Top Doctors 2020: Hand Surgery

Part of our 20th annual list of the region's best physicians

By Danielle Hayden and Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.


April 5, 2020

This article originally appeared in the April 2020 issue of Seattle Magazine.

This article appears in print in the April 2020 issue as part of the Top Doctors cover story. Click here to subscribe.

Jeffrey B. Friedrich, M.D., hand and wrist surgery, brachial plexus injury, pediatric hand surgery; Hand, Elbow & Shoulder Center at Harborview, 908 Jefferson St., Seattle, 206.520.5000; Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital 

Todd M. Guyette, M.D., complex hand and wrist trauma, arthritis, arthroscopic surgery; Proliance Hand, Wrist & Elbow Physicians, 12911 120th Ave. NE, Kirkland, 425.823.4224; EvergreenHealth, Swedish Medical Center–Issaquah

Douglas P. Hanel, M.D., reconstructive microvascular surgery, congenital hand deformities, elbow reconstruction; Hand, Elbow & Shoulder Center at Harborview, 908 Jefferson St., Seattle, 206.520.5000; Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Jerry I. Huang, M.D., hand and elbow surgery, fractures and tendon transfers, elbow replacement/reconstruction; University of Washington Medical Center Hand, Elbow & Shoulder Center, 4245 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, 206.598.4288; University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center 

Grant R. Lohse, M.D., upper extremity nerve issues, tendon and ligament injury, arthritis; Proliance Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, 510 Eighth Ave. NE, Suite 200, Issaquah, 425.392.3030; Swedish Medical Center–Issaquah, Overlake Medical Center

Loryn W. Peterson, M.D., hand surgery, Dupuytren’s contracture, arthroscopic surgery; The Polyclinic Madison Center, Hand Surgery, 904 Seventh Ave., Seattle, 206.860.4430; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill, Overlake Medical Center…

A guide to the abbreviations used in this list to indicate medical and professional degrees:

DMD Doctor of Dental Medicine
D.O. Doctor of Osteopathy
MBA Master of Business Administration
MBChB Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (U.K. and other countries outside the U.S.)
M.D. Doctor of Medicine
MPH Master of Public Health
MSCE Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology
MS/MSCI Master of Science (many countries outside the U.S.)
Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy (doctorate)
Each physician’s primary practice location is listed after their specialties; additional hospital affiliations follow.

* One asterisk after a physician’s name means the physician is not seeing new patients, but may refer within the department, group or practice.
** Two asterisks mean that the physician is not seeing new patients, but can take new patients by referral. The doctor may also take relatives of current patients.

Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected as a Top Doctor. To learn how doctors are selected, please click here.

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