Stephen K. Benirschke, M.D.

Professor
Jerome H. Debs II Endowed Chair for Orthopaedic Traumatology

Stephen K. Benirschke, MD

Specialty: Foot & Ankle

College: Bachelor of Arts Degree, Biology, University of California, San Diego, California, 1975

Medical School: Doctor of Medicine Degree, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1979

Internship: One year Surgical Internship, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, July 1, 1979-June 30, 1980

Residency: Five year Residency in Orthopedics, Case Western Reserve University, July 1, 1980-June 30, 1984

Board Certification: Board Certified

About Dr. Benirschke

Dr. Stephen Benirschke is a graduate of the Case Western Reserve University.  Following his training in Orthopaedic Surgery at Case Western he a completed fellowship in at Rätisches Kantons-und Regional Hospital in Switzerland.

He started as an Acting Instructor at the University of Washington in 1985 and has been a Professor at the University of Washington since 2000.  Presently he is a member of the Resident Selection Committee and the Musculoskeletal Core Course.  With a predominant interest in foot and ankle injuries, Dr. Benirschke has published over 45 peer-reviewed articles, 3 book chapters and has presented at numerous medical meetings.  He was also the primary investigator on an AO ASIF Research Grant.

He has been honored for his teaching efforts at the University of Washington with the Resident Teaching Award in 1997.

Honors/Awards:

2012 Top Doctors, Seattle Magazine, July 2012
June 1987, Orthopedic Resident Teaching Award, University of Washington

Memberships:

1993 to present: The Seattle Surgical Society

1993 to present: American College of Sports Medicine

1989 to present: Puget Sound Chapter Western Orthopedic Association

1989 to present: Western Orthopedic Association (regional)

1988 to present: Washington State Orthopedic Association

1988 to present: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Fellow

1987 to present: AO Alumni Organization

1985 to present: Orthopedic Trauma Association

1985 to present: University of Washington Bone & Joint Association

1985 to present: Washington State Medical Association

AAOS Disclosures

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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

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

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Item 6. Other financial or material support from a company or supplier

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

  • No Conflict Reported
Item 8. Medical/Orthopaedic publications editorial/governing board

  • No Conflict Reported
Item 9. Board member/committee appointments for a society

  • No Conflict Reported

Surgeries & Diagnosis

Common Surgeries Performed:

Fractures and post-traumatic reconstruction, Foot & Ankle trauma and reconstruction

Common Diagnosis Treated:

Articular Fractures, Foot & Ankle Problems

Publications

Scientific Publications: (PubMed Listing)

Articles and abstracts:

Barei DP, Nork SE, Mills WJ, Henley MB, Benirschke SK. Complications associated with internal fixation of high-energy bicondylar tibial plateau fractures utilizing a two-incision technique.  J Orthop Trauma. 2004 Nov;18(10):649-57.

Cooper J, Benirschke S, Sangeorzan B, Bernards C, Edwards W.  Sciatic nerve blockade improves early postoperative analgesia after open repair of calcaneus fractures.  J Orthop Trauma. 2004 Apr;18(4):197-201.

Benirschke SK, Kramer PA.  Wound healing complications in closed and open calcaneal fractures.  J Orthop Trauma. 2004 Jan;18(1):1-6. Review.

Vallier HA, Nork SE, Benirschke SK, Sangeorzan BJ.  Surgical treatment of talar body fractures.  J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2003 Sep;85-A(9):1716-24.

Harvey EJ, Henley MB, Swiontkowski MF, Agel J, Benirschke SK: The use of a locking custom contoured blade plate for peri-articular nonunions. Injury, 34(2):111-6, Feb. 2003.

Research

  • Outcomes following operative treatment of articular fractures
  • Gait analysis
  • DVT investigation

Make an Appointment

Sigvard T. Hansen Jr. Foot and Ankle Institute
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Box 359799
908 Jefferson St.

Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 520-5000 or toll free (877) 520-5000