Northwest Hospital Physicians Named Among Seattle’s Top Doctors By Seattle Magazine

Original Release: 07/12/2011
Media Contact: Karen Peck


The magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is based on a survey of more than 10,000 physicians throughout the Puget Sound area, as well as a variety of complementary healthcare providers. The survey asked respondents to name the provider they would seek out or recommend to their loved ones in 65 specialty areas, regardless of hospital, clinic or health plan affiliation.

“I would like to congratulate all the physicians recognized with this award,” Northwest Hospital CEO Bill Schneider said. “This annual recognition speaks to their professionalism and their dedication to excellence in health care and above all, their commitment to patient care. We are fortunate 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

Joseph Chebli, MD Bariatric Surgery
Daniel Wilkinson, MD Cardiac Electrophysiology
Sanjeev Garhwal, MD Cardiac Electrophysiology
Budge Smith, MD Cardiovascular Disease
Gary Weeks, MD Cardiovascular Disease
Marko Yakovlevitch, MD Cardiovascular Disease
Richard Billingham, MD Colon & Rectal Surgery
Emily Bradley, MD Urology
Charles W. Drescher, MD Gynecologic Oncology
Kathryn McGonigle, MD Gynecologic Oncology
Howard Muntz, MD Gynecologic Oncology
William A. Peters III, MD Gynecologic Oncology
Katherine Dee, MD Diagnostic Radiology
Joseph Delaney, MD Diagnostic Radiology
Ray Jensen, MD Diagnostic Radiology
Sarah Beshlian, MD Hand Surgery
David Dong, MD Medical Oncology
Douglas Lee, MD Medical Oncology
Werner Cadera, MD Ophthalmology
Bruce Cameron, MD Ophthalmology
Audrey Talley Rostov, MD Ophthalmology
Peter Hashisaki, MD Infectious Disease
Peter A. Demopulos, MD Interventional Cardiology
Rick Badura, MD Neonatal & Perinatal Medicine
Stephen J. Chentow, MD Neonatal & Perinatal Medicine
Barry M. Lawson, MD Neonatal & Perinatal Medicine
Jeffrey Stolz, MD Neonatal & Perinatal Medicine
Preetam Bandla, MD Pediatric Pulmonology
Vernon M. Neppe, MD Psychiatry
Marc R. Mayberg, MD Neurological Surgery
David W. Newell, MD Neurological Surgery
James Gordon, MD Neurology
Gandis G. Mazeika, MD Neurology
Sarah Stolz, MD Neurology
James P. Crutcher Jr., MD Orthopedic Surgery
Caroline Chebli, MD Orthopedic Surgery
Wui-Jin Koh, MD Radiation Oncology
George E. Laramore, MD, PhD Radiation Oncology
Kenneth J. Russell, MD Radiation Oncology
Nancy Klein, MD Reproductive Endocrinology
Paul Lin, MD Reproductive Endocrinology
Angela Thyer, MD Reproductive Endocrinology
Michael Soules, MD Reproductive Endocrinology
Julie Carkin, MD Rheumatology
Mark Brakstad, MD Surgery
Gabriel S. Aldea, MD Thoracic Surgery
Edward D. Verrier, MD Thoracic Surgery
Douglas Wood, MD Thoracic Surgery
Terence Quigley, MD Vascular Surgery

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; bariatric surgery; sports medicine; medical rehabilitation; geropsychiatric center; Gamma Knife 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, phone 206.668.4636 for the free Physician Referral Line.