Urologist Christopher Warlick, MD, PhD, is one of nearly 400 physicians from across our system recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine as Top Doctors this year.

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The most Top Doctors in the Twin Cities: nearly 400 of our physicians honored in 2021

Each year, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine releases its annual list of Top Doctors. Nearly 400 of our physicians representing 49 medical specialties were recognized this year by the magazine – more than any other health system.

  • June 17, 2021
  • By Staff Writer

When it comes to the health of your loved ones, nothing less than the best matters.

That’s why we’re proud to have the most Top Doctors in Minnesota in 2021, according to Mpls.St.Paul Magazine. Each year, the magazine publishes its annual “Top Doctors” edition, which includes a comprehensive list of the best local physicians in dozens of specialties.

This year, the magazine recognized 398total doctors from Fairview, M Physicians, and the independent clinics in our network. More of our physicians made the 2021 list than any other health system in the Twin Cities. Our winners represent 49 different medical specialties, which means our experts have you covered, no matter your medical needs.

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Top Doctors are nominated by their fellow physicians, who are asked which doctors they would choose if they or a loved one were seeking medical care. From there, candidates are grouped into dozens of specialties and evaluated on many factors including peer recognition, professional achievement, extensive research, and disciplinary history. Each year, the doctors who acquired the highest total points from the surveys, research and a blue-ribbon review panel are named to the list.

“Our doctors have fought tirelessly over the last year and a half to keep people across Minnesota healthy in the face of an unprecedented pandemic,” said Fairview Health Services Chief Medical Officer Mark Welton, MD. “We’re incredibly lucky to have such a talented group of dedicated, compassionate physicians serving all of our patients and communities.”

"We are incredibly proud of our doctors, and the exceptional patient care that they were able to provide this year––especially throughout the pandemic," said Bevan Yueh, MD, MPH, CEO of M Physicians and Vice Dean of Clinical Affairs at the University of Minnesota Medical School. "It is a tremendous honor for physicians to be nominated by their peers as some of the best doctors in the state.”

Scroll down to see the complete list of doctors from Fairview, M Physicians, and the independent clinics in our network who have been recognized in 2021 by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.

Adoption Medicine

Judith Eckerle, MD

Allergy & Immunology

Gary Berman, MD
Douglas McMahon, MD
Nancy Ott, MD
Jason Raasch, MD
Michael Wexler, MD


Tjorvi Perry, MD, MMSc
Richard Prielipp, MD
David Schultz, MD

Blood and Marrow Transplant

Bruce Blazar, MD
Troy Lund, MD, PhD
Paul Orchard, MD
Angela Smith, MD, MS
Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD
John Wagner, MD


Stephen Battista, MD, FACC
Karl Foster-Smith, MD, FACC
Michael Garr, MD
Gurumurthy Hiremath Mallikarjun, MD, MBBS, FACC
Thomas Johnson, MD
Jamie Lohr, MD
Cindy Martin, MD
Carmelo Panetta, MD
Ganesh Raveendran, MD
Julia Steinberger, MD, MS

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Rosemary Kelly, MD
Sara Shumway, MD        

Cardiovascular Surgery

Ranjit John, MD
Elizabeth Klodas, MD

Child Abuse Pediatrics

Nancy Harper, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Wolfgang Gaertner, MD, MSC
Brett Gemlo, MD
Sarah Grahn, MD
Robert Madoff, MD
Genevieve Melton-Meaux, MD, PhD
Marc Osborne, MD
Michael Spencer, MD
Amy Thorsen, MD

Critical Care Medicine

Gwenyth Fischer, MD
Caroline George, MD
Rahul Kaila, MD, MPH
Ashley Loomis, MD
Jennifer Needle, MD, MPH


Mitchell Bender, MD
Sachin Bhardwaj, MD
Kimberly Bohjanen, MD, FAAD
Elizabeth Briden, MD
Cally Chermak, MD
Mimi Cho, MD, PhD
Julie Cronk, MD
Jaime Davis, MD
Jennifer Dick, MD
Frederick Fish, MD
David Groth, MD
Juan Jaimes, MD
Jennifer Lee, MD
Nancy Leitch, MD
Rajneesh Madhok, MD
Mary Meighan, MD
Daniel Miller, MD, FAAD
Jane Moore, MD
Ingrid Polcari, MD, FAAD
Scott Prawer, MD
Tanya Sale, MD
Neil Shah, MD
Malinee Saxena, MD
Joseph Shaffer, MD
Kristina Shaffer, MD
Mohiba Tareen, MD
Roger Weenig, MD
Brian Zelickson, MD

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Andrew Barnes, MD, MPH

Emergency Medicine

Eric Christianson, MD
James Miner, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism

Charles Billington, MD
Lynn Burmeister, MD
John Chow, MD
Thomas Laedtke, MD
Rebecca Mattison, MD
Bradley Miller, MD, PhD
Antoinette Moran, MD
Brandon Nathan, MD
Kyriakie Sarafoglou, MD
Elizabeth Seaquist, MD

