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Strong showing for University of Minnesota Health and partners on Minnesota Monthly Top Doctors 2018 List

This year's list includes more than 230 providers who are part of University of Minnesota Health or University of Minnesota Physicians.
Plastic Surgeon Umar Choudry, MD, is one of more than 230 University of Minnesota Health, University of Minnesota Physicians and University of Minnesota recognized this year by Minnesota Monthly as a "Top Doctor."

The Twin Cities is known for having exceptional doctors, but you deserve the best of the best for your care. So who’s on top of their game?

In September, Minnesota Monthly released its 2018 Top Doctors list, which includes 238 doctors from University of Minnesota Health and University of Minnesota Physicians. Our winners represent 53 different medical specialty areas—so no matter what type of care you need, one of our experts has you covered.

Minnesota Monthly first introduced the list in 2014. Formerly known as “Best Doctors,” the list is now named “Top Doctors.” Physicians included on the list were selected based on peer nominations and medical expertise. To develop the rankings, the magazine contacts more than 10,000 licensed physicians in the 11 county metro area plus Olmsted County. Survey participants are asked to name three doctors other than themselves in each specialty category. The answers are compiled by Minnesota Monthly, and the doctors whose names appear most frequently are recognized in an edition of the magazine.

Across our entire system, Minnesota Monthly recognized a total of 384 physicians. This number includes our own doctors, plus physicians affiliated with our partners Fairview and HealthEast.

Scroll down to see the complete list of University of Minnesota Health, University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians doctors recognized in 2018 by Minnesota Monthly. Pediatric specialists are marked with an asterisk.

Addiction Medicine

Robert Levy, MD

Allergy & Immunology
Douglas McMahon, MD


Kumar Belani, MBBS, MS, FACA, FAAP
Michael Wall, MD

Breast Surgery

Jane Hui, MD, MS
Todd Tuttle, MD, MS
Sarah Wildenberg, MD


Matthew Ambrose, MD*
Rebecca Ameduri, MD*
John Bass, MD*
Stephen Battista, MD, FACC
Elizabeth Braunlin, MD, PhD*
Rebecca Cogswell, MD, NNP
Gurumurthy Hiremath Mallikarjun, MD, MBBS, FACC*
Suma Konety, MD, MS
Jamie Lohr, MD*
Julia Steinberger, MD, MS*
Thenappan Thenappan, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Wolfgang Gaertner, MD
Robert Madoff, MD
Genevieve Melton-Meaux, MD, PhD

Critical Care Medicine

Jason Bartos, MD, PhD
Gregory Beilman, MD
William Browne, MD
Gwenyth Fischer, MD*
Caroline George, MD*
Sameer Gupta, MD*
Jennifer Needle, MD, MPH*
Ronald Reilkoff, MD
Marie Steiner, MD, MS*


Kimberly Bohjanen, MD
Christina Boull, MD, FAAD
Ronda Farah, MD
Noah Goldfarb, MD, FAAD
H. Spencer Holmes, MD, FAAD
Kristen Hook, MD*
Maria Hordinsky, MD
Sheilagh Maguiness, MD*
Daniel Miller, MD, FAAD
Ingrid Polcari, MD, FAAD*

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

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

Diagnostic Radiology

Eric Hoggard, MD
Benjamin Spilseth, MD

Emergency Medicine

Ronald Furnival, MD*
Marissa Hendrickson, MD*
Jeffrey Louie, MD*
Mark Roback, MD*

Endocrinology and Metabolism

Melena Bellin, MD*
Lynn Burmeister, MD
Lisa Chow, MD, MS
Samar Malaeb, MD
Bradley Miller, MD, PhD*
Antoinette Moran, MD*
Brandon Nathan, MD*
Kyriakie Sarafoglu, MD*
Elizabeth Seaquist, MD

Family Medicine

Patricia Adam, MD, MSPH
Nicole Chaisson, MD, MPH
Roli Dwivedi, MD
Jon Hallberg, MD
Carrie Link, MD
Kara Pacala, MD
Christopher Reif, MD, MPH
Andrew Slattengren, DO
Carolyn Torkelson, MD

Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Martin Freeman, MD
John Lake, MD
Catherine Larson-Nath, MD, CNSC
Sarah Schwarzenberg, MD*
Boris Sudel, MD

General Surgery

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


Susan Berry, MD*
Timothy Moss, MD, PhD
Mary Ella Pierpont, MD, PhD*

Geriatric Medicine

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

Gynecologic Oncology

Peter Argenta, MD
Linda Carson, MD, FACOG
Levi Downs, Jr. MD, MS, FACOG
Britt Erickson, MD
Melissa Geller, MD
Sally Mullany, MD
Colleen Rivard Hunt, MD
Rahel Ghebre, MD

