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Original Release 7/1/2013
Media Contact: Karen Peck

Northwest Hospital Physicians Named ‘Top Doctors’ by Seattle Magazine

Seattle, WA - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center announced today that 16 members of its medical staff have been recognized among Seattle’s top doctors in the July 2013 issue of Seattle Magazine.

The magazine's annual Top Doctors list is based on a peer-to-peer survey of more than 15,000 physicians throughout the Puget Sound region. The survey asked respondents to name the provider they would seek out or recommend to their
loved ones in 101 specialty areas, regardless of hospital, clinic or health plan affiliation.

"I would like to congratulate all the physicians recognized with this award," Northwest Hospital Executive Director Cindy Hecker said. "This annual recognition speaks to their professionalism and their dedication to the delivery of high quality, service centered patient care. We are fortunate to have these physicians associated with Northwest Hospital and we are proud to work alongside each of them to help serve our community."

Members of Northwest Hospital's medical staff named to this year’s list of top doctors include:

Douglas J. Lee, M.D.
Medical Oncology & Hematology

Howard G. Muntz,M.D.
Gynecologic Oncology

Kathryn F. McGonigle, M.D.
Gynecologic Oncology

Amy R. Criniti, M.D.
Reproductive Endocrinology

Nancy A. Klein, M.D.
Reproductive Endocrinology

Chau-Su Ou,M.D.

Carol C. Salerno, M.D.
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Christina Isacson, M.D.

Daniel L. Downey, M.D.
Plastic Surgery

Lina Fine, M.D.
Sleep Medicine

Mary P. Horan, M.D.
Pulmonary Disease

Ray S. Jensen, M.D.
Diagnostic Radiology

Julie L. Carkin, M.D.

Mark T. Brakstad, M.D.
General Surgery

Emily B. Bradley, M.D.

Joseph C. Marquez, M.D.

About Northwest Hospital & Medical Center
Founded in 1960, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit hospital located minutes north of downtown Seattle. With 281 licensed beds, more than 1,900 employees and all private rooms, it offers some of the most innovative, technologically advanced medical care available. Major clinical programs and services include: emergency services; critical care; cardiac care; neurosciences; stroke center; cancer care; childbirth services; orthopedics; ; medical rehabilitation; geropsychiatric center; diagnostic imaging; laboratory services; sleep medicine; and education and wellness programs, among others. In 2010, Northwest Hospital joined the UW Medicine health system. For more information about Northwest Hospital and its programs and services call (206) 364-0500 or visit To find a physician, call the hospital’s free physician referral line at (206) 633-4636.


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