Top Doctors 2020: Nephrology

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.

Nephrologists treat kidney disorders, diabetes, renal failure and other illnesses.

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

Cyrus Cryst, M.D., diabetes, fluid/electrolyte disorders, hypertension; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Nephrology, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6673; Virginia Mason Medical Center

Leah A. Haseley, M.D., glomerulonephritis, autoimmune kidney disease, chronic kidney disease; Kidney Clinic at Harborview Medical Center, 410 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.744.8998; Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center

Rex F. Ochi, M.D., dialysis care, glomerulonephritis, hypertension; The Polyclinic Madison Center, Nephrology, 904 Seventh Ave., Seattle, 206.860.2286; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill, Swedish Medical Center–Cherry Hill

Oliver S. Tai, M.D., acute kidney disease, chronic kidney disease; Snohomish Kidney Institute, 2707 Colby Ave., Suite 718, Everett, 425.339.5413; Providence Regional Medical Center Everett

Ilan Zawadzki, M.D., dialysis care, diabetic kidney disease, hypertension; Kaiser Permanente Washington Capitol Hill Medical Center, Nephrology, 201 16th Ave. E, Seattle, 206.326.3587; Swedish 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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