About Us

The University of Washington Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine is actively involved in quality patient care, teaching, and research concerning bone and joint problems. Special areas of expertise include foot and ankle, hand and microvascular, hip and knee, arthritis, sports medicine, pediatric orthopaedics, shoulder and elbow, spine, trauma, and tumors.

Mission Statement:

  • Provide expert  specialized surgical care to our patients
  • Train future generations of orthopaedics surgeons
  • Build the future of orthopaedics surgery through targeted research
  • Nurture the academic growth of our faculty surgeons

Teaching and Residency:

In addition to providing instruction for medical students, the department provides education at the graduate, residency, and post-residency levels. Selected medical students may elect research experience in the department. A fully approved residency program offers opportunities to carry out fundamental and clinical research. Residents may work toward the Master of Science degree by meeting the requirements of the Graduate School and the academic unit offering the degree program.

Continuing Medical Education

Additionally, we have some valuable materials for physicians seeking to learn how to better diagnose and treat a variety of orthopedic conditions. These are listed under "Continuing Medical Education".

Appointment and Information:

Please contact your doctor for specific questions concerning your condition. If you would like to contact the University of Washington Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine faculty, they see patients at several clinics in the Seattle area. For more information, or to make an appointment, please see Contact Us.

  • Copyright and Disclaimer

    Copyright

    All information contained within the University of Washington Department of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine web site is copyright by the University of Washington unless otherwise noted.

    Terms of use

    Material found on this web site may be freely used for personal, educational, research, scientific, and/or information purposes only. Permission is hereby granted to reproduce and distribute copies of content material (unless otherwise noted) for nonprofit educational and nonprofit library purposes, provided that copies are distributed at or below costs and that credit for author, source, and copyright are included on each copy. No part of any material may be copied, downloaded, stored in a retrieval system, or redistributed for any commercial purpose without the express permission of the university.

    This web site is provided for educational and informational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional services. The information provided here should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease.

  • How to Use This Website

    This web site provides a wide range of patient education materials, continuing medical education articles, and various media (videos and photos) on orthopaedic conditions.

    Find a doctor 
    The Find a Doctor page offers ways to find our health providers.


    Information for medical professionals
     
    The Residency, Fellowship, CME and ACE sections contain information about our residency, advanced clinical experience, and fellowship programs.


    Asking for help
     
    If you can't find what you're looking for or are having problems viewing this site, why not Ask For Help?  When you fill out this form, we'll try to address your concerns and respond to you as soon as we can. The response may require several days, so if you have an urgent request--especially if it's about your medical condition--contact your doctor or follow the "Contact Us" link at the top of each page to view a list of phone numbers to call to set up an appointment with our physicians. 
     

    We don't have information about health providers from other organizations. These outside web sites may provide information about doctors not affiliated with the University of Washington: 

    • To find orthopaedic surgeons anywhere in the world, go to the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons "Find a Surgeon" page.
    • To find shoulder and elbow surgeons anywhere in the world, go to the search page of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society.
    • To find hand surgeons in the United States, go to the American Society for Surgery of the Hand directory of hand surgeons nationwide.
    • To find rheumatologists anywhere in the world, go to the American College of Rheumatology "Geographic Membership Directory" page.

    Employment 
    This web site does not offer information about employment or jobs. For information about working at the University of Washington, visit the UW employment page.
    For information about working with UW Medicine, visit the UW Medicine employment pages.

    Social support
    This web site does not offer support group information. If you are or were a patient at a University of Washington clinic, you can contact the Social Work office at (206) 598-4370. Social Work offers inpatients help while in the hospital, such as financial assistance, help with a discharge plan, or help finding appropriate housing or support following a surgery. For outpatients, Social Work can help with psychological or social issues. Again, the Social Work number for UW patients is (206) 598-4370. 


    Medical records
     
    We do not provide medical records. Please contact Request Services in Patient Data Services at (206) 598-4344.