Top Doctors 2015: Cardiology

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Joshua Buckler, M.D., valvular heart disease (aortic stenosis/regurgitation, mitral stenosis/regurgitation), coronary artery disease, cholesterol/lipid disorders; Pacific Medical Centers, First Hill, 1101 Madison St., Suite 301, Seattle, 206.505.1300; PacMed, Swedish Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center; University of Washington, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2001

 

Joshua Busch, M.D., Southlake Clinic, 4011 Talbot Road S, fifth floor, Renton, 425.251.5110; Valley Medical Center; Columbia University, 2003

 

Joseph Doucette, M.D., advanced coronary interventional techniques, general clinical cardiology, echocardiography and stress testing; Overlake Medical Clinics Cardiology, 1135 116th Ave. NE, Suite 600, Bellevue, 425.454.2656; Overlake Hospital Medical Center; Harvard University, 1984

 

Daniel P. Fishbein, M.D., Cardiology Clinic at UW Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.0190; UW Medical Center; Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1980

 

Kier Huehnergarth, M.D., coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, heart failure; The Polyclinic, Madison Center, 904 Seventh Ave., Seattle, 206.860.2302; Swedish Medical Center; Albany Medical College, 2002

 

Philip Massey, M.D., echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, valvular heart disease; Pacific Medical Centers, First Hill, 1101 Madison St., Suite 301, Seattle, 206.505.1300; Pacific Medical Centers, Swedish Medical Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center, UW Medical Center; Vanderbilt University, 1996

 

Karen Stout, M.D., adult congenital heart disease, pregnancy and heart disease, valve disease; UW Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.543.4300; Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2000; UW Medical Center, Seattle Children’s; University of Arizona, 1996

 

James Patrick Willems, M.D., coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, preventive health; The Polyclinic, Madison Center, 904 Seventh Ave., Seattle, 206.860.2302; Swedish Medical Center; University of Virginia, 1995

 

Eugene Yang, M.D., primary prevention of coronary artery disease, hypertension, lipid management; UW Medicine Eastside Specialty Center, 3100 Northup Way, Bellevue, 206.520.2000; UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center; University of Pennsylvania, 1997

 

Cardiology, pediatric

Peter Hesslein, M.D., electrophysiology, arrhythmia ablation; NorthWest Congenital Heart Care, 1229 Madison St., Suite 860, Seattle, 206.223.2178; Swedish Medical Center, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, Seattle Children’s Hospital; Baylor University, 1976

 

Kimberly A. Krabill, M.D., fetal cardiology, pediatric and fetal echocardiography; NorthWest Congenital Heart Care, 1229 Madison, Suite 860, Seattle, 206.223.2178; Swedish Medical Center, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1981

 

Mark B. Lewin, M.D., division chief, Cardiology, codirector, Heart Center; prenatal diagnosis and treatment; Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2000; Seattle Children’s; University of Southern California, 1991


Cardiac surgery
Also known as cardiovascular surgery, cardiac surgery includes aortic and valve surgery, artificial hearts and implantable devices, atrial fibrillation and bypass surgery, valve surgery and more

Mark Hill, M.D., adult cardiac surgery; Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6198; Virginia Mason; University of Utah, 1989

 

David Nelson, M.D., coronary bypass surgery, valve surgery, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure; Overlake Medical Clinics Cardiothoracic Surgery, 1135 116th Ave. NE, Suite 605, Bellevue, 425.454.8161; Overlake Hospital Medical Center; University of Colorado, 1987


Joseph Teply, M.D.
, David procedure, stentless aortic valve replacement, complicated redo procedures; Swedish Cardiac Surgery, Swedish Cherry Hill Campus, 1600 E. Jefferson St., Suite 110, Seattle, 206.320.7300; Swedish Medical Center; Ohio State University, 1976

 

Edward Verrier, M.D., transplantation, valvular heart disease, thoracic aortic disease; UW Medical Center, 1560 N 115th St., Suite 106, Seattle, 206.368.1582; UW Medical Center; Tufts University, 1974

 

Cardiac surgery, pediatric

Jonathan M. Chen, M.D., chief, Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery, codirector, Heart Center; transplantation; Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2000; Seattle Children’s; Columbia University, 1994

 

Lester C. Permut, M.D., transplantation; Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2000; Seattle Children’s; Boston University, 1983

Cardiology, electrophysiology
These cardiologists focus on the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders

G. Lee Dolack, M.D., cardiac arrhythmia management, catheter ablation, cardiac device implantation; Southlake Clinic, Talbot Professional Center, 4011 Talbot Road S, Renton, 425.251.5110; Summit Cardiology, McMurray Medical Building, 1536 N 115th St., Suite 200, Seattle, 206.363.1004; Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center; University of Washington, 1981

 

Christopher Fellows, M.D., cardiac electrophysiology; Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.341.1981; Virginia Mason; University of Oregon, 1979

 

Kasturi (Tina) Ghia, M.D., electrophysiology, cardiology; Group Health, Central Campus, 125 16th Ave. E, CSB-2, Seattle, 206.326.3020; Group Health Cooperative, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Overlake Hospital Medical Center; Case Western Reserve University, 1999

 

Jad Swingle, M.D., arrhythmia ablation, pacemakers, defibrillators; The Polyclinic, Madison Center, 904 Seventh Ave., seventh floor, Seattle, 206.860.4565; Swedish Medical Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center; Loyola University, 2000

 

Cardiology, interventional

These cardiologists use nonsurgical interventional procedures, such as catheters, for procedures that once required open-heart surgery

 

Ronnier Aviles, M.D., general cardiovascular care, noninvasive and invasive techniques to diagnose and treat patients with coronary and peripheral artery disease; Overlake Medical Clinics Cardiology, 1135 116th Ave. NE, Suite 600, Bellevue, 425.454.2656; Overlake Hospital Medical Center; Harvard University, 1996

 

Scott Haugen, M.D., cardiology, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), valve clinic; Group Health Bellevue Medical Center, 11511 NE 10th St., E-422, 425.502.3161; Group Health Cooperative, Overlake Hospital Medical Center; University of Chicago, 1999

 

Edward Kim, M.D., cardiology, pacemaker/defibrillator implants, structural heart disease; EvergreenHealth Heart & Vascular Care, 12333 NE 130th Lane, No. 320, Kirkland, 425.899.0555; EvergreenHealth Medical Center, Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center; University of Pennsylvania, 1993

 

Gordon Kritzer, M.D., interventional cardiology, general cardiology, cardiac rehabilitation; Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.341.1111; Virginia Mason; University of California, San Diego, 1980

 

James Leggett, M.D., cardiology, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), valve clinic; Overlake Medical Clinics Cardiology, 1135 116th Ave. NE, Suite 600, Bellevue, 425.454.2656; Overlake Hospital Medical Center; University of Arkansas, 1982

 

John W. Nemanich, M.D., coronary intervention, heart failure management, preventive cardiology; Southlake Clinic, 4011 Talbot Road S, Suite 500, Renton, 425.251.5110; Valley Medical Center; University of Illinois, Chicago, 1981