August 4, 2008

31 Northwest Hospital Physicians Named Among Seattle’s Top Doctors By Seattle Metropolitan Magazine

SEATTLE, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwest Hospital & Medical Center today announced that 31 doctors affiliated with the hospital have been recognized with 'Golden Stethoscope Awards' and named among Seattle's top doctors in the August 2008 issue of Seattle Metropolitan Magazine.

The magazine's annual Top Doctors list is based on a survey of more than 10,000 medical professionals in King, Kitsap and Snohomish counties. The survey asked respondents to name providers in 85 specialty areas that they would seek out for their own care or recommend to their loved ones.

Members of Northwest Hospital's medical staff named to this year's list of top doctors include:

   -- Ray S. Jensen, Diagnostic Radiology   -- Felix W.K. Chu, Otolaryngology   -- Nancy Klein, Fertility and Reproductive Medicine   -- William Ehni, Infectious Disease and Travel Medicine   -- Francis X. Riedo, Infectious Disease and Travel Medicine   -- Evan Cantini, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation   -- Emily Bradley, Urology   -- Peter A. Demopulos, Internal Medicine   -- David Gilbert, Gastroenterology   -- Mary P. Horan, Pulmonary   -- George P. Pappas, Pulmonary   -- Julie L. Carkin, Rheumatology   -- Charles W. Drescher, Gynecologic Oncology   -- Kathryn F. McGonigle, Gynecologic Oncology   -- Pamela Paley, Gynecologic Oncology   -- Dan S. Veljovich, Gynecologic Oncology   -- Sheldon Z. Goldberg, Medical Oncology   -- Vivek Mehta, Radiation Oncology   -- Thomas K. Jones, Pediatric Cardiology   -- Matthew Allen, General Pediatrics   -- Preetam Bandla, Pediatric Sleep Medicine   -- William J. Solan, General Psychiatry   -- Gabriel S. Aldea, Cardiac Surgery   -- Edward Verrier, Cardiac Surgery   -- Daniel Froese, Colorectal Surgery   -- David W. Newell, Neurological Surgery   -- Werner Cadera, Ophthalmological Surgery   -- Audrey Talley-Rostov, Ophthalmological Surgery   -- James P. Crutcher, Orthopedic Surgery   -- Daniel Downey, Plastic, Cosmetic Surgery   -- Douglas E. Wood, Thoracic, Non-Cardiac Surgery    About Northwest Hospital & Medical Center  

Founded in 1960, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit hospital located minutes north of downtown Seattle. With 281 licensed beds, more than 1,600 employees and all private rooms, it offers some of the most innovative, technologically advanced medical care available. Major clinical programs and services include: emergency services; critical care; cardiac care; neurosciences; stroke center; cancer care; childbirth services; bariatric surgery; sports medicine; medical rehabilitation; geropsychiatric center; Gamma Knife(R) Center; diagnostic imaging; laboratory services; and education and wellness programs, among others. For more information about Northwest Hospital and its programs and services, call (206) 364-0500 or (206) 633-4636 for the Physician Referral Line, or visit

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CONTACT: Karen Peck, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center,+1-206-368-1609, [email protected]

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