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National Jewish Physicians Named "Top Docs"


An even dozen physicians at National Jewish Medical and Research Center were named “Top Docs” in the annual ranking of Denver-area physicians by 5280 magazine. This list is compiled through a survey of more than 7,500 Denver metro-area doctors, who are asked, specialty by specialty, which physicians they would trust to treat them or their families. The twelve National Jewish physicians selected as “Top Docs” are:


Dan Atkins, MD, allergy and immunology

Stephen Frankel, MD, critical care

James Good, MD, pulmonology  

Todd Kingdom, MD, otolaryngology

Teofilo Lee-Chiong, MD, sleep medicine

David Lynch, MD, radiology

Richard Meehan, MD, rheumatology

John Mitchell, MD, thoracic surgery

William Pluss, MD, pulmonology

Cecile Rose, MD, occupational medicine

Scott Sagel, MD, pediatric pulmonology

Fred Wamboldt, MD, psychiatry

In addition to the 5280 list, a dozen National Jewish physicians were named the best in the entire nation in “America ’s Top Doctors ,” published in 2006 by Castle Connolly. This list is compiled from a survey of more than 230,000 physicians around the country. These include:

Harold Nelson, MD, allergy and immunology

Allan Bock, MD, pediatric allergy and immunology

Erwin Gelfand, MD, pediatric allergy and immunology

Donald Leung, MD, PhD, pediatric allergy and immunology

Gary Larsen, MD, pediatric pulmonology

Kevin Brown, MD, pulmonology

Michael Iseman, MD, pulmonology

Barry Make, MD, pulmonology

Richard Martin, MD, pulmonology

Cecile Rose, MD, pulmonology

Marvin Schwarz, MD, pulmonology

Norbert Voelkel, MD, pulmonology

National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Founded 125 years ago as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health today is the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and treatment of children and adults with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders. Patients and families come to National Jewish Health from around the world to receive cutting-edge, comprehensive, coordinated care. To learn more, visit the media resources page.

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