[415] Top Doctors in Marin County 2019

A few highlights of the results of our 2019 survey.

We asked doctors, “Whom would you send your family members to, or whom would you go to, if faced with a medical problem?” More than 7,200 votes were cast, and the results — approximately 930, all in the 415 and 628 area code can be found in our complete directory of Top Doctors. Below, here are a few of the featured medical professionals.



Pictured (seated from left): Jonathan Goff, M.D.*, Jamal Shillingford, M.D., Brian Su, M.D.*, Thomas Kim, M.D., Ramo Naidu, M.D. Pictured (standing from left): Holly Kelly, M.D.*, Michael Oechsel, M.D.*, Daniel Solomon, M.D.*, David Goltz, M.D.*, Mark Lawler, M.D.*, Elizabeth Dailey, M.D.*, Ernest Sponzilli, M.D.*, Paul Kim, M.D.*. * Recognized on the [415] Top Doctors 2020 list.

CALIFORNIA ORTHOPEDICS & SPINE is Marin’s largest orthopedic and spine practice. We provide leading edge care through fellowship trained physicians and surgeons specializing in sports medicine, shoulder, hand and wrist, foot and ankle, knee and hip joint replacement, fracture care, pain management, and spinal surgery.

With 24/7 appointment requests and two convenient locations in Larkspur and Novato, we’ve made it simple to visit our specialists. We offer seamless integration of clinical care, digital X-Ray, MRI, durable medical equipment, injection therapy, and physical therapy. Our mission continues to focus on “excellence in motion,” which begins with exploring all conservative options before pursuing invasive procedures.

If surgery is necessary, we use the most innovative and minimally invasive techniques available to get you back to your personal goals as quickly as possible.

Appointment inquiries can be made online 24/7 at www.caorthospine.com or by contacting our call center at 415-927-5300 any time of day.

Fellowship trained orthopedic trauma surgeon, Dr. Nathan Ehmer (not pictured in group photo), joined the COS family in September 2019.

18 Bon Air Road
2 Bon Air Road, Suite 120
Larkspur, CA 94939

7100 Redwood Blvd, Suite 200
Novato, CA 94945



Cardiovascular Associates of Marin

Staff Doctors: Mark P. Wexman, M.D., FACC*, Brian L. Strunk, M.D., FACC*, Joel Sklar, M.D., FACC*, Brian G. Keeffe, M.D., FACC*, Robert T. Sperling, M.D., FACC*, Arun K. Raghupathy, M.D., FACC*, Sujoya Dey, M.D., FACC*, Adam J. Baumgarten, M.D., FACC*, Kabir Singh, M.D., FACC, Benedict Ancock, M.D., MPH, FACC, Anand Soni, M.D., FACC, Kent N. Gershengorn, M.D., FACC, Ramon Partida, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, Ann K. Kao, M.D., FACC*, Anita D. Szady, M.D., FACC, Vivek Iyer, M.D., Alex Rainow, M.D., Ines Sherifi, M.D., MSc, David C. Sperling, M.D., FACC* (retired), Jerald A. Young, M.D., FACC* (retired), James R. Adams, M.D., FACC* (retired). * Recognized on the [415] Top Doctors 2020 list.

SINCE 1962, OUR PRACTICE HAS PROUDLY DELIVERED world class cardiovascular service and care. Our board certified cardiologists are experts in their fields of cardiovascular medicine, interventional cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology, and advanced heart failure. They have trained at our country’s top academic institutions and share decades of clinical experience. As a collaborative team, the CAM physicians have created numerous highly successful programs in primary prevention, diagnostic imaging, and cardiovascular interventions.

Our cardiac catheterization laboratory has evolved over 30 years, from being one of the first to perform lifesaving angioplasty into a state of the art center for managing complex coronary and structural heart disease. Our clinical outcomes in treating victims of heart attack and cardiac arrest consistently exceed national benchmarks. Last year, our electrophysiology program was the first in the Bay Area to implant a completely leadless pacemaker.

