Bruce Joseph Sangeorzan M.D.

Bruce Joseph Sangeorzan M.D.

Bio

Dr. Sangeorzan is specialist at the Sigvard T. Hansen Jr. Foot and Ankle Institute and chief of the Orthopedics Service at Harborview Medical Center. He…

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Patient Care Philosophy

The physician's most important role is to explain in lay terms how the body works and how a condition or disease affects function. The physician should explain the treatment options and help the patient chose the most appropriate option.

Personal Interests

Parenting, basketball, travel

Clinical Interests

  • Adult foot and ankle disorders, including arthritis, flat foot, cavus foot, sports injuries, fractures, trauma
  • Foot ankle biomechanics, neuromuscular imbalance

Research Interests

  • Clinical research on foot and ankle treatments
  • Biomechanics of the foot and ankle
  • Relationship between foot shape and disease
  • Arthritis of the foot and ankle
  • Deformed foot

Education

InstitutionCredentialYear
Wayne State University SOMMedical education1981
Univ. of WashingtonFellowship
Wayne State Univ. School of MedicineInternship
Wayne State Univ. School of MedicineResidency

DegreeDescriptionYear
MD1981

Board Certifications

CertificationSpecialtyYear
American Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryOrthopaedic Surgery1989
Dr. Sangeorzan is specialist at the Sigvard T. Hansen Jr. Foot and Ankle Institute and chief of the Orthopedics Service at Harborview Medical Center. He also is professor and vice-chair of UW's Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.

He earned his medical degree at Wayne State University in Detroit, where he also completed intern and resident training in orthopaedic surgery. He completed fellowships in trauma and foot and ankle reconstruction at the UW. He is board-certified in orthopedic surgery.

He has received the Resdient Teaching Award, the OREF Clinical research award, The Mann Award for clinical research, the AMSUS Award for contributions to military care, and the Paul Magnusson Award for sustained contribution to clinical research for veterans' care.

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