The Top Doctors in Seattle for 2021

Our 21st annual list of the best physicians in the Puget Sound

By CASTLE CONNOLLY MEDICAL LTD and Seattle Magazine Staff May 13, 2021


This article originally appeared in the May/June 2021 issue of Seattle magazine.

Many people have no idea how to find a doctor. They often rely on recommendations from friends or colleagues, or whomever their health system recommends. Personal referrals matter, but we’ve taken that to the next level. For more than two decades, Seattle magazine has published a list of the region’s top doctors. None paid to be included on this prestigious list. All were nominated by their peers. Whether you’re looking for a primary care provider or a specialist, a positive and open relationship with a doctor keeps you healthier and lowers your medical costs.

Top Doctors Index

Addiction Psychiatry
Adolescent Medicine
Allergy & Immunology
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Child Neurology
Clinical Genetics
Colon & Rectal Surgery
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 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
Sleep Medicine
Sports Medicine
Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
Urogynecology/Female Pelvic Medicine
Vascular & Interventional Radiology
Vascular Surgery


Castle Connolly Top Doctors is a health care research company and the official source for Top Doctors for the past 25 years. Castle Connolly’s established nomination survey, research, screening and selection process, under the direction of an M.D., involves many hundreds of thousands of physicians as well as academic medical centers, specialty hos-pitals and regional and community hospitals all across the nation.

The online nominations process, located at www.castleconnolly.com/nominations, is open to all licensed physicians in America who are able to nominate physicians in any medical specialty and in any part of the country, as well as indicate whether the nominated physicians are, in their opinion, among the best in their region in their medical specialty or among the best in the nation in their medical specialty. Once nominated, Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select top doctors on both the national and regional levels.

Careful screening of doctors’ educational and professional experience is essential before fi nal selection is made among those physicians most highly regarded by their peers. The result is that we identify the top doctors in America and provide you, the consumer, with detailed information about their education, training and special expertise in our paper-back guides, national and regional magazine “Top Doctors” features and online directories.

Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected and profiled as Castle Connolly Top Doctors. Physicians selected for inclusion in this magazine’s “Top Doctors” feature also appear online at castleconnolly.com, or in conjunction with other Castle Connolly Top Doctors databases online on other sites and/or in print.

Castle Connolly was acquired by Everyday Health Group, or EHG, one of the world’s most prominent digital health care companies, in late 2018. EHG, a recognized leader in patient and provider education, attracts an engaged audience of over 53 million health consumers and over 780,000 U.S. practicing physicians and clinicians to its premier health and wellness websites. EHG combines social listening data and analytics expertise to deliver highly personalized health care consumer content and eff ective patient engagement solutions. EHG’s vision is to drive better clinical and healthoutcomes through decision-making informed by highly relevant data and analytics. Health care professionals and consumers are empowered with trusted content and services through Everyday Health Group’s fl agship brands including Everyday Health®, What to Expect®, MedPage Today®, Health eCareers®, PRIME® Education and our exclusive partnership with MayoClinic.org® and The Mayo Clinic Diet.®  Everyday Health Group is a division of J2 Global Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM), and is headquartered in New York City.

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