Top Doctors 2019: Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

Part of the 19th annual list of the region's best physicians
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This article appears in print in the April 2019 issue, as part of the Top Doctors cover story. Click here to subscribe.

Gabriel S. Aldea, M.D., minimally invasive cardiac surgery, vascular and thoracic aortic surgery, heart valve surgery; University of Washington Medical Center, Cardiothoracic Surgery, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.3636; University of Washington Medical Center; Columbia University, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1981

Robert Binford, M.D., minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robotic cardiac surgery, atrial fibrillation; Overlake Medical Clinics Cardiothoracic Surgery, 1135 116th Ave. NE, Suite 605, Bellevue, 425.454.8161; Overlake Medical Center, EvergreenHealth; University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 1992

James K. Brevig, M.D., aortic root and arch surgery, minimally-invasive
mitral valve surgery, bloodless heart surgery; Providence Medical Group North Everett Clinic, Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, 1330 Rockefeller Ave., Suite 400, Everett, 425.261.4950; Providence Regional Medical Center Everett; Columbia
University, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1986

Kimberly Costas, M.D., thoracic surgery, lung and esophageal cancer, robotic surgery; Providence Medical Group North Everett Clinic, Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, 1330 Rockefeller, Suite 400, Everett, 425.261.4950; Providence Regional Medical Center Everett; Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1998

Michal Hubka, M.D., minimally invasive thoracic surgery, robotic surgery, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS); Virginia Mason Surgery Center, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.341.1905; Virginia Mason Medical Center; University of Washington School of Medicine, 2005

Brian E. Louie, M.D., MPH, esophageal cancer, lung cancer, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); Swedish Thoracic Surgery, 1101 Madison Ave., Suite 900,
Seattle, 206.215.6800; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill; University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Canada, 1996

Michael S. Mulligan, M.D., lung transplant, lung and esophageal cancer, emphysema/lung volume reduction; Thoracic Surgery Clinic at University of Washington Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.4477; University of Washington Medical Center; University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 1989

David W. Nelson, M.D., coronary bypass surgery, valve surgery, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure; Overlake Medical Clinics Cardiothoracic Surgery, 1135 116th Ave. NE, Suite 605, Bellevue, 425.454.8161; Overlake Medical Center; University of Colorado School of Medicine, 1987

Eric Vallieres, M.D.,** lung and thoracic cancer, mesothelioma and mediastinal tumors, hyperhidrosis; Swedish Thoracic Surgery, 1101 Madison St., Suite 900, Seattle, 206.215.6800; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill; Laval University Faculty of Medicine, Canada, 1982

Gautam R. Velamoor, M.D., cardiac and aortic surgery, aortic valve replacement including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), mitral valve repair and replacement reconstruction; Virginia Mason Heart Institute, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6198; Virginia Mason Medical Center, EvergreenHealth; University of Washington School of Medicine, 2000

Edward D. Verrier, M.D., adult congenital heart disease, heart valve surgery, aortic surgery; Heart Institute at University of Washington Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.4300; University of Washington Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center; Tufts University School of Medicine, 1974

Douglas E. Wood, M.D., lung and esophageal cancer, tracheal surgery, emphysema surgery; Thoracic Surgery Clinic at University of Washington Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.1980; University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center; Harvard Medical School, 1983

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