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Top Docs ’10 Profiles: Howard G. Muntz

Howard G. Muntz, M.D.Specialty: Gynecologic oncologyPractice: Women’s Cancer Care of SeattleHospital affiliation: Northwest Hospital & Medical CenterMedical degree: Harvard Medical School Why did you pick your specialty?It’s 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Anything else was just really boring. I was drawn more and more to the surgical aspects of the field. We…

Top Docs ’11: Nephrology

Kidney disorders and high blood pressure

NEPHROLOGY Suhail Ahmad, M.D., Scribner Kidney Center, 2150 N 107th St., Suite 160, 206.363.5090, University of Washington Medical Center; University of Allahabad, India, 1968; hypertension, chronic kidney failure, kidney stones Andrew Brockenbrough, M.D., Valley Nephrology Health Services, 24920 104th Ave. SE, Kent, 425.227.0231, Valley Medical Center, Auburn Regional Medical Center; Vanderbilt University, 1998; kidney transplant…

Top Docs ’11: Clinical Genetics

Genetically linked diseases

CLINICAL GENETICS Kathleen Leppig, M.D., Group Health Cooperative, 201 16th Ave. E, 206.326.2525; Case Western Reserve University, 1986; cytogenetic disorders Roberta A. Pagon, M.D., Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, 206.987.2056, University of Washington Medical Center; Harvard Medical School, 1972; hereditary eye diseases, sexual differentiation disorders, pediatric genetics Virginia Sybert, M.D., University of…

Top Docs ’11: Pediatric Specialties – Endocrinology

PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY Martin A. Goldsmith, M.D., Pediatrics Northwest, 34503 Ninth Ave. S, Suite 220, Federal Way, 253.383.5777, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and Health Center; Albany Medical College, 1975; diabetes, growth disorders Gad B. Kletter, M.D., Pediatric Specialty Care, 1101 Madison St., Suite 800, 206.215.2700, Swedish Medical Center; Sackler School of Medicine, Israel, 1984; growth/development disorders,…

Top Docs ’11: Gastroenterology

Disorders of the digestive system

GASTROENTEROLOGY John J. Brandabur, M.D., Swedish Gastroenterology, 1221 Madison St., Suite 1220, 206.215.4250, Swedish Medical Center; University of Cincinnati, 1984; pancreatic/biliary endoscopy (ERCP), inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatic and biliary disease Fred M. Drennan, M.D., Virginia Mason Seattle Main Clinic, Buck Pavilion, 1100 Ninth Ave., 206.223.2319, Virginia Mason Medical Center; Yale University, 1982; inflammatory bowel disease,…

Top Docs ’11: Neonatal & Perinatal Medicine

Neonatal & Perinatal Medicine Rick Badura, M.D., Pediatrix Medical Group, 3626 NE 45th St., Suite 300, 206.526.2600, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center; University of Nebraska College of Medicine, 1979; prematurity/low-birth-weight infants, breathing disorders Stephen J. Chentow, M.D., Pediatrix Medical Group, 3626 NE 45th St., Suite 300, 206.526.2600, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center; University of…

Top Docs ’11: Pediatric Specialties – Critical Care Medicine

PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE Harris Baden, M.D., Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2170, University of Washington Medical Center; University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 1989; pediatric cardiovascular intensive care, critical care medicine, quality improvement Jerry John Zimmerman, M.D., Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, 206.987.2170, Harborview Medical Center, University…

Local Authority: Eckhard Mueller

Eckhard Mueller and his canine sidekick, April, are taking a bite out of Seattle's rising bedbug pro

Strange Bedfellows NAME: Eckhard MuellerTITLE: Pest-control technician and certified canine handler in bedbug detection. Works with April.BEDBUG MYTHS: They spread disease and are found only in seedy places.BEDBUG TRUTHS: “Bedbugs don’t eat anything but human blood. We are all targets.”APRIL’S STATS: 90%–98% accuracy, depending on cleanliness of siteAPRIL’S SHORTCOMINGS: “She burps—sometimes on the job.” In…

Top docs ’11: Cancer Specialties – Gynecologic Oncology

Physicians with subspecialties in treating cancer can also be found under listings for Colon & Recta

GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY Charles W. Drescher, M.D., Pacific Gynecology Specialists, 1101 Madison St., Suite 1500, 206.965.1700, Swedish Medical Center, Northwest Hospital and Medical Center; University of Michigan Medical School, 1984; Pap smear abnormalities, gynecologic cancer, gynecologic surgery. Barbara A. Goff, M.D., Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, 206.288.7222, University of Washington Medical Center; University…

Top Docs ’11: Pediatric Specialties – Cardiology

Pediatric Cardiology Robert J. Boucek Jr., M.D., Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, 206.987.2015, University of Washington Medical Center; Tulane University, 1969; congenital heart disease, cardiac transplantation, vascular anomalies Peter S. Hesslein, M.D., Pediatric Specialty Care, 1101 Madison St., Suite 800, 206.215.2700, Swedish Medical Center; Baylor College of Medicine, 1976; cardiac electrophysiology, pacemakers…

Top Docs ’11: Family Medicine

FAMILY MEDICINE Laura-Mae Baldwin, M.D., Family Medical Center, 4245 Roosevelt Way NE, 206.598.4055, University of Washington Medical Center; University of Southern California School of Medicine, 1980; women’s health Paul E. Buehrens, M.D., Lakeshore Clinic, 12710 Totem Lake Blvd. NE, Kirkland, 425.821.4040, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center; Case Western Reserve University, 1978; preventive medicine, diabetes Jonathan Drezner,…

Health: Braintrust

A groundbreaking law and a commitment to top-flight concussion treatment aim to make Washington?s yo

BraintrustAs student-athletes prepare to head back to school, it’s unlikely many of them will be thinking about a young man named Zackery Lystedt. But state legislation known as the Zackery Lystedt Law might one day save their lives. Four years ago, Lystedt was playing football for Tahoma Junior High in Maple Valley when he received…

Top Docs ’11: Pediatric Specialties – Pediatric Allergy & Immunology

Pediatric Allergy & Immunology William Butler, M.D., Group Health Capitol Hill Campus South Specialty Center, 125 16th Ave. E, 206.326.3000, Virgina Mason Medical Center; Ohio State University, 1973; allergy Originally published in July 2011  

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