Sean E. Nork, M.D.

Sean E. Nork, M.D.

Trauma Section Chief

Specialty: Trauma

College: B.S. in Bioengineering, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 1984-1987

Medical School: M.D., University of California-San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 1988-1992

Internship: General Surgery, University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 1992-1993

Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 1993-1997

Fellowship: Orthopedic Traumatology, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 1997-1998

Board Certification: Board Certified

UW Medicine Bio:

About Dr. Nork

Dr. Sean Nork is a graduate of the University of California-San Diego medical school. Following his training in Orthopedic Surgery at UC-San Francisco he a completed a fellowship in traumatology at Harborview Medical Center. He has been an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington since 1998 and was promoted to Associate Professor at the University of Washington in 2004. 

Presently he is the Director of Resident Education at Harborview Medical Center.  Dr. Nork traveled to Bern Switzerland for two months as an AO Allgöwer Fellow in 2004 and was an AOA Fellow to Japan in 2004 as well. With a predominant interest in periarticular fractures, polytrauma, and nonunions, Dr. Nork has published over twenty peer-reviewed articles and has presented at numerous medical meetings.


  • Teacher of the Year, University of Washington Orthopedic Residency Program, 2000 - 2001
  • Regents Scholarship, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine:  1988 - 1992
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, University of California, Berkeley
  • Honors Graduate, University of California, Berkeley


  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 2003-Present
  • Orthopedic Trauma Association, 2004-Present
  • Western Orthopedic Association, 1999-Present
  • AO North America, 2000-Present
  • Leroy C. Abbott Orthopedic Society, 1993-Present

Surgeries & Diagnosis

Common Surgeries Performed:

Non-Union Repair, Operative Fixation of Fractures

Common Diagnoses Treated:

Non-Unions, Periarticular Fractures, Pilon Fractures

Scientific Publications

PubMed Listing