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More than 160 University of Minnesota Health physicians named “Best Doctors” by Minnesota Monthly Magazine

Find out which University of Minnesota Health and University of Minnesota Physicians doctors were recognized in 2016 by Minnesota Monthly.
University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital Pediatrician Abraham Jacob, MD, MHA, (right) was featured on the cover of the October issue of Minnesota Monthly magazine. Jacob is one of 157 University of Minnesota Health and University of Minnesota Physicians doctors recognized on the magazine's 2016 list of "Best Doctors."

It’s official: 162 University of Minnesota Health and University of Minnesota Physicians doctors were recognized as “Best Doctors” in 2016 by Minnesota Monthly.

A total of 877 Twin Cities physicians in 51 specialty areas were named by the magazine, which released its rankings earlier this month. Doctors included on the list were selected by their peers through a survey of more than 10,000 licensed Minnesota physicians in the 11-county metro area and Olmsted County. University of Minnesota Health doctors comprised roughly 18 percent of the entire 2016 list. 

Minnesota Monthly first introduced their “Best Doctors” rankings in 2014. That year, 124 of our physicians were recognized. The prominence of our physicians reflects the depth of our expertise and our statewide medical leadership—as well as our commitment to patients, families and referring physician colleagues.

Scroll down to see the complete list of University of Minnesota Health and University of Minnesota Physicians doctors recognized in 2016 by Minnesota Monthly. Pediatric specialists are marked with an asterisk.

Addiction Medicine

Robert Levy, MD
Sheila Specker, MD


Mojca Remskar Konia, MD, PhD, MACM
Aaron Summers, MD


Matthew Ambrose, MD*
Rebecca Ameduri, MD*
John Bass, MD*
Stephen Battista, MD, FACC
Elizabeth Braunlin, MD, PhD*
Candace Dick, MD
Jamie Lohr, MD*
Kimara March, MD
Cindy Martin, MD
Marc Pritzker, MD
Shanthi Sivanandam, MD*
Julia Steinberger, MD, MS*

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Ranjit John, MD
Rosemary Kelly, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery

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

Critical Care Medicine

Gregory Beilman, MD
Gwenyth Fischer, MD*
Caroline George, MD*
Sameer Gupta, MD*


Kimberly Bohjanen, MD
Kristen Hook, MD*
Sheilagh Maguiness, MD*
Ingrid Polcari, MD*

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

Andrew Barnes, MD, MP*
Katherine Murray, MD, MPH*

Emergency Medicine

Eric Christianson, MD
Ronald Furnival, MD*
Jeffrey Louie, MD*
Mark Roback, MD*

Endocrinology and Metabolism

John Bantle, MD
Melena Bellin, MD*
Lynn Burmeister, MD
Lisa Chow, MD, MS
Bradley Miller, MD, PhD*
Antoinette Moran, MD*
Brandon Nathan, MD*
Anna Petryk, MD*
Kyriakie Sarafoglu, MD*
Elizabeth Seaquist, MD

Family Medicine

Nicole Chaisson, MD, MPH
Jon Hallberg, MD
James Pacala, MD, MS
Kara Pacala, MD

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Alan Baldridge, MD*
Martin Freeman, MD
John Lake, MD
Sarah Schwarzenberg, MD*
Boris Sudel, MD
Julie Thompson, MD

General Surgery

Robert Acton, MD*
Jorge Granja, MD
Donavon Hess, MD, PhD, MBA*
Daniel Saltzman, MD*
Bradley Segura, MD*


Susan Berry, MD*
Mary Pierpont, MD*
Chester Whitley, MD

Geriatric Medicine

Teresa McCarthy, MD

Gynecologic Oncology

Peter Argenta, MD
Linda Carson, MD
Melissa Geller, MD
Rahel Ghebre, MD
Sally Mullany, MD
Deanna Teoh, MD

Hand Surgery

Ann Van Heest, MD


Mark Reding, MD
Gregory Vercellotti, MD


Anne Blaes, MD
Emily Greengard, MD*
Christopher Moertel, MD*
Joseph Neglia, MD*
Manish Patel, MD
Karim Sadak, MD*
Marie Steiner, MD*
Lucie Turcotte, MD*
Brenda Weigel, MD*
Douglas Yee, MD

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Drew Rosielle, MD

Hospital Medicine

Jordan Marmet, MD*

Infectious Diseases

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

Internal Medicine

Bradley Benson, MD
David Macomber, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Tracy Prosen, MD


Blanche Chavers, MD *
Michelle Rheault, MD *
Priya Vergese, MD *


Peter Karachunski, MD
Paul Tuite, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Samantha Hoffman, MD
Mary Pukite, MD
Carrie Terrell, MD


Raymond Areaux, MD*
Andrew Harrison, MD
Ali Mokhtarzadeh, MD

Solid Organ Transplant

Srinath Chinnakotla, MD
Ty Dunn, MD
Raja Kandaswamy, MD


Elizabeth Arendt, MD*
Jonathan Braman, MD
Denis Clohisy, MD*
Alicia Harrison, MD*


Meredith Adams, MD, MS
Holly Boyer, MD
David Hamlar, MD, DDS
George Goding, MD
Seth Janus, MD
Stephanie Misono, MD
Bevan Yueh, MD


Emily Borman-Shoap, MD*
Abraham Jacob, MD*
Andrew Olson, MD*
Michael Pitt, MD*

Perinatal-Neonatal Medicine

Catherine Bendel, MD*
Thomas George, MD*
Sixto Guiang, MD*
Daniel Landers, MD*
Erin Osterholm, MD*
Sara Ramel, MD*
Yasuko Yamamura, MD*

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dennis Dykstra, MD

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Marie-Claire Buckley, MD
Umar Choudry, MD


Gail Bernstein, MD*
Kathryn Cullen, MD*

Radiation Oncology

Chinsoo Cho, MD
Kathryn Dusenbery, MD


Tara Holm, MD*
Jessica Kuehn-Hajder, MD


Jordan Dunitz, MD
Marshall Hertz, MD
Hyun Kim, MD
Theresa Laguna, MD*


Bryce Binstadt, MD
Patricia Hobday, MD
Jerry Molitor, MD
Richard Vehe, MD

Sleep Disorders

Tereza Cervenka, MD
Conrad Iber, MD

Sports Medicine

Suzanne Hecht, MD
David Jewison, MD
Jeffrey Macalena, MD
Bradley Nelson, MD
Steven Stovitz, MD

Surgical Oncology

Todd Tuttle, MD

Thoracic Surgery

Rafael Andrade, MD


James Anderson, MD
Lawrence Cisek, MD
Sean Elliot, MD
Cynthia Fok, MD
William Kaylor, MD
Badrinath Konety, MD
Jane Lewis, MD
Christopher Warlick, MD