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Chappie Conrad, MD

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Chappie Conrad, MD

Orthopedics, Hematology-Oncology, Vascular Anomalies

On staff since December 1986

Children's Title: Director, Department of Orthopedics; Chief, Orthopedic Oncology; Chief, Bone Tumor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"I am an academic surgeon with a clinical and research practice dedicated to all aspects of orthopedic oncology. As the director of the multi-disciplinary sarcoma services at the University of Washington, Seattle Cancer Care Aliance, and Seattle Children's Hospital, I am committed to fostering research in all areas relating to musculo-skeletal oncology."

Recommendations

JosephSEATTLE, wASHINGTON03.26.14
Dr Conrad is like no other....he was sent from the heavens to bring those of us on earth a new chance at life. I love his professionalism and kind/complete way of patient treatment. In June 2004 Dr. Conrad and staff performed their magic on my left leg which I had accidently blown off with a fireworks cannon. All of the doctors I had seen prior said it was over....time to amputate the entire leg. I was broken....Then by the grace of god found Dr Conrad. My leg has now provided me 10+ years of complete satisfaction and more important, a meaningful life. This man is a wizard in his field and may god bless him for the talent he brings to medicine. Thank You Dr Conrad, Sincerely, Joe Dion
MarciEngland, UK03.04.13
There is no better doctor out there. He treated me for a very long, and difficult year. Always looked forward to seeing him and he dealt very well with my attitude. My knee replacement has lasted over 15 years and doctors here in England are very impressed. Now a wife and mother to a daughter and twin boys all thanks to him and the other fabulous doctors at children's hospital.
KendraRochester, WA05.17.12
I saw Dr. Conrad in 1995 for a tumor in my femur. I had two surgeries under his care. I agree completely with these recommendations. He is the best. He was caring and so kind to me and my family. I will never forget what he has done for me! I wish I could see him more often. I think of him with such gratitude all of the time. I was told before seeing Dr. Conrad that I would probably loss my leg. Because of him my cancer was removed, I kept my leg and live a wonderful life now. I am a wife and mom, I am able to be physically active. He is SO highly recommended by me and all of my family. Thanks, Dr, Conrad. You are the best.
MargoSaratoga, CA09.17.11
I had surgery from Dr. Conrad September 16, 2005. I was two weeks into my freshman year of college age 18. I didn't know what exactly was wrong with my femur prior to going to college in Washington; I attended Pacific Lutheran University. When I finally got to see Dr. Conrad at Seattle Children's Hospital, he was caring and considerate of not just how I was taking the information but also my mother who was with me. From my first appointment to surgery was only 4 days apart but that was what was needed with my condition. He is a great surgeon and he has my full respect. After my surgery, when he came into my room, he was nice and respectful and asked my mom how she was. Every year, on the anniversary of my surgery on my femur I think of him and wish that he could see how I was doing. Thank you Dr. Conrad for everything and I recommend that you go to him if you need surgery.
MairissaButte, Montana06.30.11
I first met Chappie 4 years ago, shortly after I turned 17. I was facing a possibly cancer diagnosis and was absolutely terrified. I said goodbye to my parents and I was taken, sobbing, into the operating room. Chappie was there waiting for me and held my hand until I fell asleep. At that moment I knew that I was going to be okay. Unfortunately, I was diagnosed with cancer that day and had been dealing with it on and off since then. Chappie is THE reason that I am here today. I have been told several times that there was nothing more that could be done for me, but Chappie has come to the rescue every time. He cares just as much about me and the things going on in my life as he does about me health. I owe my life to him.
AmandaYakima, Washington06.25.11
I was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma February 25th, 2010 at the age of 16. I live in Yakima, Washington but I was sent to Seattle for my chemo therapy treatment and my surgery to remove the tumor in my knee as well as my entire femur. Chappi did my surgery and I went in thinking I would come out with no leg. He had told me to be prepared for it because it was very possible. To my surprise I woke up with a beautiful leg! Chappi is just so compassionate about the work he does. He not like some ordinary doctors and surgeons. He cares for the welfare of others. He gets down on a personal level with others. I care alot about this man and I hope to take his place as a surgeon at Seattle Children's Hospital. He saved my leg and my life! I love that man. People at Children's say I have his heart. Thanks Chappi!
Summerport angeles WA05.09.11
I had surgery done by Dr. Conrad, in March 2010 and he did a really great job. He was friendly, supportive and I have healed up very well. I recommend him.
KellyKirkland Washington03.22.11
I have been seeing Doctor Conrad for the last 19 years, since I was a few months old. I have had two major surgeries done by him, and seen him various times for my multiple hereditary exostosis. He is always so kind, knowledgeable, intelligent, and trustworthy. I feel so safe under his expertise and care! I wouldn't see any other doctor!
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Overview

