July 2015

7 Places to Dine Outside at Pike Place Market

7 Places to Dine Outside at Pike Place Market

Here's where to go and what to order

Shopping at Pike Place Market can be high spirited in high summer, but it’s also a primo destination for outdoor dining—and many spots boast glistening Elliott Bay views. Here’s where to go and what to order. 1. Indulge in steak tartare with truffle frites and a glass of rosé while overlooking the Great Wheel on…

Seattle Magazine's Top Doctors 2015

Seattle Magazine’s Top Doctors 2015

The 459 best physicians in the Puget Sound region as chosen by their peers

Stories by Sally James, Amelia Apfel, Sheila Cain, Elsy Pawelak Niki StojnicFor 15 years, we have asked Seattle-area doctors this question: To whom would you send a loved one for medical care? And every year, more than 1,000 doctors have taken time out of their busy schedules to nominate the peers they trust and admire—initially…

Top Doctors 2015: Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery

Kevin Beshlian, M.D., breast reconstruction, skin cancer reconstruction; The Polyclinic, Nordstrom Tower, 1229 Madison St., Suite 1600, Seattle, 206.860.4680; Swedish Medical Center; University of Virginia, 1978 Otway Louie, M.D., breast reconstruction, microsurgery; Reconstructive Surgery Center at UW Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.4477; UW Medical Center (University of Washington associate professor, Division of…

Top Doctors 2015: Plastic/Cosmetic Surgery

Dan Downey, M.D., cosmetic surgery of the face, body and breasts, skin cancer and melanoma treatment, reconstruction of the face and body, breast cancer reconstruction; Downey Plastic Surgery, McMurray Medical Building, 1536 N 115th St., Suite 105, Seattle, 206.368.1160; Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital; University of Washington, 1983 Frank…

Top Doctors 2015: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Jeffery Fitzthum, M.D., pain management; Washington Center for Pain Management, 1900 116th Ave. NE, Suite 100, Bellevue, 425.774.1538; Overlake Hospital Medical Center; Oregon Health & Science University, 1989 Andrew Friedman, M.D., rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders, electrodiagnostic medicine, back pain; Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6746; Virginia Mason; University of Michigan, 1991 Margaret…

Top Doctors 2015: Pediatric Medicine

Matthew W. Allen, M.D., Ballard Pediatrics, 7554 15th Ave. NW, Seattle, 206.783.9300; Seattle Children’s Hospital, Swedish Medical Center; University of Washington, 1998 Daniel Delgado,** M.D., feeding dynamics, pediatric obesity; Group Health Puyallup Medical Center, 1007 39th Ave. SE, 253.435.3100; Group Health Cooperative, St. Joseph Medical Center, MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital (for newborn care); University of…

Top Doctors 2015: Palliative Care

These specialists provide medical care for people with serious illnesses, focusing on relief from related symptoms and stress Kerry Eby,* M.D., internal medicine; Overlake Hospitalist Practice, 1035 116th Ave. NE, Bellevue, 425.688.5072; Overlake Hospital Medical Center; University of Washington, 2001 Caroline J. Hurd,* M.D., primary palliative and supportive care clinic, inpatient palliative care consultation service;…

How We Conducted our 2015 Top Doctors Survey

Our 15th annual Top Doctors list is the result of more than nearly 15,000 nominations gathered through our comprehensive, controlled, peer-to-peer survey process. Data collection and evaluation was managed by Bellevue-based GMA Research, working in partnership with Seattle-based CHCS Internet Development and Seattle magazine. With more than 30 years of experience, GMA (gmaresearch.com) uses a…

Happy Birthday, Fred Hutch

Happy Birthday, Fred Hutch

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center turns 40

If any organization captures the pioneering and enduring spirit of Seattle’s vibrant biomedical research scene, it has to be hometown giant Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Known simply as Fred Hutch, the center was opened in 1975 by Dr. Bill Hutchinson, who named it in honor of his brother, a Major League Baseball player who…

Evaluating Wounds via a Smartphone App

Evaluating Wounds via a Smartphone App

First-ever wound evaluator aims to reduce dangerous postoperative infection

The images may not be be Pinterest-worthy, but to surgeon Heather Evans, they’re priceless. The associate professor of surgery at the University of Washington is leading the development of a smartphone application that will allow patients to send photos of their incisions to their care team—hopefully, before the wounds advance to the point of infection….

The 100K Wellness Project Has Been Collecting Data About Human Bodies since 2014

The 100K Wellness Project Has Been Collecting Data About Human Bodies since 2014

Using the strength in numbers to improve wellness

When it comes to health research, the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), cofounded by pioneering biologist Leroy Hood, M.D., thinks big—really big. One of the institute’s pioneering studies, the 100K Wellness Project, has been collecting data about human bodies from brains to genes, since March 2014. Participants get their genomes sequenced upon entry, their sleep…

Research Spotlight on Cardiac Health

Research Spotlight on Cardiac Health

Stem cell innovations could help the heart to heal itself

Heart disease is the number-one cause of death worldwide. Despite its strength, the heart is one of the least regenerative organs in the body, and heart attacks irreparably damage crucial muscle cells. The scar tissue left behind can cause chronic heart failure. University of Washington researchers Chuck Murry, M.D., Ph.D., and Michael Laflamme, M.D., Ph.D.,…