July 29, 2019

82 Kaiser Permanente physicians in Colorado named ‘Top Docs’

Kaiser Permanente physicians make up nearly one-quarter of 5280 Magazine’s prestigious list

DENVER “Lung cancer is a scary term. When my care team found a small nodule on my lung, I didn’t know what to expect — I thought ‘this might be it.’ I didn’t know how to move forward,” said Judy Arpaio, a Kaiser Permanente member in Colorado. “Thanks to my doctor and his new surgical procedure, I’ve got my life back. Kaiser Permanente 100% saved my life.”

Arpaio’s story is one of many reasons 82 Kaiser Permanente Colorado physicians were recently named to 5280 Magazine’s Top Doctors list for 2019. All 82 physicians are part of the Colorado Permanente Medical Group, one of the state’s largest medical groups, serving the 640,000 members of Kaiser Permanente in Colorado.

“Congratulations to this year’s 5280 Magazine ‘Top Docs.’ It is an honor for so many of our physicians to be recognized by their peers and represented on this prestigious list,” said Margaret Ferguson, MD, president and executive medical director of the Colorado Permanente Medical Group. “I’m proud of our physicians who were nominated this year and all of our 1,200 physicians who work tirelessly to innovate new technologies, conduct groundbreaking health research, and pioneer better treatment options all in the name of improving patient care.”

For nearly 3 decades, 5280 Magazine has surveyed area doctors and asked them, specialty by specialty, which metro-area physicians they’d trust to treat themselves and their families. A number of Kaiser Permanente physicians in Colorado, representing a wide range of specialties, have appeared on this prestigious Top Doctors list over the past few decades. Many have appeared on the list multiple years.

This year’s 5280 Magazine Top Doctors from Kaiser Permanente make up nearly one-quarter of the list with 336 Colorado doctors named as ‘Top Docs.’ Here are the 5280 Magazine Top Doctors for Kaiser Permanente, listed by medical specialty*:

Addiction Psychiatry
Joseph P. Cannavo, MD

Meredith R. Goodwin, MD
David M. Grosser, MD
Joy J. Guth, MD
Quinn J. Stevens, MD

Child Abuse Pediatrics
Jennifer Kelloff, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Andreea I. Arvinte, MD

Critical Care Medicine
Catherine Ann Lazar, MD
Lisa Richman, MD

Harvey Alan Arbuckle, MD*
Jarod A. Conley, MD

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Robyn Nolan, MD

Diagnostic Radiology
Tatum Adams McArthur, MD

Emergency Medicine
Karen B. Ekernas, MD
Bruce W. Evans, MD
Garrett Mitchell, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Katherine B. Weber, MD

Thomas J. Bullock, MD

Family Medicine
Jennifer Lomonaco McLean, MD
Isaac D. Pierre, MD
Susan L. Taylor, MD

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Sybil Dessie, MD
Alexander Shapiro, MD

Britt B. Drake, MD
Leslie S. Stark, MD

Geriatric Medicine
Tracy Ellen Lippard, MD

Geriatric Psychiatry
Jessica L. Warner, MD

Gynecologic Oncology
Julia R. Embry-Schubert, MD
Margrit M. Juretzka, MD
Sarah C. Whittier, MD

Chamath R. De Silva, MD

Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Rosemary Cushman, MD
Arvin Gill, MD

Internal Medicine
Jason V. Barmore, MD
Lauren E. Galpin, MD

Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Bennett Rowan Gardner, MD
Joel D. Larma, MD
Morgan Leigh Swank, MD

Medical Oncology
Scott A. Kono, DO

Neonatal-Prenatal Medicine
Michelle Feinberg, MD

Neurological Surgery
Todd S. Crawford, MD
Adam Hebb, MD

Avrom Kurtz, MD

Scott R. Andersen, MD

Nuclear Medicine
Eric K. Bode, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Kathleen A. Doyle, MD
Karen E. Maloney, DO
Kelly L. Peters, MD

Carolyn Denise Quinn, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Michael D. Gallagher, MD

Orthopedic Surgery
Jesse L. Chrastil, MD
Kevin T. Hug, MD

Bradley A. Andrews, MD

Pain Medicine
Jeromy M. Cole, MD

Joseph A. Chorny, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiology
Kristin Vanderploeg Berger, MD
Jessica Meyers Husum, MD

Pediatric Dermatology
Harvey Alan Arbuckle, MD*

Pediatric Radiology
Brian M. Bagrosky, MD

Alison R. Yager, MD
David M. Zalkin, MD
Darren Scott Zimbelman, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Daniel Colonno, MD

Sara E. Vogel, MD

Pulmonary Disease
Christopher A. Bates, MD
Emily S. Stanton, MD

Radiation Oncology
Mark A. Edson, MD
Michelle Lee Klem, MD
Andrew Knight, MD

Tyson P. Hagen, MD

Sleep Medicine
Esther H. Lum, MD
Sarah Marie Richey, MD
John P. Wilkins, MD

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
David P. Mulica, MD

Sports Medicine
Rupert P. Galvez, DO
Lucas Samuel Rylander, MD

Dale E. Varner, MD

Surgery of the Hand
Laura Dimatteo, MD

Mark B. Fisher, MD
Benjamin F. Katz, MD
Nasim Zabihi, MD

Vascular Surgery
Christopher G. Johnnides, MD
Thomas F. Rehring, MD

*Medical specialty as defined by 5280 Magazine.

To see the full list of this year’s “Top Docs,” please visit 5280.com.