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5280 Magazine Names More Than 160 CU School of Medicine Faculty Members as Top Doctors

5280 Magazine Top Doctors Includes More Than 160 CU Faculty

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Each year, Denver-area magazine 5280 publishes its list of top doctors. The annual list was recently released, and year after year, our CU School of Medicine faculty members were ranked among the best. We're proud to congratulate the more than 160 CU School of Medicine faculty members honored with the title top doctor.

“We are incredibly proud to have so many of our faculty members honored as 5280 Top Doctors,” said Dean John J. Reilly, Jr., MD. “Every day our faculty members bring compassion and commitment to delivering high-quality care and outcomes for our patients and families.”

In compiling the list, 5280 conducted a survey of Denver-area physicians to ask who they trust to treat themselves and their families in a variety of specialty-based categories. This year, the magazine reports 339 doctors in 98 specialties on its list.

Congratulations to the following CU School of Medicine faculty who were recognized on this year’s 5280's Top Doctors list:

Addiction Psychiatry

Christian Thurstone, MD

Adolescent Medicine

David W. Kaplan, MD, MPH/MSPH
Nicholas Kyriazi, MD
Amy Sass, MD

Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Joseph D. Kay, MD
Amber Khanna, MD

Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology

Larry Allen, MD
Natasha Altman, MD
Amrut Ambardekar, MD


David Abts, MD

Brain Injury Medicine

Arturo Montano, MD

Brain Injury Medicine

Arturo Montano, MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Amy Barley, DO
Andrew Prouse, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Beau Carubia, MD
Jennifer Hagman-Hazell, MD
Kristie M. Ladegard, MD

Child Abuse Pediatrics

Antonia Chiesa, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Wendy Tzou, MD, FACC, FHRS
Jason West, MD

Clinical Genetics & Genomics

Austin Larson, MD
Matthew Taylor, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery

Eric Campion, MD
Jon Vogel, MD

Complex General Surgical Oncology

Richard Schulick, MD, MBA

Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology

Kenny Chan, MD
Jeremy Prager, MD

Congenital Cardiac Surgery

David Campbell, MD
James Jaggers, MD
Max Mitchell, MD

Critical Care Medicine

Todd Bull, MD
Anna Neumeier, MD

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

Sandra Friedman, MD, MPH/MSPH
Ann Reynolds, MD

Diagnostic Radiology

David Lynch, MD
Scott Tomsick, MD

Emergency Medicine

Anna Engeln, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Michael McDermott, MD
Rocio Pereira, MD


Christine Baca, MD
Mark Spitz, MD

Family Medicine

Lucy Loomis, MD
Linda Montgomery, MD

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

Rodrigo Donalisio da Silva, MD
Tyler Muffly, MD


Swati Patel, MD

Gynecologic Oncology

John Curtin, MD


Christiane Thienelt, MD

Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Jeanie Youngwerth, MD

Infectious Disease

Lindsay Nicholson, MD
Heather Young, MD

Internal Medicine

Mark Earnest, MD
Kate Jennings, MD
Hemali Patel, MD

Interventional Cardiology

Matthew R. Holland, MD
John Messenger, MD

Interventional Radiology

Sam McMurry, MD

Maternal & Fetal Medicine

Kent Heyborne, MD
Julie Scott, MD

Medical Oncology

Wells Messersmith, MD
Sonia Okuyama Sasaki, MD

Medical Toxicology

Jennie Buchanan, MD
Kennon Heard, MD
George Sam Wang, MD

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Patricia Hagan, MD


Judith Blaine, MD
Anna Jovanovich, MD
Stuart Linas, MD

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Ellen R. Elias, MD
Sandra L. Friedman, MD, MPH/MSPH

Neurological Surgery

Kathryn Beauchamp, MD
Kevin Lillehei, MD


Edward Maa, MD

Neurology (Child Neurology)

Timothy Bernard, MD
Julie A. Parsons, MD
Andrew M. White, MD


Joseph Houkal, MD


Carol Foster, MD
Samuel Gubbels, MD

Nuclear Medicine

David Naeger, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Kirsten Lund, MD

Occupational Medicine

Lisa A. Maier, MD


Cristos Ifantides, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Jarrod King, MD
Eric McCarty, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

Cyril Mauffrey, MD


Todd Kingdom, MD
Scott Mann, MD

Pain Medicine

Narayana Varhabhatla, MD


Steve Groshong, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiology

Lee Stein, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

Shannon Buckvold, MD
D. Dunbar Ivy, MD
Marco Pinder, MD

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Todd Carpenter, MD
Eva Grayck, MD
Claudia Kunrath, MD

Pediatric Dermatology

Anna Bruckner

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Joseph A. Grubenhoff, MD
Taylor McCormick, MD

Pediatric Endocrinology

Philip Zeitler, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology

David Brumbaugh, MD
Jason S. Soden, MD

Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

Carrye Cost, MD
Lia Gore, MD
Brian S. Greffe, MD

Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Jennifer Reese, MD
Barry Seltz, MD

Pediatric Infectious Disease

James T. Gaensbauer, MD
Kevin D. Messacar, MD
Sarah Parker, MD

Pediatric Nephrology

Margret Bock, MD
Danielle E. Soranno, MD

Pediatric Pathology

Jennifer Black, MD
Mark A. Lovell, MD

Pediatric Pulmonology

Robin Deterding, MD
Monica J. Federico, MD
Oren Kupfer, MD
Scott Sagel, MD

Pediatric Radiology

Brian M. Magrosky, MD
Jaime Stewart, MD

Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

Susan Apkon, MD
Aaron Powell, MD
Pamela Wilson, MD

Pediatric Rheumatology

Robert Fuhlbrigge, MD
Jennifer B. Soep, MD

Pediatric Surgery

Denis D. Bensard, MD
Jennifer L. Bruny, MD
David Patrick, MD

Pediatric Transplant Hepatology

Amy G. Feldman, MD, MSCS
Fritz Karrer, MD
Shikha S. Sundaram, MD

Pediatric Urology

Nicholas G. Cost, MD
Duncan T. Wilcox, MD


Joseph A. Craig, MD
Regina O. English, MD
Jay Markson, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Susan Ladley, MD

Plastic Surgery

Corrine Wong, MD

Plastic Surgery (Head & Neck)

Adam Terella, MD


Elizabeth L. Lowdermilk, MD
Christopher Schneck, MD

Pulmonary Disease

Sarah Roark, MD

Radiation Oncology

Christine Fisher, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

Nanette Santoro, MD


Joel Hirsh, MD

Sleep Medicine

Sheila Tsai, MD

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

David Coons, MD

Sports Medicine

Spencer Tomberg, MD


Robert McIntyre, MD
Alex Morton, MD

Surgery of the Hand

Kyros Ipaktchi, MD

Surgical Critical Care

Clay Burlew, MD
Robert McIntyre, MD

Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

Joseph Cleveland, MD
John D. Mitchell, MD
Fredric Pieracci, MD, MPH/MSPH

Transplant Hepatology

James Burton, MD
Amanda Wieland, MD


Rodrigo Donalisio da Silva, MD
Ty Higuchi, MD, PhD
Paul Maroni, MD

Vascular Neurology

Michelle Leppert, MD
Sharon Poisson, MD

Vascular Surgery

Melanie Hoehn, MD