Top Doctors 2018: Surgery

Part of our 18th annual list of the region's best physicians

By Edited by Virginia Smyth

Shot of an unrecognisable nurse standing in a hospital

March 1, 2018

This article originally appeared in the April 2018 issue of Seattle Magazine.

This article appears in print in the April 2018 issue, as part of the Top Doctors cover story. Click here to subscribe.

These specialists perform operations for a wide variety of ailments and diseases, and also oversee preoperative and postoperative patient care.

Benjamin O. Anderson, M.D., breast cancer and surgery; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.288.2166; University of Washington Medical Center; Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1985 

13 Years Thomas R. Biehl, M.D., laparoscopic surgery, gastrointestinal cancer and surgery, pancreatic and biliary surgery; Virginia Mason, Surgical Services, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6638; Virginia Mason Medical Center; University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, 1987 

12 Years Mark T. Brakstad, M.D., laparoscopic surgery, breast surgery; University of Washington Medical Center Surgical Services and Hernia Center, 1560 N 115th St., Suite 102, Seattle, 206.668.1070; Northwest Hospital & Medical Center; University of Washington School of Medicine, 1983 

Eileen Bulger, M.D., trauma, critical care, acute surgical emergencies; General Surgery Clinic at Harborview, 410 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.520.5000; Harborview Medical Center; Cornell University, Weill Cornell Medicine, 1992 

Lily C. Chang, M.D., minimally invasive surgery, gastrointestinal and esophageal surgery, obesity/bariatric surgery; Virginia Mason, Surgical Services, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6600; Virginia Mason Medical Center; Tufts University School of Medicine, 1996 

Eugene S. Cho, M.D., laparoscopic surgery, gastrointestinal surgery; Franciscan Surgical Associates, 1708 S Yakima Ave., Suite 112, Tacoma, 253.552.1200; St. Joseph Medical Center; Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, 1990 

Carol J. Cornejo, M.D., breast surgery, breast cancer and surgery, laparoscopic surgery; Proliance Surgical Specialists of Edmonds, 7315 212th St. SW, Suite 201, Edmonds, 425.778.8116; Swedish Medical Center–Edmonds; University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, 1991 

Steven Counter, M.D., minimally invasive surgery, hernia and gallbladder surgery, adrenal tumors; The Polyclinic, General Surgery, 1145 Broadway Ave., Seattle, 206.860.2301; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill; Medical College of Wisconsin, 1994 

Patricia L. Dawson, M.D., Ph.D., breast cancer and surgery; Swedish Cancer Institute, True Family Women’s Cancer Center, 1221 Madison St., Suite 600, Seattle, 206.215.6400; Swedish Medical Center– First Hill; University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 1977 

Clayton D. Hackerman, M.D., minimally invasive surgery, anti-reflux procedures and endoscopy; The Polyclinic, General Surgery, 1145 Broadway, Seattle, 206.860.2301; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill; Baylor College of Medicine, 2004 

Karen Horvath, M.D., colon and rectal surgery, gastrointestinal and pancreatic surgery, minimally invasive surgery; General Surgery Clinic at University of Washington Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.4477; University of Washington Medical Center; New York Medical College School of Medicine, 1990 

Sara H. Javid, M.D., breast cancer and surgery; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.606.7222; University of Washington Medical Center; Harvard Medical School, 1999 

Helen H. Kim, M.D., general surgery, breast cancer and surgery; Proliance Surgical Associates, 1231 116th Ave. NE, Medical Pavilion Tower, Suite 535, Bellevue, 425.688.1916; Overlake Hospital Medical Center; Tufts University School of Medicine, 1992 

Jeffrey T. Landers, M.D., obesity/bariatric surgery, lap band surgery; Kaiser Permanente Bellevue Medical Center, 11511 NE 10th St., Bellevue, 425.502.3000; Overlake Hospital Medical Center; Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 1997 

Ronald V. Maier, M.D., trauma/critical care, complex hernia, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); General Surgery Clinic at Harborview, 410 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.520.5000; Harborview Medical Center; Duke University School of Medicine, 1973 

Brant K. Oelschlager, M.D.esophageal and gastrointestinal surgery, minimally invasive surgery, esophageal cancer; General Surgery Clinic at University of Washington Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.4477; University of Washington Medical Center; University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 1995 

Carlos A. Pellegrini, M.D.esophageal cancer and surgery, Barrett’s esophagus, gastrointestinal cancer and surgery; General Surgery Clinic at University of Washington Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.4547; University of Washington Medical Center; University of Rosario Medical School, Argentina, 1971 

Jorge D. Reyes, M.D., transplant surgery, liver transplant, hepatobiliary surgery; Seattle Children’s Hospital Transplant Center, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.1800; Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington Medical Center; Federal University of Minas Gerais School of Medicine, Brazil, 1979 

13 Years Mika N. Sinanan, M.D., Ph.D.gastrointestinal cancer and surgery, colon and rectal cancer, complex hernia; General Surgery Clinic at University of Washington Medical Center,  1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.4477; University of Washington Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center; Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1980 

Perry Soriano, M.D.breast cancer and surgery, gastrointestinal cancer and surgery, pancreatic cancer; The Everett Clinic, Surgery, 1330 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, 425.339.5442; Providence Regional Medical Center-Everett; University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, 1999 

David McKinley White, M.D.colon and rectal surgery, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastrointestinal surgery; Pacific Medical Centers, First Hill, 1101 Madison St., Seattle, 206.505.1300; Swedish Medical Center–First Hills; University of Colorado School of Medicine, 1991 

Raymond S.W. Yeung, M.D.liver and biliary cancer, liver cancer, melanoma; General Surgery Clinic at University Washington Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.4477; University of Washington Medical Center; University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Canada, 1982 

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