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Top Docs ’10 Profiles: Virginia P. Sybert

Virginia P. Sybert, M.D.Specialty: Medical genetics and pediatric dermatologyPractice: Group Health Cooperative, Universityof Washington Medical CenterHospital affiliations: Group Health Cooperative, Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington Medical CenterMedical degree: State University of New York at BuffaloWhy did you choose your specialty? Peds and genetics, because they were the most exciting fields…

Top Docs ’11: Interventional Cardiology

Catheter-based treatment of heart disorders

INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY Peter A. Demopulos, M.D., Seattle Cardiology, 550 17th Ave., Suite 580, 206.215.4545, Swedish Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Overlake Hospital; Stanford University, 1981; preventive cardiology, cardiac catheterization, congenital heart disease Timothy Dewhurst, M.D., The Polyclinic, 550 17th Ave., Suite 400, 206.860.2302, Swedish Medical Center; University of Alberta, Canada, 1986; angioplasty, arrhythmias,…

Top Docs ’11: Cardiac Electrophysiology

Electrical disorders of the heart

CARDICA ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Grace Buono, M.D., The Everett Clinic, 3901 Hoyt Ave., Everett, 425.339.5411, Providence Regional Medical Center; University of Washington, 1986 Sanjeev Garhwal, M.D., Western Washington Medical Group, 12728 19th Ave. SE, Suite 200, Everett, 425.225.2700, Providence Regional Medical Center; New York University School of Medicine, 1997; arrhythmias Daniel V. Wilkinson Jr., M.D., Summit Cardiology,…

Top Docs ’10 Profiles: Russell Van Gelder

Russell Van Gelder, M.D., Ph.D.  Specialty: OphthalmologyPractice: UW Medicine Eye Institute at HarborviewHospital affiliations: Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical CenterMedical degree: Stanford University School of MedicineHow did you decide to specialize in ophthalmology? I really came around to the eye late in medical school, thanks to a roommate in medical school who went…

Top Docs ’11: Neurological Surgery

NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY Richard G. Ellenbogen, M.D., Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, 206.987.6054, University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center; Brown University, 1983; pediatric neurosurgery, congenital disorders of the brain and spine, concussion and head trauma. See profile on page 84. Marc R. Mayberg, M.D., Swedish Neuroscience Institute, 550 17th Ave., Suite…

Top Docs ’11: Colon & Rectal Surgery

COLON & RECTAL SURGERY Oliver Biggers, M.D., Colon and Rectal Clinic, 1370 116th Ave. NE, Suite 105, Bellevue, 425.453.8355, Overlake Hospital Medical Center; Meharry Medical College, 1975; colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease Richard Billingham, M.D.**, Swedish Colon and Rectal Clinic, 1101 Madison St., Suite 500, 206.386.6600, Swedish Medical Center, Northwest Hospital and Medical Center; University…

Top Docs ’10 Profiles: Howard G. Muntz

Howard G. Muntz, M.D.Specialty: Gynecologic oncologyPractice: Women’s Cancer Care of SeattleHospital affiliation: Northwest Hospital & Medical CenterMedical degree: Harvard Medical School Why did you pick your specialty?It’s 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Anything else was just really boring. I was drawn more and more to the surgical aspects of the field. We…

Top Docs ’11: Nephrology

Kidney disorders and high blood pressure

NEPHROLOGY Suhail Ahmad, M.D., Scribner Kidney Center, 2150 N 107th St., Suite 160, 206.363.5090, University of Washington Medical Center; University of Allahabad, India, 1968; hypertension, chronic kidney failure, kidney stones Andrew Brockenbrough, M.D., Valley Nephrology Health Services, 24920 104th Ave. SE, Kent, 425.227.0231, Valley Medical Center, Auburn Regional Medical Center; Vanderbilt University, 1998; kidney transplant…

Top Docs ’11: Clinical Genetics

Genetically linked diseases

CLINICAL GENETICS Kathleen Leppig, M.D., Group Health Cooperative, 201 16th Ave. E, 206.326.2525; Case Western Reserve University, 1986; cytogenetic disorders Roberta A. Pagon, M.D., Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, 206.987.2056, University of Washington Medical Center; Harvard Medical School, 1972; hereditary eye diseases, sexual differentiation disorders, pediatric genetics Virginia Sybert, M.D., University of…

Top Docs ’10 Profiles: David M. Aboulafia

David M. Aboulafia, M.D.Specialty: Hematology, oncology and HIVPractice: Virginia Mason Seattle Main ClinicHospital affiliation: Virginia Mason Medical CenterMedical degree: University of Michigan Medical School What’s the main misconception about having AIDS?That there are no good treatments, and that the medications are too toxic to take on a regular basis. With the benefits of highly active…

Top Docs ’11: Maternal & Fetal Medicine

MATERNAL & FETAL MEDICINE Thomas J. Benedetti, M.D., Maternal and Infant Care Clinic, 1959 NE Pacific St., 206.598.4070, University of Washington Medical Center, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital; University of Washington, 1973; prematurity prevention, fetal macrosomia Brigit Brock, M.D., Swedish Perinatal Medicine, 1229 Madison St., Suite 750, 206.386.2101, Swedish Medical Center, Valley Medical Center; University of…

Top Docs ’11: Cardiovascular Disease

Disorders of the heart, lungs and blood vessels

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE David A. Dichek, M.D., Regional Heart Center at UWMC, 1959 NE Pacific St., 206.598.4300, University of Washington Medical Center; University of California, Los Angeles, 1984; gene therapy, coronary artery disease Joseph W. Doucette, M.D., Overlake Internal Medicine Associates, 1135 116th Ave. NE, Suite 600, Bellevue, 425.454.2656, Overlake Hospital Medical Center; Harvard Medical School,…

Top Docs ’10 Profiles: Virginia P. Sybert

Virginia P. Sybert, M.D.Specialty: Medical genetics and pediatric dermatologyPractice: Group Health Cooperative, Universityof Washington Medical CenterHospital affiliations: Group Health Cooperative, Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington Medical CenterMedical degree: State University of New York at BuffaloWhy did you choose your specialty? Peds and genetics, because they were the most exciting fields…

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