Sixteen Minnesota Oncology Physicians Named Best Doctors 2016 by Minnesota Monthly Magazine

Minnesota Oncology is proud to announce that 16 of our physicians have been named “Best Doctors” this year by Minnesota Monthly magazine. This list represents nearly one-third of our 57 physicians, most of whom are honored on other local lists such as Top Doctors for Women, Rising Stars, and Top Doctors.

The magazine released its 2016 Best Doctors edition this month.

According to Minnesota Monthly:

We asked some 10,000 licensed Minnesota doctors one simple question: If you or a loved one needed medical care, which doctor would you recommend? Their most frequent answers comprise Minnesota Monthly's 2016 Best Doctors list: 877 physicians in 51 categories, nominated by their peers and recognized for their professional expertise. Click here to view the full list.

FAQs about Minnesota Monthly's Best Doctors Survey

Who picks the doctors? 
Their peers. In March, Professional Research Services contacted more than 10,000 licensed doctors in the 11-county metro area, as well as Olmsted County, based on a list provided by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. Respondents were asked to log on to a secure website and name up to three doctors (other than themselves) in each specialty category. Physicians who received the highest number of votes are reflected by specialty in the Best Doctors list.

How were the specialties selected? 
The American Board of Medical Specialties recognizes 24 member boards that grant certification in specialized areas of medical practices. Some of those member boards grant certification in specialties as well. Our staff used those specialties and subspecialties as a starting point for creating physician categories, though board certification was not a requirement for being named. 

Does advertising affect the poll? 
No. Doctors are not added to or removed from the list based on their or their employers’ advertising history with the magazine.

Below is a complete list of Minnesota Oncology physicians recognized by Minnesota Monthly magazine in the October 2016 issue. 

Physician Clinic Location(s) 2016 “Best Doctor” Category

Years Named
"Best Doctor" by
Minnesota Monthly

Thomas Amatruda, MD Fridley Oncology 2016
Cheryl Bailey, MD Minneapolis Gynecologic Oncology 2015, 2016
Ellen Bellairs, MD Maplewood, St. Paul Radiation Oncology 2016
Stuart Bloom, MD Minneapolis Oncology 2015, 2016
Martin Blumenreich, MD  Waconia Oncology 2016
A. Catherine Casey, MD Edina Gynecologic Oncology 2015, 2016
Matthew Graczyk, MD Minneapolis Thoracic Surgery 2015, 2016
Nisha Jacobs, MD Coon Rapids Oncology 2016
Louis Jacques, MD Edina Thoracic Surgery 2016
Joseph Leach, MD Minneapolis Oncology 2015, 2016
Amy McNally, MD St. Paul Gynecologic Oncology 2015, 2016
Steven Rousey, MD Edina, Waconia Oncology 2015, 2016
John Seng, MD Minneapolis Oncology 2015, 2016
Annie Tan, MD Coon Rapids Gynecologic Oncology 2015, 2016
Paul Thurmes, MD Minneapolis, Plymouth
(previously Edina)
Oncology 2016
Michaela Tsai, MD Minneapolis Oncology 2015, 2016