Our doctors are being recognized again. More than 150 doctors from over 40 specialty areas have been named to Minnesota Monthly’s 2021 Top Doctors list.

The doctors recognized on this year’s list practice across our HealthPartners and Park Nicollet clinics, as well as hospitals and specialty centers, including Regions, Methodist, Lakeview and Hutchinson hospitals, TRIA and more.

To create their list of Top Doctors, Minnesota Monthly surveyed thousands of doctors across the Twin Cities metro area and Olmsted County. Contacted doctors named up to three doctors within each specialty area that they would recommend to others – and of course, doctors couldn’t nominate themselves. The doctors with the most votes were named as Top Doctors for the year.

HealthPartners is home to hundreds of talented and caring doctors and clinicians. And we’re incredibly proud of this year’s honorees for providing quality care that’s recognized by both their peers and patients.

HealthPartners’ 2021 Minnesota Monthly’s Top Doctors

Addiction medicine

Allergy and immunology

  • Jennifer L. Oldham, MD | HealthPartners Riverway Clinic, Anoka; HealthPartners Specialty Center – Allergy & Asthma, Saint Paul
  • Annely M. Richardson, MD | Hutchinson Health Clinic, Hutchinson; Park Nicollet Clinic and Specialty Center, Maple Grove; Park Nicollet Clinic and Specialty Center, Shakopee
  • Pamela J. Harris, MD | Park Nicollet Specialty Center, Burnsville; Park Nicollet Specialty Center, Saint Louis Park
  • Andrew S. Nickels, MD | Park Nicollet Clinic and Specialty Center, Shakopee; Park Nicollet Specialty Center, Saint Louis Park
  • Supriya Varadarajulu, MD | Park Nicollet Clinic and Specialty Center, Maple Grove; Park Nicollet Specialty Center, Saint Louis Park

Alzheimer’s care

  • Michael H. Rosenbloom, MD | HealthPartners Neuroscience Center – Neurology, Saint Paul; Regions Hospital – The Stroke Center, Saint Paul

Anesthesiology

Breast surgery

  • Amy C. Fox, MD | Regions Hospital – The Breast Health Center, Saint Paul; HealthPartners Specialty Center, Saint Paul; Lakeview Breast Health Center, Stillwater; HealthPartners Clinic, Stillwater
  • Kristin N. Ritter, MD | HealthPartners Regions Specialty Clinics, Saint Paul; Park Nicollet Clinic and Specialty Center, Maple Grove; Park Nicollet Jane Brattain Breast Center, Saint Louis Park; Park Nicollet Specialty Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park
  • Brian C. Grubbs, MD | Park Nicollet Specialty Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park; Park Nicollet Clinic and Specialty Center, Maple Grove; Park Nicollet Jane Brattain Breast Center, Saint Louis Park
  • Keith M. Heaton, MD | Park Nicollet Jane Brattain Breast Center, Saint Louis Park; Park Nicollet Specialty Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park

Cardiology

  • Elizabeth A. Bisinov, MD | Hutchinson Health Clinic, Hutchinson; Park Nicollet Heart and Vascular Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park; Park Nicollet Specialty Center, Shakopee
  • Aimee E. Johnson, MD | Hutchinson Health Clinic, Hutchinson; Park Nicollet Clinic and Specialty Center, Shakopee; Park Nicollet Heart and Vascular Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park
  • Brian M. Horst, MD | HealthPartners Heart Care at Lakeview Hospital, Stillwater; Regions Hospital – The Heart Center, Saint Paul
  • Pamela R. Paulsen, MD | HealthPartners Clinic, Arden Hills; HealthPartners Clinic – Como, Saint Paul; Regions Hospital, Saint Paul
  • Soma Sen, MD | Park Nicollet Clinic and Specialty Center, Burnsville; Park Nicollet Heart and Vascular Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park
  • Stephen J. Smalley, MD | HealthPartners Clinic, Hudson; Regions Hospital – The Heart Center, Saint Paul; Park Nicollet Specialty Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park

Colon and rectal surgery

  • George Eric Belzer, MD | Park Nicollet Digestive and Endoscopy Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park; Park Nicollet Specialty Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park
  • Ryan M. Carlson, MD | HealthPartners Specialty Center – Surgery, Saint Paul; HealthPartners Specialty Center – Digestive Care, Saint Paul
  • Christopher Jen-Hung Chow, MD | Park Nicollet Digestive and Endoscopy Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park; Park Nicollet Specialty Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park
  • David J. Willis, MD | Park Nicollet Digestive and Endoscopy Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park; Park Nicollet Specialty Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park

