Awards and Recognition

Our Denver Health Employees, Facilities and Technology have received numerous accolades, honors and awards.

2017 Top Docs

2017 Denver Health's Top Doctors

Thirty-six Denver Health physicians were recently named Top Doctors by 5280 Magazine. The top doctors were nominated and voted on by their peers throughout the Denver metro area.

  • Kathryn Beauchamp, MD - Neurological Surgery
  • Denis Bensard, MD - Pediatric Surgery
  • Daniel Bessesen, MD - Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Michael Breyer, MD - Emergency Medicine
  • Jennie Buchanan, MD - Medical Toxicology
  • Clay Cothren Burlew, MD - Surgical Critical Care
  • Bill Burman, MD - Public Health and General Preventive Medicine
  • Antonia Chiesa, MD - Child Abuse Pediatrics
  • Christopher Ciarallo, MD - Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiology
  • John Cunningham, MD - Internal Medicine
  • Susan A. Davidson, MD - Gynecologic Oncology
  • Ivor S. Douglas, MD - Critical Care Medicine
  • Marcia Eustaquio, MD - Otolaryngology
  • Monica Federico, MD - Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Daniel Handel, MD - Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Joel Hirsh, MD - Rheumatology
  • Shea Hogan, MD - Interventional Cardiology
  • Fernando Kim, MD - Urology
  • John Kinsella, MD - Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Claudia Kunrath, MD - Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Ryan Lawless, MD - Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Carlin Long, MD - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Stuart Linas, MD - Nephrology
  • Edward Maa, MD - Epilepsy
  • Stephanie Malliaris, MD - Plastic Surgery
  • Tyler Muffly, MD - Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fredric Pieracci, MD - Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • Kristine Rodrigues, MD - Pediatrics
  • Genie Roosevelt, MD - Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Adam Rosenberg, MD - Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Joseph Schuller, MD - Clinical Cardiac and Electrophysiology
  • Andrew Sirotnak, MD - Child Abuse Pediatrics
  • Philip Stahel, MD - Orthopedic Surgery
  • Christian Thurstone, MD - Addiction Psychiatry
  • Kathryn Wells, MD - Child Abuse Pediatrics
  • Robin Yasui, MD - Geriatric Medicine

2016 Top Docs

2016 Denver Health's Top Doctors

Twenty-six Denver Health physicians were recently named Top Doctors by 5280 Magazine. The top doctors were nominated and voted on by their peers throughout the Denver metro area.

  • Denis Bensard, MD – Pediatric Surgery
  • Daniel Bessesen, MD – Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Michael Blei, MD – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Bill Burman, MD – Public Health and General Preventive Medicine
    (interim chief executive officer)
  • Antonia Chiesa, MD – Child Abuse Pediatrics
  • Christopher Ciarallo, MD – Pediatric Anesthesiology
  • Clay Cothren Burlew, MD – Surgical Critical Care
  • Frederic Deleyiannis, MD – Plastic Surgery (Within the Head and Neck)
  • Ivor Douglas, MD – Critical Care Medicine
  • Monica Federico, MD – Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Brooke French, MD – Plastic Surgery
  • Joel Hirsh, MD – Rheumatology
  • Robert House, MD – Psychiatry
  • Janetta Iwanicki, MD – Medical Toxicology
  • John Kinsella, MD – Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Claudia Kunrath, MD – Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Stuart Linas, MD – Nephrology
  • Edward Maa, MD – Epilepsy
  • John Messenger, MD – Interventional Cardiology
  • Carol Okada, MD – Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Genie Roosevelt, MD – Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Adam Rosenberg, MD – Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Michael Schaffer, MD – Pediatric Cardiology
  • Andrew Sirotnak, MD – Child Abuse Pediatrics
  • Christian Thurstone, MD – Addiction Psychiatry
  • Kathryn Wells, MD – Child Abuse Pediatrics

2015 Top Docs

2015 Denver Health's Top Doctors

Twenty-six Denver Health physicians were named Top Doctors by 5280 Magazine. The top doctors were nominated and voted on by their peers throughout the Denver metro area.

  • Kathryn Beauchamp, MD – Neurological Surgery
  • Denis Bensard, MD – Pediatric Surgery
  • Daniel Bessesen, MD – Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Susan Biffl, MD – Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Michael L. Blei, MD – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Jennie Buchanan, MD – Medical Toxicology
  • Clay Cothren-Burlew, MD – Surgical Critical Care
  • Bill Burman, MD – Public Health and General Preventive Medicine
  • Christopher Ciarallo, MD – Pediatric Anesthesiology
  • Ivor S. Douglas, MD – Critical Care Medicine
  • Daniel Handel, MD – Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Rebecca Hanratty, MD – Internal Medicine
  • Joel Hirsh, MD – Rheumatology
  • Claudia Kunrath, MD – Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Stuart L. Linas, MD – Nephrology
  • Edward H. Maa, MD – Epilepsy
  • Michelle C. Mang, MD – Family Medicine
  • Ernest E. Moore, MD – Surgical Critical Care
  • Carol Okada, MD – Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Connie Price, MD – Infectious Disease
  • Genie Roosevelt, MD, MSPH – Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Philip F. Stahel, MD – Orthopedic Surgery
  • Christian Thurstone, MD – Addiction Psychiatry
  • Kathryn Wells, MD –Child Abuse Pediatrics
  • Andrew White, MD, PHD – Neurology (special qualifications in child neurology)
  • Robin Yasui, MD – Geriatric Medicine

2014 Top Docs

2014 Denver Health's Top Doctors

Twenty-six Denver Health physicians were named Top Doctors by 5280 Magazine. The top doctors were nominated and voted on by their peers throughout the Denver metro area.

  • Mark Anderson, MD - Pediatrics
  • Daniel Bessesen, MD – Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Denis Bensard, MD – Pediatric Surgery
  • Susan Biffl, MD – Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine 
  • William Burman, MD – Public Health and General Preventive Medicine
  • Antonia Chiesa, MD - Child Abuse Pediatrics
  • Christopher Ciarallo, MD – Pediatrics, Anesthesiology
  • Susan Davidson, MD – Gynecologic Oncology 
  • Ivor Douglas, MD – Critical Care Medicine
  • Monica Federico, MD - Pediatric Pulmonology 
  • Kennon Heard, MD – Medical Toxicology
  • Kent Heyborne, MD – Maternal and Fetal Medicine
  • Robert House, MD – Psychiatry
  • Claudia Kunrath, MD – Pediatric Critical Care
  • Stuart Linas, MD - Nephrology
  • Edward Maa, MD - Epilepsy
  • John Messenger, MD – Interventional Cardiology
  • John Ogle, MD – Pediatric Infectious Disease
  • Genie Roosevelt, MD – Pediatrics Emergency Medicine
  • Adam Rosenberg, MD – neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Michael Schaffer, MD – Pediatric Cardiology
  • Judith Shlay, MD – Public Health and General Preventive Medicine
  • Andrew Sirotnak, MD – Child Abuse Pediatrics
  • Christian Thurstone, MD – Addiction Psychiatry
  • Sterling West, MD – Rheumatology
  • Andrew White, MD – Child Neurology