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Methodology: Marin Magazine conducted a 2017 survey that has resulted in this [415] Top Doctors list — top physicians practicing in San Francisco and Marin counties who received multiple independent recommendations from their peers. The list was rechecked again this year. The survey process started with a list of more than 3,600 licensed doctors across all specialties in both counties. All doctors on this list were both candidates and eligible voters in the peer-to-peer voting poll. Doctors were allowed to cast an unlimited number of votes across all specialties — they could vote for as many doctors as they wanted regardless of specific area of expertise — but they could only vote for the same doctor once.

Response rate was maximized by the following procedures: (a) a long field period of 12 weeks that was further extended to allow all doctors ample time to log in and vote for peers; (b) multiple channels of solicitations including both individual invitations and organizational outreach to maximize contact with all eligible voters; and (c) repeated invitations and reminders to doctors who did not respond to initial rounds of solicitations. At the close of the voting period, approximately 670 doctors with the highest vote counts were short-listed for the database. Each of these doctors received a statistically significant number of votes from peers based on established principles of sampling probabilities and power analysis. LinChiat Chang, Ph.D.

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Ann K. Kao

Cardiovascular Center of Marin
2 Bon Air RD, Suite 100 Larkspur, CA 94939
415.927.0666
Specialty: Cardiology
Network: Other

SINCE 1962, OUR PRACTICE HAS PROUDLY DELIVERED world class cardiovascular service and care. Our 19 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. This 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