David P. Barei, M.D.

Program Director, Traumatology Fellowship

University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
Medical School
University of Ottawa
St. Joseph's Health Centre, University of Toronto
Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa
Orthopedic Traumatology, HMC
Board Certification
Board Certified

David P. Barei, M.D., UW professor of orthopedics and sports medicine, specializes in treating complex injuries caused by trauma. 

Patient Care Philosophy

Dr. Barei believes in a team approach to the complex, multiple-injury patient. He treats patients as if they were family.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Barei's clinical interests include all aspects of orthopedic, patient-oriented, trauma research, including decision models, systematic reviews and randomized clinical trials, care for patients with complex traumatic injuries, management of high-energy periarticular injuries to upper and lower limbs, fracture nonunions, leg length discrepancy and malunited fractures.

Personal Interests

Dr. Barei enjoys family, reading, hockey, Italian food, The Big Green Egg, beer tasting and any family activities involving a puck and a stick.

Make an Appointment

206.520.5000 | 877.520.5000

Surgeries and 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)


1. Scolaro JA, Marecek G, Barei DP. Management of Syndesmotic Disruption in Ankle Fractures: A Critical Analysis Review. JBJS Reviews. 2014;2(12), pending indexing.

2. Gupta A, Barei DP, Khwaja A, Beingessner DM. Single-staged Treatment of Terrible Triad Elbow Injuries Using a Standardized Protocol Results in Functional Motion in the Majority of Patients. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Jul;472(7):2075-83.

3. Sagi HC, Jordan CJ, Barei DP, Serrano-Riera R. Indomethacin Prophylaxis for Heterotopic Ossification after Acetabular Fracture Surgery Increases the Risk for Non-Union. J. Orthop Trauma. 2014 Jul;28(7)377-83.

4. Eastman JG, Firoozabadi R, Benirschke SK, Barei DP, Dunbar RP. Entrapped Posteromedial Structures in Pilon Fractures. J. Orthop. Trauma. 2014 Sep;28(9):528-33.

5. Beingessner DM, Scolaro JA, Orec RJ, Nork SE, Barei DP. Open reduction and intramedullary stabilization of subtrochanteric femur fractures: A retrospective study of 56 cases. Injury. 2013 Aug 20.

6. Bishop JA, Dikos GD, Mickelson D, Barei DP. Open Reduction and Intramedullary Nail Fixation of Closed Tibia Fractures. Orthopedics. 2012 Nov1;35(11)1631-4.

7. Barei DP, Beingessner DM. Open Distal Femur Fractures Treated with Lateral Locked Implants: Union, Secondary Bone Grafting, and Predictive Parameters. Orthopedics. 2012 Jun;35(6):e843-6.

8. Miller AN, Barei DP, Iaquinto JM, Ledoux WR, Beingessner DM. Iatrogenic Syndesmosis Malreduction Via Clamp and Screw Placement. J. Orthop Trauma. 2013 Feb;27(2):100-6.

9. Beingessner DM, Moon E, Barei DP, Morshed S. Biomechanical Analysis of the Less Invasive Stabilization System for Mechanically Unstable Fractures of the Distal Femur: Comparison of Titanium versus Stainless Steel and Bicortical versus Unicortical Fixation. J Trauma. 2011 Sep;71(3):620-4.

10. Streubel PN, Glasgow D, Wong A, Barei DP, Ricci WM, Gardner MJ. Sagittal Plane Deformity in Bicondylar Tibial Plateau Fractures. J. Orthop Trauma. 2011 Sep;25(9):560-5.

11. Mehta S, Gardner MJ, Barei DP, Benirschke SK, Nork SE. Reduction Strategies Through the Anterolateral Exposure for Fixation of Type B and C Pilon Fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2011 Feb;25(2):116-22.

12. Russell GV, Graves ML, Archdeacon MT, Barei DP, Brien GA, Porter SE. The Clamshell Osteotomy: A New Technique to Correct Complex Diaphyseal Malunions: Surgical Technique. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Sep;92 Suppl 1 Pt2:158-75.

13. Graves ML, Tarquinio TA, Porter SE, Russel GV, Kedko J, Woodall J, Barei DP, Taitsman LA. Lateral Ankle Radiographs. Do We Really Understand What We are Seeing? J Orthop Trauma. 2011 Feb;25(2):106-9.

14. Viskontas DG, Nork SE, Barei DP, Dunbar RP. Technique of Reduction and Fixation of Unicondylar Medial Hoffa Fracture. Am J Orthop. 2010 Sep;39(9):424-428.

15. Yoo BJ, Beingessner DM, Barei DP. Stabilization of the Posteromedial Fragment in Bicondylar Tibial Plateau Fractures: A Mechanical Comparison of Locking and Non-Locking Single and Dual Plating Methods. J. Trauma. 2010 Jul;69(1):148-55.

