Emergency Medicine

Portland Monthly's Top Docs and Nurses for 2020

Portland Top Docs 2020

Portland Monthly magazine has released their list of the top medical professionals in the Portland area for 2020. According to the magazine, the 685 names in this year’s listings represent the top 5 to 10 percent of nominees across 75 medical specialties. Nine of our Emergency Medicine faculty were selected to represent the very best in their respective fields.

Featured Faculty:

Emergency Medicine
Esther Choo, M.D., M.P.H.
Mary Tanski, M.D., M.B.A.
Lalena Yarris, M.D., M.C.R.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Jessica Bailey, M.D.
Beech Burns, M.D., M.C.R.
Robert Cloutier, M.D., M.C.R.
David Sheridan, M.D., M.C.R.
Esther Yue, M.D., M.C.R.

Acute Care NP
Brian D. Wetzel, A.C.N.P.

Selection Methodology

Using a secure online survey system, Portland Monthly solicited peer nominations from every licensed doctor, physician assistant, and registered nurse in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties. Participants logged in with their medical license number and nominated up to four names in each medical specialty; we specifically asked to whom they would entrust their own families’ care. After tallying the votes, Portland Monthly compiled a list of the top vote recipients in each specialty. We then confirmed that all nominees are currently certified to practice in their field by their respective medical licensing board and have not been subject to recent disciplinary action in Oregon. Next, we convened an independent, voluntary, and anonymous panel of doctors, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners representing local hospitals and clinics to assess each finalist by their accomplishments, education, patient satisfaction surveys, and other criteria.

Voting rules and methodology