Family Medicine

Patricia Adam, MD, MSPH
Nicole Chaisson, MD, MPH
James Clark, MD
Jamie Feldman, MD, PhD
Jon Hallberg, MD
Timothy Hernandez, MD
Thomas Jones, MD
Kevin Kelly, MD
Charles Ledder, MD
Robert Levy, MD
Teresa McCarthy, MD, MS
Tanner Nissly, DO
James Pacala, MD, MS
Kara Pacala, MD
Shailey Prasad, MBBS, MPH
Jamie Santilli, MD
Andrew Slattengren, MD
Rochelle Taube, MD
David Thorson, MD
Theresa Wollan, MD
Michael Wootten, MD


Stuart Amateau, MD, PhD
Paul Dambowy, MD
Nissa Erickson, MD
Martin Freeman, MD
Robert Ganz, MD
Mohamed Hassan, MD, FAASLD
Michelle Kennedy, MD
John Lake, MD
Samuel Leon, MD
Nicholas Lim, MD
Philip Lowry, MD
James Shawn Mallery, MD
Benjamin Mitlyng, MD
Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg, MD
Craig Solem, MD
Boris Sudel, MD

General Surgery

Robert Acton, MD
Gregory Beilman, MD
Paul Benn, MD
Jeffrey Chipman, MD
J. Kevin Croston, MD
David Dries, MD
Michael England, MD
Michael Galle, MD
Jonathan Gipson, MD
Nancy Guttormson, MD
James Harmon, MD
Sayeed Ikramuddin, MD, MHA
Peter Kelly, MD, FACS
Nathaniel Kreykes, MD
William Omlie, MD
Bradley Pierce, MD
Daniel Saltzman, MD
David Schmeling, MD
John Shearen, MD
Patricia Valusek, MD
David Wahoff, MD

Genetic Medicine

Susan Berry, MD

Gynecologic Oncology

Peter Argenta, MD
Ann Catherine Casey, MD
Melissa Geller, MD
Rahel Ghebre, MD, MPH
Amy McNally, MD
Sally Mullany, MD
Annie Tan, MD

Hand Surgery

Michael Forseth, MD
Andrew Thomas, MD


Mark Reding, MD


Thomas Amatruda, MD
Anne Blaes, MD
Stuart Bloom, MD
Naomi Fujioka, MD
Purvi Gada, MD
Edward Greeno, MD
Jeffrey Miller, MD
Christopher Moertel, MD
Joseph Neglia, MD, MPH
Manish Patel, MD
John Schwerkoske, MD
John Seng, MD
Marie Steiner, MD, MS
Paul Thurmes, MD
Michaela Tsai, MD
Gregory Vercellotti, MD, FACP
Brenda Weigel, MD, MSC
Paul Zander, MD

Home Care and Hospice

Jennifer Welsh, MD

Infectious Diseases

Peter Bornstein, MD
Michael Klevay, MD
Gary Kravitz, MD
Ayesha Rashid, MD
Mark Schleiss, MD

Internal Medicine

Bradley Benson, MD
Michael Bozivich, MD
Elizabeth Davis, MD
Godishala Laxmana, MD, FACP, FASH, FNLA, FSVM
Paul Gotlieb, MD
Brian Idelkope, MD
Bhavjot Kaur, MD
Gary Knudsen, MD
John Rotilie, MD
Carol Schoonover, MD
Mark Stesin, MD
Brett Teten, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Cresta Jones, MD
Daniel Landers, MD, FACOG
Phillip Rauk, MD
Yasuko Yamamura, MD

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Catherine Bendel, MD
Michael Georgieff, MD
Sixto Guiang, MD
Raghavendra Rao, MD
Erin Stepka, MD, PhD


George Canas, MD
Blanche Chavers, MD
Shannon Doyle, MD
John Gray, MD
Clifford Kashtan, MD
Raymond Poor, MD
Michelle Rheault, MD
Rajiv Shah, MD
Kimberlee Thielen, MD
Mario Zarama, MD


Irfan Altafullah, MD
John Damergis, MD
Jessica Heiring, MD
Thomas Henry, MD
Steven Janousek, MD
Paul Tuite, MD
Alexander Zubkov, MD


Anthony Bottini, MD
Clark Chen, MD, PhD
Andrew Grande, MD, FRCS, FAANS
Daniel Guillaume, MD, MS
Matthew Hunt, MD, FRCS, FAANS
Michael Park, MD
Ramachandra Tummala, MD, FRCS, FAANS


Wanda Patton Adefris, MD, FACOG
Melvin Ashford, MD
Lisa Baker, MD
Edward Beadle, MD
Amy Brown, MD
David Curran, MD
Deborah Davenport, MD
Eric English, MD
John Fischer, MD
Kimberly Gerten, MD
Jessica Grajczyk, MD
Amy Kelly, MD
Sarah Manneh, MD
Kirk Shibley, MD
Annelise Skor Swigert, MD
Carrie Terrell, MD, FACOG
Barbara Toppin, MD
Joanne Votel, MD


