A gastroenterologist diagnoses and treats disorders of the stomach, intestines, bowels and other organs, such as the liver, gallbladder and pancreas, as well as the esophagus.
Jack Brandabur, M.D., pancreatic and biliary disease, inflammatory bowel disease, therapeutic endoscopy; Swedish Medical Center, 1221 Madison St., Suite 1200, Seattle, 206.215.4250; Swedish; University of Cincinnati, 1984
Lynn Davis, M.D., M.S., assisted reproductive technologies, in vitro fertilization, fertility preservation; Seattle Reproductive Medicine, 1505 Westlake Ave., Suite 400, Seattle, 206.301.5000; Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, EvergreenHealth Medical Center; University of Colorado, 2000
Ginger Blakeney, M.D., women’s health, pediatrics, preventive medicine; Edmonds Family Medicine, 7315 212th St. SW, Suite 101, Edmonds, 425.775.9474; Swedish Medical Center Edmonds; University of Washington, 1996
Matthew Bressie, M.D., newborn care, preventive medicine, office surgery; Pacific Medical Centers, 10416 Fifth Ave. NE, Seattle, 206.517.6700; PacMed, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1999
Concerned with the thyroid, pituitary and adrenal glands, among others, as well as nutritional disorders, sexual disorders and problems such as diabetes and hypertension. Endocrinologists are also internal medicine specialists.
Frances E. Broyles, M.D. (only accepting patients for pituitary issues), neuroendocrinology, pituitary disorders; Swedish Neuroscience Specialists, Swedish Pituitary Center, 550 17th Ave., Suite 400, Seattle, 206.320.4844; Swedish Medical Center; University of Florida, 1984
Brenna Born, M.D., Swedish Medical Center, Issaquah campus, 751 NE Blakely Drive, 425.394.0610 (ER; no appointments), also at Redmond, Mill Creek and Everett campuses; Swedish; Pennsylvania State University, 1999
Cameron Buck‡, M.D., prehospital medicine; Valley Medical Center, 400 S 43rd St., Renton, 425.228.3450; Valley Medical Center; Vanderbilt University, 1995
Kim Gittere Abson, M.D., skin cancer, pediatric dermatology; The Polyclinic Madison Center, 904 Seventh Ave., Seattle, 206.860.2326; Swedish Medical Center, UW Medical Center; University of Washington, 1986
Susan Kim**, M.D. (takes new patients for consultation only), medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology; Lake Washington Dermatology, 10117 NE 58th St., Suite 200, Kirkland, 425.821.6363; UW Medical Center; University of Washington, 1991
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).