Top Doctors 2018: Sports Medicine

Part of our 18th annual list of the region's best physicians

By Edited by Virginia Smyth March 1, 2018

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This article originally appeared in the April 2018 issue of Seattle Magazine.

This article appears in print in the April 2018 issue, as part of the Top Doctors cover story. Click here to subscribe.

11 Years Rosemary Agostini, M.D., concussion treatment, musculoskeletal injuries; Kaiser Permanente Bellevue Medical Center, 11511 NE 10th St., Bellevue, 425.502.3600; New York Medical College School of Medicine, 1981 

Richard Angelo, M.D., shoulder arthroscopic surgery, knee injuries/ligament surgery, shoulder and knee reconstruction; ProOrtho, 12911 120th Ave. NE, Suite H-210, Kirkland, 425.823.4000; EvergreenHealth; University of Washington School of Medicine, 1980 

David J. Belfie, M.D., arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgery, rotator cuff surgery, knee injuries/ACL/meniscus tears; Virginia Mason, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, 1201 Terry Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6487; Virginia Mason Medical Center; University of Washington School of Medicine, 1993 

Christopher Y. Maeda, M.D., primary care sports medicine; Pacific Medical Centers, Beacon Hill, 1200 12th Ave. S, Seattle, 206.326.2400; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill; Medical College of Wisconsin, 2001 

13 Years Michael E. Morris, M.D., shoulder and knee reconstruction, rotator cuff surgery, shoulder and knee arthroscopic surgery; Virginia Mason, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, 1201 Terry Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6487; Virginia Mason Medical Center; University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, 1981 

John W. O’Kane, M.D., primary care sports medicine, musculoskeletal injuries; Sports Medicine Center, 3800 Montlake Blvd. NE, Seattle, 206.598.3294; University of Washington Medical Center; University of Vermont College of Medicine, 1993 

Leslianne E. Yen, M.D., diagnostic ultrasound, ultrasound-guided procedures, nerve compression syndromes; Swedish Center for Comprehensive Care, 515 Minor Ave., Seattle, 206.386.9505; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill; Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, 2003 


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