Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Physicians Named in Seattle Met’s “Top Doctors” List

Nearly 90 SCCA physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners recognized for excellence in patient care.

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SEATTLE – September 2, 2021 – Today, 88 Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners were recognized as “Top Doctors” by Seattle Met magazine.

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance clinicians were recognized across 24 practice areas, with the majority of SCCA providers recognized in the specialties of Hematology/Oncology, Breast and Cancer Surgery, and Gynecologic Oncology.

“I could not be more honored to work alongside such a capable and compassionate team of people.,” said Nancy E. Davidson, MD, president and executive director of SCCA.  “Every individual at SCCA contributes to the culture of collaboration that allows us to provide the best possible outcomes for our patients. I am especially proud of their commitment and resilience in what has been an undoubtedly challenging year.”

Voters nominated their peers on elements that included years of experience, patient satisfaction, competency, and the ability to work effectively with colleagues across specialties to deliver the best patient care. 

The “Top Doctors” list from Seattle Met is in its 16th year and features the best health practitioners in the Seattle area in 80 practice areas, as voted by their peers. A total of 988 providers appear on the list. This year’s list resulted from a poll conducted by Professional Research Services. 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?” 

Results for SCCA doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners appear in the following table. 

Breast Surgery

Christina F. Blanchette, PA-C

Kristine E. Calhoun, MD

Lauren DeStefano, MD

Meghan R. Flanagan, MD

Sara H. Javid, MD 


Cancer Surgery

David R. Byrd, MD

James O. Park, MD

Venu G. Pillarisetty, MD

Jonathan G. Sham, MD

Raymond S.W. Yeung, MD



Clinical Genetics

Marianne Dubard-Gault, MD

Fuki M, Marie Hisama, MD

Gail P. Jarvik, MD


Clinical Pathology

Mark Kilgore, MD


Colon & Rectal Surgery

Sarah J. Atkinson, MD

Joy C. Chen, MD

Michelle Cowan, MD

Mukta K. Krane, MD

Mika N. Sinanan, MD, PhD



Michi M. Shinohara, MD


Ear, Nose, and Throat

Brittany R. Barber, MD

Neal D. Futran, MD

Jeffrey J. Houlton, MD

Albert L. Merati, MD


Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism 

Richard A. Failor, MD

Mara Y. Roth, MD



Scott D. Lee, MD

Michael D. Saunders, MD


General Surgery

Brant K. Oelschlager, MD


Gynecologic Oncology

Kemi M. Doll, MD, MCSR

Barbara A. Goff, MD

Heidi J. Gray, MD

Barbara S. Norquist, MD

Kathryn P. Pennington, MD

Barbara J. Silko, ARNP, PhD

Elizabeth M. Swisher, MD

Renata R. Urban, MD



E. Gabriela Chiorean, MD

Stacey A. Cohen, MD

Andrew Coveler, MD

Cora S. Fix, PA-C

Claire Grigsby, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C

Matthew Guindon, PA-C, PharmD

Joanne L. Lang, MSN, ARNP

Andrew Lin, ARNP

Megan M. McGuire, PA-C

Catherine H. Patterson, PA-C

Leah Roess, PA-C

Alexandra Sele, ARNP

Heather A. Smith, PA-C

Justin L. Speyer, MSN, ARNP

Michelle Trager, ACNP-BC

Melissa M. Winckler, DNP, FNP-C, ARNP

Gabrielle A. Zecha, PA-C


Infectious Disease

Seth A. Cohen, MD

John B. Lynch, MD

Paul S. Pottinger, MD

Lisa M. So, PA-C

Leah H. Yoke, PA-C



Anoop Patel, MD

Daniel L. Silbergeld, MD


Nuclear Medicine

Delphine Chen, MD


Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

K. Scott Baker, MD

Paul A. Carpenter, MBBS

Alayne M. Chapple, NP

Kanwaldeep K. Mallhi, MD

Natalie Riotto, PA-C, MOT

Joan M. Suver, PA-C, MHS


Pediatric Neurosurgery

Jeffrey G. Ojemann, MD



Pediatric Surgery

Patrick J. Healey, MD

John H.T. Waldhausen, MD


Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Shannon M. Colohan, MD

Sarah R. Goldsberry-Long, MD

Suzanne M. Inchauste, MD

Duane Wang, MD

Otway Louie, MD


Radiation Oncology

Edward Y. Kim, MD

Jason K. Rockhill, MD, PhD


Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility

Christopher N. Herndon, MD

Ginny L. Ryan, MD


Surgical Oncology

Zach Bowman, PA-C


Thoracic Surgery

Farhood Farjah, MD

Michael S. Mulligan, MD

Douglas E. Wood, MD



William J. Ellis, MD

John L. Gore, MD

Daniel W. Lin, MD

Jonathan L. Wright, MD, MS


Vascular/Interventional Radiology

Christopher R. Ingraham, MD





Click here to view the complete Seattle Met list available.





Seattle Cancer Care Alliance brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists from Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s and UW Medicine — one extraordinary group whose sole purpose is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients. Based in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance has nine clinical care sites in the region, including a medical oncology clinic at EvergreenHealth in Kirkland; hematology/medical oncology and infusion services at Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue, medical and radiation oncology clinics at UW Medical Center - Northwest Seattle and medical oncology services at SCCA Issaquah, as well as Network affiliations with hospitals in five states. For more information about SCCA, visit


Karina San Juan Guyton at or (206) 606-1926.

Heather Platisha, or (206) 606-7239.