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Dr. Sangeorzan is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in treating conditions of the foot and ankle, including sports injuries, fracture care, deformity, and arthritis. He is passionate about getting his patients back to doing what they love by reducing pain and improving function. Dr. Sangeorzan has received specialty training in minimally invasive treatment of foot and ankle conditions, including Achilles tendon injuries and ankle instability. He also has great interest in general fracture care.

Dr. Sangeorzan was raised in the Seattle area and completed his undergraduate and residency training at the University of Washington. He is thrilled to have the opportunity to give back to the community he grew up in. His hobbies include running, reading, and playing golf poorly. Otherwise, he is likely spending time with his friends and family or cheering on the Huskies and Seahawks.

Education

August, 2000-June, 2004
Seattle Preparatory School
Seattle, WA

August, 2004- June, 2008
B.S., University of Washington
Seattle, WA

August, 2009-June, 2013
Doctor of Medicine
Northwestern University School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Postgraduate Training

August, 2013- July, 2018
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, WA

August, 2018 – August 2019
Fellowship in Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Honors And Awards

2004
All American, United States Lacrosse
One of three players selected from Washington State in 2004
2004-2008
Dean’s List, University of Washington
Awarded eleven of possible 12 available quarters
2013
Alpha Omega Alpha, Graduation with Highest Honor
Northwestern University School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Licensure

2013-present State of Washington
2018- present State of Massachusetts

Professional Organizations

National

2013-present American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

2013- present Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society

2019-present. Candidate Member, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

Employment

August, 2007-June, 2008
Autopsy Technician. King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

July, 2008-July, 2009
Research Coordinator, Multiple Sclerosis Center Of Excellence. Puget
Sound Veteran’s Affairs Hospital.

September 2019-present
Orthopedic Surgeon with Subspecialty Focus of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Teaching Responsibilities

2013- present
Active Participant in the Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Interest Group for University of Washington Medical Students

Publications

  1. Lovera JF, Kim E, Heriza E, Fitzpatrick M, Hunziker J, Turner AP, Adams J, Stover T, Sangeorzan A, Sloan A, Howieson D, Wild K, Haselkorn J, Bourdette D “Ginkgo Biloba does not improve cognitive function in Multiple Sclerosis: A Randomized Placebo Controlled Trial.” Neurology, 2012. 18;799120:1278-84.
  2. Wheeler J, Sangeorzan A, Crass SM, Sangeorzan BJ, Benirschke, SK, Hansen ST. “Locally generated bone slurry accelerated ankle arthrodesis.” Foot and Ankle International. 2009 Jul; 30(7): 686-9.
  3. Sangeorzan A, Sangeorzan B. “Subtalar Joint Biomechanics: From Normal to Pathologic.” Foot and Ankle Clin. 2018 Sep; 23(3):341-352.
  4. O’Donnell, Seth W. MD, Vaughn, Joshua J. MD, Sangeorzan, Adam P. MD, Defontes, Kenneth W. III MD, Bluman, Eric M. MD, PhD. “Cement Spacer for Staged First Metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis ofter failed arthroplasty.” Surgical Strategies, Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery; February 19, 2020.

Poster Presentations

  1. Sangeorzan, A. Haruff R. “Social risk factors for prolonged time of discovery since death in the greater Seattle area. A retrospective review.” King County Medical Examiner’s Office: Monthly Morbidity and Mortality Conference. June, 2004.
  2. Sangeorzan, A. Hansen ST. Brage, M. Sangeorzan, B. “Quantifying outcomes of ankle arthrodesis using patient reported outcome measures.” University of Washington: Resident Research Day. June, 2018.
Adam Sangeorzan, M.D.
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Brigham And Women's Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School, BWH