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Top Doctors 2017: Pediatric Allergy & Immunology

12 Years: William K. Butler, M.D., allergy, asthma, immunotherapy, immune deficiency; Kaiser Permanente, Allergy & Immunology, 125 16th Ave. E, Seattle, 206.326.3000; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill campus; Ohio State University, 1973      Frank S. Virant, M.D., sinusitis, asthma, food allergy; Northwest Asthma & Allergy Center, 9725 Third Ave. NE, Suite 500, Seattle, 206.527.1200; Seattle Children’s Hospital,…

Top Doctors 2017: Pathology

A pathologist examines body tissues to diagnose diseases and to determine the cause of various conditions. Hejin P. Hahn, M.D., Ph.D., Barrett’s esophagus, esophageal cancer, colon & rectal cancer, gastrointestinal pathology; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Pathology, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6861; Virginia Mason Medical Center; UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, 2002      Timothy W. Jacobs,…

Top Doctors 2017: Otolaryngology

Otolaryngologists diagnose and treat disorders from the shoulders up (ears, nose and throat) with the exception of the eyes and brain; among those disorders are hearing loss, tonsillitis and nasal obstructions. Paul A. Abson, M.D., nasal & sinus surgery, sleep apnea, thyroid & parathyroid surgery; The Everett Clinic, 3927 Rucker Ave., Everett, 425.339.5441; Providence Regional…

Top Doctors 2017: Orthopedic Surgery

Michael E. Brage, M.D., complex foot & ankle surgery, ankle replacement & revision, cartilage damage, fractures; Harborview Medical Center, Foot and Ankle Center, 908 Jefferson St., sixth floor, Seattle, 206.520.5000; Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center; University of Illinois College of Medicine, 1986      Michael Codsi, M.D., shoulder surgery, shoulder arthroscopic surgery; EvergreenHealth,…

Top Doctors 2017: Ophthalmology

These surgical and medical specialists focus on the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye. Bruce D. Cameron, M.D., glaucoma, cataract surgery, refractive surgery; Northwest Eye Surgeons, 10330 Meridian Ave. N, Suite 370, Seattle, 206.528.6000; Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center; Baylor College of Medicine, 1991      Philip P. Chen, M.D., glaucoma, cataract…

Top Doctors 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Anita Alvestad-McIntyre, M.D., general/adolescent gynecology, high-risk pregnancy, ultrasound, menopause management; Kitsap OBGYN, 9750 Levin Road NW, Silverdale, 360.307.7202; CHI Franciscan Health Harrison Medical Center; University of Washington, 1992      Anne C. Anholm, M.D., The Everett Clinic, 900 Pacific Ave., fifth floor, Everett, 425.339.5430; Providence Regional Medical Center Everett; University of Washington, 1989      Susan S….

Top Doctors 2017: Nuclear Medicine

These practitioners deal with the use of radioactive substances in research, diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as cancer, heart disease, and gastrointestinal and neurological disorders. Hubert J. Vesselle, M.D., Ph.D., PET imaging, CT scan; University of Washington Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.6200; University of Washington Medical Center; Case Western Reserve University,…

Top Doctors 2017: Neuroradiology

These radiologists use imaging procedures relating to the head, neck and spinal cord. Jeffrey G. Jarvik, M.D., MPH, spinal imaging, brain imaging; Harborview Medical Center, Radiology, 325 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.744.3105; Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center; University of California, San Diego, 1987      Francis W. Wessbecher, M.D., diagnostic neuroradiology; TRA Medical Imaging,…

Top Doctors 2017: Pediatric Neurology

15 Years: Sidney M. Gospe Jr., M.D., Ph.D., epilepsy/seizure disorders, neuromuscular disorders, neurotoxicology; Seattle Children’s Hospital, Neurology, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2078; Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington Medical Center; Duke University, 1980      George Makari, M.D., epilepsy, sleep disorders, developmental disorders; Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, Neurology Clinic, 1112 Sixth Ave., Suite 100,…

Top Doctors 2017: Neurology

Neurologists focus on disorders of the nervous system. Kyra J. Becker, M.D., stroke, neuro-immunology, stroke in young adults, critical care; Harborview Stroke Clinic, 908 Jefferson Ave., Seattle, 206.744.9340; Harborview Medical Center; Duke University School of Medicine, 1989      James Duane Bowen, M.D., multiple sclerosis; Swedish Multiple Sclerosis Center, 1600 E Jefferson St., Seattle, 206.320.2200; Swedish Medical…

Top Doctors 2017: Neurological Surgery

These surgeons specialize in diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the nervous system. 15 Years: Richard G. Ellenbogen, M.D., Chiari’s deformity, brain tumors, minimally invasive surgery, congenital nervous system malformations; Seattle Children’s Hospital, Neurosurgery, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2544; Seattle Children’s Hospital, Harborview Medical Center; Brown University, 1983      Ryder P. Gwinn, M.D.,…

Top Doctors 2017: Pediatric Nephrology

Joseph T. Flynn, M.D., M.S., hypertension, dialysis care, chronic kidney disease, congenital kidney disease; Seattle Children’s Hospital, Nephrology, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2524; Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington Medical Center; State University of New York Health Science Center, 1987      Laurie S. Fouser, M.D., congenital kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, hypertension, kidney failure; Swedish…

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