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National Jewish Health Physicians Recognized as “Top Doctors”


Thirty National Jewish Health physicians have been named among the best in their specialty by Castle Connolly, a national health care research and information company, and 5280 Magazine. The physicians were recognized as “Top Doctors” in the August issue of 5280. The 5280 list of top doctors in the Denver metro area has been published annually for 30 years and this year was developed in partnership with Castle Connolly.
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This recognition list is compiled through a process of peer recognition and a screening approach developed by Castle Connolly. We congratulate these physicians who have been named to the Top Doctors list. 

The 30 National Jewish Health physicians selected as the best in the field include:

Ankie Amos, MD, Cardiology

Mark Boguniewicz, MD, Pediatric Allergy & Asthma

Kevin Brown, MD, Pulmonary Medicine & Critical Care

Laurie Carr, MD, Medical Oncology

Jason Cantanzaro, MD, Pediatric Allergy & Asthma

Carlyne Cool, MD, Pathology

Charles Daley, MD, Pulmonary Disease

Steve Groshong, MD, Pathology

Flavia Cecilia Lega Hoyte, MD, Allergy & Immunology

Gwen Huitt, MD, Infectious Disease

Robert Kantor, MD, Medical Oncology

Stuart Kassan, MD, Rheumatology

Jeffrey Kern, MD, Pulmonary Medicine

Todd Kingdom, MD, Otolaryngology

Teofilo Lee-Chiong, MD, Sleep Medicine

Steven Lommatzsch, MD, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care

David Lynch, MB, Diagnostic Radiology

Barry Make, MD, Pulmonary Medicine

John Mitchell, MD, Thoracic Surgery

J. Tod Olin, MD, Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine

William Pluss, MD, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care

Cecile Rose, MD, Occupational Medicine

Milene Saavedra, MD, Pulmonary Medicine

Robert Sandhaus, MD, Pulmonary Medicine

Elaine Schwartz, MD, Pulmonary Medicine

Evan Stepp, MD, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care

Jennifer Taylor-Cousar, MD, Pulmonary Medicine

Frederick Wamboldt, MD, Psychiatry

Michael Wechsler, MD, Pulmonary Medicine

Howard Weinberger, MD, Cardiology.

*These doctors’ primary practices are at University of Colorado Hospital.

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