Castle Connolly names 28 Denver Health physicians to 2024 ‘Top Docs’ list

Thursday, March 28, 2024

DENVER — Denver Health is pleased to announce that 28 physicians have been named to the 2024 Castle Connolly Top Doctors list, joining only 7% of practicing physicians in the United States who receive this recognition.

Castle Connolly Top Doctors are peer-nominated and thoroughly vetted by a physician-led research team, according to the Castle Connolly Top Doctors website, “These doctors are best-in-class health care providers, embodying excellence in clinical care as well as interpersonal skills.”

Congratulations to the following Denver Health physicians for their recognition as a 2024 Castle Connolly Top Doctor:

  • Matthew Alfano, MD, diagnostic radiology
  • Timothy Amass, MD, pulmonology physician
  • Philip Andreoli, MD, hospital physician
  • Morris Askenazi, MD, family medicine
  • Melissa Beagle, MD, family medicine
  • Robert Belknap, MD, executive director, Public Health Institute
  • Daniel Bessesen, MD, endocrinology physician
  • Jennie Buchanan, MD, emergency medicine physician
  • Michael Chen, MD, division chief of ophthalmology
  • Sarah Christensen, MD, internal medicine physician
  • Ivor Douglas, MD, chief of the division of pulmonary sciences and critical medicine
  • Philip Fung, MD, medical director, international physicians program
  • Sasha Gubser, MD, pediatrics urgent care physician
  • Patricia Hagan, MD, director of newborn services
  • Mark Kearns, MD, pulmonology physician
  • Martina King, MD, hospital physician
  • Claudia Kunrath, pediatric critical care medicine physician
  • Scott Laker, MD, rehab physician
  • Brett Leggett, MD, department chair of inpatient pediatrics
  • Kathy Love-Osborne, MD, pediatrics general physician
  • Cyril Mauffrey, MD, department chair of orthopedics
  • Philip Mehler, MD, executive medical director of the ACUTE Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders and Severe Malnutrition
  • Randy Miles, MD, associate department chair of radiology
  • Ernest E. Moore, MD, trauma surgery physician
  • George Olsen, MD, family medicine
  • Lara Penny, MD, family medicine
  • Jeffrey Sankoff, MD, emergency medicine physician
  • Rehaan Shaffie, MD, hospital physician
  • Stephen Stacey, MD, orthopedic surgery physician
  • Christian Thurstone, MD, department chair of adult psychiatrists
  • Jennifer Whitfield, MD, emergency medicine physician
  • Robin Yasui, MD, geriatrician
  • Luis Verduzco, MD, anesthesiology physician

Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors list comes in advance of 5280 Magazine’s annual list of top doctors, which will be announced in August.


About Denver Health

Denver Health is a comprehensive health and hospital system that provides high-quality care and proudly serves as the city’s safety net hospital. For more than 160 years, Denver Health has been guided by its mission to serve the people of Denver, to educate the next generation of health care professionals and to engage in research and community partnerships to better deliver the health care needs of our patients while strengthening our community.

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