62 Swedish providers named Top Doctors in 2018 by Seattle Met magazine

August 08, 2018

We are proud to share that 62 Swedish-affiliated providers were included in Seattle Met magazines 13th annual list of 2018 Top Doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. More than 1,000 doctors, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners in the Seattle metropolitan area participated in the Top Doctors 2018 survey, for which the magazine asked, “If you or a loved one needed medical care, whom would you choose?”  Voters nominated their most esteemed peers based on years of experience, competency, rapport with patients, patient satisfaction and compliance with care recommendations, and ability to work effectively with colleague across specialties to deliver the best patient care.

“I am honored to work with such devoted and passionate providers,” said chief executive officer, R. Guy Hudson, M.D. “This type of recognition is especially meaningful due to peers selecting their caregiver of choice in that field. An excellent testament of the provider’s commitment to his or her patients.  I am especially proud to see the number of Swedish providers recognized increased from 44 to 62 from last year.”  

Congratulations to all of the caregivers included in the final list. The August issue of Seattle Met magazine is available on newsstands now. Below is a full list of all Swedish affiliated physicians and advanced practice clinicians named on the Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 2018 list: 

Beth A. Andersen, Swedish Pediatric Specialty Care

Sonal S. Avasare, Swedish Pediatric Specialty Care

Ralph W. Aye, Swedish Thoraric Surgery First Hill

Glenn R. Barnhart, Swedish Cardiac Surgery

Tara L. Benkers, Swedish Neuroscience Institute

Carol A. Birch, Swedish Weight Loss Services First Hill

Brigit V. Brock, Swedish Maternal and Fetal Specialty Care First Hill

Frances E. Broyles, Swedish Endocrinology First Hill

Claire L. Buchanan, Swedish True Family Women’s Cancer Center

Grace C. Chen, Swedish Neuroscience Institute

Colleen R. Dawkins, Swedish Weight Loss Services First Hill

Peter A. Demopulos, Swedish Heart and Vascular Cherry Hill

David S. Djang, PET/CT Imaging at Swedish Cancer Institute

Jonah B. Essers, Swedish Pediatric Specialty Care

Alexander Farivar, Swedish Thoracic Surgery First Hill

Joanna L. Fesler, Swedish Medical Oncology First Hill

Troy J. Flaherty, Swedish Weight Loss Services First Hill

Laurie S. Fouser, Swedish Pediatric Specialty Care

April P. Francisco, Swedish Weight Loss Services First Hill

Adam C. Gilbert, Swedish John L. Locke Jr. Advanced Cardiac Support Program

Ryder P. Gwinn, Swedish Neuroscience Institute

Melinda E. Hawkins, Swedish Colon and Rectal Clinic

Henry G. Kaplan, Swedish True Family Women’s Cancer Center

Namou Kim, Swedish Head and Neck Surgery First Hill

Hisashi W. Kobayashi, Swedish Spine, Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine Issaquah

Richy Tai On T. Lee, Swedish Pediatric Specialty Care

Christine A. Lee, Swedish Surgical Specialists Issaquah

Eric J. Lehr, Swedish Cardiac Surgery

Brian E. Louie, Swedish Thoracic Surgery First Hill

Margaux M. Lovell, Swedish Weight Loss Services First Hill

Vivek K. Mehta, Swedish Cancer Institute

Evan S. Ong, Swedish Surgical Specialties First Hill

John P. Osborn, Swedish Pediatric Specialty Care

David E. Panther, Swedish Heart and Vascular Cherry Hill

Krish Patel, Swedish Center for Blood Disorders and Stem Cell Transplantation

Suzanne E. Peterson, Swedish Maternal and Fetal Specialty Care First Hill

Uma K. Pisharody, Swedish Pediatric Specialty Care

Christiane Rekai, Swedish Cardiac Surgery

Jeffrey M. Robin, Swedish Head and Neck Surgery First Hill

Ruben P. Romero, Swedish Cardiac Surgery

Patrick E. Ryan, Swedish Cardiac Surgery

Adam C. Simon, Swedish Weight Loss Services First Hill

Joseph C. Sniezek, Swedish Head and Neck Surgery First Hill

Jordan T. Steed, Swedish Neuroscience Institute

Jennifer L. Strumolo, Swedish Weight Loss Services First Hill

Brian C. Sung, Swedish Weight Loss Services First Hill

Terrence J. Sweeney, Swedish Neonatal Medicine

Shannon N. Tierney, Swedish True Family Women’s Cancer Center

M. Christine Tiu, Swedish Head and Neck Surgery First Hill

Rachelle I. Tomei, Swedish OB/GYN Specialists First Hill

Erik L. Torgerson, Swedish Urology Group

Eric Vallieres, Swedish Thoracic Surgery First Hill

Sarah A. Waller, Swedish Maternal and Fetal Specialty Care First Hill

James S. Walsh, Swedish Addiction Recovery Services Ballard Outpatient

Terri C. Walter, Swedish Heart and Vascular Edmonds Professional Center

Steve. P. Weinreich, Swedish Cardiac Surgery,

Robert L. Weinsheimer, Swedish Pediatric Specialty Care

Samuel J. Youssef, Swedish Cardiac Surgery

Charles Drescher, Gynecologic, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Chirag A. Shah, Gynecologic, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dan Veljovich, Gynecologic Obstetrics & Gynecology

John L. Mignone; Cardiology, Heart Failure and Transplantation Cardiology