Top Docs '14: Critical Care Medicine

Critical Care Medicine

These physicians provide intensive care to critically ill patients in emergency and special-care units. All types of doctors and surgeons can work in this specialty depending on the critical condition.

Derel Finch*, M.D., sepsis, mechanical ventilation, shock; Minor & James Medical Center, 515 Minor Ave., Suite 300, Seattle, 206.386.9500; Swedish Medical Center; University of Washington, 1995

Melissa Lee‡, M.D.; EvergreenHealth Medical Center, Pulmonary Care Center, 12040 NE 128th St., Kirkland, 425.899.6972; EvergreenHealth; State University of New York, Buffalo, 1999

Andrew Luks‡, M.D., critical care medicine, high-altitude medicine; Harborview Medical Center, 325 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.744.3000; Harborview, University of Washington; University of California, San Diego, 2000

Samuel Nadler, M.D., pulmonary medicine; The Polyclinic Madison Center, 904 Seventh Ave., Seattle, 206.860.4662; Swedish Medical Center; University of Wisconsin, 2003

Ian Smith, M.D., sepsis, analgosedation/delirium prevention, acute respiratory distress syndrome; Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 888.862.2737 (inpatient-only practice); Virginia Mason; Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, 1999

Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric

Harris Baden, M.D., pediatric cardiac intensive care, patient and family service excellence; Seattle Children’s Critical Care, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2170; Seattle Children’s Hospital; University of Texas, 1989

Thomas Brogan, M.D., pulmonary disease, extracorporeal life support; Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2170; Seattle Children’s, Harborview Medical Center; University of California, Davis, 1990

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