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Announcing Our Top Doctors and Rising Stars!

July 2016 marks the 20th annual edition of Mpls. St. Paul Magazine’s annual “Top Doctors” list. For this award, the magazine surveys Minnesota physicians to ask, “Who would you go to if you or a loved one needed medical care?” Earlier this year, the second edition of the magazine’s “Rising Stars” list was also published. This list recognizes outstanding physicians who have been licensed to practice for 10 years or less.

We’re proud to announce more than 20 of our doctors were recently named to the Top Doctors list, and another nine were named to the magazine’s Rising Stars list. While a physician’s inclusion on a list is certainly deserving of accolades, parents shouldn’t be concerned if their child’s specialist isn’t named. As Steven Koop, M.D., our medical director, noted last year, “Any physician’s recognition is a reflection of an entire hospital’s expertise.”

Congratulations to our Top Doctors and Rising Stars—and all Gillette physicians—for their dedication to serving children who have complex conditions.


Top Doctors
Galen Breningstall, M.D. (neurology)
Keith Cavanaugh, M.D. (pulmonology)
Mark Dahl, M.D. (orthopedic surgery)
Sean Elliott, M.D. (urology)
John Garcia, M.D. (sleep medicine)
Mark Gormley, Jr. M.D. (pediatric rehabilitation medicine)
Steven Koop, M.D. (orthopedic surgery)
Paul Kubic, M.D. (pulmonology)
Martin Lacey, M.D. (plastic surgery)
Tom Novacheck, M.D. (orthopedic surgery)
Michael Partington, M.D. (neurosurgery)
Joseph Perra, M.D. (orthopedic surgery)
Deborah Quanbeck, M.D. (orthopedic surgery)
Elizabeth Reeve, M.D. (psychiatry)
Kevin Sheridan, M.D. (endocrinology)
Michael Shreve, M.D. (pulmonology)
Stephen Sundberg, M.D. (orthopedic surgery)
Marshall Taniguchi, M.D. (pediatric rehabilitation medicine)
David Vandersteen, M.D. (urology)
Ann Van Heest, M.D. (orthopedic surgery)
Robert Wagner, M.D. (family medicine)
Kevin Walker, M.D. (orthopedic surgery)
Bill Wheeler, M.D. (pulmonology)
Beverly Wical, M.D. (neurology)
James Wolpert, M.D. (urology)

Rising Stars
Nanette Aldahondo, M. D. (pediatric rehabilitation medicine)
Heidi Arnold, M.D. (psychiatry)
Timothy Feyma, M.D. (neurology)
Tenner Guillaume, M.D. (orthopedic surgery)
Amy H. Hou, M.D. (urology)
Debbie Song, M.D. (neurosurgery)
Walter Truong, M.D. (orthopedic surgery)
Marcelo Vargas, M.D. (genetics)
Nicole J. Williams, M.D. (neurology)