EvergreenHealth Physicians Recognized with Seattle Magazine's "Top Doctors 2013" Honor

Jun 20, 2013, 16:22 ET from EvergreenHealth

KIRKLAND, Wash., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest issue of Seattle magazine names 53 physicians within the EvergreenHealth network to the publication's annual "Top Doctors" list.  

Each year Seattle asks thousands of local physicians to nominate the peers they would trust with their own loved ones' medical care.  The 2013 list features more than 400 providers across 101 specialties.

"We value all of our providers, nurses and volunteers who commit their time to serving our patients and families, and today we're honored to celebrate the 53 physicians who were chosen as Seattle magazine's 'Top Doctors 2013,'" said Bob Malte, EvergreenHealth CEO. "This achievement highlights the excellence of our providers, and shows that their commitment to providing the safest and most satisfying care is embraced by the community."  

In addition to the annual "Top Doctors" honor, EvergreenHealth's Dr. Michael Weiss, an allergy and immunology specialist, was also recognized among this year's Top Doctors "Hall of Fame" for being named to the list 10 years in a row.

Seattle magazine invited all licensed physicians in the Puget Sound area to nominate their peers for the annual recognition. GMA Research and CHCS Internet Development managed and led the data collection and evaluation that determined the final list.

Finalists are selected once nominations from all physicians are tallied, and those who are nominated the most times in each specialty are candidates for inclusion. Additional factors are taken into account before the list is finalized, including the total number of physicians practicing in each specialty, consumer demand for a specialty, the vote distribution, the standing of the candidates, geography, education and residency.

EvergreenHealth's 2013 Top Doctors and their specialties are listed below in alphabetical order.

Ray Baker, MD, Pain Medicine 

Christopher Fellows, MD, Cardiovascular Disease


Marshall Bedder, MD, Pain Medicine

Michele Frank, MD, Hematology

R. Scott Burks, MD, Anesthesiology

Kathleen Gibson, MD, Surgery-Vascular

Tim Carlos, MD, Hematology

Mike Han, MD, Urology

Joseph  Chebli, MD, Surgery-General

Kevin Hanson, MD, Emergency Medicine

Maria Chong, MD, Diagnostic Radiology

 Peter Hashisaki, MD, Infectious Disease

Amy Criniti, MD, Infertility

Mark Hill, MD, Surgery-Thoracic

Andrew Deck, MD, Urology

Marion Johnson, MD, Surgery-General

David Epley, MD, Surgery-Ophthalmology

David Kim, MD, Anesthesiology

Ed Kim, MD, Cardiovascular Disease 

Chau-su Ou, MD, Gynecology

Kelan Koenig, MD, Psychiatry

Ettore Palazzo, MD, Internal Medicine

Aimee Kohn, MD, Hematology 

Pamela Paley, MD, Gynecology

Edward La Cava, MD, Endocrinology/Metabolism 

Sanjiv Parikh, MD, Vascular/Interventional

Barry Lawson, MD, Neonatology 

Lester Permut, MD, Surgery-Thoracic

June Lee, MD, Anesthesiology 

Kim Pittenger, MD, Family Medicine

Yung Lee, DO, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 

Francis Riedo, MD, Infectious Disease

Mark Lewin, MD, Pediatric Cardiology 

Jeffrey Roh, MD, Surgeon-Orthopedic

Anne McLaurin Likosky, MD, Dermatology 

Jack Salerno, MD, Pediatric Cardiology

Craig McAllister, MD, Surgeon-Orthopedic 

Connie Smith, MD, Geriatric Medicine

Darren Migita, MD, Pediatrics   

Eric Taylor, MD, Therapeutic Radiology

George Min, MD, Surgery-Plastic 

Michael Towbin, MD, Surgery-General

Eiji Minami, MD, Surgery-General 

Gautam Velamoor, MD, Surgery-Thoracic

Howard Muntz, MD, Gynecology Oncology 

Dan Veljovich, MD, Gynecology

James O'Callaghan, MD, Pediatrics 

Mark Vossler, MD, Cardiovascular Disease

Kyle Oh, MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 

Martin Walker, MD, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Robert Weinsheimer, MD, Surgery-General 

Michael Weiss, MD, Allergy/Immunology

Karen Wells, MD, OB/GYN

To learn more about the 2013 Top Doctors, visit Seattle magazine at www.seattlemag.com.

About EvergreenHealth
EvergreenHealth, a public hospital district and community-based healthcare organization established in 1972, offers a breadth of services and programs that is among the most comprehensive in the region. More than 950 physicians provide clinical excellence within more than 80 specialties, including cardiac, oncology, surgical care, orthopedics, a neuroscience institute, women's and children's services, hospice care, pulmonary care, a sleep disorders center and home care services.  EvergreenHealth serves more than 400,000 residents in its primary service area of northern King and southern Snohomish counties with EvergreenHealth Primary Care, a network of primary and urgent care practices, and its main hospital campus in Kirkland, Wash. EvergreenHealth also provides emergency care at two sites: its main hospital campus and the EvergreenHealth Redmond Medical Center.  In addition to clinical care, EvergreenHealth offers extensive community health outreach and education programs, anchored by EvergreenHealth Nurse Navigator & Healthline, a 24/7 nurse consultation service. For more information, visit www.evergreenhealth.com.


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