Critical care medicine

  • Sara E. Erickson, MD | HealthPartners Regions Specialty Clinics, Saint Paul
  • Elizabeth Anne Miller, MD | Park Nicollet Specialty Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park; Park Nicollet Clinic and Specialty Center, Burnsville
  • Avi Nahum, MD | HealthPartners Regions Specialty Clinics, Saint Paul

Dermatology

  • Sarah S. Asch, MD | HealthPartners Clinic, Arden Hills; HealthPartners Specialty Center – Dermatology, Saint Paul; Park Nicollet Dermatology, Saint Louis Park
  • Dane R. Christensen, MD | Park Nicollet Dermatology, Saint Louis Park; Park Nicollet Specialty Center, Saint Louis Park
  • Cari Gibbs Dakin, MD | Park Nicollet Dermatology, Saint Louis Park; Park Nicollet Specialty Center, Saint Louis Park
  • Karla S. Rosenman, MD | Park Nicollet Dermatology, Saint Louis Park; Park Nicollet Specialty Center, Saint Louis Park
  • Larisa S. Speetzen, MD | Park Nicollet Dermatology, Saint Louis Park

Diagnostic radiology

  • Bret D. Yonke, MD | TRIA Orthopedic Urgent Care, Bloomington; Park Nicollet Clinics

Emergency medicine

Endocrinology and metabolism

  • Anders L. Carlson, MD | HealthPartners Specialty Center – Endocrinology, Saint Paul
  • Amy B. Criego, MD | Park Nicollet Clinic and Specialty Center, Burnsville; Park Nicollet Clinic, Rogers; Park Nicollet Specialty Center, Saint Louis Park
  • Laura M. Gandrud Pickett, MD | Park Nicollet Clinic, Rogers; Park Nicollet Specialty Center, Saint Louis Park
  • Christopher T. Kodl, MD | HealthPartners Specialty Center – Endocrinology, Saint Paul
  • Rebecca M. Moxness, MD | Park Nicollet Specialty Center, Saint Louis Park
  • Betsy L. Schwartz, MD | Park Nicollet Clinic and Specialty Center, Maple Grove; Park Nicollet Clinic, Rogers; Park Nicollet Specialty Center, Saint Louis Park
  • Matthew D. Wise, MD | HealthPartners Clinic, Arden Hills; Park Nicollet Clinic, Rogers; Park Nicollet Specialty Center, Saint Louis Park

Family medicine

Gastroenterology

  • David R. Stolpman, MD | Park Nicollet Clinic and Specialty Center, Burnsville; Park Nicollet Digestive and Endoscopy Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park

General surgery

  • Thomas H. Blee, MD | HealthPartners Regions Specialty Clinics, Saint Paul
  • Christina T. M. Moses, MD | Hutchinson Health Clinic, Hutchinson; Olivia Hospital & Clinic, Olivia
  • Kevin J. Ose, MD | Park Nicollet Specialty Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park; Park Nicollet Jane Brattain Breast Center, Saint Louis Park
  • Paul S. Vietzen, MD | Park Nicollet Clinic and Specialty Center, Burnsville; Park Nicollet Jane Brattain Breast Center, Saint Louis Park; Park Nicollet Specialty Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park

Geriatric medicine

Gynecologic oncology

Hand surgery

Hospice and palliative medicine

  • Joel Waclaw Carter, MD | HealthPartners Frauenshuh Cancer Center, Saint Louis Park; Park Nicollet Specialty Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park
  • Miguel A. Ruiz Diaz, MD | HealthPartners Specialty Center – Lung & Sleep Health, Saint Paul
  • Lisa C. Illig, MD | HealthPartners Frauenshuh Cancer Center, Saint Louis Park; Park Nicollet Specialty Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park
  • Rebecca M. Jones, MD | HealthPartners Neuroscience Center – Neurology, Saint Paul; New Richmond Clinic, Westfields Hospital & Clinic, New Richmond
  • James M. Risser, MD | HealthPartners Cancer Center at Regions Hospital, Saint Paul
  • Sonia Karimi Zechmann, MD | Park Nicollet Methodist Home Care, Hopkins

Hospital medicine

  • Daniel Sullivan, MD | Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park
  • Joan Kovacovich, MD | Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park
  • Joanna Kokoszka, MD | Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park
  • Natalia Dorf Biderman, MD | Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park

Infectious disease

Internal medicine

Maternal and fetal medicine

  • Marijo N. Aguilera, MD | HealthPartners Clinic – Wabasha, Saint Paul; HealthPartners Health Center for Women, Saint Paul; Park Nicollet Specialty Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park; Regions Hospital – The Birth Center, Saint Paul
  • Elizabeth Ann Baldwin, MD | HealthPartners Clinic – Wabasha, Saint Paul; HealthPartners Health Center for Women, Saint Paul
  • Meiling Hua Parker, MD | Park Nicollet Specialty Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park

Nephrology

  • Christine L. Johns, MD | HealthPartners Clinic – Wabasha, Saint Paul
  • Rajeev Kaul, MBBS | Park Nicollet Clinic and Specialty Center, Burnsville; Park Nicollet Specialty Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park
  • Mary E. Tahnk-Johnson, MD | Park Nicollet Specialty Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park; Park Nicollet Clinic and Specialty Center, Maple Grove; Park Nicollet Clinic, Chanhassen
  • Abel E. Tello, MD | Park Nicollet Specialty Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park

Neurology

  • Jon I. McIver, MD | HealthPartners Neuroscience Center – Neurosurgery/Ortho Spine, Saint Paul; Park Nicollet Neurology/Neurosurgery, Saint Louis Park
  • Matthew M. Kang, MD | HealthPartners Neuroscience Center – Neurosurgery/Ortho Spine, Saint Paul; Park Nicollet Neurology/Neurosurgery, Saint Louis Park; Regions Hospital – Neurosurgery, Saint Paul; Regions Hospital – The Spine Center, Saint Paul; TRIA Orthopedic Urgent Care; TRIA Orthopedics, Saint Paul
  • Melissa K. Samuelsson, MD | Park Nicollet Neurology/Neurosurgery, Saint Louis Park; Regions Hospital – The Stroke Center, Saint Paul

Obstetrics and gynecology

  • Andrea L. Messina, MD | Park Nicollet Clinic Minnetonka Carlson Parkway; Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital Family Birth Center, Saint Louis Park
  • Janet Schaffer, MD | Park Nicollet Women's Center, Saint Louis Park; Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital Family Birth Center, Saint Louis Park; Park Nicollet Women's Clinic and OB-GYN, Burnsville

Occupational medicine

  • Fozia A. Abrar, MD | HealthPartners Clinic – Wabasha, Saint Paul
  • Ralph S. Bovard, MD | HealthPartners Clinic – Wabasha, Saint Paul; Park Nicollet Clinic, Minneapolis; HealthPartners Clinic, Stillwater
  • Christina L. Cusic, MD | Physicians Neck & Back Center, Edina; TRIA Orthopedic Center, Bloomington
  • Zeke J. McKinney, MD | HealthPartners Clinic – West End, Saint Louis Park
  • Jonathan S. Sellman, MD | HealthPartners Clinic – Wabasha, Saint Paul; HealthPartners Clinic, Stillwater

Oncology and hematology

  • Balkrishna N. Jahagirdar, MBBS | HealthPartners Cancer Care at Lakeview Hospital, Stillwater; Lakeview Breast Health Center, Stillwater; HealthPartners Cancer Center at Regions Hospital, Saint Paul
  • Steven E. McCormack, MD | New Richmond Clinic, Westfields Hospital and Clinic, New Richmond; HealthPartners Cancer Center at Regions Hospital, Saint Paul
  • Mark R. Menge, MD | HealthPartners Frauenshuh Cancer Center, Saint Louis Park; Park Nicollet Specialty Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park
  • Amy B. Spomer, MD | Park Nicollet Clinic and Specialty Center, Maple Grove; HealthPartners Frauenshuh Cancer Center, Saint Louis Park
  • Bryan J. Trottier, MD | HealthPartners Frauenshuh Cancer Center, Saint Louis Park; Park Nicollet Specialty Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park
  • Punit D. Wadhwa, MD | HealthPartners Frauenshuh Cancer Center, Saint Louis Park
  • Mark A. Wilkowske, MD | HealthPartners Frauenshuh Cancer Center, Saint Louis Park

Ophthalmology

Orthopedic surgery

Otolaryngology

  • Margaret M. Browning Holmgren, MD | Park Nicollet Clinic and Specialty Center, Maple Grove; Park Nicollet Specialty Center, Saint Louis Park
  • Seth C. Janus, MD | HealthPartners Specialty Center – Otolaryngology/ENT, Saint Paul
  • Grace L. Nimmons, MD | Park Nicollet Specialty Center, Saint Louis Park; Park Nicollet Clinic and Specialty Center, Burnsville
  • Derek J. J. Schmidt, MD | HealthPartners Specialty Center – Otolaryngology/ENT, Saint Paul; HealthPartners Clinic, Hudson
  • Daniel W. Watson, MD | Park Nicollet Clinic and Specialty Center, Maple Grove; Park Nicollet Specialty Center, Saint Louis Park

Pain management

  • Paul J. Amundson, MD | Park Nicollet Clinic and Specialty Center, Maple Grove; Park Nicollet Specialty Center, Saint Louis Park
  • Christina M. Gonzaga, DO | Park Nicollet Clinic and Specialty Center, Maple Grove; Park Nicollet Specialty Center, Saint Louis Park
  • Joseph G. Johnson, MD | HealthPartners Clinic, Stillwater; HealthPartners Neuroscience Center, Saint Paul; HealthPartners Regions Specialty Clinics, Saint Paul; New Richmond Clinic, Westfields Hospital & Clinic, New Richmond; TRIA Orthopedic Center, Bloomington
  • Isaac Thomas Marsolek, MD | HealthPartners Neuroscience Center, Saint Paul
  • Peter Alan Stiles, MD | TRIA Orthopedic Center, Bloomington

Pathology

Pediatrics

Physical med/rehabilitation (physiatry)

Plastic and reconstructive surgery

  • Jason L. Buseman, MD | Park Nicollet Plastic Surgery, Burnsville; Park Nicollet Plastic Surgery, Saint Louis Park
  • Anthony J. DeAngelis, MD | Park Nicollet Plastic Surgery, Saint Louis Park
  • Harley Seth Dresner, MD | HealthPartners Specialty Center – Otolaryngology/ENT, Saint Paul
  • Cherrie A. Heinrich, MD | HealthPartners Specialty Center – Plastic and Hand Surgery, Saint Paul; TRIA Orthopedic Urgent Care, Woodbury; HealthPartners Plastic Surgery, Woodbury
  • James H. Kong, MD | Hutchinson Health Clinic, Hutchinson; Park Nicollet Plastic Surgery, Maple Grove; HealthPartners Plastic Surgery, Saint Louis Park
  • Mark Edward Lovaas, MD | Park Nicollet Plastic Surgery, Saint Louis Park
  • Ashish Y. Mahajan, MD | HealthPartners Specialty Center – Plastic and Hand Surgery, Saint Paul; TRIA Orthopedic Urgent Care, Woodbury
  • Warren V. Schubert, MD | HealthPartners Specialty Center – Plastic and Hand Surgery, Saint Paul; TRIA Orthopedic Urgent Care, Woodbury
  • Jonathan D. Witzke, MD | HealthPartners Specialty Center – Plastic and Hand Surgery, Saint Paul; TRIA Orthopedic Urgent Care, Woodbury; HealthPartners Plastic Surgery, Woodbury

Podiatry

Psychiatry

Respiratory and pulmonary care

  • Keith R. Harmon, MD | Park Nicollet Sleep Disorder Center, Saint Louis Park; Park Nicollet Specialty Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park; Park Nicollet Specialty Center, Shakopee
  • Alexis K. Christie, MBBS | Park Nicollet Specialty Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park
  • Charlene E. McEvoy, MD | HealthPartners Specialty Center – Lung & Sleep Health, Saint Paul; HealthPartners Neuroscience Center – Neurology, Saint Paul
  • Nicolette Myers, MD | Park Nicollet Sleep Disorder Center, Saint Louis Park; Park Nicollet Specialty Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park
  • Sue A. Ravenscraft, MD | Park Nicollet Sleep Disorder Center, Saint Louis Park; Park Nicollet Specialty Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park

Rheumatology

  • Peter D. Kent, MD | Park Nicollet Clinic and Specialty Center, Burnsville; Park Nicollet Specialty Center, Saint Louis Park
  • Tawatchai Paisansinsup, MD | Park Nicollet Specialty Center, Saint Louis Park; Park Nicollet Clinic and Specialty Center, Burnsville

Sleep disorders

  • Salim A. Kathawalla, MBBS | Park Nicollet Sleep Disorder Center, Saint Louis Park; Hutchinson Health Clinic, Hutchinson; Park Nicollet Specialty Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park; Park Nicollet Specialty Center, Shakopee

Sports medicine

Thoracic surgery

  • Douglas R. Baldwin, MD | Regions Hospital – Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, Saint Paul; Regions Hospital – The Heart Center, Saint Paul
  • Peter E. Dyrud, MD | Park Nicollet Heart and Vascular Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park
  • Bernard S. Harrison, MD | Park Nicollet Heart and Vascular Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park
  • Ted H. Spooner, MD | Park Nicollet Heart and Vascular Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park

Urogynecology

Urology

  • Nathan B. Hoffman, MD | Park Nicollet Urology, Saint Louis Park; Hutchinson Health Clinic, Hutchinson; Park Nicollet Clinic and Specialty Center, Burnsville
  • Jyothi B. Kesha, MBBS | Park Nicollet Urology, Saint Louis Park
  • Jocelyn M. D. Rieder, MD | Park Nicollet Clinic and Specialty Center, Burnsville; Park Nicollet Urology, Saint Louis Park

Primary care and specialty care from top-rated doctors

These physicians are just some of the doctors and clinicians who provide incredible care each day. And many of them – like the more than 200 doctors recognized as 2021 Top Doctors and Rising Stars by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine – have been recognized more than once.

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