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Looking for a ‘Top Doc’? Mpls.St.Paul Magazine honors more than 140 of our doctors

Mpls.St.Paul Magazine recently released its annual “Top Doctors” list. This year, more than 140 University of Minnesota Health physicians were recognized for their outstanding care.

If you’re looking for top-notch care, here’s a great place to start: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s 2019 Top Doctors list.

Each year, the magazine publishes a comprehensive lineup of top doctors in the Twin Cities as voted on by their peers. And year after year, our doctors continue to rank among the best.

This year, we’re proud to announce that 151 University of Minnesota Health doctors representing 44 specialties were included in the list. 

Top Doctors are nominated by fellow physicians, who are asked which doctors they would choose if they or a loved one were seeking medical care. From there, candidates are grouped into 45 specialties and evaluated on many factors including peer recognition, professional achievement, extensive research and disciplinary history. Each year, the doctors who acquired the highest total points from the surveys, research and the expert physician review panel are named Top Docs.

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“This is a tremendous honor for each of the physicians selected by their peers as Top Doctors,” said Badrinath Konety, MD, MBA, CEO, University of Minnesota Physicians and Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs, University of Minnesota Medical School. “We are proud of this recognition as a reflection of our commitment to provide the best possible care and continue to be a healthcare leader across the region.” 

Scroll down to see the complete list of University of Minnesota Health doctors recognized in 2019 by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine. One asterisk indicates a pediatric provider. Two asterisks indicates a provider who sees both adults and children. Click here for a list of Top Doctors honorees across the Fairview Health Services system.


Tjorvi Perry, MD, MMSc
Richard Prielipp, MD

Blood and Marrow Transplant

Bruce Blazar, MD*
Paul Orchard, MD*
Angela Smith, MD, MS*
Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD*
John Wagner, Jr., MD*


Stephen Battista, MD, FACC
Karl Foster-Smith, MD, FACC
Jamie Lohr, MD*
Cindy Martin, MD
Ganesh Raveendran, MD
Scott Sakaguchi, MD
Julia Steinberger, MD, MS*

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Rosemary Kelly, MD
Sara Shumway, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery

Ranjit John, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Robert Madoff, MD
Genevieve Melton-Meaux, MD, PhD

Critical Care Medicine

Caroline George, MD*
Ashley Loomis, MD*
Jennifer Needle, MD, MPH*


Kimberly Bohjanen, MD, FAAD
Kristen Hook, MD, FAAD*

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Andrew Barnes, MD, MPH*

Emergency Medicine

Eric Christianson, MD
Ronald Furnival, MD*
Rahul Kaila, MD, MPH*
Mark Roback, MD*


Lynn Burmeister, MD
Bradley Miller, MD, PhD*
Antoinette Moran, MD*
Brandon Nathan, MD*
Kyriakie Sarafoglou, MD*
J. Bruce Redmon, MD
Elizabeth Seaquist, MD

Family Medicine

Patricia Adam, MD, MSPH**
Nicole Chaisson, MD, MPH
Kara Pacala, MD
Shailendra Prasad, MD, MPH
Jamie Santilli, MD**
Carolyn Torkelson, MD


Martin Freeman, MD
Mohamed Hassan, MD, FAASLD
John Lake, MD
J. Shawn Mallery, MD
Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg, MD*

Genetic Medicine

Susan Berry, MD*


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

Gynecologic Oncology

Peter Argenta, MD
Melissa Geller, MD
Sally Mullany, MD
Rahel Rothschild, MD 


Weston Miller, MD*
Mark Reding, MD
Marie Steiner, MD, MS*


Anne Blaes, MD
Naomi Fujioka, MD
Edward Greeno, MD
Jeffrey Miller, MD
Joseph Neglia, MD, MPH*
Rebecca Thomas, MD
Gregory Vercellotti, MD, FACP
Brenda Weigel, MD, MSc*
Douglas Yee, MD

Infectious Diseases

Mark Schleiss, MD*

Internal Medicine

Bradley Benson, MD*

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Cresta Jones, MD
Daniel Landers, MD, FACOG
Phillip Rauk, MD
Yasuko Yamamura, MD

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Catherine Bendel, MD*
Michael Georgieff, MD*
Sixto Guiang III, MD*
Raghavendra Rao, MD*


Blanche Chavers, MD*
Clifford Kashtan, MD*
Michelle Rheault, MD*
Priya Verghese, MD, MPH*


Christopher Moertel, MD*


Thomas Henry, MD
Paul Tuite, MD
David Walk, MD


Clark C. Chen, MD, PhD
Daniel Guillaume, MD, MS*
Andrew Grande, MD, FRCS, FAAN
Stephen Haines, MD, FRCS, FAANS**
Matthew Hunt, MD, FRCS, FAANS
Ramachandra Tummala, MD, FRCS, FAANS


Carrie Terrell, MD, FACOG


Andrew Harrison, MD
Michael Lee, MD
Martha Wright, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Elizabeth Arendt, MD
Deborah Bohn, MD
Joel Boyd, MD**
Jonathan Braman, MD
Edward Cheng, MD**
Denis Clohisy, MD** 
Edward Craig, MD, MPH
Alicia Harrison, MD*
Patrick Morgan, MD
Bradley Nelson, MD
Marc Swiontkowski, MD
Ann Van Heest, MD**


Meredith Adams, MD, MS
Samir Khariwala, MD
Stephanie Misono, MD, MPH
Bevan Yueh, MD, MPH

Pediatric Surgery

Robert Acton, MD*
Daniel Saltzman, MD, PhD*


Emily Borman-Shoap, MD
Claudia Fox, MD, MPH*
Nancy Harper, MD
Cynthia Howard, MD, MPHTM*
Abraham Jacob, MD, MHA*
Peter Scal, MD, MPH*

Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation (Physiatry)

Dennis Dykstra, MD, PhD**

Plastic Surgery

Umar Choudry, MD


Gail Bernstein, MD*
Sheila Specker, MD

Pulmonary Medicine

Joanne Billings, MD, PhD*
H. Erhan Dincer, MD
William Gershan, MD*
Marshall Hertz, MD
Hyun Joo Kim, MD

Radiation Oncology

Kathryn Dusenbery, MD**

David Nascene, MD*


Bryce Binstadt, MD, PhD*
Jerry Molitor, MD, PhD
Mona Riskalla, MD, MS*
Richard Vehe, MD*

Sports Medicine

Robert Johnson, MD

Surgery, General

Gregory Beilman, MD*
Jeffrey Chipman, MD
James Harmon, Jr., MD
Sayeed Ikramuddin, MD, MHA

Surgical Oncology

Maria Evasovich, MD
Eric Jensen, MD
Todd Tuttle, MD, MS

Thoracic Surgery

Rafael Andrade, MD

Transplant Surgery

Srinath Chinnakotla, MD
Timothy Pruett, MD


J. Kyle Anderson, MD
Stephen Bennett, MD
Sean Elliott, MD
John Hulbert, MD
William Kaylor, MD
Badrinath Konety, MD
Jane Lewis, MD*
Christopher Warlick, MD, PhD