Top Doctors 2008

When Madison Magazine put out the call for Dane County physicians to name top doctors in 59 medical specialties, over 400 logged onto to vote for the best of their peers—the docs they’d see or send their loved ones to if they needed care. Here’s who they picked.

Addiction Treatment

*Michael M. Miller, Meriter Medical Group

Michael F. Fleming, UW Health

Allergy & Immunology

*William W. Busse, UW Health

*Robert F. Lemanske Jr., UW Health

*J. Brent Kooistra, Dean

*James E. Gern, UW Health


Scott R. Springman, UW Health

Robert J. Schultz, Dean

*Douglas B. Coursin, UW Health

Tracy P. Cotter, Dean

Thomas M. Pellino, Madison Anesthesiology Consultants

Arthritis & Rheumatology

*Carolyn L. Bell, UW Health

Michael B. Walsh, UW Health

Kevin M. McKown, UW Health

Cardiovascular Medicine

*Matthew R. Wolff, UW Health

John M. Phelan, Dean

*W. Gene Musser, UW Health

*James H. Stein, UW Health

Complementary/Alternative Medicine

David P. Rakel, UW Health

Nancy Selfridge, GHC

Critical Care Medicine

Kenneth Wood, UW Health

James Couser, Dean

Charles A. Weber, UW Health

*John P. Schilling, UW Health


Eric R. Berg, UW Health

*Robert A. McDonald, Dean

*George T. Reizner, UW Health

Emergency Medicine

Darren B. Bean (deceased), UW Health

Joseph R. Cline, UW Health

Michael K. Kim, UW Health

Endocrinology/Diabetes Medicine

*Diane F. Elson, UW Health

Paul M. Reber, Dean

Melissa Meredith, UW Health

Paul A. Bekx, Monroe Clinic

Family Medicine

Debra Shenoi, GHC

Ann Stein, GHC

Russell J. Hermus, Dean

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

*Mark Reichelderfer, UW Health

Susan M. Lepinski, UW Health

Abigail Christiansen, Dean

Geriatric Medicine

*David T. Watts, UW Health

Steven R. Barczi, UW Health

Sanjay Asthana, UW Health

Genetics Counseling

David S. Wargowski, UW Health

Cecelia Bellcross, certified genetics counselor, Dean

*Jon A. Wolff, UW Health


*Eliot C. Williams, UW Health

*Brad Kahl, UW Health

*Walter L. Longo, UW Health


Ray Kimura, Meriter Medical Group

Bradley J. Schmidt, Dean

John B. Butler, Dean

*Santiago Hernandez, Dean

Immediate/Urgent Care

Pamela Heilman, GHC

Theodore Haglund, GHC

Kristen L. Knoepke, GHC

Infectious Disease

Dennis G. Maki, UW Health

James M. Levin, Dean

Barry C. Fox, UW Health

*Bennett S. Vogelman, UW Health

Internal Medicine

Deborah Williams, GHC

David Eckerle, GHC

Holly Benson, GHC


Frank R. Greer, UW Health

Julie M. Kessel, UW Health

Pamela J. Kling, UW Health

Mary E. Bussey, Neonatal Resources of Wisconsin


Edward R. Ahrens, Madison Area Renal Specialists *

Bryan N. Becker, UW Health

Kim Trostel, Madison Area Renal Specialists


Brad R. Beinlich, UW Health

*Frederick S. Edelman, UW Health

Michael M. Frucht, Dean

Charles E. Miley, Dean


*Bermans Iskandar, UW Health

*Robert J. Dempsey, UW Health

Todd T. Trier, Dean

Jeffery E. Masciopinto, Dean


*Klaus D. Diem, UW Health

Lori Wendricks House, Dean

Barbara J. O’Connell, UW Health

Gregory D. Bills, UW Health


*Ellen M. Hartenbach, UW Health

David M. Kushner, UW Health

Joseph P. Connor, UW Health

Laurel W. Rice, UW Health


*Brad S. Kahl, UW Health

*Walter L. Longo, UW Health

David L. Hei, UW Health


Thomas A. McFarland, UW Health

Michael S. Frontiera, Dean

James Stewart, Formerly with UW Health; now retired


*Minesh P. Mehta, UW Health

*Paul M. Harari, UW Health

Deepak Khuntia, UW Health


*David M. Mahvi, Formerly with UW Health; now out of area

Sharon M. Weber, UW Health


*Gregg A. Heatley, UW Health

John E. Temprano, UW Health

*John A. Vukich, Dean

Orthopedics Rehabilitation

John P. Heiner, UW Health

Timothy J. Docter, Dean

Kurt M. Rongstad, UW Health

*Thomas A. Zdeblick, UW Health


*Diane G. Heatley, UW Health

*Greg K. Hartig, UW Health

Thomas R. Pasic, UW Health

*Timothy J. Shaw, UW Health

Pain Medicine

*Miroslav Backonja, UW Health

Nathan J. Rudin, UW Health

Palliative Medicine

James F. Cleary, UW Health

William Rock, HospiceCare Inc.

