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Top Doctors: More than 150 University of Minnesota Health physicians recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

On June 14, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine released its annual “Top Doctors” list. This year, more than 150 University of Minnesota Health physicians were recognized for their exceptional care.
More than 150 University of Minnesota Health physicians have been recognized in 2018 as "Top Doctors" by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, including Pediatric Cardiologist Jamie Lohr, MD (above).

Every year, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine asks thousands of doctors across the Twin Cities region a simple question: Which doctor would you choose if you or a loved one needed medical attention?

The top results from that survey are compiled for the magazine’s annual “Top Doctors” issue.

In 2018, we’re proud to announce that 151 University of Minnesota Health doctors representing 43 different medical specialties were selected by peers in their field for inclusion in the magazine’s Top Doctors edition. Three additional doctors representing University of Minnesota Physicians were also selected. 

The 2018 Top Doctors list, released on June 14, recognized a total of 825 doctors in the Twin Cities for their exceptional care. University of Minnesota Health doctors represent roughly 18 percent of that total.

The rankings are determined by a survey sent to 5,000 licensed physicians in the 10-county metro area. Survey participants are asked to nominate one or more doctors, excluding themselves. The candidates who made the final list were evaluated on indicators of peer recognition, professional achievement, and disciplinary history. In addition, a blue-ribbon panel of physicians also reviewed each Top Doctors candidate. The magazine also conducted reputation-based research.

Scroll down to see the complete list of University of Minnesota Health and University of Minnesota Physicians doctors recognized 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.


Richard Prielipp, MD

Cardiac Surgery

Ranjit John, MD
Rosemary Kelly, MD
Kenneth Liao, MD, PhD
Sara Shumway, MD


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

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*
Maria Hordinsky, MD, FAAD

Emergency Medicine

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


Charles Billington, MD
Lynn Burmeister, MD
Bradley Miller, MD, PhD*
Antoinette Moran, MD*
Brandon Nathan, MD*
Kyriakie Sarafoglou, MD*
Elizabeth Seaquist, MD

Family Medicine

Patricia Adam, MD, MSPH**
Nicole Chaisson, MD, MPH
Jon Hallberg, MD
Kara Pacala, MD
Shailey Prasad, MD, MPH
Jamie Santilli, MD**
Carolyn Torkelson, MD
Andrew Slattengren, DO
Michael Wootten, MD


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

Genetic Medicine

Susan Berry, MD*


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

Gynecologic Oncology

Peter Argenta, MD
Levi Downs, Jr., MD, MS, FACOG
Melissa Geller, MD
Rahel Ghebre, MD 
Sally Mullany, MD


Sarah Cooley, MD
Philip McGlave, MD
Weston Miller, MD*
Mark Reding, MD
Marie Steiner, MD, MS*
Gregory Vercellotti, MD, FACP


Anne Blaes, MD
Naomi Fujioka, MD
Edward Greeno, MD
Joseph Neglia, MD, MPH*
Paul Orchard, MD*
Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD*
John Wagner, Jr., MD*
Brenda Weigel, MD, MSc*
Douglas Yee, MD

Infectious Diseases

Laxmana Godishala, MD, FACP, FASH, FNLA, FSVM
Karam Obeid, MD

Mark Schleiss, MD*

Internal Medicine

Bradley Benson, MD*
William Conroy, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

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

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Catherine Bendel, MD*
Thomas George, MD*
Michael Georgieff, MD*
Sixto Guiang III, MD*


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


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


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


Christopher Moertel, MD*


Carrie Terrell, MD, FACOG


Andrew Harrison, MD
Michael Lee, MD
C. Gail Summers, MD*
Martha Wright, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Edward Cheng, MD**
Denis Clohisy, MD** 
Edward Craig, MD, MPH
Peter Cole, MD, FAOA
Mark Dahl, MD**
Alicia Harrison, MD*
Patrick Morgan, MD
Jonathan Sembrano, MD*
Marc Swiontkowski, MD
Ann Van Heest, MD**


Meredith Adams, MD, MS
George Goding, Jr., MD
Samir Khariwala, MD
Bevan Yueh, MD, MPH


Anthony A. Killeen, MD, PhD           

Pediatric Surgery

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


Andrew Barnes, MD, MPH*
Claudia Fox, MD, MPH*
Cynthia Howard, MD, MPHTM*
Abraham Jacob, MD, MHA*

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
Marshall Hertz, MD
Hyun Joo Kim, MD

Radiation Oncology

Kathryn Dusenbery, MD**


David Nascene, MD*


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

Sports Medicine

Elizabeth Arendt, MD
Joel Boyd, MD**
Jonathan Braman, MD
Robert Johnson, MD
Bradley Nelson, MD
David Olson, 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

Timothy Pruett, MD


J. Kyle Anderson, MD
Sean Elliott, MD
John Hulbert, MD
William Kaylor, Jr., MD
Badrinath Konety, MD
Jane Lewis, MD*