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Orthopedics, Spine and back injury, Spine Care




Richard J. Bransford, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon with advanced skills in treating children and adults who have spinal disorders and injuries.

Dr. Bransford earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, and completed an internship and residency in orthopedics at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Dr. Bransford's clinical interests include spinal disorders and trauma surgery, general orthopedic surgery, third-world orthopedic disorders and education of third-world physicians.

Dr. Bransford is a UW assistant professor of orthopedics and sports medicine. His favorite aspect of patient care is surgery, but he thinks it is of utmost importance that patients have an adequate understanding of their issues, expected outcome and prognosis.

Personal Interests

Dr. Bransford enjoys travel, basketball, running, reading and cooking.
spine center at harborview medical center

Spine Center at Harborview

908 Jefferson St., 5th Floor Seattle, WA 98104


Interventional spine procedures, Minimally invasive surgery, Orthopedic surgery, Spinal cord injury (SCI)

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Medical education, 1996

Westmead Children's Hospital

Fellowship, Pediatric Orthopaedics

UW - Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine

Fellowship, Spine

UW - Dept. of Surgery

Internship, General Surgery

UW - Dept. of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery


Board Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery, 2007, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery