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Minnesota Monthly names 190 physicians as ‘Best Doctors'


October 14, 2016


BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Minnesota Monthly has released its Best Doctors list for 2016. 190 of our doctors are included. The complete list is in the October issue.

Doctors were nominated by their peers and based on their medical background. It recognizes the great work being done by our group. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners:

Addiction Medicine

  • Amanda Gabrielson, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Scott Oakman, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Anne Plykas, HealthPartners Medical Group

Allergy & Immunology

  • Brenda Guyer, Park Nicollet
  • Pamela Harris, Park Nicollet
  • Jennifer Koziol Wozniak, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Jennifer Oldham, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Richard Sveum, Park Nicollet

Alzheimer’s

  • Michael Rosenbloom, HealthPartners Medical Group

Anesthesiology

  • Lawrence Bertram, Park Nicollet

Breast Surgery

  • Mary Colbert, Park Nicollet
  • Amy Fox, Stillwater Medical Group
  • Todd Morris, HealthPartners Medical Group

Cardiology

  • David Homans, Park Nicollet
  • Aimee Johnson, Park Nicollet
  • Marek Kokoszka, Park Nicollet
  • Charles Pinkerman, Park Nicollet
  • Soma Sen, Park Nicollet
  • Jay Simonson, Park Nicollet
  • Stephen Smalley, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Andrew Smith, Park Nicollet
  • Marit Thorsgard, HealthPartners Medical Group

Colon & Rectal Surgery

  • George Belzer, Park Nicollet
  • Elizabeth Bisinov, Park Nicollet
  • David Willis, Park Nicollet

Critical Care Medicine

  • Sara Erickson, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Avi Nahum, HealthPartners Medical Group

Dermatology

  • Jennifer Baldwin, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Cari Dakin, Park Nicollet
  • Darin Epstein, Park Nicollet
  • Erica Grinager, Park Nicollet
  • Susan Holt, Park Nicollet
  • Rachel Hub, Park Nicollet
  • Jeannie Larson, Park Nicollet
  • Kia Lilly, Park Nicollet
  • Mary Meighan, Park Nicollet
  • Cynthia Olson, Park Nicollet
  • Karla Rosenman, Park Nicollet
  • Larisa Speetzen, Park Nicollet
  • Cynthia Vehe, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Developmental – Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Carolyn Kippes, Park Nicollet

Endocrinology & Metabolism

  • Anders Carlson, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Gregory Damberg, Park Nicollet
  • Christopher Kodl, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Laura LaFave, Park Nicollet
  • Rebecca Moxness, Park Nicollet
  • Shaban Nazarian, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Angela Ngo, Park Nicollet

Family Medicine

  • Robert Droullard, HealthPartners
  • Gregory Dukinfield, Park Nicollet
  • Annie Ideker, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Rolf Simonson, Park Nicollet
  • Jeremy Springer, Park Nicollet
  • Benjamin Stenzler, Park Nicollet
  • Jennifer Vesely, Park Nicollet

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

  • Irshad Jafri, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Ann Kools, Park Nicollet
  • Robert Matlock, Park Nicollet
  • David Stolpman, Park Nicollet

General Surgery

  • Ryan Carlson, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • David Dries, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Sandra Engwall, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Brian Grubbs, Park Nicollet
  • Keith Heaton, Park Nicollet
  • Thomas Jones, Park Nicollet
  • Kevin Ose, Park Nicollet
  • James Schlaefer, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Paul Vietzen, Park Nicollet
  • Seth Wolpert, HealthPartners Medical Group

Geriatric Medicine

  • Olufemi Banjoko, Park Nicollet
  • Jennifer Olson, Park Nicollet
  • Teresa Quinn, Park Nicollet
  • Thomas von Sternberg, HealthPartners Medical Group

Hand Surgery

  • Deborah Bohn, TRIA Orthopaedic Center
  • Yvonne Grierson, TRIA Orthopaedic Center
  • Jeffrey Husband, TRIA Orthopaedic Center
  • Thomas Walsh, Park Nicollet

Hermatology

  • Cathleen Chen, Park Nicollet
  • Colleen Morton, HealthPartners Medical Group

Hospice & Palliative Medicine

  • Joel Carter, Park Nicollet
  • Lisa Illig, Park Nicollet
  • Thomas Klemond, Park Nicollet
  • James Risser, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Miguel Ruiz Diaz, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • John Thomas, Park Nicollet

Hospital Medicine

  • Nima Desai, Park Nicollet
  • Whitney Evavold, Park Nicollet
  • Joanna Kokoszka, Park Nicollet
  • Joan Kovacovich, Park Nicollet

Infectious Diseases

  • Cristina Baker, Park Nicollet
  • Janet Larson, Park Nicollet
  • Mark Sannes, Park Nicollet
  • Jonathan Sellman, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Nila Suntharam, Park Nicollet

Internal Medicine

  • Rebecca Bartlett, Park Nicollet
  • Richard Beck, Park Nicollet
  • Steven Borowsky, Park Nicollet
  • Charles Bransford, Stillwater Medical Group
  • Alison Eckhoff, Park Nicollet
  • Heather Gantzer, Park Nicollet
  • Gregory Lehman, Park Nicollet
  • Mary Miley, Park Nicollet
  • Paula Skarda, HealthPartners Medical Group

Nephrology

  • Christine Johns, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Rajeev Kaul, Park Nicollet
  • Richard Moore, Park Nicollet
  • Vishal Sagar, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • William Stuart, Park Nicollet
  • Abel Tello, Park Nicollet
  • James Wheeler, Park Nicollet

Neurology

  • Bret Haake, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Martha Nance, Park Nicollet
  • Matthew Ostrander, Park Nicollet
  • Melissa Samuelsson, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Drahomira Sencakova, Park Nicollet

Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • LeeAnn Hubbard, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Andrea Messina, Park Nicollet
  • Janet Schaffer, Park Nicollet
  • Deborah Thorp, Park Nicollet
  • Sari Witzke, Park Nicollet

Occupational Medicine

  • Charles Hipp, Stillwater Medical Group

Oncology

  • Randolph Hurley, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Balkrishna Jahagirdar, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Brenda Larson, Park Nicollet
  • Mark Menge, Park Nicollet
  • Amy Spomer, Park Nicollet
  • Punit Wadhwa, Park Nicollet
  • Mark Wilkowske, Park Nicollet
  • Dylan Zylla, Park Nicollet

Ophthalmology

  • Hans Grinager, Park Nicollet
  • Jonathan Pribila, Park Nicollet

Orthopedics

  • Jonathan Braman, TRIA Orthopaedic Center
  • Michael Hebert, Park Nicollet

Otolaryngology

  • Margaret Browning Holmgren, Park Nicollet
  • Manuela Fina, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • David Hamlar, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Seth Janus, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Derek Schmidt, HealthPartners Medical Group

Pain Management

  • Alfred Clavel, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Isaac Marsolek, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Peter Stiles, TRIA Orthopaedic Center

Pathology

  • John McClure, Park Nicollet
  • Timothy Miley, Park Nicollet
  • Ross Simpson, Park Nicollet

Pediatrics

  • Bernt Helgaas, Park Nicollet
  • Teresa Kovarik, HealthPartners Medical Group

Perinatal – Neonatal Medicine

  • Thomas McNanley, Park Nicollet

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

  • Paul Amundson, Park Nicollet
  • Rebecca Koerner, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Carrie Noran Jaeger, Park Nicollet
  • David Nutz, Park Nicollet

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

  • Marie Christensen, Park Nicollet
  • Harley Dresner, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Martin Lacey, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Jane Nemeck, Park Nicollet
  • Warren Schubert, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Christina Ward, HealthPartners Medical Group

Psychiatry

  • Michael Miovic, Park Nicollet
  • Michelle Wiersgala, Park Nicollet

Radiology

  • Mark Miner, Park Nicollet
  • Joseph Tashjian, HealthPartners Medical Group

Respiratory Pulmonary Care

  • Keith Harmon, Park Nicollet
  • Charlene McEvoy, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Nicolette Myers, Park Nicollet
  • Sue Anne Ravenscraft, Park Nicollet

Rheumatology

  • Elie Gertner, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Peter Kent, Park Nicollet
  • Marty Mertens, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Tawatchai Paisansinsup, Park Nicollet
  • Eric Schned, Park Nicollet
  • John Schousboe, Park Nicollet
  • Robert Tierney, Park Nicollet
  • Sou-Pan Wu, HealthPartners Medical Group

Sleep Disorders

  • Nicholas Benson, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Lisa Bolin, Park Nicollet
  • Salim Kathawalla, Park Nicollet

Sports Medicine

  • Heather Bergeson, TRIA Orthopaedic Center
  • Joel Boyd, TRIA Orthopaedic Center
  • Heather Cichanowski, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Michelle Gorman McNerney, TRIA Orthopaedic Center
  • William Knopp, Park Nicollet
  • Bradley Nelson, TRIA Orthopaedic Center

Thoracic Surgery

  • Douglas Baldwin, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Peter Dyrud, Park Nicollet
  • Bernard Harrison, Park Nicollet
  • Timothy Kroshus, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Ted Spooner, Park Nicollet

Urology

  • Parker Eberwein, HealthPartners Medical Group
  • Jocelyn Rieder, Park Nicollet

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HealthPartners is the largest consumer-governed, non-profit health care organization in the nation with a mission to improve health and well-being in partnership with members, patients and the community. For more information, visit healthpartners.com.

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