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CU School of Medicine faculty members were ranked among the best on Denver-area magazine 5280 top doctors list.

138 CU Faculty Recognized as 5280 Magazine Top Doctors

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Each year, Denver-area magazine 5280 publishes its list of top doctors. On this year’s list, which came out last week, CU School of Medicine faculty members continue to be ranked among the best. We are proud to congratulate the 138 CU School of Medicine faculty members honored with the title Top Doctor.

The list is compiled from a survey of Denver-area physicians asking who they trust to treat themselves and their families in a variety of specialty-based categories. This year, the magazine lists 340 total doctors in 100 specialties.

Congratulations to the following CU School of Medicine faculty who were recognized this year:

Addition Medicine

Susan Calcaterra, MD

Alexis Carrington-Ford, MD

Kaylin Klie, MD

Julie Taub, MD

Addiction Psychiatry

Christian Thurstone, MD


Adolescent Medicine

David Kaplan, MD, MPH

Nicholas Kyriazi, MD

Amy Sass, MD

Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Joseph D. Kay, MD

Amber Khanna, MD

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Larry Allen, MD

Amrut Ambardekar, MD


William Somerset, DO


Brain Injury Medicine

Oscar Sanchez, MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Morteza Farasat, MD

Brack Hattler, MD

Darlene Kim, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Austin Butterfield, MD

Beau Carubia, MD

Kristie M. Ladegard, MD

Child Abuse Pediatrics

Antonia Chiesa, MD

Clinical Genetics & Genomics

Austin Larson, MD

Matthew Taylor, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery

Alexander Morton, MD

Jon Vogel, MD

Complex Family Planning

Rebecca Cohen, MD

Stephanie Teal, MD

Complex General Surgical Oncology

Martin McCarter, MD

Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology

Jeremy D. Prager, MD

Tammy Wang, MD

Congenital Cardiac Surgery

David N. Campbell, MD

James Jaggers, MD

Max Mitchell, MD

Critical Care Medicine

Mark Kearns, MD

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

Sandra L. Friedman, MD, MPH

Ann Reynolds, MD

Diagnostic Radiology

David Lynch, MD

Nishant Mehta, MD

Emergency Medicine

Stacy Trent, MD, MPH

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Rocio Pereira, MD

Margaret Wierman, MD


Edward Maa, MD

Mark Spitz, MD

Laura Strom, MD

Family Medicine

Lara Penny, MD

Geriatric Medicine

Larry Bourg, MD

Geriatric Psychiatry

Karina Drake, MD

Gynecologic Oncology

John Curtin, MD


Kathryn Hassell, MD

Hospice and Palliative Care

Morgan Unruh, DO

Jeanie Youngwerth, MD

Infectious Disease

James Colbert, MD

Internal Medicine

Julia Limes, MD

Cason Pierce, MD

Jonathan Prostak, MD

Interventional Cardiology

John Messenger, MD

Interventional Radiology

Eric Aaltonen, MD

Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Kent Heyborne, MD

Medical Oncology

Jessica McDermott, MD

Heather West, MD

Medical Toxicology

Richard Dart, MD, PhD


Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Madoka Hayashi, MD



Sophia Ambruso, DO

Anip Bansal, MD

Stuart Linas, MD

Neurocritical Care

Robert Neumann, MD


Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Sandra L. Friedman, MD, MPH

Nicole Tartaglia, MD

Neurological Surgery

Daniel Craig, MD

Kevin Lillehei, MD


Edward Maa, MD

Neurology [Special Qualifications in Child Neurology]

Timothy Bernard, MD

Julie A. Parsons, MD

Andrew White, MD


Joseph Houkal, MD


Carol Foster, MD

Samuel Gubbels, MD

Nuclear Medicine

Linda Miketic-Fielding, MD


Obstetrics and Gynecology

Kirsten Lund, MD


Occupational Medicine

Lisa Maier, MD

Cecile Rose, MD, MPH

Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Jarrod King, MD

Thomas Noonan, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

Joshua Parry, MD


Scott Mann, MD


Steve Groshong, MD, PhD

Pediatric Anesthesiology

Alan Bielsky, MD

Benjamin Lippert, DO


Pediatric Cardiology

Kathryn Chatfield, MD

Jeff Darst, MD

Marco Pinder, MD

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Claudia Barberio Kunrath, MD

Katie Walsh, MD

Pediatric Dermatology

Ana Bruckner, MD


Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Joseph A. Grubenhoff, MD

Genie Roosevelt, MD, MPH

Pediatric Endocrinology

Stephanie Hsu, MD

Natalie Nokoff, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology

David Brumbaugh, MD

Jason Soden, MD



Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Carrye Cost, MD

Lia Gore, MD

Brian S. Greffe, MD

Pediatric Infectious Disease

James T. Gaensbauer, MD

Kevin B. Messacar, MD

Suchitra Rao, MD


Pediatric Nephrology

Danielle E. Soranno, MD



Pediatric Pathology

Jennifer Black, MD

Mark A. Lovell, MD


Pediatric Pulmonology

Robin Deterding, MD

Oren Kupfer, MD

Jennifer Taylor-Cousar, MD

Pediatric Radiology

Matthew Alfano, MD

Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

Susan Apkon, MD

Amy Kanallakan, MD

Pamela Wilson, MD

Pediatric Rheumatology

Katharine Moore, MD

Jennifer S. Soep, MD

Pediatric Surgery

Ann Kulungowski, MD

David Partrick, MD

Pediatric Transplant Hepatology

Dania Brigham, MD

Amy G. Feldman, MD, MSCS

Fritz Karrer, MD

Pediatric Urology

Duncan Wilcox, MD


Margaret Tomcho, MD, MPH

Plastic Surgery

Stephanie Malliaris, MD


Elizabeth L. Lowdermilk, MD

Public Health and General Preventive Medicine

Michelle Haas, MD

Pulmonary Disease

Sarah Roark, MD

Nicholas Walter, MD

Radiation Oncology

Tyler Robin, MD, PhD


Liron Caplan, MD, PhD

Sleep Medicine

Sheila Tsai, MD

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Susan Ladley, MD


Magdalene Brooke Sanchez, MD

Surgical Critical Care

Clay Burlew, MD

Robert McIntyre, MD

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

John D. Mitchell, MD



Fernando Kim, MD

Vascular Surgery

Melanie Hoehn, MD