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Spine Care, Spine surgery, Spine trauma, Sports medicine


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Theodore A. Wagner, M.D. is a clinical professor of orthopedics and sports medicine, specializing in spine surgery. Dr. Wagner is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine in Seattle.

Dr. Wagner earned a bachelor's degree from Trinity College in Connecticut and his medical degree from Temple Medical School in Philadelphia. After an internship in surgery in Montreal, he came to the UW for a residency in orthopedic surgery. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Wagner's clinical interests include biological spine disk regeneration, scoliosis, spine traumas and spine degeneration.

Dr. Wagner believes spinal surgery is a very definitive type of surgery with somewhat predictive complications of occurrences. He believes in teaching his patients what he knows and what he doesn't know about their future before he does the index surgery.

Personal Interests

Dr. Wagner enjoy spending time with his wife and children, hiking, camping, bicycle riding and medical sabbaticals to many parts of the world.
Temple University School of Medicine

Medical education, 1968

Univ. of Hong Kong

Fellowship, Spine

Royal Victoria Hospital


UW - Dept. of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Residency, Orthopaedics


Board Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery, 1976, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery