Mpls.St. Paul Magazine has released its 2019 list of Top Doctors which features 148 physicians representing the University of Minnesota Medical School, spanning a total of 44 different medical specialty areas. Of these honorees, the University of Minnesota Physicians practice is represented by 151 doctors in 44 specialties – the highest percentage of Top Doctors on the list.

Top Doctors are nominated by their peers, who are asked whom they would choose if they or a loved one were seeking medical care. The candidates who made the final list were grouped into 45 specialties and evaluated on indicators of peer recognition, professional achievement, research and disciplinary history.

The doctors who acquired the highest total points from the surveys, research, and the expert physician review panel were named Top Docs.

In addition to University of Minnesota Health, M Physicians and Medical School, physicians affiliated with University partners Fairview and Fairview Physician Associates were also recognized, equaling a total of 370 physicians representing 45 specialties across the M Health Fairview system - the most physicians in the metro.  

“To be recognized by our peers underscores the importance of our mission to serve the communities across our state,” says Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD. “We are proud of all our Top Doctors and their dedication to providing excellent patient care, pursuing innovative treatments through research, and educating the next generation of healthcare leaders.”  

We're proud to congratulate the following doctors:


Tjorvi Perry, MD, MMSc
Richard Prielipp, MD

Blood and Marrow Transplant

Bruce Blazar, MD*
Paul Orchard, MD*
Angela Smith, MD, MS*
Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD*
John Wagner, Jr., MD*


Stephen Battista, MD, FACC
Karl Foster-Smith, MD, FACC
Jamie Lohr, MD*
Cindy Martin, MD
Ganesh Raveendran, MD
Scott Sakaguchi, MD
Julia Steinberger, MD, MS*

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Rosemary Kelly, MD
Sara Shumway, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery

Ranjit John, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Robert Madoff, MD
Genevieve Melton-Meaux, MD, PhD

Critical Care Medicine

Caroline George, MD*
Ashley Loomis, MD*
Jennifer Needle, MD, MPH*


Kimberly Bohjanen, MD, FAAD
Kristen Hook, MD, FAAD*

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Andrew Barnes, MD, MPH*

Emergency Medicine

Eric Christianson, MD
Ronald Furnival, MD*
Rahul Kaila, MD, MPH*
Mark Roback, MD*


Lynn Burmeister, MD
Bradley Miller, MD, PhD*
Antoinette Moran, MD*
Brandon Nathan, MD*
Kyriakie Sarafoglou, MD*
J. Bruce Redmon, MD
Elizabeth Seaquist, MD

Family Medicine

Patricia Adam, MD, MSPH**
Nicole Chaisson, MD, MPH
Jon Hallberg, MD
Kara Pacala, MD
Shailendra Prasad, MD, MPH
Jamie Santilli, MD**
Andrew Slattengren, DO
Carolyn Torkelson, MD
Michael Wootten, MD


Martin Freeman, MD
Mohamed Hassan, MD, FAASLD
John Lake, MD
J. Shawn Mallery, MD
Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg, MD*

Genetic Medicine

Susan Berry, MD*


Teresa McCarthy, MD, MS
James Pacala, MD, MS

Gynecologic Oncology

Peter Argenta, MD
Melissa Geller, MD
Sally Mullany, MD
Rahel Ghebre, MD 


Weston Miller, MD*
Mark Reding, MD
Marie Steiner, MD, MS*


Anne Blaes, MD
Naomi Fujioka, MD
Edward Greeno, MD
Jeffrey Miller, MD
Joseph Neglia, MD, MPH*
Rebecca Thomas, MD
Gregory Vercellotti, MD, FACP
Brenda Weigel, MD, MSc*
Douglas Yee, MD

Infectious Diseases

Mark Schleiss, MD*

Internal Medicine

Bradley Benson, MD*

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Cresta Jones, MD
Daniel Landers, MD, FACOG
Yasuko Yamamura, MD

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Catherine Bendel, MD*
Michael Georgieff, MD*
Sixto Guiang III, MD*
Raghavendra Rao, MD*


Blanche Chavers, MD*
Clifford Kashtan, MD*
Michelle Rheault, MD*
Priya Verghese, MD, MPH*


Christopher Moertel, MD*


Thomas Henry, MD
Paul Tuite, MD
David Walk, MD


Clark C. Chen, MD, PhD
Daniel Guillaume, MD, MS*
Andrew Grande, MD, FRCS, FAAN
Stephen Haines, MD, FRCS, FAANS**
Matthew Hunt, MD, FRCS, FAANS
Ramachandra Tummala, MD, FRCS, FAANS


Carrie Terrell, MD, FACOG


Andrew Harrison, MD
Michael Lee, MD
Martha Wright, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Elizabeth Arendt, MD
Deborah Bohn, MD
Joel Boyd, MD**
Jonathan Braman, MD
Edward Cheng, MD**
Denis Clohisy, MD** 
Edward Craig, MD, MPH
Alicia Harrison, MD*
Patrick Morgan, MD
Bradley Nelson, MD
Marc Swiontkowski, MD
Ann Van Heest, MD**


Meredith Adams, MD, MS
Peter Hilger, MD
Samir Khariwala, MD
Stephanie Misono, MD, MPH
Bevan Yueh, MD, MPH

Pediatric Surgery

Robert Acton, MD*
Daniel Saltzman, MD, PhD*


Emily Borman-Shoap, MD
Claudia Fox, MD, MPH*
Nancy Harper, MD
Cynthia Howard, MD, MPHTM*
Abraham Jacob, MD, MHA*
Peter Scal, MD, MPH*

Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation (Physiatry)

Dennis Dykstra, MD, PhD**

Plastic Surgery

Umar Choudry, MD


Gail Bernstein, MD*
Sheila Specker, MD

Pulmonary Medicine

Joanne Billings, MD, PhD*
H. Erhan Dincer, MD
William Gershan, MD*
Marshall Hertz, MD
Hyun Joo Kim, MD

Radiation Oncology

Kathryn Dusenbery, MD**


David Nascene, MD*


Bryce Binstadt, MD, PhD*
Jerry Molitor, MD, PhD
Mona Riskalla, MD, MS*
Richard Vehe, MD*

Sports Medicine

Robert Johnson, MD
David Olson, MD

Surgery, General

Gregory Beilman, MD*
Jeffrey Chipman, MD
James Harmon, Jr., MD
Sayeed Ikramuddin, MD, MHA

Surgical Oncology

Maria Evasovich, MD
Eric Jensen, MD 
Todd Tuttle, MD, MS

Transplant Surgery

Srinath Chinnakotla, MD
Timothy Pruett, MD


J. Kyle Anderson, MD
Sean Elliott, MD
Badrinath Konety, MD
Jane Lewis, MD*
Christopher Warlick, MD, PhD

*Denotes pediatric provider
** Denotes a provider that sees both children and adults