Twenty-Five National Jewish Health Physicians Named Denver’s “Top Doctors”

AUGUST 14, 2014

DENVER, CO — Twenty-five National Jewish Health physicians have been named "Top Doctors" in the 2014 ranking of Denver-area physicians by 5280 magazine. Top doctors are those named most often by 9,700 Denver metro-area doctors who were asked, specialty by specialty, which physicians they would trust to treat themselves or a loved one.


The 25 National Jewish Health physicians selected as Top Doctors in 2014 are:

J. Kern Buckner, MD, cardiovascular disease
Kenny Chan, MD, pediatric otolaryngologist
Laurie L. Carr, MD, medical oncology
James J. Fenton, MD, pulmonary disease
Laura Z. Fenton*, MD, pediatric radiology
Aryeh Fischer, MD, rheumatology
Stephen K. Frankel, MD, critical care medicine
James T. Good, MD, pulmonary disease
Steve D. Groshong, MD, pathology
Philip D. Hanna, MD, gastroenterology
Carrie Horn, MD, internal medicine
Gwen A. Huitt, MD, infectious disease
Robert Kantor, MD, hematology
Rohit K. Katial, MD, allergy and immunology
Todd T. Kingdom*, MD, otolaryngology
Teofilo L. Lee-Chiong, MD, sleep medicine
David A. Lynch, MD, diagnostic radiology
Lisa A. Maier, MD, occupational medicine
Richard T. Meehan, MD, rheumatology
John Mitchell*, MD, thoracic surgery
William T. Pluss, MD, pulmonary disease
Cecile S. Rose, MD, occupational medicine
Michael D. Schwartz, MD, critical care medicine
John D. Strain*, MD, pediatric radiology
Frederick Wamboldt, MD, psychiatry & psychosomatic medicine
*These doctors' primary practices are at The Children's Hospital and/or University Hospital and have privileges at National Jewish Health.



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