10,000 Minnesota doctors were asked one simple question: If you, or someone you loved, needed medical attention, who would you recommend? More than 200 physicians representing the University of Minnesota Medical School made that list.

In September, Minnesota Monthly released its 2018 Top Doctors list, which includes 238 doctors from the University of Minnesota Medical School, University of Minnesota Physicians (UMP) and University of Minnesota Health. A total of 53 different medical specialty areas were represented.

The list first appeared in 2014. The rankings are determined through surveys of more than 10,000 licensed physicians in the 11-county metro area plus Olmsted County. Participants are asked to name three doctors other than themselves in each specialty category. The answers are compiled by Minnesota Monthly, and the doctors whose names appear most frequently are recognized in an edition of the magazine. This year there was a total of 935 physicians in 65 categories recognized.

In addition to University of Minnesota Health, UMP and Medical School, physicians affiliated with University partners Fairview and HealthEast were also recognized, equaling a total of 384 physicians across the entire system.

The complete list of University of Minnesota Health, University of Minnesota Medical School and University of Minnesota Physicians doctors recognized in 2018 by Minnesota Monthly are listed below:

Addiction Medicine

Robert Levy, MD

Allergy & Immunology

Douglas McMahon, MD


Kumar Belani, MBBS, MS, FACA, FAAP

Michael Wall, MD

Breast Surgery

Jane Hui, MD, MS

Todd Tuttle, MD, MS

Sarah Wildenberg, MD


Matthew Ambrose, MD*

Rebecca Ameduri, MD*

John Bass, MD*

Stephen Battista, MD, FACC

Elizabeth Braunlin, MD, PhD*

Rebecca Cogswell, MD, NNP

Gurumurthy Hiremath Mallikarjun, MD, MBBS, FACC*

Suma Konety, MD, MS

Jamie Lohr, MD*

Julia Steinberger, MD, MS*

Thenappan Thenappan, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Wolfgang Gaertner, MD

