Howard A. Chansky M.D.

 Howard  A. Chansky M.D.

Bio

Dr. Chansky is a UW professor and the acting chairman of the Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. In addition to general orthopedic surgery, he…

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Patient Care Philosophy

To work with patients to provide the best possible, personalized surgical care. If surgery is not the best option, to help patients understand why and work with them to nonsurgical resources. Regardless of a patient's problem, the key to good patient care is to be a good listener.

Personal Interests

Spending time with my family and our Vizslas. Reading, music, Boston sports teams, hiking and camping

Clinical Interests

Biology of bone and soft tissue tumors, using molecular biology to refine the surgical treatment of orthopedic conditions

Research Interests

Hip and knee arthritis and fractures, joint replacement, and pathological fractures

Education

InstitutionCredentialYear
Univ. of Pennsylvania School of MedicineMedical education1987
Hospital of the Univ. of PennsylvaniaInternship
Hospital of the Univ. of PennsylvaniaResidency

DegreeDescriptionYear
MD1987

Board Certifications

CertificationSpecialtyYear
American Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryOrthopaedic Surgery1995
Dr. Chansky is a UW professor and the acting chairman of the Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. In addition to general orthopedic surgery, he specializes in total joint replacement and is the holder of the Hansjörg Wyss Endowed Chair for Advanced Hip and Pelvis Surgery. Dr. Chansky conducts research in the biology of orthopedic tumors and on animal models of arthritis. He has also studied the potential benefits of using testosterone supplementation to help older patients recover from total joint surgery.

Dr. Chansky earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering at Cornell University and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. After an orthopedic residency also at Penn, he came to the UW as a fellow in Dr. Ernest Conrad's orthopedic oncology fellowship.

He has been a faculty member at UW for 22 years and and the UW orthopedic residents have awarded him the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award a total of three times. He has been listed in SuperDoctors.com, Consumers Checkbook, Castle and Connolly's Top Doctors and Seattle Magazine's Top Doctors.

Dr. Chansky is board certified in orthopedic surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Orthopaedic Research Society and the American Orthopedic Association.

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