Stephen K. Benirschke, M.D.

Jerome H. Debs II Endowed Chair for Orthopaedic Traumatology

Bachelor of Arts Degree, Biology, University of California, San Diego, California, 1975
Medical School
Doctor of Medicine Degree, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1979
One year Surgical Internship, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, July 1, 1979-June 30, 1980
Five year Residency in Orthopedics, Case Western Reserve University, July 1, 1980-June 30, 1984
Board Certification
Board Certified

Dr. Stephen Benirschke is a graduate of the Case Western Reserve University.  Following his training in Orthopaedic Surgery at Case Western he a completed fellowship in at Rätisches Kantons-und Regional Hospital in Switzerland.

He started as an Acting Instructor at the University of Washington in 1985 and has been a Professor at the University of Washington since 2000.  Presently he is a member of the Resident Selection Committee and the Musculoskeletal Core Course.  With a predominant interest in foot and ankle injuries, Dr. Benirschke has published over 45 peer-reviewed articles, 3 book chapters and has presented at numerous medical meetings.  He was also the primary investigator on an AO ASIF Research Grant.

He has been honored for his teaching efforts at the University of Washington with the Resident Teaching Award in 1997.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Benirschke's clinical interests include foot and ankle trauma and reconstruction, articular fractures and other foot and ankle problems.

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Surgeries and Diagnosis

Common Surgeries Performed:

Fractures and post-traumatic reconstruction, Foot & Ankle trauma and reconstruction

Common Diagnosis Treated:

Articular Fractures, Foot & Ankle Problems

Recent Publications

For a complete list of Dr. Benirschke's publications please see PubMed.

  • Outcomes following operative treatment of articular fractures
  • Gait analysis
  • DVT investigation
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