Seattle's 12th Annual Top Docs' List!

The University of Washington dominated the Seattle Magazine's 12th Annual Top Docs list, and our doctors made up a large part of those UW listing. All of our doctors are world class, but congratulations to those who made this list! 

Hand Surgery:

Christopher H. Allan, M.D.

  • Hand and Wrist surgery
  • Hand transplant
  • Elbow surgery

Douglas P. Hanel M.D.

  • Reconstructive microvascular surgery
  • Congenital hand anomaly
  • Elbow reconstruction

Orthopedic Surgery:

Carlo Bellabarba, M.D.

  • Spinal surgery
  • Trauma
  • Scoliosis

Stephen K. Benirschke, M.D.

  • Fractures
  • Ankle replacement and revision
  • Foot and ankle reconstruction

Michael E. Brage, M.D.

  • Complex foot and ankle surgery
  • Ankle replacement and revision
  • Cartilage damage


Howard A. Chansky, M.D.

  • Knee Reconstruction
  • General Orthopaedics
  • Metastatic bone disease

Ernest U. 'Chappie' Conrad III, M.D.

  • Bone Tumors
  • General Orthopaedics

Frederick A. Matsen III, M.D.

  • Shoulder replacement
  • Reverse total shoulder replacement
  • Rotator cuff surgery

Bruce J. Sangeorzan, M.D.

  • Foot and Ankle surgery
  • Trauma
  • Ankle replacement and revision
Douglas G. Smith, M.D.
Sports Medicine:

Gregory A. Schmale, M.D.

  • Pediatric and adolescent sports medicine
  • General pediatric orthopedics
  • Skeletal dysplasias


Carol C. Teitz, M.D.

  • Sports injuries
  • Knee / foot / ankle
  • Musculoskeletal injuries in dancers