Board Certification(s)
Orthopedic Surgery
Medical/Professional School
University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville
Fellowship
Orthopedic Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville
Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
Clinical Interests

Bone Tumors General Orthopedics

Research Focus Area

Translational Research, Therapeutic Trials

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012Seattle Magazine 2012
U.S. News Top DoctorU.S. News and World Report 2012
"Guide to America's Top Pediatricians"Consumer's Research Council of America 2009
Cancer – Top DoctorCastle Connolly LTD 2006
Top Doctor – Seattle MagazineSeattle Magazine 2006
Who’s Who – McMasterMcMaster 2005
Most Valuable Poster/Presentation Award8th Annual International Symposium on Limb Salvage, Florence, Italy 2005
Clinical Teaching AwardUniversity of Washington/MEDEX Northwest Program 1999
Orthopaedics Faculty, Resident Teaching AwardUniversity of Washington 1991

Publications

Body mass index (BMI) at diagnosis is associated with surgical wound complications in patients with localized osteosarcoma: a report from the Children's Oncology Group.
Pediatric blood & cancer , 2011 Dec 1: 939-42
Imaging in Sarcoma.
Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine , 2011 Nov 3
Multiple myeloma: diagnosis and orthopaedic implications.
The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons , 2011 Jul: 410-9
Multiagent PET for risk characterization in sarcoma.
Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine , 2011 Apr: 541-6
Torsional stability of uncemented femoral stems in oncologic reconstructions
Ortho , Jan. 2011: 34(2)96
Eary JF, Hawkins DS, Rodler ET, Conrad EU 3rd
Am J Nucl Med Mol Imaging , 2011: 1(1)47-53
Multiagent PET for Risk Characterization in Sarcoma.
J Nucl Med , 2011: 52541-546
Torsional stability of uncemented femoral stems in oncologic reconstructions.
Orthopedics , 2011 Jan 1: 96
Extreme enchondromatosis: a report of two cases and review of the literature.
The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume , 2010 Oct 6: 2336-43
Bone cancer.
Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN , 2010 Jun: 688-712
Soft tissue sarcoma.
Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN , 2010 Jun: 630-74
69. Malignant Progression in Two Children with Multiple Osteochondromas
Sarcoma Volume 2010 , 2010
Malignant progression in two children with multiple osteochondromas.
Sarcoma , 2010: 417105
Addition of muramyl tripeptide to chemotherapy for patients with newly diagnosed metastatic osteosarcoma: a report from the Children's Oncology Group.
Cancer , 2009 Nov 15: 5339-48
Megaprosthesis versus Condyle-sparing intercalary allograft: distal femoral sarcoma.
Clinical orthopaedics and related research , 2009 Nov: 2813-24
[F-18]-fluorodeoxy-D-glucose-positron emission tomography response is associated with outcome for extremity osteosarcoma in children and young adults.
Cancer , 2009 Aug 1: 3519-25
Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in leiomyosarcoma: imaging characteristics.
Nuclear medicine communications , 2009 Jul: 546-9
Risk assessment based on FDG-PET imaging in patients with synovial sarcoma.
Clinical orthopaedics and related research , 2009 Jun: 1605-11
Spatial heterogeneity in sarcoma 18F-FDG uptake as a predictor of patient outcome.
Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine , 2008 Dec: 1973-9
Bone cancer.
Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN , 2007 Apr: 420-37
Soft tissue sarcoma.
Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN , 2007 Apr: 364-99
PET imaging: update on sarcomas.
Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.) , 2007 Feb: 249-52
Risk assessment in liposarcoma patients based on FDG PET imaging.
European journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging , 2006 Nov: 1290-5
Survival of tumor megaprostheses replacements about the knee.
Clinical orthopaedics and related research , 2006 Sep: 39-45
[18F]Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography predicts outcome for Ewing sarcoma family of tumors.
Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology , 2005 Dec 1: 8828-34
So-called "inflammatory leiomyosarcoma'': a series of 3 cases providing additional insights into a rare entity.
International journal of surgical pathology , 2005 Apr: 185-95
TP53 mutations and outcome in osteosarcoma: a prospective, multicenter study.
Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology , 2005 Mar 1: 1483-90
Soft tissue sarcoma clinical practice guidelines in oncology.
Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN , 2005 Mar: 158-94