We are one of the first centers in the country to offer intensive cardiac rehabilitation as a comprehensive lifestyle management program for primary prevention.

Our outpatient offices are located in Larkspur, Novato, and Sonoma.

Services include: Consultative Cardiology; Cardiac CT, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology; Stress Testing and Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing; Coronary Stents, Chronic Total Occlusion, Left Atrial Appendage Closure, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), Peripheral Vascular Intervention; Atrial Fibrillation Ablation, Leadless Pacemaker, Implantable Defibrillator, Remote Arrhythmia Monitoring; Cardiac Rehabilitation and Lifestyle Wellness Programs, Cardiac Dietician

2 Bon Air Road, Suite 100
Larkspur, CA 94939

75 Rowland Way, Suite 250
Novato, CA 94945

Ancillary Testing 415.927.0666

651 First Street West, Ste. L,
3rd Flr., Underground Prkng
Sonoma, CA 95476


Plastic Surgery Specialists

Pictured (from left): Yngvar Hvistendahl, M.D.*, Stanley G. Poulos, M.D.*, Trent D. Douglas, M.D. *Recognized on the [415] Top Doctors 2020 list.

12 YEARS AGO DRS. POULOS AND HVISTENDAHL PARTNERED to found the largest plastic surgery/aesthetic medicine practice in the North Bay. While we’re known for excellence in plastic surgery, much of our growth is due to the increasing demand for non-surgical services, with no down time. Recently our Medspa added the Hydrafacial, Accent Prime RF skin tightening device, PRP hair restoration, Geneveve treatments for womens’ intimate health, the fastest hair removal laser available, and Cellfina for cellulite treatment. The introduction of Orbera gastric balloons created one of the most successful weight loss programs in the country. In addition, the PSS Beauty Plan provides a subscription program offering great savings to our loyal customers.

We start the new year by introducing Dr. Trent. Douglas, Board certified plastic surgeon, who brings great talent to our surgical team. Our team is devoted to providing the best possible patient experience for every patient, every day.

350 Bon Air Road, Suite 300
Greenbrae, CA 94904



Pictured: Michelle Li, M.D., FACS*, T. Philip Chung, M.D., FASCRS, Vanessa Talbott, M.D., FACS, Laurence Yee, M.D., FASCRS*, Yanek Chiu, M.D., FASCRS, Michael Abel, M.D., FASCRS. *Recognized on the [415] Top Doctors 2020 list.

SAN FRANCISCO SURGICAL MEDICAL GROUP (SFSMG) is San Francisco’s premier surgical group specializing in colorectal, general and laparoscopic surgery.

We provide comprehensive care ranging from the management of complex abdominal and gastrointestinal conditions to colorectal cancer screening. The scope of our practice includes treatment of abdominal cancers, inflammatory bowel disease, gallbladder disorders, gastroesophageal reflux, hernias, endocrine disease and anorectal problems. Our surgeons are pioneers in laparoscopic abdominal surgery and treatment of hemorrhoids, anorectal fistulas and pilonidal disease.

The practice was established in 1939, and we take pride in our history of surgical excellence and leadership. We are proud of our specialty training and our dedication to patient care. Members of our staff speak Chinese and Tagalog.

3838 California St, Ste 616,
San Francisco, CA 94118

1100 Van Ness, Ste 1040,
San Francisco, CA 94109

1580 Valencia St, Ste 607,
San Francisco, CA 94115



Keith B Quattrocchi, MD, PhD, FACS * Recognized on the [415] Top Doctors 2020 list.

