Seattle Magazine’s Top Doctors 2016

The 413 best physicians in the Puget Sound region, as chosen by their peers

By Edited by Linda Morgan and Rachel Hart; Research by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. January 25, 2016

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This article originally appeared in the February 2016 issue of Seattle magazine.

We value few things in life more than our health. We remind ourselves of this every time we offer a celebratory toast, every time we greet a friend with a simple “How are you?” and most of all, each time we fall ill—and need someone whom we can trust to help us heal.  

That’s why Seattle magazine seeks out the names of the best physicians in our region and presents these findings to our readers every year. This year’s Top Docs issue includes 413 doctors in 66 specialties, all nominated by their colleagues and compiled by the highly acclaimed health care research firm Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.   

In addition to the Top Doctors list, we’ve taken a close look at some of the most innovative local medical developments and trends, from the latest in freezing eggs to less invasive ways to clear clogged arteries. We explore the struggles and challenges of those touched by depression and suicide. And we examine the growing popularity of on-call (and sometimes all-access) concierge medical care.  

Health care today offers more options than ever before. Clinics—walk-in and urgent care—dot the landscape. Growing numbers of patients can access their health care providers via email or Facetime, and medical practices are constantly searching for innovative ways to deliver quality care. After all, doctors want to ensure that their patients enjoy the best of health. That’s why they do what they do.

Find out what the number one reason Puget Sound-area residents head to the ER and why that’s a huge problem.

Also, see our Q&As with several featured Top Doctors:

Fuki Hisama, M.D.
Frank Virant, M.D.
Sarah Dick, M.D.
Marko Yakovlevitch, M.D.
John Corman, M.D.
Jane Dimer, M.D.

Find out how we conducted our 2016 Top Doctors survey.

The List:

Addiction Psychiatry

Adolescent Medicine

Allergy & Immunology

Cancer Specialties

Cardiac Electrophysiology

Cardiovascular Disease

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Child Neurology

Clinical Genetics

Colon & Rectal Surgery

Critical Care Medicine


Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

Diagnostic Radiology

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Family Medicine


Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric Psychiatry

Gynecologic Oncology

Hand Surgery


Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Infectious Disease

Internal Medicine

Interventional Cardiology

Maternal & Fetal Medicine

Medical Oncology

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine


Neurological Surgery



Nuclear Medicine

Obstetrics & Gynecology


Orthopedic Surgery


Pain Medicine


Pediatric Allergy & Immunology

Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Pediatric Endocrinology

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Pediatric Infectious Disease

Pediatric Nephrology

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Pediatric Pulmonology

Pediatric Rheumatology

Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric Urology


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Plastic Surgery


Pulmonary Disease

Radiation Oncology

Reproductive Endocrinology


Sports Medicine


Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery


Vascular & Interventional Radiology

Vascular Surgery


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