16. Barei DP, Shafer BL, Beingessner DM, Gardner MJ, Nork SE, Routt MLC. The Impact of ORIF on Acute Pain Management in Unstable Pelvic Ring Injuries. J Trauma. 2010 April;68(4):949-53.

17. Mehta S, Mirza AJ, Dunbar RP, Barei DP, Benirschke SK. A Staged Treatment Plan for the Management of Type II and Type IIIA Open Calcaneus Fractures. J. Orthop. Trauma. 2010 Mar;24(3):142-147.

18. Taitsman LA, Lynch JR, Agel J, Barei DP, Nork SE. Risk Factors for Femoral Nonunion Following Femoral Shaft Fracture. J Trauma. 2009 Dec;67(6):1389-92.

19. Della Rocca G, Nork SE, Barei DP, Taitsman LA, Benirschke SK. Fractures of the Sustentaculum Tali: Injury Characteristics and Surgical Technique for Reduction. Foot & Ankle Intl. 2009 Nov;30(11):1037-41.

20. Bryant GK, Morshed S, Agel J, Henley MB, Barei DP, Taitsman LA, Nork SE. Isolated Locked Compression Plating for Vancouver Type B1 Periprosthetic Femoral Fractures. Injury. 2009 Nov;40(11):118-06.

21. Parada S, Beingessner DM, Barei DP. Technical Tip: Calcaneus Fracture Reduction Using A Novel Threaded Wire Technique. Foot & Ankle Intl. 2009 Aug;30(8):791-3.

22. Aminian A, Howe CR, Sangeorzan BJ, Benirschke SK, Nork SE, Barei DP. Ipsilateral Talar and Calcaneal Fractures: A Retrospective Review of Complications and Sequlae. Injury. 2009 Feb;40(2):139-45.

23. Russell GV, Graves ML, Archdeacon MT, Barei DP, Brien GA, Porter SE. The Clamshell Osteotomy: A Simple Technique to Correct Complex Diaphyseal Malunions. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 Feb;91(2):314-24.

24. Barei DP, Nork SE. Fractures of the Tibial Plafond. Foot & Ankle Clin. 2008 Dec;13(4):671-91.

25. Maheshwari R, Taitsman LA, Barei DP. Single Incision Fasciotomy for Compartmental Syndrome of the Leg. J Orthop Trauma. 2008 Nov-Dec;22(10):723-30.

26. Brennan ML, Taitsman LA, Barei DP, Puttler E, Nork SE. Shortening Osteotomy and Compression Plating for Atrophic Humeral Nonunions: Surgical Technique. J Orthop Trauma. 2008 Oct;22(9):643-7.

27. Kubiak EN, Camuso MR, Barei DP, Nork SE. Operative Treatment of Ipsilateral Noncontiguous Unicondylar Tibial Plateau and Shaft Fractures: Combining Plates and Nails. J Orthop Trauma. 2008 Sep;22(8):560-5.

28. Nork SE, Barei DP, Gardner MJ, Schildhauer TA, Mayo KA, Benirschke SK. Operative Fixations of Displaced Type IV, V, and VI Glenoid Fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2008 Aug;22(7):487-93.

29. Gardner MJ, Nork SE, Barei DP, Kramer PA, Sangeorzan BJ, Benirschke SK. Secondary Soft Tissue Compromise in Tongue-Type Calcaneus Fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2008 Aug;22(7):439-45.

30. Gardner MJ, Mehta S, Barei DP, Nork SE. Treatment Protocol for Open AO/OTA Type C3 Pilon Fractures with Segmental Bone Loss. J Orthop Trauma. 2008 Aug;22(7):451-7.

31. Dunbar RP, Barei DP, Kubiak EN, Nork SE. Early Limited Internal Fixation of Diaphyseal Extensions in Select Pilon Fractures: Upgrading AO/OTA Type-C Fractures to AO/OTA Type-B. J Orthop Trauma. 2008 Jul;22(6):426-9.

32. Howard JL, Agel J, Barei DP, Benirschke SK, Nork SE. A Prospective Study Evaluating Incision Placement and Wound Healing for Tibial Plafond Fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2008 May-June;22(5):299-305.

33. Barei DP, O'Mara T, Taitsman LA, Dunbar RP, Nork. Frequency and Fracture Morphology of the Posteromedial Fragment in Bicondylar Tibial Plateau Fracture Patterns. J Orthop Trauma. 2008 March:22(3):176-182.

34. Lynch JR, Taitsman LA, Barei DP, Nork SE. Femoral Nonunion: A Review of Risk Factors and Treatment Alternatives. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2008 Feb;16(2):88-97.

