Howard A Chansky M.D.

Howard A Chansky M.D.

Bio

Dr. Chansky is a UW professor and vice chair as well as chief of orthopedics and sports medicine at UW Medical Center. He is board certified in orthopedic…

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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 vice chair as well as chief of orthopedics and sports medicine at UW Medical Center. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery.

He is a specialist in hip and knee surgery, particularly complex joint replacement, as well as bone and soft tissue tumors. He practices primarily at UW Medical Center and the VA Puget Sound Health Care System.

He earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University and his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where he also did his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery. He came to Seattle for a fellowship in orthopedic tumor surgery at UW Medical Center in 1992.

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