Bone cancer clinical practice guidelines.
Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN , 2005 Mar: 124-40
Sacral resection and reconstruction for tumors and tumor-like conditions.
Orthopedics , 2005 Mar: 307-13
Deep-seated, well differentiated lipomatous tumors of the chest wall and extremities: the role of cytogenetics in classification and prognostication.
Cancer , 2005 Jan 15: 409-16
Assessment of the metabolic activity of bone grafts with (18)F-fluoride PET.
European journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging , 2004 Sep: 1291-8
Comparison of different quantitative approaches to 18F-fluoride PET scans.
Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine , 2004 Sep: 1493-500
Targeting of EWS/FLI-1 by RNA interference attenuates the tumor phenotype of Ewing's sarcoma cells in vitro.
Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society , 2004 Jul: 910-7
Positron emission tomography of schwannomas: emphasizing its potential in preoperative planning.
AJR. American journal of roentgenology , 2004 Apr: 971-4
Hypoxia and glucose metabolism in malignant tumors: evaluation by [18F]fluoromisonidazole and [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography imaging.
Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research , 2004 Apr 1: 2245-52
FDG PET imaging for grading and prediction of outcome in chondrosarcoma patients.
European journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging , 2004 Feb: 189-95
Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography scanning: basic principles and imaging of adult soft-tissue sarcomas.
The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume , 2004: 98-104
Intraoperative TEE for the management of pulmonary tumour embolism during chondroblastic osteosarcoma resection.
Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie , 2003 Nov: 886-90
Rotational stability of a modified step-cut for use in intercalary allografts.
The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume , 2003 Jun: 1073-8
FDG PET imaging guided re-evaluation of histopathologic response in a patient with high-grade sarcoma.
Skeletal radiology , 2003 Mar: 139-42
Sarcoma tumor FDG uptake measured by PET and patient outcome: a retrospective analysis.
European journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging , 2002 Sep: 1149-54
Molecular targeting of platelet-derived growth factor B by imatinib mesylate in a patient with metastatic dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans.
Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology , 2002 Sep 1: 3586-91
RNA splicing mediated by YB-1 is inhibited by TLS/CHOP in human myxoid liposarcoma cells.
Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society , 2002 Jul: 723-9
Evaluation of chemotherapy response in pediatric bone sarcomas by [F-18]-fluorodeoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography.
Cancer , 2002 Jun 15: 3277-84
The effect of delayed postoperative irradiation on local control of soft tissue sarcomas of the extremity and torso.
International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics , 2002 Apr 1: 1352-9
Banking of osteochondral allografts, Part II. Preservation of Chondrocyte Viability During Long-Term Storage.
Cell and tissue banking , 2002: 161-8
Banking of osteochondral allografts. Part I. Viability assays adapted for osteochondrol and cartilage studies.
Cell and tissue banking , 2002: 151-9
Positron Emission Tomography in Grading Soft Tissue Sarcomas.
Seminars in musculoskeletal radiology , 1999: 135-138

Research Funding

Grant TitleGrantorAmountAward Date
unknownHowMedica/Stryker $109,407.00Jan. 1, 2009
Staheli Endowed Chair at Seattle Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Centerunknown $2,100,000.00Jan. 1, 2009
Bone Tumor ResearchBone and Joint Research Funds $75,000.00Jan. 1, 2009
Mechanisms of Resistance in SarcomasNIH $402,502.00Jan. 1, 2009
Sarcoma ResearchNorth West Tissue Center $78,361.00Jan. 1, 2009
PET and Sarcoma: A Clinical TrialNIH $1,250,000.00Jan. 1
Followup of Ewing’s Sarcoma6. Margo Johnsen Endowment for Bone Tumor Research $630,000.00Jan. 1, 1989

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
OA.9.120.1 - Orthopedics Administration
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206-987-2109

Additional Offices

University of Washington
UW Box 356500 - Orthopedics
1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle, WA 98195-6500
206-543-3690
University of Washington
UW Box 354740 - Bone and Joint Center
4245 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105-4740
206-598-4288

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