Seattle Met names Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Top Docs

At Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), we are exceedingly proud of our physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, who rank among the best in the Puget Sound area.

Nurse practitioner A registered nurse who has additional education and training in how to diagnose and treat disease. In cancer care, a nurse practitioner may manage the primary care of patients and their families. A registered nurse who has additional education and training in how to diagnose and treat disease. Nurse practitioners are licensed at the state level and certified by national nursing organizations. In cancer care, a nurse practitioner may manage the primary care of patients and their families, based on a practice agreement with a physician. Physician assistant A health professional who is licensed to do certain medical procedures under the guidance of a physician. A health professional who is licensed to do certain medical procedures under the guidance of a physician. A physician assistant may take medical histories, do physical exams, take blood and urine samples, care for wounds and give injections and immunizations.

At Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), we are exceedingly proud of our physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, who rank among the best in the Puget Sound area. Seattle Met, a monthly magazine that reports on Seattle politics, arts and community, features 68 of our providers in its annual Top Doctors list. 

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners were named in 21 practice areas, with the majority of SCCA providers recognized in the fields of Breast and Cancer Surgery, Hematology/Oncology and Gynecologic Oncology. This recognition highlights the success of SCCA’s multidisciplinary approach to patient care. Featured providers are voted on by their peers, making this distinction especially valuable. 

The 15th annual list of the best health practitioners in the Seattle area showcases providers in 80 practice areas. A total of 920 providers appear on the list. 

“SCCA physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants are known for their dedication to their patients and for delivering world-class care and treatment to those with cancer across our region,” said Nancy E. Davidson, MD, president and executive director of SCCA. “Every year, but this one in particular, it is a great honor to have so many members of our multidisciplinary care teams recognized by Seattle Met for their work and for continuing to provide care during COVID-19 and the challenges this pandemic has presented for health professionals worldwide.” 

This year’s complete list resulted from a poll conducted by Professional Research Services, a survey company engaged by Seattle Met. Healthcare practitioners licensed by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) in King, Snohomish, Kitsap and Pierce Counties were asked, “If you or a loved one needed care, whom would you choose?” Voters nominated their peers on elements that included years of experience, patient satisfaction and the ability to work effectively with colleagues across specialties to deliver the best patient care. 

 

Results for SCCA doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners appear in the following list: 

2020 SCCA Top Doctors: 

Breast Surgery
Benjamin O. Anderson, MD
Christina F. Blanchette, PA-C

Kristine E. Calhoun, MD
Meghan R. Flanagan, MD
Sara H. Javid, MD

Cancer Surgery
David R. Byrd, MD
Teresa S. Kim, MD

James O. Park, MD
Venu G. Pillarisetty, MD
Jonathan G. Sham, MD
Raymond S.W. Yeung, MD

Clinical Genetics
Fuki M. Hisama, MD
Gail P. Jarvik, MD, PhD

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Mukta Krane, MD
Mika N. Sinanan, MD, PhD*

Sarah Jane Atkinson, MD

Ear, Nose and Throat 
Brittany R. Barber, MD
Neal D. Futran, MD, DMD
Jeffrey J. Houlton, MD
Albert Merati, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Richard A. Failor, MD
Mara Y. Roth, MD

Gastroenterology
Michael D. Saunders, MD
Scott D. Lee, MD

General Surgery
Brant K. Oelschlager, MD

Genitourinary/Oncology
R. Bruce Montgomery, MD

Gynecologic Oncology
Kemi M. Doll, MD, MCSR
Heidi J. Gray, MD
Barbara A. Goff, MD
Barbara S. Norquist, MD
Kathryn P. Pennington, MD
Elizabeth M. Swisher, MD
Renata R. Urban, MD

Hematology/Oncology
Cora S. Fix, PA-C
Michele B. Frank, MD
Misha Ann Host, PA-C
Renato G. Martins, MD
Robert Bruce Montgomery, MD

Carol vanHaelst, MD
Gabrielle A. Zecha, PA-C

Infectious Disease
Pooja Bhattacharyya, PA-C
Paul S. Pottinger, MD
Lisa M. So, PA-C
Leah H. Yoke, PA-C

Neurosurgery
Richard G. Ellenbogen, MD, FACS*

Pain Medicine
Dermot R. Fitzgibbon, MD

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Douglas S. Hawkins, MD
Julie R. Park, MD

Pediatric Nephrology
Sangeeta R. Hingorani, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgery
Jeffrey G. Ojemann, MD

Pediatric Surgery
John H.T. Waldhausen, MD

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Shannon M. Colohan, MD, MSc

Otway Louie, MD
Peter C. Neligan, MD
Hakim Said, MD

Radiation Oncology
Ralph P. Ermoian, MD
Janice N. Kim, MD
Jay Justin Liao, MD
Jason K. Rockhill, MD, PhD

Thoracic Surgery
Farhood Farjah, MD, MPH
Michael S. Mulligan, MD
Douglas E. Wood, MD

Urology
William J. Ellis, MD
John L. Gore, MD, MS
Daniel W. Lin, MD
Jonathan Wright, MD, MS

Vascular/Interventional Radiology
Christopher R. Ingraham, MD

 

*Received award in more than one category

Nurse practitioner A registered nurse who has additional education and training in how to diagnose and treat disease. In cancer care, a nurse practitioner may manage the primary care of patients and their families. A registered nurse who has additional education and training in how to diagnose and treat disease. Nurse practitioners are licensed at the state level and certified by national nursing organizations. In cancer care, a nurse practitioner may manage the primary care of patients and their families, based on a practice agreement with a physician. Physician assistant A health professional who is licensed to do certain medical procedures under the guidance of a physician. A health professional who is licensed to do certain medical procedures under the guidance of a physician. A physician assistant may take medical histories, do physical exams, take blood and urine samples, care for wounds and give injections and immunizations. Thoracic Having to do with the chest.