The annual “Top Docs” list is a patient’s guide to top medical care in Denver

AURORA, Colo. – Members of University of Colorado Denver’s School of Medicine faculty landed 190 out of the 280 Top Doctor slots in 5280: Denver’s Magazine’s annual selection of the Denver metro area’s best physicians. The cover of the October 2009 Top Doctors issue of 5280: Denver’s Magazine also features Mark Earnest, MD, associate professor of Medicine at CU Denver’s School of Medicine. Earnest is often tapped for expert opinion on health care reform issues.

View the School of Medicine doctors on the Top Docs list

Physicians with CU Denver’s School of Medicine and its research program partner with local, affiliated hospitals including University of Colorado Hospital, The Children’s Hospital, National Jewish Health, the Veteran’s Administration Health Center (Denver) and Denver Health, touching patients at every age and with just about every health condition.

CU Denver’s School of Medicine physicians instruct the next generation of caregivers so they have to stay ahead of the latest research and be aware of the best ways to treat diseases. School of Medicine faculty educate and train 1,700 medical professionals each year including medical students, residents and fellows, physical therapists, and child health associates/physician assistants; and its physicians bring innovative research to the bedside of patients so they can receive the most advanced new treatments and therapies.

The 2009 class of Top Doctors at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine can be found on the CU Denver Newsroom.

The Top Doctors issue is a perennial top-seller on local newsstands and was the first ever cover story in July 1993. Daniel Brogan, editor and publisher of 5280, said: “5280’s Top Docs is a list that readers refer to again and again because it is credible. We don’t pick the docs—Denver’s physicians do. Our theory is that medical professionals are best qualified to judge other medical professionals.”

In order to select the top doctors and facilities, 5280 opened its survey to every metro-area doctor with a valid Colorado medical license practicing in the state. The survey listed a variety of specialties and asked the doctors who they would trust to treat them or a member of their family in each of the 80 categories. The ballot was posted online at

Faculty at the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Medicine work to advance science and improve care. These faculty members include physicians, educators and scientists at University of Colorado Hospital, The Children’s Hospital, Denver Health, National Jewish Health and the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Degrees offered by the CU Denver School of Medicine include doctor of medicine, doctor of physical therapy, and masters of physician assistant studies. The School is located on the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus, one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system. For additional news and information, please visit the CU Denver newsroom online.

Contact: Caitlin Jenney, 303.315.6376, [email protected]

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