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Published on September 30, 2009

Dozens of Physicians from University of Colorado Hospital in “Top Docs” Issue of 5280

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

AURORA, Colo. – When it comes to the community’s top docs, one hospital can boast the top physicians in most specialties. Sixty eight physicians from University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) are included in the October 2009 Top Doctors issue of 5280: Denver’s Magazine.

University of Colorado
Hospital's Mark Earnest, MD

The cover features Mark Earnest, MD, who practices internal medicine at UCH. Earnest is also an associate professor of Medicine at UC Denver’s School of Medicine. He is often tapped for his expert opinion on health care reform issues.

University of Colorado Hospital is the Rocky Mountain region’s leading academic medical center. UCH is often the first in the region, and sometimes the country, to bring new treatments to the patients’ bedside. Our physicians are considered to be the broadest assemblage of specialists and subspecialists in the region.

Physicians with University of Colorado Hospital are also affiliated with University of Colorado Denver's School of Medicine teaching 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.

See the 2009 class of “top docs" at University of Colorado Hospital

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

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Erika Matich