Seth S. Leopold M.D.

Seth S. Leopold M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Orthopaedics , Orthopaedics (Hip), Orthopaedics (Knee), Orthopedic Surgery


Hip & Knee Center, Sports Spine & Orthopedic Health


English, French, Spanish


Hip & Knee Center at Eastside Specialty Center

3100 Northup Way
Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 


Dr. Leopold specializes in surgical treatments for hip and knee arthritis. He has a particular interest in less-invasive methods of hip and knee replacement surgery. These newer techniques can decrease postoperative pain, decrease the risk of surgery and shorten the postoperative recovery period. He is a professor in the Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

Patient Care Philosophy

The patient with arthritis and I share a lifelong journey. I hope to serve as guide, coach and cheerleader on that journey. I care for arthritis patients by actively listening and educating them about contemporary treatments.

Personal Interests

Family, sea kayaking, playing piano, boxing, reading fiction and philosophy.

Clinical Interests

  • Less invasive surgical treatments for arthritis
  • Surgical and non-surgical treatments for arthritis
  • Management of failed joint replacements

Research Interests

Clinical research to improve treatments for joint disorders of the knee and hip.


Cornell University Medical CollegeMedical education1993
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical CenterFellowshipJoint Replacement
Univ. of Chicago HospitalsInternshipSurgery
Univ. of Chicago HospitalsResidencyOrthopaedic Surgery


Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryOrthopaedic Surgery2001
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