Top Doctors 2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism


These specialists are concerned with the thyroid, pituitary and adrenal glands, among others, as well as nutritional disorders, sexual disorders and problems such as diabetes and hypertension. Endocrinologists are also internal medicine specialists.

Shannon Heitritter, M.D., thyroid disorders, polycystic ovarian syndrome, parathyroid disorders; The Polyclinic, 904 Seventh Ave., Seattle, 206.329.1760; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill campus; Harvard Medical School, 2000
12 Years: Irl B. Hirsch, M.D., diabetes; UW Medicine, Endocrine and Diabetes Care Center, 4245 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, 206.598.4882; University of Washington Medical Center; University of Missouri School of Medicine, 1984
Grace A. Lee, M.D., diabetes, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Endocrinology, 1201 Terry Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6620; Virginia Mason Medical Center; Cornell University, 1998   
Mark A. Silver, M.D., diabetes; Swedish Medical Center, 21616 76th Ave. W, Suite 103, Edmonds, 425.774.5104; Swedish Medical Center–Edmonds campus; University of Pennsylvania, 1979
Michael J. Tamber, M.D., thyroid disorders, thyroid cancer, adrenal disorders, pituitary disorders; The Everett Clinic, 3901 Hoyt Ave., Everett, 425.339.5431; Providence Regional Medical Center Everett; Tulane University, 2000 
Gunjan L. Tykodi, M.D.,** thyroid disorders, thyroid cancer, pituitary disorders; Kaiser Permanente, 125 16th Ave. E, Capitol Hill, South Building, Seattle, 206.326.3033; Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Bellevue Kaiser Permanente; University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, 1995

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For our 17th annual report on the Puget Sound area’s most trusted physicians, we went straight to the experts—with the help of health care research firm Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.—and asked Seattle-area doctors to recommend their peers. The list of 412 physicians, in more than 66 specialties, on the following pages is the result of those recommendations.

Andrew Inglis, M.D., airway disorders, voice disorders, laryngeal stenosis, respiratory papillomatosis; Seattle Children’s Hospital, Otolaryngology, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle 206.987.2105; Seattle Children’s Hospital, Univer

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Hower Kwon, M.D., autism spectrum disorders, anxiety & mood disorders, ADD/ADHD; Bellevue Child Behavior Center, 365 118th Ave.