Toby C. Campbell, UW Health

Matthew D. LoConte, UW Health & HospiceCare Inc.


Chen-Kang Chang, Associated Pathologists

Gholam Reza Hafez, UW Health

Shahriar M. Salamat, UW Health

Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine

Alison Craig, GHC

Arnie Benardette, GHC

Mala Mathur, GHC

*Timothy J. Chybowski, UW Health

Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

*Carol A. Diamond, UW Health

*Paul M. Sondel, UW Health

*Diane Puccetti, UW Health


Susan R. Davidson, Dean

Katharina S. Stewart, UW Health


David S. Dowell, Dean

Richard C. Schramm, Dean

Psychiatry–Child and Adolescent

Floriane D’Oleire, GHC

David V. Skripka, UW Health

Michael Witkovsky, GHC

Pulmonary Disease

James Couser Jr., Dean

*John P. Schilling, UW Health

Charles A. Weber, UW Health

Richard D. Cornwell, UW Health

Nizar N. Jarjour, UW Health

Rehabilitation Medicine

Deborah L. McLeish, UW Health

James W. Leonard, UW Health

Courtney Hogendorn, Meriter Medical Group

Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility

*David L. Olive, Wisconsin Fertility Institute

Elizabeth A. Pritts, Wisconsin Fertility Institute

Sleep Medicine

Kathryn L. Middleton, Dean

Ruth M. Benca, UW Health

Mary E. Klink, UW Health

Spine Medicine

*Thomas A. Zdeblick, UW Health

Craig A. Dopf, UW Health

James W. Leonard, UW Health

Sports Medicine

*David T. Bernhardt, UW Health

David Gronski, Dean

*Ben K. Graf, UW Health

Lee D. Kaplan, Formerly with UW Health; now out of area

Stroke Medicine

Justin A. Sattin, UW Health

Douglas A. Dulli, UW Health

Ross L. Levine, UW Health

Surgery, Bariatric

*Michael J. Garren, UW Health

Jon C. Gould, UW Health

Paul E. Huepenbecker, Dean

Surgery, Cardiovascular

*Niloo M. Edwards, UW Health

Haywood S. Gilliam, Meriter Medical Group

Douglas L. Cowgill, Dean

Khorso (Ed) Adib, Meriter Medical Group

Surgery, Colon/Rectal

Kenneth E. Levin, Dean

*Charles P. Heise, UW Health

BD Bruce A. Harms, UW Health

Surgery, General

*Susan I. Toth, UW Health

Ronald D. Wenger, Dean

Roland J. Vega, UW Health

Surgery, Hand/Microsurgery

Stefan V. Zachary, UW Health

Matthew Bliss, Dean

Venkat K. Rao, UW Health

Surgery, Orthopedic

*Richard H. Lange, UW Health

Timothy J. Docter, Dean

Richard W. Glad, Dean

David A. Wolff, Dean

John P. Heiner, UW Health

Surgery, Plastic/Reconstructive

*Michael L. Bentz, UW Health

Karol Gutowski, UW Health

Bradley L. Manning, UW Health

Surgery, Thoracic

*Tracey Weigel, UW Health

Douglas L. Cowgill, Dean

James D. Maloney, UW Health

Surgery, Transplantation

*Stuart J. Knechtle, Formerly with UW Health; now out of area

*Anthony M. D’Alessandro, UW Health

*Hans W. Sollinger, UW Health

Yolanda T. Becker, UW Health


Lee D. Faucher, UW Health

Michael J. Schurr, UW Health

Kenneth A. Kudsk, UW Health

Travel Medicine

Richard M. Reich, UW Health

Elaine Rosenblatt, nurse practitioner, UW Health

James M. Levin, Dean


*Stephen Y. Nakada, UW Health

*John V. Kryger, UW Health

Adam C. Tierney, Dean

Lynn Hahnfeld, Dean

*David F. Jarrard, UW Health

* These doctors are also included in the Best Doctors of America Database, property of Best Doctors, Inc. The database includes over 40,000 doctors in more than 40 medical specialties. Madison Magazine's Top Docs represents only a portion of the Madison-area doctors in the database. For more information, call 800.675.1199 or visit

Find a Top Doc

Madison-area doctors work for and in a wide variety of settings—from large health care organizations to small independent groups, from outlying clinics to downtown hospitals. Be sure to look up a Top Doc to see exactly where they do their award-winning work.

Health Care Groups

Associated Pathologists

Dean Health System

Group Health Cooperative

HospiceCare Inc.

Madison Anesthesiology Consultants

Madison Area Renal Specialists

Meriter Medical Group

Monroe Clinic

Neonatal Resources of Wisconsin

UW Health

Wisconsin Fertility Institute


American Family Children’s Hospital

Meriter Hospital

St. Mary’s Hospital

UW Hospital & Clinics

William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital

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