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

UW Medicine Bio: http://www.uwmedicine.org/bios/stephen-benirschke

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:

  • The Seattle Surgical Society
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Puget Sound Chapter Western Orthopedic Association
  • Western Orthopedic Association (regional)
  • Washington State Orthopedic Association
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Fellow
  • AO Alumni Organization
  • Orthopedic Trauma Association
  • University of Washington Bone & Joint Association
  • Washington State Medical Association

AAOS Disclosures

Nothing to disclose; Submitted on: 06/02/2014

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)

Research

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