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, oncology, pediatric orthopaedics, shoulder and elbow, spine, and trauma.

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. 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.

Appointments 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.

To make a clinic appointment, please call: (206)520-5000 or Toll Free (877)520-5000.