Seattle Met, a monthly magazine that reports on Seattle politics, arts and community, released its annual Top Doctors list today, featuring 68 Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. 

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

“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 table.


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 Marie Hisama, MD Gail P. Jarvik, MD


Colon & Rectal Surgery Sarah Jane Atkinson, MD

Mukta K. Krane, MD Mika N. Sinanan, MD, PhD


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


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

Gastroenterology Scott D. Lee, MD

Michael D. Saunders, MD

General Surgery Brant K. Oelschlager, MD Mika N. Sinanan, MD

Gynecologic Oncology Kemi M. Doll, MD, MCSR Heidi J. Gray, MD Barbara A. Goff, MD Barbara 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 Hampson Yoke, PA-C


Neurosurgery Richard G. Ellenbogen, MD


Pain Medicine Dermot R. Fitzgibbon, MD

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Douglas S. Hawkins, MD

Julie R. Park, MD

Pediatric Nephrology

Sangeeta Hingorani, MD

 Pediatric Neurosurgery Richard G. Ellenbogen, MD

Sangeeta R. Hingorani, MD

Jeffrey G. Ojemann, MD

Pediatric Surgery John H.T. Waldhausen, MD


Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Shannon M. Colohan, MD Otway Louie, MD

Peter C. Neligan, MD

Hakim Said, MD


Radiation Oncology Ralph P. Ermoian, MD

Jay Justin Liao, MD

Janice N. Kim Jason K. Rockhill, MD

Thoracic/Oncology Farhood Farjah, MD Michael S. Mulligan, MD Douglas E. Wood, MD


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


Vascular/Interventional Radiology Christopher R. Ingraham, MD



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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 Contact: Karina San Juan Guyton at [email protected] or (206) 606-1926. Heather Platisha, [email protected] or (206) 606-7239.   

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