Hand Surgery

Deborah Bohn, MD
Michael Forseth,
Amy Moeller, MD
Ann Van Heest, MD


Mark Reding, MD
Gregory Vercellotti, MD, FACP
Daniel Weisdorf, MD


Heather Beckwith, MD
Anne Blaes, MD
Emily Greengard, MD*
Edward Greeno, MD
Emil Lou, MD, PhD, FACP
Christopher Moertel, MD*
Joseph Neglia, MD, MPH*
Karim Sadak, MD, MPH, MSE*
Lucie Turcotte, MD, MHP*
Erica Warlick, MD
Brenda Weigel, MD, MSc*

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Drew Rosielle, MD

Hospital Medicine
Michael Rhodes, MD

Infectious Diseases
David Boulware, MD, MPH, CTropMed
Winston Cavert, MD
Anne-Marie Leuck, MD
Meghan Rothenberger, MD
Mark Schleiss, MD*
Bazak Sharon, MD*
David Strike, MD
Jo-Anne Young, MD

Internal Medicine

Bradley Benson, MD
David Macomber, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Stephen Contag, MD
Katherine Jacobs, MD
Cresta Wedel Jones, MD
Dan Landers, MD, FACOG
Jessica Nyholm, MD
Yasuko Yamamura, MD


Catherine Bendel, MD
Thomas George, MD
Sixto Guiang, MD
Erin Osterholm, MD
Sara Ramel, MD


Blanche Chavers, MD
Sarah Elfering, MD
Avi Katz, MD
Connie Manske, MD, MPH
Michelle Rheault, MD
Samy Riad, MD, MS
Priya Verghese, MD, MPH*


Peter Karachunski, MD
Christopher Streib, MD
David Walk, MD


Andrew Grande, MD
Daniel Guillaume, MD, MS
Matthew Hunt, MD
Bharathi Jagadeesan, MD
Ramachandra Tummala, MD, FRCS, FAANS

Nuclear Medicine

Zuzan Cayci, MD
Jerry Froelich, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Christy Boraas, MD, MPH
Suzanne Darnell, MD
Rebecca French, MD
Samantha Hoffman, MD
Carrie Terrell, MD, FACOG


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

Organ Transplant

Srinath Chinnakotla, MD
Ty Dunn, MD, MS

Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery

Jonathan Braman, MD
Denis Clohisy, MD*
Mark Dahl, MD
Alicia Harrison, MD, MS*
Paul Lafferty, MD
Jeffrey Macalena, MD
Bradley Nelson, MD
Fernando Pena, MD


Meredith Adams, MD 
Holly Boyer, MD
Luke Jakubowski, MD*
Samir Khariwala, MD
Stephanie Misono, MD, MPH
Bevan Yueh, MD, MPH

Pain Management

Matthew Armfield, MD, MAED*


Dale Snover, MD


Michael Aylward, MD
Abraham Jacob, MD, MHA*
Michael Pitt, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Scott Crowe, MD
Dennis Dykstra, MD, PhD

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Non-Cosmetic)

Marie-Claire Buckley, MD
Umar Choudry, MD
Sofia Lyford-Pike, MD


James Mazzuca, DPM


Jessica Cici, MD*
Kathryn Cullen, MD*
Jerome Kroll, MD
Madhuri Shors, MD, MPH

Radiation Oncology

L. Chinsoo Cho, MD, MS
Kathryn Dusenbery, MD
Margaret Reynolds, MD
Jianling Yuan, MD, PhD

Kelly Dietz, MD
Tara Holm, MD 
Jessica Kuehn-Hajder, MD
Michael Murati, MD
Frederick Ott, MD
Michael Rosenberg, MD

Respiratory/Pulmonology Care
Deanna Diebold, MD
Jordan Dunitz, MD
Marshall Hertz, MD
Jagadish Patil, MD


Bryce Binstadt, MD, PhD
Colleen Correll, MD
Patricia Hobday, MD
Jerry Molitor, MD, PhD
Mona Riskalla, MD, MS
Richard Vehe, MD

Sleep Disorders

Tereza Cervenka, MD
Michael Howell, MD
Conrad Iber, MD
Helena Molero-Ramirez, MD

Sports Medicine

Heather Bergeson, MD, FAAP*
Joel Boyd, MD
Nicholas Edwards, MD
Suzanne Hecht, MD, CCD
David Jewison, MD
Bradley Nelson, MD
David Olson, MD, CAQ
David Smith, DO
Steven Stovitz, MD, MS, CAQ

Thoracic and Cardiothoracic Surgery

Rafael Andrade, MD
Ranjit John, MD
Rosemary Kelly, MD
Kenneth Liao, MD
Madhuri Rao, MD
Rochus Voeller, MD


J. Kyle Anderson, MD
Sean Elliott, MD
Cynthia Fok, MD, MPH
Badrinath Konety, MD
Jane Lewis, MD
Nissrine Nakib, MD
Christopher Warlick, MD, PhD
Christopher Weight, MD

Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Charles Dietz, MD
Siobhan Flanagan, MD
Jafar Golzarian, MD
Prashant Shrestha, MD
Jason Wong, MD