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Twenty-one National Jewish Health Physicians Recognized for Excellence


Twenty-one National Jewish Health physicians were named "Top Doctors" in the 2017 list of Denver-area physicians published by 5280 Magazine. Top doctors are those named most often by more than 10,000 Denver metro-area doctors who were asked, specialty by specialty, which physicians they would trust to treat themselves or a loved one.

The 21 National Jewish Health physicians selected as the best in their field include:

J. Kern Buckner, MD – cardiovascular disease
Laurie L. Carr, MD – medical oncology
Kenny Chan, MD* – pediatric otolaryngology
James J. Fenton, MD – pulmonary disease
Steve D. Groshong, MD – pathology
Carrie A. Horn, MD – internal medicine
Gwen A. Huitt, MD – infectious disease
Rohit K. Katial, MD – allergy and immunology
Todd T. Kingdom, MD* – otolaryngology
David A. Lynch, MD – diagnostic radiology
Lisa A. Maier, MD – occupational medicine
Richard T. Meehan, MD – rheumatology
John Mitchell, MD* – thoracic and cardiac surgery
J. Tod Olin, MD -- pediatric pulmonology
William T. Pluss, MD – pulmonary disease
Cecile S. Rose, MD – occupational medicine
Michael D. Schwartz, MD – critical care medicine
Sheila Tsai, MD – sleep medicine
Frederick S. Wamboldt, MD – psychiatry & psychosomatic medicine
Michael Weyant, MD* – thoracic and cardiac surgery
Brian K. Wise, MD – child and adolescent psychiatry

*These doctors' primary practices are at The Children's Hospital and/or University Hospital and have privileges at National Jewish Health.

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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