35. Barei DP, Agel J, Swiontkowski MF. Current Utilization, Interpretation, and Recommendations. The Musculoskeletal Function Assessment (MFA/SMFA). J Orthop Trauma. 2007 Nov-Dec;21(10):738-42.

36. Barei DP, Taitsman LA, Beingessner DM, Dunbar RP, Nork SE. Open Diaphyseal Long Bone Fractures: A Reduction Method Using Devitalized or Extruded Osseous Fragments. J Orthop Trauma. 2007 Sep;21(8):574-8.

37. Nork SE, Barei DP, Schildhauer TA, Agel J, Holt SK,Schrick JL, Sangeorzan BJ. Intramedullary Nailing of Proximal Quarter Tibial Fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2006 Sep;20(8):523-528.

38. Schildhauer TA, Bellabarba C, Nork SE, Barei DP, Routt ML, Chapman JR. Decompression and Lumbopelvic Fixation for Highly Displaced Sacral Fracture-Dislocation with Neurologic Deficits. J Orthop Trauma. 2006 Aug;20(7):447-457.

39. Barei DP, Nork SE, Mills WJ, Coles CP, Henley MB, Benirschke SK. Functional Outcomes of Severe Bicondylar Tibial Plateau Fractures Treated with Dual Incisions and Medial and Lateral Plating. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2006 Aug;88(8):1713-21.

40. Taitsman LA, Coles CP, Barei DP, Nork SE. Open Clavicle Fractures and Associated Injuries. J Orthop Trauma. 2006 Jul;20(6):396-399.

41. Taitsman LA, Frank JB, Mills WJ, Barei DP, Nork SE. Osteochondral Fracture of the Distal Lateral Femoral Condyle: A Report of Two Cases. J Orthop Trauma. 2006 May;20(5):358-362.

42. Coles CP, Barei DP, Nork SE, Taitsman LA, Hanel DP, Henley MB. The Olecranon Osteotomy: A Six-Year Experience in the Treatment of Intra-Articular Distal Humerus Fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2006 Mar;20(3):164-71.

43. Barei DP, Nork SE, Bellabarba C, Sangeorzan. Is The Absence of an Ipsilateral Fibular Fracture Predictive of Increased Radiographic Tibial Pilon Severity? J Orthop Trauma. 2006 Jan;20(1):6-10.

44. Dunbar RP, Nork SE, Barei DP, Mills WJ. Provisional Plating of Type III Open Tibial Fractures Prior to Intramedullary Nailing. J Orthop Trauma. 2005 Jul;19(6):415-7.

45. Heetveld MJ, Raaymakers EL, Van Walsum AD, Barei DP, Stellar EP. Observer Assessment of Femoral Neck Radiographs After Reduction and Dynamic Hip Screw Fixation. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2005 Apr;125(3):160-5. Epub 2005 Mar 2.

46. Nork SE, Aflatoon K, Segina DN, Barei DP, Henley MB, Holt SK, Benirschke SK. The Association Between Supracondylar-Intercondylar Distal Femoral Fractures and Coronal Plane Fractures. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2005 mar;87(3):564-569.

47. O'Mara T, Barei DP, Taitsman LA, Vallier H, Chapman. Pertrochanteric Femur Fracture at the Proximal End of a Retrograde Intramedullary Nail: A Case Report. Injury Extra. 2005 36(7):271-276.

48. 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.

49. Vallier HA, Nork SE, Barei DP, Benirschke SK, Sangeorzan BJ. Operative Management of Talar Neck Fractures: Results and Outcomes and the Effect of Timing. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2004 Aug;86(8):1616-1624.

50. Mills WJ, Barei DP, McNair P. The Value of the Ankle-Brachial Pressure Index in the Diagnosis of Arterial Injury After Knee Dislocation. J Trauma. 2004 Jun:56(6):1261-5.

51. Barei DP, Schildhauer TA, Nork SE. Noncontiguous Fractures of the Femoral Neck, Femoral Shaft, and Distal Femur. J Trauma. 2003 Jul;55(1):80-6.

52. Barei DP, Bellabarba C, Sangeorzan BJ, Benirschke SK. Fractures of the Calcaneus. Orthopaedic Clinic NA 33(1):263-85, 2002.

53. Barei DP, Bellabarba C, Mills WJ, Routt ML Jr. Percutaneous Management of Unstable Pelvic Ring Disruptions: A Review. Injury. 32 Suppl1: SA33-44, 2001.

54. Barei DP, Moreau G, Scarborough MT, Neel MD. Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation of Osteoid Osteoma. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 373:115-24, 2000.

55. Bouchard JA, Barei DP, Cayer D, O'Neil J. Outcome of Femoral Shaft Fractures in the Elderly. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 332:105-9, 1996.


Clinical research on all aspects of fracture care with a focus on patient outcomes.

© 2018 UW Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Seattle All rights reserved.