KEITH B QUATTROCCHI IS A BOARD-CERTIFIED PROFESSOR OF NEUROSURGERY WITH UCSF, WORKING EXCLUSIVELY AT UCSF NEUROSURGERY IN MARIN. Dr. Quattrocchi treats patients with spinal and intracranial disorders. He works in Marin with Dr. Tarun Arora and Dr. Catherine Miller. Dr. Quattrocchi is a native of Marin, having grown up in Larkspur and Ross, later graduating from Lowell High School in San Francisco and then UC Berkeley before entering and completing medical school at George Washington University. He completed his Neurosurgical residency training and PhD in Immunology at UC Davis, then becoming the Director of Neuro-Oncology for the Division of Neurosurgery at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. While at UNC he published novel clinical research on cellular immunotherapy for the treatment of malignant brain tumors. Dr. Quattrocchi later entered private practice where he focused on spine surgery for more than a decade before returning to Marin in 2011. He currently has a practice which involves minimally invasive and complex spine surgery as well as adult intracranial surgery. He brings to the community his experience in both academic and private practice neurosurgical care.

UCSF Neurosurgery in Marin has offices in both Greenbrae and Novato. Dr. Quattrocchi is accepting patients with spinal and intracranial disorders.

UCSF Neurosurgery in Marin
1100 South Eliseo Drive, Suite 1
Greenbrae, CA 94904


California Pacific ORthopaedics

Back row: Keith C. Donatto, MD*, John P. Belzer, MD*,    Mark A. Schrumpf, MD*, Frank H. Valone, III, MD*, Jon A. Dickinson, MD*, Christopher V. Cox, MD*. Front row: Lindsey C. Valone, MD*, James D. Kelly, II, MD*, Keith W. Chan, MD*, Peter W. Callander, MD*, Robert E. Mayle, Jr, MD*, W. Scott Green, MD*, Mark I. Ignatius, DO*, Rowan V. Paul, MD. Not pictured: H. Relton McCarroll, MD*, Tom R. Norris, MD, Adrian J. Rawlinson, MD. * Recognized on the [415] Top Doctors 2020 list.

WHEN IT COMES TO ORTHOPEDIC AND SPORTS-RELATED INJURIES, there’s only one name you can trust – California Pacific Orthopaedics. Whether you’re a weekend warrior, seasoned professional athlete or suffer from everyday joint pain, our experienced team is here to get you feeling like new. After all, it’s what we’ve been doing for nearly 50 years.

At California Pacific Orthopaedics, we want our patients to get back to enjoying normal life as quickly as possible. That’s why we have in-house X-ray and MRI – including a state-of-the-art wide-bore 3 Tesla MRI. Our wide-bore MRI allows for a quicker scan and a roomier experience for patients. And, we are now offering evening and weekend appointments!

We accept most major insurance plans. We look forward to serving you at one of our four offices. Visit calpacortho.com for more information.

1099 D Street, Suite 105
San Rafael, CA 94901

3838 California Street, Suites 108, 516, 715
San Francisco, CA 94118




LAUB DERMATOLOGY & AESTHETICS LOCATED IN MILL VALLEY, has been serving the North Bay for many years. David A. Laub, M.D., is a Harvard trained, Board Certified Dermatologist specializing in medical, surgical and aesthetic dermatology.

Dr. Laub’s expertise is based on extensive training, experience, artistry and attention to detail. Asked why he became a dermatologist, his response was simple. “Having dealt with skin issues personally, I can understand and relate to my patients.” His compassion is what drives his practice today: “We want everyone who comes to our office to feel comfortable and cared for. I feel fortunate to be a dermatologist and love what I do”.

Dr. Laub is a nationally recognized expert in rosacea, pigmentation, psoriasis and skin cancer. Also, an innovative leader in reversing sun damage and aging with lasers, botox and dermal fillers resulting in amazing natural results for his clients.

591 Redwood Hwy, Suite 2210
Mill Valley, CA 94941


Welcome to a different type of cosmetic surgical experience.

Feel educated, empowered and totally supported through your entire journey – regardless of the path you choose. We specialize in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, while also performing the most innovative non-surgical procedures like NeoGraft hair restoration, BOTOX, injectible fillers, laser resurfacing and microneedling.

