5280 Top Doctors 2011

By D.J. Martin

AURORA, Colo. – University of Colorado School of Medicine physicians dominate this year’s 5280 Magazine’s Top Docs edition with 189 faculty and clinical volunteers rated among the best 299 in the Denver metro area.

The physicians named in 5280 practice at hospitals throughout Denver including University of Colorado Hospital, Children’s Hospital Colorado, National Jewish Health, the Veteran’s Administration Health Center (Denver) and Denver Health Medical Center. This year, Kern Buckner, MD, a cardiologist at National Jewish Health, landed on the cover.

For 18 years, the magazine has released an annual issue focused on trends in medicine and rating physicians in the Denver metro area. It posts an online ballot from mid-January to mid-March and invites all Colorado doctors to vote on the best among them. They select from 87 medical fields using a list approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties. The ballot asks who they would trust the most with their health and the health of their families.

This year 109 full-time faculty and staff from CU School of Medicine made the list along with 80 faculty and clinical volunteers.

The CU School of Medicine is leading research in several fields. The university educates medical students, residents, fellows, physical therapists, and physician assistants among others.

Faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine work to advance science and improve care. These faculty members include physicians, educators and scientists at University of Colorado Hospital, Children’s Hospital Colorado, 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.

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