Top Doctors 2015: Rheumatology

By Seattle Mag

June 30, 2015

This article originally appeared in the July 2015 issue of Seattle Magazine.

Rheumatologists treat arthritis and other disorders of the joints, muscles and ligaments

Julie L. Carkin,** M.D., osteoporosis prevention and treatment, rheumatoid arthritis and vasculitis; The Seattle Arthritis Clinic, UW Medicine/Northwest Hospital Outpatient Medical Center, 10330 Meridian Ave. N, Suite 250, Seattle, 206.368.6123; UW Medicine, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center; Boston University, 1987


Jeffrey Carlin, M.D., inflammatory arthritis, scleroderma, lupus; Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6824; Virginia Mason; New York University, 1975


Gregory C. Gardner, M.D., rheumatology, connective tissue disease; Rheumatology Clinic at UW Medical Center, Roosevelt, 4245 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, 206.598.6285; UWMC (University of Washington professor in the Division of Rheumatology, and adjunct professor of orthopedics, sports medicine and rehabilitation medicine), Harborview Medical Center; Baylor University, 1984


Jennifer Gorman, M.D., MPH, inflammatory arthritis, spondyloarthropathies; The Polyclinic, Madison Center, 904 Seventh Ave., Seattle, 206.860.2244; Swedish Medical Center; University of Washington, 1995


Nimali Mendis, M.D., Pacific Medical Centers, Canyon Park, 1909 214th St. SE, Suite 300, Bothell, 206.505.1001; PacMed, Swedish Medical Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center; St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies, 1993


Nancy M. Shasteen, M.D., inflammatory arthritis (rheumatoid, lupus, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis), osteoporosis; The Polyclinic, Madison Center, 904 Seventh Ave., Seattle, 206.860.2339; Swedish Medical Center; University of Washington, 1989


Shawn Slack,** M.D., rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis; The Everett Clinic, Founders Building, 3901 Hoyt Ave., Everett, 425.339.5445; Providence Medical Center in Everett, UW Medical Center; University of Washington, 1992


Mary Wemple, M.D., rheumatoid arthritis, connective tissue disease, osteoporosis; Pacific Medical Centers, Beacon Hill, 1200 12th Ave. S, Seattle, 206.505.1001; PacMed, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1995


Rheumatology, pediatric

Carol A. Wallace, M.D., division chief, Rheumatology; juvenile idiopathic arthritis; Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2000; Seattle Children’s; University of Michigan, 1973