Top Doctors 2017: Infectious Disease


These physicians are experts in diagnosing and treating infections.

Robert Y. Choi, M.D., HIV, infections in transplant patients; Providence Medical Group North Everett Clinic, Infectious Disease,1330 Rockefeller, Suite 520, Everett, 425.261.4905; Providence Regional Medical Center Everett; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2002
William F. Ehni, M.D., AIDS/HIV, hepatitis, fevers of unknown origin, tuberculosis; Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Infectious Disease, 1550 N 115th St., Suite D-101, Seattle, 206.368.1630; Northwest Hospital & Medical Center; University of Washington, 1982
Uma Malhotra, M.D., infectious disease, HIV/AIDS, infections in transplant patients, travel medicine; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Infectious Disease, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.341.0846; Virginia Mason Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center; All India Institute of Medical Sciences, 1985
Robert M. Rakita, M.D., transplant infections, HIV; University of Washington Medical Center, Infectious Disease and Tropical Medical Clinic, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.4615; University of Washington Medical Center; Case Western Reserve University, 1983

Olympia Tachopoulou, M.D., AIDS/HIV, hepatitis C, surgical infections, endocarditis; Northwest Medical Specialties, Medical Oncology & Infectious Disease, 1624 S I St., Tacoma, 253.627.4123; MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital, MultiCare St. Joseph Medical Center; Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 1994

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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.