Critical Care Medicine
These physicians provide intensive care to critically ill patients in emergency and special-care units. All types of doctors and surgeons can work in this specialty depending on the critical condition.
Derel Finch*, M.D., sepsis, mechanical ventilation, shock; Minor & James Medical Center, 515 Minor Ave., Suite 300, Seattle, 206.386.9500; Swedish Medical Center; University of Washington, 1995
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Laura Gladstone, M.D., anorectal disorders, colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease; The Polyclinic, 1145 Broadway, Seattle, 206.860.4440; Swedish Medical Center; Washington University in St. Louis, 1999
Steven Medwell, M.D., laparoscopic colon and rectal cancer surgery, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease; The Polyclinic, 1145 Broadway, Seattle, 206.860.4440; Swedish Medical Center; Indiana University, 1973
The Danna K. Johnston Foundation’s “Reach for the Stars!” gala dinner and auction was held at the Sorrento Hotel on April 25 to raise funds for Successful Youth Inc., a program that provides academic and enrichment activities that promote on-time graduation for young students from low-income households. Pat Cashman, the master of ceremonies and auctioneer, helped shepherd in donations during the live auction.
Marquis Hart, M.D., Swedish Liver Center, 1101 Madison St., Suite 850, Seattle, 206.386.3660, Transplant Program, 1101 Madison, First Hill Campus, Suite 200, Seattle, 206.386.3660; Swedish; Johns Hopkins University, 1983
Thomas R. Hefty, M.D., transplantation, renal surgery, benign prostatic hyperplasia; Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6772; Virginia Mason; University of Wisconsin, 1976
Focusing on the chest cavity and rib cage, including the heart, lungs and esophagus, thoracic surgeons treat patients with lung cancer, coronary diseases, aneurysms and heart diseases.
Ralph W. Aye, M.D., esophageal reflux and hiatal hernia, early lung cancer; Swedish Thoracic Surgery Services, 1101 Madison St., Suite 900, Seattle, 206.215.6800; Swedish Medical Center; University of Pittsburgh, 1977
The use of radioactive equipment, including X-ray machines, to diagnose and treat diseases and injuries.
Maria Chong, M.D., Radia, 12040 NE 128th St., Kirkland, 425.899.1828; EvergreenHealth Medical Center; University of Washington, 1992
Sam Chun, M.D., musculoskeletal imaging, spinal injections for pain management, MRI; UW Medicine Valley Medical Center, 400 S 43rd St., Renton, 425.251.5183; Valley Medical Center; University of British Columbia, 1999
Focuses on the treatment of diseases of the respiratory system, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, cancer and other disorders
Todd Freudenberger, M.D., intensivist, pulmonary medicine, critical care; Overlake Medical Clinics, Pulmonology, 1135 116th Ave. NE, Suite 600, Bellevue, 425.454.2671; Overlake Medical Center; University of Washington, 1994
Raman Arora, M.D., all aspects of adult psychiatry; Pacific Medical Centers, 1200 12th Ave. S, Seattle, 206.621.4045; PacMed; University of Sydney, Australia, 2001
Ron Cohen, M.D., psychopharmacology, psychosomatic medicine; Valley Medical Center Psychiatry and Counseling Clinic, 4445 Talbot Road S., Renton, 425.656.4055; Valley Medical; University of Missouri–Columbia, 1983
Recent Seattle Pacific University apparel program graduate Reina Acab is a rare breed of designer. She’s interested in pushing boundaries with her garments, but mindful of the needs of her audience, which, with her new line, Même, happens to be the 1- to 7-year-old set. With edgy silhouettes (drop-crotch pants) and a minimalist color palette (all black, and black and white stripes), Même caters equally to boys and girls (même means “same” in French).
Kirk Alexander, DPM, foot and ankle fractures, tendon problems and deformity reconstruction; Pacific Medical Centers, 1101 Madison St., Suite 301, Seattle, 206.505.1001; Overlake Surgery Center, Swedish, Virginia Mason; California College of Podiatric Medicine, 2000
Ted (Tae Soon) Park, DPM, bunion and health pain treatment, sports medicine, foot/ankle trauma surgery; Eastside Podiatry, 2950 Northup Way, Suite 115, Bellevue, 425.893.8100; Overlake; New York College Podiatric Medicine, 2008
Kevin M. Beshlian, M.D., microvascular breast reconstruction, reconstruction for patients with cancers of the skin or extremities; The Polyclinic, 1229 Madison St., Suite 1600, Seattle, 206.860.4680; Swedish Medical Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center; University of Virginia, 1982
Frank Isik, M.D., facial plastic surgery, body contouring, breast reconstruction; The Polyclinic, 1229 Madison St., Suite 1600, Seattle, 206.860.4566; Swedish Medical Center; Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1985
Jeffrey Eldon Kyllo, M.D., adult cosmetic surgery and breast reconstruction; The Polyclinic, 1229 Madison, Suite 1600, Seattle, 206.343.3118; Swedish Medical Center; Saint Louis University, 1981
Andrew S. Friedman, M.D., spine care, musculoskeletal medicine, electrodiagnostic medicine; Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6746; Virginia Mason; University of Michigan, 1991
Hisashi Kobayashi, M.D., nonsurgical treatment of spine, musculoskeletal and nerve pain; regenerative therapies for tendinitis and bursitis; Cascade Orthopaedics, 122 Third St. NE, Auburn, 253.833.7750; Tufts University, 2007
Maneesh Batra, M.D., MPH, neonatology; Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2675; Seattle Children’s, UW Medical Center; Stanford University, 2000
Benjamin Danielson, M.D., Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, 2101 E Yesler Way, Seattle, 206.987.7210; Seattle Children’s Hospital, UW Medical Center; University of Washington, 1992
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