Howard A. Chansky M.D.

 Howard  A. Chansky M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Cancer Care (Orthopaedic Oncology), Orthopaedics , Orthopaedics (Hip), Orthopaedics (Knee), Orthopedic Surgery


Cancer Care, Hip & Knee Center, Orthopedic Oncology Center, Sports Spine & Orthopedic Health




Orthopedic Oncology Center at UWMC-Roosevelt

4245 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 

Hip & Knee Center at UWMC-Roosevelt

4245 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 


Dr. Chansky is a UW Professor and the Chair 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 M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. After an orthopedic residency also at Penn, he came to the University of Washington as a fellow in Dr. Ernest Conrad's orthopedic oncology fellowship.

He has been a faculty member at UW for 22 years and the UW orthopedic residents have awarded him the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award a total of three times. He has been listed in, 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.

Patient Care Philosophy

To work with patients to provide the best possible personalized surgical care. If surgery is not the best option, I strive to help patients understand why and work with them to find nonsurgical resources. Regardless of a patient's problem, the key to good patient care is to always 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 and using molecular biology to refine the surgical treatment of orthopedic conditions.

Research Interests

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


Univ. of Pennsylvania School of MedicineMedical education1987
Hospital of the Univ. of PennsylvaniaInternshipGeneral Surgery
Hospital of the Univ. of PennsylvaniaResidencyOrthopaedic Surgery

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryOrthopaedic Surgery1995
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