National Jewish Health Doctors Named Among the Best in Their Field


SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

DENVER — Fifty-four National Jewish Health physicians have been named among the best in their specialty by three separate organizations. The doctors are being recognized by Best Doctors on its "The Best Doctors in America® national survey, Castle Connolly in its annual "America’s Top Doctors" ranking, and locally by 5280 Magazine. Of the 54 physicians, 19 were recognized by more than one organization and several were listed in more than one specialty.
 

Fifty-four National Jewish Health physicians have been named among the best in their specialty by three separate organizations.

The Best Doctors in America 2018 national database is compiled by surveying more than 50,000 doctors across the country asking, "If you or a loved one needed a doctor in a certain specialty, whom would you choose?" The final list represents the top 5 percent of physicians most frequently recognized by their peers.

Castle Connolly surveys more than 50,000 physicians for their “America’s Top Doctors” list. Physicians are recognized by their peers for excellence in different specialties.

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

Rafeul Alam, MD, PhD, Best Doctors – allergy and immunology
Ronald Balkisoon, MD, Best Doctors – pulmonary medicine
Mark Boguniewicz, MD, Best Doctors – allergy and immunology, pediatric allergy and immunology; Castle Connolly – pediatric allergy and immunology
Kevin K. Brown, MD, Best Doctors – critical care medicine, pulmonary medicine; Castle Connolly – pulmonary disease
Laurie Carr, MD, 5280 – medical oncology
Carlyne D. Cool, MD, Castle Connolly – pathology
Gregory P. Cosgrove, MD, Best Doctors – critical care medicine, pulmonary medicine
Ronina A. Covar, MD, Best Doctors – pediatric allergy and immunology
Charles L. Daley, MD, Best Doctors – pulmonary medicine; Castle Connolly – pulmonary disease
James J. Fenton, MD, 5280 – pulmonary medicine; Best Doctors – critical care medicine, pulmonary medicine; Castle Connolly – pulmonary disease
Stephen K. Frankel, MD, Best Doctors – critical care medicine, pulmonary medicine
Anne Getz*, MD, Best Doctors – otolaryngology
James T. Good Jr., MD, Best Doctors – pulmonary medicine; Castle Connolly – pulmonary disease
Steve Groshong, MD, 5280 -- pathology
Flavia Hoyte, MD, 5280 – allergy and immunology
Gwen A. Huitt, MD, Best Doctors – infectious disease; Castle Connolly – infectious disease
William J. Janssen, MD, Best Doctors – critical care medicine
Robert S. Kantor, MD, Castle Connolly – medical oncology
Karen Karwa, MD, 5280 – neuromuscular medicine
Rohit K. Katial, MD, Best Doctors – allergy and immunology; Castle Connolly – allergy and immunology
Elizabeth Kern, MD, 5280 -- nephrology
Jeffrey Kern, MD, Best Doctors – pulmonary medicine; Castle Connolly – pulmonary disease
Jeffrey King, MD, 5280 – gastroenterology
Todd T. Kingdom*, MD, 5280 – otolaryngology; Best Doctors – otolaryngology; Castle Connolly – otolaryngology
Teofilo L. Lee-Chiong Jr., MD, Best Doctors -- sleep medicine; Castle Connolly – pulmonary disease
Donald Y. M. Leung, MD, PhD, Best Doctors – pediatric allergy and immunology; Castle Connolly – pediatric allergy and immunology
Steven E. Lommatzsch, MD, Castle Connolly – pulmonary disease
David A. Lynch, MD, 5280 – radiology; Best Doctors – radiology; Castle Connolly – diagnostic radiology
Lisa A. Maier, MD, 5280 – occupational medicine; Best Doctors – occupational medicine
Barry J. Make, MD, Castle Connolly – pulmonary disease
Richard J. Martin, MD, Best Doctors – pulmonary medicine
Richard T. Meehan, MD, Best Doctors – rheumatology
John Mitchell*, MD, 5280 – thoracic surgery; Best Doctors – thoracic surgery; Castle Connolly – thoracic and cardiac surgery
Jerry A. Nick, MD, Best Doctors – pulmonary medicine
J. Tod Olin, MD, 5280 – pediatric pulmonology
Amy L. Olson, MD, Best Doctors – pulmonary medicine; Castle Connolly – pulmonary disease
Karin A. Pacheco, MD, Best Doctors – allergy and immunology, occupational medicine
William T. Pluss, MD, Castle Connolly – pulmonary disease
Cecile S. Rose, MD, 5280 – occupational medicine; Best Doctors – occupational medicine, pulmonary medicine; Castle Connolly – occupational medicine
Milene Saavedra, MD, Castle Connolly – pulmonary disease
Robert A. Sandhaus, MD, PhD, Castle Connolly – pulmonary disease
Elaine Schwartz, MD, Castle Connolly – pulmonary disease
Michael D. Schwartz, MD, 5280 – pulmonary medicine; Best Doctors – critical care medicine, pulmonary medicine
Jeffrey J. Swigris, DO, Best Doctors – pulmonary medicine
Jennifer L. Taylor-Cousar, MD, Best Doctors – pulmonary medicine
Sheila Tsai, MD, 5280 – sleep medicine
Frederick Wamboldt, MD, 5280 – psychiatry; Best Doctors – psychiatry; Castle Connolly – psychiatry
Mary Laird Warner, MD, Best Doctors – critical care medicine, pulmonary medicine
Michael Wechsler, MD, Castle Connolly – pulmonary disease
Howard D. Weinberger, MD, Castle Connolly – cardiovascular disease
Michael Weyant*, MD, 5280 – thoracic surgery; Best Doctors – thoracic surgery
Jennifer Wink, MD, Castle Connolly – pulmonary disease
Brian Wise, MD, 5280 – child and adolescent psychiatry
Pamela Zeitlin, MD, PhD, Best Doctors – pediatric pulmonology
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*These doctors' primary practices are at Colorado Children's Hospital and/or UC Health and have privileges at National Jewish Health.

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