Infectious diseases grabbed headlines last winter, from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to the spike in measles in the United States. What do you think was the biggest story during the past year? Both diseases also show global problems we have with infrastructure, access to fresh and clean water, limited resources in terms of antimicrobial agents and the complacency/resistance towards vaccine-preventable diseases.Why did you decide to specialize in infectious disease?
Internists focus on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases, usually long-term, comprehensive care
Edward S. Dy, M.D., diabetes; UW Neighborhood Factoria Clinic, 13231 SE 36th St., Bellevue, 425.957.9000; UW Medical Center (University of Washington clinical assistant professor of internal medicine); University of Santo Tomas, Philippines, 1991
These practitioners integrate alternative practices, such as acupuncture and naturopathy, with traditional medicine
Mi-Jung Lee, N.D., LAc, hormone balance, natural antiaging, functional medicine; Tahoma Clinic, 15446 Bel-Red Road, B10, Redmond, 425.497.9558; 6839 Fort Dent Way, Tukwila, 206.812.9988; Bastyr University, 2004
What is your favorite part of your workday?At the start of every team meeting, we talk about patients whom we’ve cared for who died in the previous week. We reserve this time to talk about that person as a whole person, not just as a patient. And this is the time that I hear stories not just about the patients who we care for, but also about the incredible members of the team who care for them. I never cease to be amazed by the skill, compassion, inventiveness and abiding good humor of my teammates who work in hospice and palliative medicine.
In all the years Seattle magazine has been asking local doctors to nominate health care practitioners for our Top Doctors list, only one doctor has received top votes in his specialty every single year. It’s probably no surprise to his colleagues and patients that this man is Joseph Gruss, M.D., chief of Craniofacial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Peter Hashisaki, M.D., Overlake Hospital Medical Center, 1035 116th Ave. NE, Bellevue, 425.455.8248; Overlake; University of Washington, 1975
Jason Kettler, M.D., HIV care; Group Health, Bellevue Medical Center, 11511 NE 10th St., 206.326.3055; Group Health Cooperative, Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center; West Virginia University, 1998
Hospitalists are concerned with the delivery of comprehensive medical care to hospitalized patientsBonnie V. Baker, M.D., perioperative medicine; Group Health Bellevue Medical Center, 11511 NE 10th St., 425.502.3280; Overlake Hospital Medical Center; University of Rochester, 2009James Boswell,* M.D., internal medicine; Overlake Hospitalist Practice, 1035 116th Ave. NE, Bellevue, 425.688.5072; Overlake Hospital Medical Center; Albany Medical School, 2002
Greg Grabowski, DPM, foot and ankle reconstruction; Podiatric Physicians & Surgeons Bellevue, 11711 NE 12th St., No. 1B, 425.450.0029; Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, Bellevue Bone & Joint Physicians; California College of Podiatric Medicine, Oakland, 2001
Joshua Buckler, M.D., valvular heart disease (aortic stenosis/regurgitation, mitral stenosis/regurgitation), coronary artery disease, cholesterol/lipid disorders; Pacific Medical Centers, First Hill, 1101 Madison St., Suite 301, Seattle, 206.505.1300; PacMed, Swedish Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center; University of Washington, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2001
Todd A. Barnett, M.D., lung cancer, head and neck cancer, lymphoma and Hodgkin’s disease; Swedish Cancer Institute, First Hill, 1221 Madison St., Seattle, 206.386.2323, Swedish Medical Center; Northwestern University, 1987
Wui-Jin Koh, M.D., gynecological and gastrointestinal cancers, radioactive implant brachytherapy; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.288.7222; UW Medical Center; Loma Linda University, 1984
Keith D. Eaton, M.D., head and neck cancer; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.288.7222; UW Medical Center; University of California, San Diego, 1998
Renato G. Martins, M.D., MPH, head and neck cancer, thyroid cancer; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave., Seattle, 206.288.1135; UW Medical Center; Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 1992
Amy Brockmeyer, M.D., minimally invasive surgery, chemotherapy, ovarian cancer; Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1101 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6191; Virginia Mason; Chicago Medical School, 1998
Barbara Goff, M.D., ovarian cancer, gynecologic cancer surgery, clinical trials; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.288.7155; UW Medical Center; University of Pennsylvania, 1986
Amir Loucas Bastawrous, M.D., robotic colorectal surgery, rectal cancer, anorectal disorders; Swedish Colon and Rectal Clinic, 1101 Madison, Suite 510, Seattle, 206.386.6600; Swedish Medical Center, Swedish Issaquah Medical Center; The University of Chicago, 1992
Gary Mann, M.D., sarcoma, peritoneal surface malignancies, pancreatic cancer; UW Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.9483; UW Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance; University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 1989
Phil Gold, M.D., GI cancer, clinical trials; Swedish Cancer Institute, First Hill Campus, 1221 Madison St., Suite 200, Seattle, 206.386.2121; Swedish Medical Center; University of Miami, 1991
William P. Harris, M.D., liver cancer, colorectal cancer, gastrointestinal medical oncology clinical research; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.288.8300; UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center; Columbia University, 2000
Claire Buchanan, M.D., nipple-sparing mastectomies, sentinel node biopsy, prophylactic mastectomies; Swedish Cancer Institute, True Family Women’s Cancer Center, 1221 Madison St., Suite 600, Seattle, 206.215.6400; Swedish Medical Center; University of Chicago, 1998