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Ted Wagner, MD

Ted Wagner, MD


On staff since January 1976

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"Spinal Surgery is a very definitive type of surgery with somewhat predictive complications of occurrences. We need to be responsible for teaching our patients what we know and what we don't know about their future before we do the index surgery."


Natassyaseattle wa10.29.13
I have to recommend Dr. Wagner because he is the best doctor for scoliosis. I had my scoliosis surgery with him 8 yrs ago and until now I don't have any problem at all. He has done his best to treat all of the patients. He is very patient and knowledgeable. Thank God I met him. Thanks Dr. Wagner.
DjuanaJakarta, Indonesia04.13.13
My daughter did scoliosis surgery by Dr Ted Wagner at Seattle Children Hospital on 20 May 2010, the result is very amazing. Until know already 3 years, and my daughter condition is like a normal people, nothing difference from outside accept for the scar at her back. Dr Ted Wagner is a heavenly doctor sent by God to scoliosis patients. If interesting to know further can read my blog at
RonBridgeport, WA06.29.11
Dr. Wagner is the most knowledgable Orthedpedic Doctor I have ever known. Dr. Wagner successfully did surgery on my 12 year old son's back after correctly diagnosing and repairing the problems. Tremondous talent, knowledge and dedication is how my family describes Dr. Wagner. The world is a better place because of Dr. Wagner's commitment!
Dr. wagner did similar spinal sugeries on our identical twins the same day! it was extraordinary. its been almost three years and the procedure was highly successful. Ted is as personable as he is skilled in his field and i would highly recommend him.
Recommend Dr. Ted Wagner


Board Certification(s)
Orthopedic Surgery
Medical/Professional School
Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia
Orthopedic Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Research Focus Area

Translational Research

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
Resident Best Teacher Award 2011


History of the Orthopedic screw
Orthopedics , Jan. 2013: 1(36)12-14
Controversies in TL classifications. What are we actually treating? Some perspectives on the evolution of spine fracture classification systems
Unfallchirug , Dec. 2012: 115(12)1056-60
Postoperative ischemic optic neuropathy.
Spine , 2010 Apr 20: S105-16
Deformity severity measures: Kyphosis
Spine Classifications and Severity Measures , 2009: AO Publishing, Switzerland


Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
Treatment Options for Spinal Deformity: Past, Present, and FutureDePuy Synthes Spine Future Leaders WorkshopSan Diego, CAFeb. 2013
When is the Hoofbeat the Sound of a Zebra?Case of the MonthSeattle Children's HospitalFeb. 2013
Treatment Options for Spinal Deformity: Past, Present, Future.DePuy Synthes Spine Future Leaders WorkshopSan Diego, CAFeb. 2013

Primary Office

University of Washington
UW Box 354740 - Bone and Joint Center
4245 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105-4740

Additional Offices

University of Washington
UW Box 356500 - Orthopedics
1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle, WA 98195-6500
Seattle Children's
OA.9.120.1 - Orthopedics Administration
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

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