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Original Release 7/1/2014
Media Contact: Karen Peck

Northwest Hospital Physicians Named ‘Top Doctors’ by Seattle Magazine

Seattle, WA - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center announced today that 20 members of its medical staff have been recognized as Seattle’s top doctors in the July 2014 issue of Seattle Magazine.

The magazine's annual Top Doctors list is based on a peer-to-peer survey of nearly 13,000 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 numerous specialty areas, regardless of hospital, clinic or health plan affiliation.

“I would like to congratulate all the physicians who have been recognized as ‘Top Doctors’ by Seattle Magazine,” Northwest Hospital Executive Director Cindy Hecker said. “This award is a testament to their professionalism and their dedication, and we are fortunate to have these physicians associated with Northwest Hospital. We are proud to partner with each of them to serve our community and deliver high quality, service-centered patient care.”

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

Emily B. Bradley, M.D.

Julie Carkin, M.D.
Rheumatology, Seattle Arthritis Clinic

Lynn Davis, M.D.
Reproductive Endocrinology

George Lee Dolack, M.D.

Daniel Downey, M.D.
Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery

Lina Fine, M.D.
Neuropsychiatry/Sleep Medicine

Ray S. Jensen, M.D.
Diagnostic Radiology

Joohee Kim, M.D.
Endocrinology/Metabolism, Seattle Endocrinology

Nancy A. Klein, M.D.
Reproductive Endocrinology

Benjamin Lerner, M.D.
Vascular Surgery, Seattle Pacific Surgeons

Matthew Lonergan, M.D.
Medical Oncology & Hematology

Kathryn F. McGonigle, M.D.
Gynecological Cancer, Women's Cancer Care of Seattle

Howard Muntz, M.D.
Oncology, Gynecologic Cancers

Alison Perrin, M.D.
General Surgery

Patricia Rodrigues, M.D.

Greg Schroedl, M.D.
Emergency Medicine

Nicholas Vedder, M.D.
Hand Surgery

Edward Verrier, M.D.
Cardiac Surgery

Teresa Wagner, M.D.
Pulmonary Medicine, Northwest Respiratory

Daniel V. Wilkinson, M.D.
Cardiology, Summit Cardiology

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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