Top Doctors 2020: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

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

Douglas M. Burns, M.D., musculoskeletal disorders, spinal rehabilitation; EvergreenHealth Sport & Spine Care, 12039 NE 128th St., Suite 500, Kirkland, 425.899.1220; EvergreenHealth

Thomas T. Chung, M.D., musculoskeletal injuries, electromyography (EMG); The Polyclinic Madison Center, 904 Seventh Ave., Seattle, 206.860.5470; Swedish Medical Center–Cherry Hill

Margaret Forgette, M.D., musculoskeletal injuries, electromyography (EMG); The Polyclinic Madison Center, Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation, 904 Seventh Ave., Seattle, 206.320.2675; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill

Andrew S. Friedman, M.D., spinal and brain injury rehabilitation, pain management, neuromuscular disorders; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Rehabilitation Medicine, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6746; Virginia Mason Medical Center

Stanley A. Herring, M.D., concussion, spinal rehabilitation, sports medicine; Sports Medicine Center at Harborview, 908 E Jefferson St., Seattle, 206.520.5000; University of Washington 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.

Top Doctors 2022

Seattle Mag

Top Doctors 2021: A Human Touch

Edited and Condensed by Rob Smith

Top Doctors 2021: A Life-Changing Experience

Edited and Condensed by Rob Smith