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Howard A. Chansky, MD

Dr. Chansky is a professor and chair as well as chief of orthopedics and sports medicine at UW Medical Center, and a specialist in hip, knee, and bone/soft tissue tumor surgeries.

Patient Care Philosophy:

My philosophy is to work with patients to provide the best possible personalized surgical care. If surgery is not the best option , I will help patients understand why and work with them to determine non-surgical options. Regardless of a patient's problem, the key to good patient care is to be a good listener.

Dr. Chansky's Resume


  • Professor, Orthopedics, University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Chief of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, UW Medical Center

Clinical Expertise

Biology of bone and soft tissue tumors using molecular biology to refine the surgical treatment of orthopedic conditions.

Education And Training

  • Medical Degree: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Internship: Hospital of the Univ. of Pennsylvania
  • Residency: Hospital of the Univ. of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship: Orthopedic tumor surgery, UW Medical Center

More Information

Dr. Chansky was recognized as a 2016 "Top Doctor" in Seattle magazine's annual survey. 

Board Certifications:
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery 1995