Heather Beckwith, MD
David King, MD
Tim Larson, MD
Steven Rousey, MD
Eric Weinshel, MD
Douglas Yee, MD


Steven Bennett, MD
John Berestka, MD
Abdhish Bhavsar, MD
John Davies, MD
Sundeep Dev, MD
Geoffrey Emerson, MD
William Keith Engel, MD
Andrew Harrison, MD
Michael Lee, MD
Hossein Nazari, MD
Polly Quiram, MD
Edwin Ryan, MD
David Williams, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Scott Anseth, MD
Elizabeth Arendt, MD
Deborah Bohn, MD
Jonathan Braman, MD
Kristoffer Breien, MD
Edward Cheng, MD
Denis Clohisy, MD
Joahannes Chris Coetzee, MD, MB
Peter Cole, MD, FAOA
Jonathan Cooper, MD
Mark Dahl, MD
Peter Daly, MD
Jason Dieterle, MD
Jack Drogt, MD
James Gannon, MD
Alicia Harrison, MD
Allan Hunt, MD
Cyril Kruse, MD
Paul Lafferty, MD
Christopher Larson, MD
Clare McCarthy, MD
Scott McGarvey, MD
Nicholas Meyer, MD
Patrick Morgan, MD
Bradley Nelson, MD
Michael Nemanich, MD
Peter Parten, MD
Edward Santos, MD
Andrea Saterbak, MD
David Strothman, MD
Stephen Sundberg, MD
Marc Swiontkowski, MD
Julie Switzer, MD
Ann Van Heest, MD
Kevin Walker, MD
Corey Wulf, MD


Meredith Adams, MD, MS
Geoffrey Getnick, MD
George Goding, MD
David Hamlar, MD, DDS
Jennifer Hsia, MD
Seth Janus, MD
Richard Karlen, MD
Samir Khariwala, MD
Timothy Lander, MD
Stephanie Misono, MD, MPH
Geoffrey Service, MD
Thomas Tedford, MD
Robert Tibesar, MD
Christopher Tolan, MD
Bevan Yueh, MD, MPH


Timothy Anderson, MD
Emily Borman-Shoap, MD
Dina Curran, MD
Janelle Dailey, MD
David Estrin, MD
Stella Evans, MD
Claudia Fox, MD, MPH
Michael Garvis, MD
Jennifer Gobel, MD
Cynthia Howard, MD, MPHTM
Abraham Jacob, MD, MHA
Jason Koch, MD
Stephen Lutz, MD
David Miller, MD
Jens Morkeberg, MD
Lisa Oie, MD
Jeffrey Oseid, MD
Vicki Oster, MD
John Paulson, MD
Michael Pitt, MD
Peter Scal, MD, MPH
Lori Skallerud, MD

Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation (Physiatry)

Erik Ekstrom, MD
Sandra Rosenberg, MD
Frank Wei, MD

Plastic Surgery

Jeffrey Aldridge, MD
Umar Choudry, MD
Themistocles Economou, MD
Valerie Lemaine, MD, MPH
David Ruebeck, MD
Timothy Schaefer, MD


Gail Bernstein, MD
Allison Holt, MD
Sheila Specker, MD

Pulmonary Medicine

Joanne Billings, MD, MPH
Keith Cavanaugh, MD
Deanna Diebold, MD
Huseyin Erhan Dincer, MD
Joan Fox, MD
William Gershan, MD
Marshall Hertz, MD
Hyun Joo Kim, MD
Mitchell Kaye, MD
Robert Kempainen, MD
Helena Molero-Ramirez, MD

Radiation Oncology

Ellen Bellairs, MD
Kathryn Dusenbery, MD
Margaret Reynolds, MD


Ellen Abeln, MD
Aaron Binstock, MD
Siobhan Flanagan, MD
John Knoedler, MD
Michael Madison, MD
Alexandra Muschenheim, MD
David Nascene, MD
Mark Veldman, MD
Sara Veldman, MD


Bryce Binstadt, MD
Angela Dahle, MD
Walter Dorman, MD
Jody Hargrove, MD
Jerry Molitor, MD, PhD
Mona Riskalla, MD
Richard Vehe, MD

Sports Medicine

Amy Beacom, MD
Heather Bergeson, MD
David Olson, MD

Surgical Oncology

Maria Evasovich, MD
Eric Jensen, MD
Todd Tuttle, MD

Thoracic Surgery

Matthew Graczyk, MD

Tropical and Travel Medicine

William Stauffer, MD, MPH, CTropMed

Transplant Surgery

Srinath Chinnakotla, MD
Timothy Pruett, MD


J. Kyle Anderson, MD
Sean Elliott, MD
Robert Gaertner, MD
Gregory Hanson, MD
John Hulbert, MD
Joel Hutcheson, MD
Christopher Knoedler, MD
Jane Lewis, MD
Aaron Milbank, MD
Yuri Reinberg, MD
Steven Siegel, MD
Basir Tareen, MD
Roland Ugarte, MD
David Vandersteen, MD
Christopher Warlick, MD, PhD
James Wolpert, MD