Northwest Hospital Physicians Named Top Docs by Seattle Magazine

Original Release: 07/08/2015
Media Contact: Karen Peck

SEATTLE, WA (July 7, 2015) – Northwest Hospital & Medical Center announced today that 40 members of its medical staff have been recognized among Seattle’s top doctors in the July 2015 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:

• Matthew Allen, MD — pediatrics
• Emily Bradley, MD — urology
• Mark Brakstad, MD — surgery, general
• Matthew Bressie, MD — family medicine
• Werner Cadera, MD — ophthalmology, pediatrics
• Bruce Cameron, MD — ophthalmology
• Julie Carkin, MD – rheumatology
• Molly Carlson, MD — endocrinology/metabolism
• Victor Chin, MD – ophthalmology
• Felix Chu, MD — otolaryngology
• Amy Criniti, MD — fertility
• G. Lee Dolack, MD — cardiology, electrophysiology
• Vinod Doreswamy, MD –Allergy and immunology
• Daniel Downey, MD — plastic/cosmetic surgery
• Paul Dudley, MD – fertility
• Emmanuel Eusebio, MS — pediatrics
• Allessandro Fichera, MD — colon and rectal surgery
• Margaret Forgette, MD — physical medicine and rehabilitation
• Caroline Hurd, MD — palliative care
• Christina Isacson, MD — pathology
• Jeffrety Jarvik, MD — radiology, diagnostic
• Raymond Jensen, MD — radiology, interventional
• Joohee Kim, MD — endocrinology/metabolism
• Wui-Jin Koh, MD — radiation oncology
• Barry Lawson, MD — neonatal-perinatal medicine
• Edward Earl Leonard II, MD — infectious disease/travel medicine
• Otway Louie, MD — plastic/reconstructive surgery
• Meng Lu, MD – ophthalmology
• G. Burkhard Mackensen, MD — anesthesiology
• Joseph Marquez, MD – urology
• George Min, MD — plastic/cosmetic surgery
• Michael Mulligan, MD — surgery, thoracic
• Brant Oelschlager, MD — surgery, general
• Francis X. Riedo, MD — infectious disease/travel medicine
• Jason Rockhill, MD — radiation oncology
• Patricia Rodrigues, MD – gynecology
• Hakim Said, MD — plastic/reconstructive surgery
• Gregory P. Schroedl, MD — emergency medicine
• Edward Verrier, MD — cardiac surgery
• Douglas Wood, MD — lung cancer (medical/surgical) and surgery, thoracic

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 2,000 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 visit