Robert S. Clawson M.D. Accepting new patients

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Orthopedic surgery, Shoulder and elbow surgery




Robert S. Clawson, M.D. is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon.

Dr. Clawson earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University Medical School and completed his internship at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA. He has been practicing as an orthopedic surgeon at Northwest Hospital & Medical Center since 1974.

Dr. Clawson specializes in adult repair and reconstruction of the shoulder, elbow, foot and ankle; total hip and knee arthroplasty; knee arthroscopy and adult trauma surgery. Dr. Clawson has a strong interest in medical history. He produced “Harborview: The Trauma Story,” an account of the pioneering work in trauma care done at Harborview during the 1960s and 1970s.
hip and knee center at northwest primary and specialty care north seattle

Hip & Knee Center at Northwest Primary and Specialty Care North Seattle

11011 Meridian Ave N., Suite 201 Seattle, WA 98133


Hip and knee joint replacement, Hip and knee tumors and sarcoma, Hip care, Knee care

Strong Bones Program

Northwest Outpatient Medical Center 10330 Meridian Ave. N, Ste. 250 Seattle, WA 98133


Osteoporosis, Senior care (geriatrics), Sports medicine

George Washington University

Residency, 1974, Orthopaedic Surgery

Louisiana State University Medical Center

Residency, 1972, Orthopaedic Surgery

King County Hospital

Internship, 1967, General Surgery

Louisiana State University Medical Center

Medical education, 1966

Seattle Children's Hospital/UW Medicine

Teaching Appointment


Board Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery, 1975, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery