Howard A. Chansky, M.D.

Professor and Chair

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, May 1982
Medical School
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, May 1987
General Surgery, The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1987-1988
Orthopedic Surgery, The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1988-1992
Orthopedic Oncology, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 1992-1993
Board Certification
Board Certified

Dr. Chansky is Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. He is a specialist in bone and soft tissue tumors, and practices at UW Medical Center, Northwest Medical Center and at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System.

He earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University and then his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where he also did his internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery. He came to Seattle for a fellowship in orthopaedic oncology at UW Medical Center in 1992. He is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery

Patient Care Philosophy

He believes that regardless of a patient's problem, the key to good patient care is to always be a good listener.

Clinical Interests

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

Personal Interests

Music, Boston Celtics, cycling

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Scientific Publications: (PubMed Listing)

Lawson KA, Teteak CJ, Gao J, Li N, Hacquebord J, Ghatan A, Zielinska-Kwiatkowska A, Song G, Chansky HA, Yang L. ESET histone methyltransferase regulates osteoblastic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells during postnatal bone development. FEBS Lett. 2013 Dec 11;587(24):3961-7. doi: 10.1016/j.febslet.2013.10.028. Epub 2013 Nov 1. PubMed PMID: 24188826.

Hagen J, Chansky H, Nork SE, Taitsman LA. Salvage of an infected periprosthetic failed fracture fixation in a nonagenarian. Geriatr Orthop Surg Rehabil. 2013 Jun;4(2):39-42. doi: 10.1177/2151458513502727. PubMed PMID: 24093074; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3789507.

Lawson KA, Teteak CJ, Zou J, Hacquebord J, Ghatan A, Zielinska-Kwiatkowska A, Fernandes RJ, Chansky HA, Yang L. Mesenchyme-specific knockout of ESET histone methyltransferase causes ectopic hypertrophy and terminal differentiation of articular chondrocytes. J Biol Chem. 2013 Nov 8;288(45):32119-25. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M113.473827. Epub 2013 Sep 20. PubMed PMID: 24056368; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3820852.

Yang L, Lawson KA, Teteak CJ, Zou J, Hacquebord J, Patterson D, Ghatan AC, Mei Q, Zielinska-Kwiatkowska A, Bain SD, Fernandes RJ, Chansky HA. ESET histone methyltransferase is essential to hypertrophic differentiation of growth plate chondrocytes and formation of epiphyseal plates. Dev Biol. 2013 Aug 1;380(1):99-110. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2013.04.031. Epub 2013 May 4. PubMed PMID: 23652029; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3885423.

Lawson KA, Teteak CJ, Yang L, Gee AO, Chansky HA, Garrity JT, Stoker AM, Cook JL. Analyzing chondrocyte viability: letter to the editor. Am J Sports Med. 2013 May;41(5):NP29-30. doi: 10.1177/0363546513485917. PubMed PMID: 23636558.

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