Top Doctors 2021: Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

Part of our 21st annual list of the region's best physicians

By CASTLE CONNOLLY MEDICAL LTD and Seattle Magazine Staff

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May 13, 2021

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

Robert Binford, M.D.: atrial fibrillation, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, heart valve surgery, robotic cardiac surgery; Overlake Clinics – Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department Cardiothoracic surgery, 1135 116th Ave. N.E., Suite 605, Bellevue, 425-454-8161; EvergreenHealth Medical Center

David W. Nelson, M.D.: mediastinal tumors, coronary revascularization, heart valve surgery-mitral, lung cancer surgery; Overlake Clinics – Cardiothoracic surgery, Department Cardiothoracic surgery, 1135 116th Ave. N.E., Suite 605, Bellevue, 425-454-8161; EvergreenHealth Medical Center

James K. Brevig, M.D.: cardiac surgery; Providence Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery – North Everett, 1330 Rockefeller Ave., Suite 400, Everett, 425-261-4950; Providence Regional Medical Center Everett

Kimberly Costas, M.D.: esophageal cancer, thoracic surgery, lung cancer, minimally invasive surgery; Providence Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery – North Everett, 1330 Rockefeller Ave., Suite 400, Everett, 425-261-4950; Providence Regional Medical Center Everett

Alexander S. Farivar, M.D.: mesothelioma, robotic surgery, lung cancer; Swedish Thoracic Surgery – First Hill, 1101 Madison St., Suite 900, Seattle, 206-215-6800; Swedish Medical Center-First Hill Campus

Brian Louie, M.D.: gastroesophageal reflux-LINX device, esophageal cancer, lung cancer, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); Swedish Thoracic surgery – First Hill, 1101 Madison St., Suite 900, Seattle, 206-215-6800; Swedish Medical Center-First Hill Campus

Eric Vallieres, M.D.: thoracic cancers, lung cancer, mesothelioma, mediastinal tumors; Swedish Thoracic Surgery – First Hill, 1101 Madison St., Suite 900, Seattle, 206-215-6800; Swedish Medical Center-First Hill Campus

Gabriel S. Aldea, M.D.: heart valve surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, vascular surgery; thoracic aortic surgery; Heart Institute at UW Medical Center – Montlake, 1959 N.E. Pacific St., floor 3, Seattle, 206-598-4300

Farhood Farjah, M.D.: thoracic cancers, esophageal cancer, lung cancer, mesothelioma; thoracic aortic surgery; Thoracic Surgery Clinic at UW Medical Center – Montlake surgery Pavilion, 1959 N.E. Pacific St., floor 3, Seattle, 206-598-4477

Michael S. Mulligan, M.D.: emphysema-lung volume reduction, transplant-lung, lung cancer, esophageal cancer; thoracic surgery clinic at UW Medical Center – Montlake Surgery Pavilion, 1959 N.E. Pacific St., floor 3, Seattle, 206-598-4477

Douglas E. Wood, M.D.: mesothelioma, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, tracheal surgery; Thoracic Surgery Clinic at UW Medical Center – Montlake Surgery Pavilion, 1959 N.E. Pacific St., floor 3, Seattle, 206-598-4477, Harborview Medical Center

Michal Hubka, M.D.: lung cancer, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, robotic surgery, video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS); Virginia Mason Seattle Medical Center, General Surgery, 1100 Ninth Ave., floor 6, Buck Pavilion, Seattle, 206-341-1905

Robert J. Moraca, M.D.: minimally invasive heart valve surgery, coronary artery surgery, arrhythmias, endovascular surgery; Virginia Mason Seattle Medical Center, General Surgery, 1100 Ninth Ave., floor 6, Buck Pavilion, Seattle, 206-223-6198

Gautam R. Velamoor, M.D.: mitral valve reconstruction, cardiac surgery-adult, aortic surgery, aortic valve replacement-transcatheter TAVR; Virginia Mason Seattle Medical Center, 1201 Terry Ave., Seattle, 206-223-6198

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