Jens R. Chapman, M.D.

Dr. Jens Chapman

Professor
Hansjöerg Wyss Endowed Chair

Specialty: Trauma, Spine

College: B.S., Universitaet Regensburg, Germany, September 1979

Medical School: M.D., Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Munich, Germany, September 1983

Internship: Surgery, Chirurgische Klinik, Klinikum r. d. Isar, Munich, Germany, 1983-1985; General Surgery, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX, 1985-1986

Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX, 1986-1990

Fellowship: Traumatology and Spine Surgery, Harborview Medical Center and University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 1990-1991

Board Certification: Board Certified

About Dr. Chapman:

Dr. Jens R. Chapman is Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He is also employed as a spine service faculty member at Puget Sound Veterans Administration Medical Center in Seattle. He has written two books, The Spine Manual and Spinal Cord Injuries, and has been on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's advisory panel for spinal devices since 1997.

Dr. Chapman received his bachelor of science degree from the Universitaet Regensburg in Regensburg, Germany, and earned his medical degree from Technische Universitaet Muenchen in Munich, Germany. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas.

Memberships:

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopedic Association
  • Dept. of Neurological Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Puget Sound Spine Interest Group
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Washington State Medical Association

Scientific Publications (PubMed Listing)


Articles, videos, and abstracts:


Dr. Chapman
has been listed as Top Doctors in the category of Orthopedics, Spine (News source: Seattle Magazine, July 2009).

Dr. Chapman was featured in the Winter 2003 Breakthrough article, Artificial hips, knees, and now vertebral discs

Points of interest in the surgical management of cervical spine disorders are presented by Dr Chapman and a number of national faculty, as well as members of the University of Washington Spine Group, Treatment of Cervical Spine Disorders.

A number of UW Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine faculty, including Dr Chapman, Dr. Larson and Dr Kadel, were featured in the Summer 2001 Breakthrough

Books:

Spine Classifications and Severity Measures
(By: Jens R Chapman, Joseph R Dettori, Daniel C Norvell)

Spine Classifications and Severity Measures, Jens R Chapman

Care of spinal conditions has become increasingly complex and confusing. Classification systems can help in understanding the subject matter at hand, but have exploded in numbers and complexity. Attempts at extracting classifications of spinal disorders are cumbersome and require careful study of numerous reference books without achieving a comprehensive overview in the end. This one of a kind reference text summarizes over 185 spine classification or severity measures with standardized art work, provides ratings and critical evaluations of pertinent strengths and weaknesses in a concise and systematic fashion. (Release date: Feb 19th 2009)

 

Spine Outcomes Measures and Instruments
(By: Jens R Chapman, Beate P Hanson, Joseph R Dettori, Daniel C Norvell)

Spine Outcomes Measures and Instruments, Jens R Chapman

Outcomes instruments that attempt to assess the function and quality of life in patients suffering from various spine conditions are on the increase. This book sets out to evaluate and summarize over 100 outcomes instruments for the spine and its associated diseases. (Release date: Mar 9th 2007)

 

 


Spine: Treatment of Cervical Spine Disorders

In this series, points of interest in the surgical management of cervical spine disorders are presented by a number of national faculty, as well as members of the University of Washington Spine Group. Topics include optimizing diagnostic pathways in injured patients, providing an outlook on spinal cord injury management, surgical indications and management of degenerative neck conditions, and possibilities of surgical reconstruction for a variety of clinical disorders.

Included in this series are the following programs:

Patient Comments:

Patient Comment 1

"I felt unable to expressed my gratitude clearly yesterday. Though I spoke unhappily of my post op hospital stay with the resident (before you came into the room) I did not intend to tarnish my visit with you.

You accepted me as a patient two plus years ago trusting/asking I prepare aerobically for a surgery that might end in my death.

You do/did not need to take a patient like me BUT you did. You preformed a grueling surgery on a complicated back and had no obligation whatsoever to do this. I could have become a hugh headache or heartbreak in your busy career.

You offered your skills to me and I am more grateful than words can ever express Dr. Chapman.
You are a good man. And, as many know, Very Gifted, generous hard working.

It is a special, small set of Physicians to which you belong,"
C. Q.  -Name redacted for Patient Confidentiality.

Patient Comment 2

"My disabled daughter has come to this clinic since she aged-out of Children's Hospital of Seattle. She is severely developmentally disabled and has orthopedic issues, including idiopathic scoliosis (post-fusion surgeries at Stanford in mid '80's.). Drs Robinson, Chapman, Moulton and P.T. Emmanual "Noe" Caraig, give her great care - and - are extremely caring, respectful, and resourceful working with me to help my daughter have the best quality of life. We are so thankful for the care she receives at this clinic. Thank you."

Patient Comment 3

"Life is so much more rewarding when you are healthy. But we can’t control everything in our health, such as nerve damage due to bone spurs on our spine. We are lucky to have talented surgeons and medical professionals available to us and who are willing to partner with us to solve our medical problems. Years ago, I was mad at my doctor for diagnosing a medical condition that ended my enjoyment of the sport of mountaineering, rock climbing, and ice climbing. I couldn’t accept it, and felt the doctor was to blame somehow. Over time, I’ve grown to accept life changing events, and make the needed adjustments to overcome and cope with them. To my surprise, outcomes from those adjustments continue to exceed my expectations. Accept change and embrace the opportunities change brings."

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Submitted on: 6/1/2014 7:56:20 PM

Item 1. Royalties from a company or supplier

  • No Conflict Reported
Item 2. Speakers bureau/paid presentations for a company or supplier

  • No Conflict Reported
Item 3A. Paid employee for a company or supplier

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Item 3B. Paid consultant for a company or supplier

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Item 3C. Unpaid consultant for a company or supplier

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Item 4. Stock or stock options in a company or supplier

The following conflicts were disclosed

  • Renovis Medical
Item 5. Research support from a company or supplier as a PI

  • No Conflict Reported
Item 6. Other financial or material support from a company or supplier

  • No Conflict Reported
Item 7. Royalties, financial or material support from publishers

The following conflicts were disclosed

  • EvidenceBased Spine Journal
  • Global Spine Journal
Item 8. Medical/Orthopaedic publications editorial/governing board

The following conflicts were disclosed

  • Evidence Based Spine Journal Spine Global Spine Journal
  • Journal of Spine
  • Spine
Item 9. Board member/committee appointments for a society

The following conflicts were disclosed

  • AO Spine North America AO Spine Foundation CSRS - Membership Committee