Northwest Hospital Physicians Named Top Doctors by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine

Original Release: 08/17/2015
Media Contact: Karen Peck
Email: karen.peck@nwhsea,org

SEATTLE, WA (August 17, 2015) – Northwest Hospital & Medical Center announced today the members of its medical staff that have been recognized among Seattle’s top doctors and nurse practitioners in the August 2014 issue of Seattle Met.

The magazine’s annual Top Doctors and Nurses list is based on peer nominations from medical professionals throughout the Puget Sound region. Out of nearly 11,500 nominations, 1,065 practitioners in 82 specialties made this year’s list of top doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and complementary care providers in the Seattle metro area.

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

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

• Gabriel Aldea, MD – cardiac/thoracic surgery
• Martha Billings, MD – sleep medicine
• Edward Blahous, DPM – podiatry
• Jean Blue, ARNP – cardiac surgery
• Emily Bradley, MD – urology
• Mark T Brakstad, MD – general surgery
• Werner Cadera, MD – ophthalmology
• Bruce Cameron, MD – ophthalmology
• Julie Carkin, MD – rheumatology
• Victor Chin, MD – ophthalmology
• Denise Cho, MD – OB/GYN
• Amy Criniti, MD – reproductive endocrinology/infertility
• Lynn Davis, MD – reproductive endocrinology/infertility
• Michaelene Wanda Deelstra, ARNP — cardiology
• G. Lee Dolack, MD – cardiology
• Daniel Downey, MD – plastic and reconstructive surgery
• Paul Dudley, MD – reproductive endocrinology/infertility
• Jacob Fleet, MD – internal medicine
• Albert Gee, MD – orthopedic surgery
• Joanne Gormley, DPM – podiatry
• Joel Hagedorn, MD – internal medicine
• Margaret Hall, MD – cardiology
• William Hammond, MD – hematology/oncology
• Julie P. Heyn. MD – cardiology
• Mary Horan, MD – critical care medicine and pulmonology
• Karny Jacoby, MD – urology
• Richard Jimenez, MD – rheumatology
• Jung Joh, MD – nephrology
• Stephen Kennedy, MD – hand surgery
• Edward Kim, MD – radiation oncology
• Joohee Kim, MD – endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism
• Nancy Klein, MD – reproductive endocrinology/infertility
• Mary Lou Kopas, CNM – midwifery
• Kean Lawlor, MD – dermatology
• Steven Lewis, MD – gastroenterology
• Matthew Lonergan, MD – hematology/oncology
• Pamela McDonald, MD – family medicine
• Kathryn McGonigle, MD – gynecologic oncology
• Philip Moberg, MD – rheumatology
• Howard Muntz, MD – gynecologic oncology
• Alison Perrin, MD – general surgery
• Terence Quigley, MD – vascular surgery
• Alexandra Read, MD – gastroenterology
• Jennifer Reichel, MD – dermatology
• Hakim Said, MD – plastic and reconstructive surgery
• Carol Salerno, MD – OB/GYN
• Dyan Simon, MD – neonatal and perinatal medicine
• Annemiek Sontrop, MD family medicine
• Audrey Talley Rostov, MD – ophthalmology
• Nicholas Vedder, MD – hand surgery
• Edward Verrier, MD – cardiac/thoracic surgery
• Gary Weeks, MD — cardiology
• Steven Wegley, MD — gastroenterology
• Daniel Wilkinson, MD — cardiology
• Andrew Wright, MD – general surgery
• Marko Yakovlevitch, MD – 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 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