“If you or a loved one needed medical care, which doctor would you recommend?”

Minnesota Monthly asked 10,000 licensed Minnesota doctors that question this year, and our doctors’ names kept coming up. 

Recently, Minnesota Monthly released its survey results in the magazine’s 2019 edition of “Top Doctors.” The list recognizes 189 doctors from University of Minnesota Physicians (M Physicians). It represents outstanding care across a variety of medical specialty areas, showing that no matter what your needs are, one of our experts has you covered.

Minnesota Monthly first introduced the rankings in 2014. Physicians were selected through peer nominations and medical expertise. Survey participants were asked to name three doctors other than themselves in each specialty category, and the doctors whose names appear most frequently are recognized in an edition of the magazine. 

“Congratulations to each of these physicians for being named Top Doctors,” said Badrinath Konety, MD, MBA, CEO of M Physicians. “This recognition underscores our commitment to driving a healthier future rooted in our values and commitments to the people we serve.”

Scroll down to see the complete list of M Physicians doctors recognized in 2019 by Minnesota Monthly. Pediatric specialists are marked with an asterisk.


Kumar Belani, MD
Martina Richtsfeld, MD
Clarence Shannon, MD

Breast Surgery

Jane Hui, MD
Todd Tuttle, MD


Matthew Ambrose, MD*
Rebecca Ameduri, MD*
Elizabeth Braunlin, MD*
Gurumurthy Hiremath, MD*
Jamie Lohr, MD*
Kimara March, MD
Cindy Martin, MD
Thenappan Thenappan, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery

Wolfgang Gaertner, MD
Robert Madoff, MD
Genevieve Melton-Meaux, MD

Critical Care Medicine

Jason Bartos, MD
Gregory Beilman, MD
Melissa Brunsvold, MD
Caroline George, MD*   
Sameer Gupta, MD*
Ashley Loomis, MD*
Ronald Reilkoff, MD


Rehana Ahmed-Saucedo, MD
Kimberly Bohjanen, MD
Christina Boull, MD*
Ronda Farah, MD
Noah Goldfarb, MD
Maria Hordinsky, MD
Sheilagh Maguiness, MD*
Ingrid Polcari, MD*


Andrew Barnes, MD*
Katherine Murray, MD*

Diagnostic Radiology     

Tara Holm, MD
Jessica Kuehn-Hajder, MD

Emergency Medicine

Jeffrey Louie, MD

Endocrinology & Metabolism

Melena Bellin, MD*
Lynn Burmeister, MD
Lisa Chow, MD
Samar Malaeb, MD
Bradley Miller, MD, PhD*
Brandon Nathan, MD*
Kiki Sarafoglou, MD*
Elizabeth Seaquist, MD

Family Medicine

Nicole Chaisson, MD
Kirby Clark, MD
Jon Hallberg, MD
James Pacala, MD
Kara Pacala, MD
Angela Smithson, MD, MPH
Carolyn Torkelson, MD

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Stuart Amateau, MD
John Lake, MD
Catherine Larson-Nath, MD
Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg, MD
Boris Sudel, MD

General Surgery

Robert Acton, MD
Maria Evasovich, MD
Donavon Hess, MD
Daniel Saltzman, MD, PhD


Susan Berry, MD
Timothy Moss, MD, PhD
Mary Ella Pierpont, MD, PhD

Gynecologic Oncology

Peter Argenta, MD
Britt Erickson, MD
Melissa Geller, MD
Rahel Ghebre, MD
Sally Mullany, MD
Colleen Rivard Hunt, MD
Deanna Teoh, MD

Hand Surgery

Ann Van Heest, MD


Mark Reding, MD
Gregory Vercellotti, MD

Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Naomi Goloff, MD

Hospital Medicine

Brian Muthyala, MD, MPH
Andrew Olson, MD

Infectious Disease

Anne-Marie Leuck, MD
Meghan Rothenberger, MD
Jo-Anne Young, MD

Internal Medicine

Bradley Benson, MD
David Macomber, MD

Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Stephen Contag, MD
Katherine Jacobs, DO
Cresta Jones, MD
Daniel Landers, MD
Yasuko Yamamura, MD

Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine

Catherine Bendel, MD
Erin Osterholm, MD
Sara Ramel, MD


Blanche Chavers, MD
Sarah Elfering, MD
Michelle Rheault, MD
Samy Riad, MD
Priya Verghese, MD


Peter Karachunski, MD
Joseph Matsumoto, MD
David Walk, MD


Andrew Grande, MD
Daniel Guillaume, MD
Matthew Hunt, MD
Ramachandra Tummala, MD

Nuclear Medicine 

Zuzan Cayci, MD
Jerry Froelich, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Suzanne Darnell, MD
Rebecca French, MD
Samantha Hoffman, MD
Mary Pukite, MD
Carrie Terrell, MD


Heather Beckwith, MD
Anne Blaes, MD
Naomi Fujioka, MD
Emily Greengard, MD*
Emil Lou, MD, PhD
Christopher Moertel, MD*
Joseph Neglia, MD, MPH*
Manish Patel, DO
Karim Sadak, MD, MPH*
Heather Stefanski, MD*
Lucie Turcotte, MD, MPH*
Brenda Weigel, MD*


Jill Anderson, MD
Raymond Areaux, MD
Andrew Harrison, MD
Dara Koozekanani, MD
Michael Lee, MD
Collin McClelland, MD
Ali Mokhtarzadeh, MD


Cheryl Zabrowski, OD

Orthopedic Surgery

Alicia Harrison, MD
Jeffrey Macalena, MD
Bradley Nelson, MD


Elizabeth Arendt, MD
Jonathan Braman, MD


Meredith Adams, MD
Holly Boyer, MD
Luke Jakubowski, MD*
Samir Khariwala, MD
Stephanie Misono, MD, MPH
Brianne Roby, MD
Bevan Yueh, MD, MPH


Mahmoud Khalifa, MD, PhD


Emily Borman-Shoap, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Scott Crowe, MD
Dennis Dykstra, MD, PhD

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (Cosmetic)

Pete Hilger, MD
Sofia Lyford-Pike, MD

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (Non-Cosmetic)

Marie-Claire Buckley, MD
Umar Choudry, MD


Aaron Corfield, DPM
James Mazzuca, DPM
Joseph Schuster, DPM


Deanna Bass, MD
Katharine Nelson, MD

Radiation Oncology

Chinsoo Cho, MD, MS
Kathryn Dusenbery, MD
Margaret Reynolds, MS
Aika Shoo, MD
Christopher Wilke, MD, PhD
Jianling Yuan, MD, PhD


Kelly Dietz, MD
Michael Murati, MD
Benjamin Spilseth, MD


Bryce Binstadt, MD, PhD
Colleen Correll, MD
Patricia Hobday, MD
Jerry Molitor, MD
Mona Riskalla, MD
Richard Vehe, MD

Sleep Disorders

Tereza Cervenka, MD
Michael Howell, MD
Conrad Iber, MD

Sports Medicine

Kirk Aadalen, MD
Nicholas Edwards, MD
David Jewison, MD
Dave Smith, DO

Thoracic Surgery

Rafael Andrade, MD
Ranjit John, MD
Rosemary Kelly, MD


Kyle Anderson, MD
Sean Elliott, MD
Cynthia Fok, MD
Badrinath Konety, MD
Jane Lewis, MD
Nissrine Nakib, MD
Christopher Warlick, MD, PhD
Christopher Weight, MD

Vascular & Interventional Radiology

Charles Dietz, MD
Siobhan Flanagan, MD
Michael Rosenberg, MD