Giving back is important to us. Dr. Ransom leads Healing the Children Northern California whose mission is to bring high-level specialty care pro bono to pediatric patients abroad. Past mission sites have included Colombia, Thailand, Ecuador and most recently Peru. We are proud of the work we do here, and abroad. When you are ready, please join us for a consultation.

We welcome you.



Dr Aycock

Excellence in Aesthetic Surgery and Leader in Laser Skin Care

As plastic surgery becomes increasingly popular in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Robert Aycock is distinguished by his industry-leading skill and highly personalized care. “No two procedures are ever performed exactly the same way,” he explains. “I approach each case differently, modifying my technique to enhance natural beauty.” The board-certified plastic surgeon consistently goes the extra mile to provide patient-specific care. “Getting to know each patient helps me better address their concerns,” he explains. “I want to understand their needs and help them achieve their goals.”

After 30 years in practice, he is considered a leader in his field by his colleagues and patients. Dr. Aycock specializes in face and neck lifts with facial fat grafting, the Mommy Makeover including breast augmentation and reduction, tummy tuck and laser assisted liposuction, but he’s quick to point out that surgery is not always necessary. “In some cases, surgery may not be the best course of action. Some of our patients’ goals can be achieved using lasers, fillers, and other noninvasive protocols,” says Dr. Aycock, who is an international speaker and trainer for the various laser procedures he offers.

415.925.1700 GREENBRAE

925.937.8377 WALNUT CREEK


Christina Flowers

Apricot Forest Chinese Medicine

Sleep expert Christina Lisac, of Apricot Forest, specializes in helping her patients overcome insomnia and other sleep disorders. In addition to restoring sleep, Christina uses the ancient healing power of Chinese medicine to integrate whole body wellness – peace of mind, good digestion and a strong immunity. Christina offers a full range of acupuncture treatments, including Moxibustion, Cupping and GuaSha.



Dr. Heide Nielsen

Tongbu Wellness Center

Tongbu Wellness specializes in an alternative approach to mind-body wellness. Our philosophy is to identify the core issue and customize an individual health plan. Dr. Heide Nielsen specializes in Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine. She is a graduate of Berkeley as well as studied in Beijing and Tianjin China. Dr. Nielsen specializes in autoimmune disorders and other chronic illness.



Dr. Dragonette

Newport Academy’s Executive Director in Northern California

Dr. Dragonette spearheaded the establishment of Newport Academy’s Northern California locations, providing the highest-quality mental health treatment to teens and young adults struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and co-occurring disorders. She is one of our 350+ professionals including psychiatrists, licensed therapists, medical professionals, and more—all dedicated to bringing teens from self-destruction to selfesteem by treating the underlying causes of maladaptive behaviors. Driven by outcomes, Newport Academy’s healing centers in northern California and across the country offer an integrated, evidence-based approach that encompasses clinical therapy, academic support, and experiential modalities. Our mission is to empower teens and restore families.

Female and Male Residential Treatment, Outpatient Programs, and Day Schools – Insurance Accepted




Board Certified Dermatologist And Fellowship Trained MOHS And Dermatologic Surgeon

Dr. Tracy Evans specializes in innovative anti-aging techniques and personalized treatments that create healthy, glowing skin.

She believes that people should always prioritize healthy lifestyles and skin cancer prevention.

Dr. Evans and her team take a holistic approach to restore patients’ natural beauty and self-confidence. She maintains that “the radiance of a patient’s skin is a reflection of the health of their body,” and recommends regular skin checks to monitor for signs of skin cancer.

Dr. Evans is a master aesthetic injector, laser specialist, and body contouring guru. She founded her private dermatology practice in San Francisco in 2008 and in 2016 she crossed the Golden Gate to serve the health and aesthetic needs of her Marin County Community.

Call to make an appointment to reveal the healthiest, most radiant skin of your life!

415.924.2055 CORTE MADERA

415.202.1540 SAN FRANCISCO

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