologist Priya Verghese, MD, PhD, is among the 124 University of Minnesota Health physicians named Best Doctors by Minnesota Monthly in 2014.

In its inaugural Best Doctors issue, Minnesota Monthly recognized 124 University of Minnesota Health physicians in 48 specialties.

Representing nearly 18 percent of the total list, our physicians were selected by their peers through a survey of more than 10,000 licensed doctors in the 11-county metro area. The prominence of our physicians reflects the depth of our expertise as well as our commitment to patients, families and our referring physician colleagues.

University of Minnesota Health Orthopaedic Surgeon Joel Boyd, MD, was also featured in a Minnesota Monthly article detailing how treatment received by pro athletes and business executives is influencing mainstream healthcare. Boyd has served as a designated team physician for a number of professional sports franchises, including the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Vikings, the Lynx and the Wild.

Scroll down to see the complete list of University of Minnesota Health physicians recognized by Minnesota Monthly.

Addiction Medicine

  • Sheila Specker, MD


  • Kumar Belani, MBBS, MS, FACA, FAAP
  • Chandra Castro, MD
  • Barbara Gold, MD, MS


  • Stephen Battista, MD FACC
  • Monica Colvin-Adams, MD
  • Daniel Garry, MD, PhD
  • Steven Heifetz, MD, FACC
  • Robert Ketroser, MD, FACC
  • Cindy Martin, MD
  • Daniel Duprez, MD, PhD, FAHA, FACC, FESC, FASH

Pediatric Cardiology

  • Rebecca Ameduri, MD
  • John Bass, MD
  • Elizabeth Braunlin, MD, PhD
  • Jamie Lohr, MD
  • Lee Pyles, MD, FAAP, FACC
  • Charles Shepard, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery

  • Mary Kwaan, MD, MPH
  • Robert Madoff, MD
  • Genevieve Melton-Meaux, MA, MD
  • David Rothenberger, MD

Critical Care Medicine

  • Neil Kooy, MD
  • Caroline Sisola George, MD


  • Kimberly Bohjanen, MD
  • Kristen Hook, MD
  • Maria Hordinsky, MD

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

  • Katherine Murray, MD, MPH

Emergency Medicine

  • Mark Roback, MD

Endocrinology and Metabolism

  • John Bantle, MD
  • Melena Bellin, MD
  • Lisa Chow, MD
  • Bradley Miller, MD, PhD
  • Brandon Nathan, MD
  • Elizabeth Seaquist, MD

Family Medicine

  • Nicole Chaisson, MD, MPH
  • Jon Hallberg, MD


  • Martin Freeman, MD
  • James Mallery, MD
  • Boris Sudel, MD

General Surgery

  • Gregory Beilman, MD


  • Susan Berry, MD
  • Lisa Schimmenti, MD

Geriatric Medicine

  • Teresa McCarthy, MD, MS
  • James Pacala, MD, MS

Gynecologic Oncology

  • Peter Argenta, MD
  • Linda Carson, MD, FACOG
  • Levi Downs Jr., MD, MD, FACOG
  • Melissa Geller, MD
  • Rahel Ghebre, MD, MPH
  • Sally Mullany, MD
  • Deanna Teoh, MD


  • Mary Mahoney, MD
  • Mary Pukite, MD

Hand Surgery

  • Matthew Putnam, MD
  • Ann Van Heest, MD


  • Mark Reding, MD
  • Marie Steiner, MD, MS
  • Gregory Vercellotti, MD
  • Daniel Weisdorf, MD

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

  • Drew Rosielle, MD, FAAHPM

Infectious Diseases

  • Meghan Rothenberger, MD
  • Jo-Anne Young, MD
  • Daniel Zydowicz, MD

Internal Medicine

  • Bradley Benson, MD
  • David Macomber, MD

Liver Specialist

  • Julie Thompson, MD, MPH


  • Connie Manske, MD
  • Lydia Najera, MD
  • Michelle Rheault, MD
  • Priya Verghese, MD, MPH
  • Marc Weber, MD
  • David Walk, MD


  • Christopher Moertel, MD


  • Carrie Terrell, MD FACOG


  • Anne Blaes, MD
  • Edward Greeno, MD
  • Bruce Peterson, MD

Pediatric Oncology

  • Joseph Neglia, MD, MPH


  • Jill Anderson, MD
  • Erick Bothun, MD
  • Andrew Harrison, MD, MPH

Organ Transplant

  • Srinath Chinnakotla, MD
  • Ty Dunn, MD, MS


  • Elizabeth Arendt, MD
  • Jonathan Braman, MD
  • Denis Clohisy, MD
  • Bradley Nelson, MD


  • Meredith Adams, MD
  • Holly Boyer, MD
  • Tina Chung-Ting Huang, MD
  • Bevan Yueh, MD, MPH


  • Robyn Reed, MD, PhD

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

  • Brenda Weigel, MD


  • Emily Borman-Shoap, MD
  • Jordan Marmet, MD

Perinatal-Neonatal Medicine

  • Catherine Bendel, MD
  • Thomas George, MD
  • Sixto Guiang, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • Scott Crowe, MD

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • Marie-Claire Buckley, MD

Radiation Oncology

  • Kathryn Dusenbery, MD
  • Jianling Yuan, MD, PhD


  • Tara Holm, MD
  • Jessica Kuehn-Hajder, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility

  • Mark Damario, MD, FACOG
  • William Phipps, MD

Respiratory/Pulmonary Care

  • Joanne Billings, MD, MPH
  • Hyun Kim, MD


  • Bryce Binstadt, MD, PhD
  • Gary Bryant, MD, FACP
  • Jerry Molitor, MD
  • Richard Vehe, MD

Sleep Disorder

  • Conrad Iber, MD
  • Michael Howell, MD

Sports Medicine

  • Steven Stovitz, MD

Surgical Oncology

  • Todd Tuttle, MD

Thoracic Surgery

  • Rafael Andrade, MD
  • Ranjit John, MD
  • Kenneth KangXiong Liao, MD, PhD


  • James Anderson, MD
  • Sean Elliott, MD
  • Badrinath Konety, MD
  • Jane Lewis, MD
  • Nissrine Nakib, MD
  • Christopher Warlick, MD, PhD