Daphne M. Beingessner, M.D.

Associate Professor

Specialty: Trauma

College: Bachelor of Mathematics with Distinction, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada  1992
Bachelor of Science, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada 1993

Medical School: University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada 1997

Internship: University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada 1998

Residency: University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada 2002

Fellowship: University of Western Ontario - Hand and Upper Limb  2003
University of Washington - Harborview Medical Center -  Orthopedic Trauma ACE  2004

Board Certification: Canada: Board Certified, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)  2002
U.S.A.: Board Certified  2006

UW Medicine Bio: http://www.uwmedicine.org/bios/daphne-beingessner

About Dr. Beingessner

Dr. Daphne Beingessner is a graduate of University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada and the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.  Following her training in orthopedic surgery at University of Western Ontario, she completed a Hand and Upper Limb Fellowship at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in London, Ontario.  She also completed a Master of Science degree in Medical Biophysics at the University of Western Ontario and a Trauma Fellowship at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA.

She is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Washington.  Dr. Beingessner has presented at many national and international conferences and courses and has publications in major orthopaedic surgery journals and textbooks.  Her clinical practice includes care of all upper and lower limb fractures with particular expertise in the care of the multiple trauma patient, elbow injuries (such as simple and complex elbow fractures), and periarticular fractures of the upper and lower extremity.

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In the News

Ask the Experts: Elbow Fracture Dislocation, Orthopedics, October 2013, Vol. 36, Issue 10


  • Dr. Beingessner received the Howard Rosen Memorial Teaching Award
  • Harborview Medical Center Service Cares Award


American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Canadian Orthopedic Association

Royal College of Physicans and Surgeons of Canada

Orthopedic Trauma Association

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Washington State Medical Board

AAOS Disclosures

Submitted on: 10/13/2014
Synthes: Consultant; Research support

Surgeries & Diagnosis

Common Surgeries Performed:

I treat acute fractures as well as subacute fractures and fractures that have problems healing (nonunion) and also care for the multiply injured patient.

• IM Nails (Rod)
• Plates and Screws
• External Fixation

Common Injuries Treated:

Shoulder Fractures
• Clavicle (Collarbone)
• Proximal Humerus
• Scapula

Arm Fractures
• Humerus Shaft Fracture

Elbow Fractures And Dislocations
• Radial Head Fracture
• Coronoid Fracture
• Terrible Triad
• Olecranon Fracture
• Monteggia Fracture
• Distal Humerus Fracture
• Complex Fracture Dislocations

Forearm Fractures
• Radius And Ulna Shaft Fractures
• Galeazzi Fractures

Hip Fractures
• Femoral Neck Fractures
• Intertrochanteric/Pertrochanteric/Subtrochanteric Femur Fractures

Thigh Fractures
• Femur Fractures
• Supracondylar Femur Fractures
• Periprosthetic Femur Fractures (fractures around hip and knee replacements)

Knee Fractures
• Tibial Plateau Fractures

Leg Fractures
• Tibia Shaft Fractures

Ankle Fractures
• Lateral Malleolus Fractures
• Bimalleolar Ankle Fractures
• Trimalleolar Ankle Fractures
• Tibial Pilon Fractures

Foot Fractures
• Lisfranc Injuries
• Talus Fractures
• Calcaneus Fractures (Heel Bone)
• Metatarsal Fractures
• Tarsal Fractures


Scientific Publications: (PubMed Listing)


Treatment methods and techniques to improve care for patients with multiple traumas and traumatic injuries of both the lower and upper extremity. The effects of injury on the biomechanics extremities, particularly around the elbow.