Top Doctors 2015: Rheumatology


Rheumatologists treat arthritis and other disorders of the joints, muscles and ligaments

Julie L. Carkin,** M.D., osteoporosis prevention and treatment, rheumatoid arthritis and vasculitis; The Seattle Arthritis Clinic, UW Medicine/Northwest Hospital Outpatient Medical Center, 10330 Meridian Ave. N, Suite 250, Seattle, 206.368.6123; UW Medicine, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center; Boston University, 1987


Jeffrey Carlin, M.D., inflammatory arthritis, scleroderma, lupus; Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6824; Virginia Mason; New York University, 1975


Gregory C. Gardner, M.D., rheumatology, connective tissue disease; Rheumatology Clinic at UW Medical Center, Roosevelt, 4245 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, 206.598.6285; UWMC (University of Washington professor in the Division of Rheumatology, and adjunct professor of orthopedics, sports medicine and rehabilitation medicine), Harborview Medical Center; Baylor University, 1984


Jennifer Gorman, M.D., MPH, inflammatory arthritis, spondyloarthropathies; The Polyclinic, Madison Center, 904 Seventh Ave., Seattle, 206.860.2244; Swedish Medical Center; University of Washington, 1995


Nimali Mendis, M.D., Pacific Medical Centers, Canyon Park, 1909 214th St. SE, Suite 300, Bothell, 206.505.1001; PacMed, Swedish Medical Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center; St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies, 1993


Nancy M. Shasteen, M.D., inflammatory arthritis (rheumatoid, lupus, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis), osteoporosis; The Polyclinic, Madison Center, 904 Seventh Ave., Seattle, 206.860.2339; Swedish Medical Center; University of Washington, 1989


Shawn Slack,** M.D., rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis; The Everett Clinic, Founders Building, 3901 Hoyt Ave., Everett, 425.339.5445; Providence Medical Center in Everett, UW Medical Center; University of Washington, 1992


Mary Wemple, M.D., rheumatoid arthritis, connective tissue disease, osteoporosis; Pacific Medical Centers, Beacon Hill, 1200 12th Ave. S, Seattle, 206.505.1001; PacMed, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1995


Rheumatology, pediatric

Carol A. Wallace, M.D., division chief, Rheumatology; juvenile idiopathic arthritis; Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2000; Seattle Children’s; University of Michigan, 1973