Robert Madoff, MD

Genevieve Melton-Meaux, MD, PhD

Critical Care Medicine

Jason Bartos, MD, PhD

Gregory Beilman, MD

William Browne, MD

Gwenyth Fischer, MD*

Caroline George, MD*

Sameer Gupta, MD*

Jennifer Needle, MD, MPH*

Ronald Reilkoff, MD

Marie Steiner, MD, MS*


Kimberly Bohjanen, MD

Christina Boull, MD, FAAD

Ronda Farah, MD

Noah Goldfarb, MD, FAAD

H. Spencer Holmes, MD, FAAD

Kristen Hook, MD*

Maria Hordinsky, MD

Sheilagh Maguiness, MD*

Daniel Miller, MD, FAAD

Ingrid Polcari, MD, FAAD*

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

Andrew Barnes, MD, MP*

Katherine Murray, MD, MPH*

Diagnostic Radiology

Eric Hoggard, MD

Benjamin Spilseth, MD

Emergency Medicine

Ronald Furnival, MD*

Marissa Hendrickson, MD*

Jeffrey Louie, MD*

Mark Roback, MD*

Endocrinology and Metabolism

Melena Bellin, MD*

Lynn Burmeister, MD

Lisa Chow, MD, MS

Samar Malaeb, MD

Bradley Miller, MD, PhD*

Antoinette Moran, MD*

Brandon Nathan, MD*

Kyriakie Sarafoglu, MD*

Elizabeth Seaquist, MD

Family Medicine

Patricia Adam, MD, MSPH

Nicole Chaisson, MD, MPH

Roli Dwivedi, MD

Jon Hallberg, MD

Carrie Link, MD

Kara Pacala, MD

Christopher Reif, MD, MPH

Andrew Slattengren, DO

Carolyn Torkelson, MD

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Martin Freeman, MD

John Lake, MD

Catherine Larson-Nath, MD, CNSC

Sarah Schwarzenberg, MD*

Boris Sudel, MD

General Surgery

Robert Acton, MD*

Jorge Granja, MD

Donavon Hess, MD, PhD, MBA*

Daniel Saltzman, MD, PhD*

Bradley Segura, MD, PhD*


Susan Berry, MD*

Timothy Moss, MD, PhD

Mary Ella Pierpont, MD, PhD*

Geriatric Medicine

Teresa McCarthy, MD, MS

James Pacala, MD, MS

Gynecologic Oncology

Peter Argenta, MD

Linda Carson, MD, FACOG

Levi Downs, Jr. MD, MS, FACOG

Britt Erickson, MD

Melissa Geller, MD

Sally Mullany, MD

Colleen Rivard Hunt, MD

Rahel Ghebre, MD

Hand Surgery

Deborah Bohn, MD

Michael Forseth, MD

Amy Moeller, MD

Ann Van Heest, MD


Mark Reding, MD

Gregory Vercellotti, MD, FACP

Daniel Weisdorf, MD


Heather Beckwith, MD

Anne Blaes, MD

Emily Greengard, MD*

Edward Greeno, MD

Emil Lou, MD, PhD, FACP

Christopher Moertel, MD*

Joseph Neglia, MD, MPH*

Karim Sadak, MD, MPH, MSE*

Lucie Turcotte, MD, MHP*

Erica Warlick, MD

Brenda Weigel, MD, MSc*

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Drew Rosielle, MD

Hospital Medicine

Michael Rhodes, MD

Infectious Diseases

David Boulware, MD, MPH, CTropMed

Winston Cavert, MD

Anne-Marie Leuck, MD

Meghan Rothenberger, MD

Mark Schleiss, MD*

Bazak Sharon, MD*

David Strike, MD

Jo-Anne Young, MD

Internal Medicine

Bradley Benson, MD

David Macomber, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Stephen Contag, MD

Katherine Jacobs, MD

Cresta Wedel Jones, MD

Dan Landers, MD, FACOG

Jessica Nyholm, MD

Yasuko Yamamura, MD


Catherine Bendel, MD

Thomas George, MD

Sixto Guiang, MD

Erin Osterholm, MD

Sara Ramel, MD


Blanche Chavers, MD

Sarah Elfering, MD

Avi Katz, MD

Connie Manske, MD, MPH

Michelle Rheault, MD

Samy Riad, MD, MS

Priya Verghese, MD, MPH*


Peter Karachunski, MD

Christopher Streib, MD

David Walk, MD


Andrew Grande, MD

Daniel Guillaume, MD, MS

Matthew Hunt, MD

Bharathi Jagadeesan, MD

Ramachandra Tummala, MD, FRCS, FAANS

Nuclear Medicine

Zuzan Cayci, MD

Jerry Froelich, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Christy Boraas, MD, MPH

Suzanne Darnell, MD

Rebecca French, MD

Samantha Hoffman, MD

Carrie Terrell, MD, FACOG


Jill Anderson, MD

Raymond Areaux, MD*

Andrew Harrison, MD

Ali Mokhtarzadeh, MD

Organ Transplant

Srinath Chinnakotla, MD

Ty Dunn, MD, MS

Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery

Jonathan Braman, MD

Denis Clohisy, MD*

Mark Dahl, MD

Alicia Harrison, MD, MS*

Paul Lafferty, MD

Jeffrey Macalena, MD

Bradley Nelson, MD

Fernando Pena, MD


Meredith Adams, MD

Holly Boyer, MD

Luke Jakubowski, MD*

Samir Khariwala, MD

Stephanie Misono, MD, MPH

Bevan Yueh, MD, MPH

Pain Management

Matthew Armfield, MD, MAED*


Dale Snover, MD


Michael Aylward, MD

Abraham Jacob, MD, MHA*

Michael Pitt, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Scott Crowe, MD

Dennis Dykstra, MD, PhD

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Non-Cosmetic)

Marie-Claire Buckley, MD

Umar Choudry, MD

Sofia Lyford-Pike, MD


James Mazzuca, DPM


Jessica Cici, MD*

Kathryn Cullen, MD*

Jerome Kroll, MD

Madhuri Shors, MD, MPH

Radiation Oncology

L. Chinsoo Cho, MD, MS

Kathryn Dusenbery, MD

Margaret Reynolds, MD

Jianling Yuan, MD, PhD


Kelly Dietz, MD

Tara Holm, MD

Jessica Kuehn-Hajder, MD