Top Doctors 2018: Infectious Disease

By Edited by Virginia Smyth

March 1, 2018

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

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

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

These physicians are experts in diagnosing and treating infections.

Robert Y. Choi, M.D., MPH, HIV/AIDS, general infectious diseases; Providence Medical Group North Everett Clinic, Infectious Disease, 1330 Rockefeller, Suite 520, Everett, 425.261.4905; Providence Regional Medical Center Everett; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2002 

William F. Ehni, M.D., travel medicine, AIDS/HIV/pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), hepatitis B and C; Infectious Disease at Northwest Hospital, 1550 N 115th St., Suite D-101, Seattle, 206.668.1630; Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center–Edmonds; University of Washington School of Medicine, 1982 

15 Years Peter Hashisaki, M.D., Overlake Medical Clinic, Infectious Disease, 1200 116th Ave. NE, Suite D, Bellevue, 425.455.8248; Overlake Hospital Medical Center; University of Washington School of Medicine, 1975 

Robert M. Rakita, M.D., AIDS/sexually transmitted diseases and infectious diseases, internal medicine, transplant surgery; Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine Clinic at University of Washington Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.4615; University of Washington Medical Center; Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 1983 

11 Years Francis X. Riedo, M.D., travel medicine, HIV, infectious disease; EvergreenHealth Infectious Disease Care, 12303 NE 130th Lane, Suite 120, Kirkland, 425.899.5100; EvergreenHealth; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1981 

Chia Wang, M.D., hepatitis B and C, AIDS/HIV, travel medicine; Virginia Mason, Infectious Disease, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.341.0846; Virginia Mason Medical Center; Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, 1990 


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