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Thomas M. Jinguji, MD

Thomas M. Jinguji, MD

Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Foot and Ankle Deformities, Vascular Anomalies

On staff since November 1996

Academic Title: Assistant Clinical Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"When I first got into medical school, I asked my mom what makes a good doctor. She said, "Be good, be kind and be thorough." I try to stick to this advice as much as I can."

Dr. Jinguji is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency and internship at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine was also completed through the University of Washington School of Medicine. Specialty interests for Dr Jinguji include developmental hip dysplasia and research in concussion.

He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Jinguji lives with his wife, two children and dog Molly in south King County. He enjoys trying to finish marathons and doing whatever his family tells him to do.

Recommendations

  • Barbara Auburn, WA 08.28.14

    We were referred to Dr. Jinguji after years of being told that our son was imagine his limp. He diagnosed him with a rare condition and referred us to a specialist within the Children's Hospital network for that condition because my son will needs many surgeries over the next 10 years. In addition to catching something that no other doctor had figured out yet (we had seen 5 doctors before Dr. Jinguji) his bedside manner was amazing. He broke the news in a calm way that didn't scare my son, explained what was going on and he even made a follow up appointment in a month just to check how we were "doing" with the diagnosis.

  • Shannon Seattle, WA 05.13.14

    When we lived in Eastern WA, my son was injured in wrestling practice. He was taken to the emergency room in Grand Coulee, WA and they were unable to find anything wrong with my son, they called it a sprain and wrapped it up in an ACE bandage. After not being able to walk, I brought my son to Spokane Shriner's. They found 2 breaks in his shin bone. It was casted. 2 weeks later, they removed the cast and sent him home. He still could not walk. They said it was "stiff" from being in a cast. I was forced to carry him or scoot him in a wheeled chair (not wheelchair, an office-like chair). This is now 2-1/2 months after the initial injury. I brought him into our doctor at the clinic and asked to be referred to Seattle Children's. I finally met Dr. Jinguji and he found ANOTHER break in my son's foot. We got him another cast (Seahawks blue and green!) and he has been fine ever since! I appriciate the way Dr. Jinguji talks to my son and I. I appriciate that he remembers us whenever we have a follow-up appointment. He is very thorough and careful. Thank you, Dr. Jinguji!! For everything!

  • Melissa Previous Olympia, WA 04.11.14

    My son suffered from chronic lower back pain from a young age. His PCP did X-rays and wasn't sure something was wrong, so she referred us to Dr Jinguji. After just the 1st visit we had a diagnosis and treatment plan. He found a small congenital gap in my sons L-5 vertebrae. He was diagnosed with Spina bifida occulta. He monitored my son for a year and saw no change, so we were given the green light to continue life as usual and check in if there were any problems. This was a very scary and confusing diagnosis and the doctor educated us and helped us to feel at ease. Coming from a family of full contact sports people this was a necessity to know because our son is at risk for that vertebrae to break. This helped us to choose sports for him that would have the lowest risk for high contact in the torso. Thank you so much Dr Jinguji. We would surely have an injured teenager later on had we not caught this so early. We truly adore you.

  • Megan Auburn, WA 02.27.13

    Fantastic bedside manner! Great with kids and parents, especially if the news isn't so great. He helped our son with hip dysplasia. Tried a new harness when the other wasn't showing signs of success, prevented surgery, and our son's case was highlighted in a medical journal. Highly recommend Dr. Jinguji!

  • Samantha rolette nd 01.03.13

    When we lived by seattle wa,he was the best for my daughter who has cerebal palsey,he was great with communications for us and to take care of her needs,ty so much for being there for her!! A ++

  • Susan Kingston, WA 12.26.12

    We have seen Dr Jinguji multiple times over the past few months for concussion, back spasms, and torn labrum. To sum up our experience in one word would be 'wow'!. His communciation during the visit and after was outsanding. He even followed up by phone with our pediatrician and our schools athletic trainer. I could not have ask for a better Dr to handle my son's multiple situations. Dr Jinguji is an outstanding Doctor and I highly recommend him!

  • Angie Snohomish, WA 08.03.12

    He is WONDERFUL- caring, reassuring, thoughtful, knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. Even though I was not happy to have to bring my baby to see him to get her put in a hip harness he always helped me leave with feeling not as sad and overwhelmed...He is really a terrific doctor and I do not mind driving 1 hour to see him

  • Brandi Bothell, WA 09.19.11

    Dr. Jinguji is terrific. He has seen our daughter numerous times for hip dysplasia. He is gentle and kind. Most importantly, he talks to her to tell her what is going. She loves this!

  • Sonia Issaquah, WA 09.16.11

    Dr. Jinguji is staying true to his mother's advice! During a routine annual visit for my son's spine, Dr. Jinguji discovered a muscular sports related problem in my son's hip/leg. We are looking forward to a follow up visit with him and trust his thorough approach will discover a way to give further relief to my son after his physical therapy.

  • Cheryl Everett, WA 05.31.11

    I give Dr. Jingugi my highest reccomendation. He took great care of my daughter when she broke her ankle. He spent a lot of time developing rapport with her individually and also spent a lot of time explaining the injury, treatment options and potential complications to me and making sure all of my questions were answered. He is a very warm and kind individual and I appreciated his practical approach and the fact that we never felt rushed. I would definitely choose to work with him again if the need arose.

  • Pauline Des Moines, WA 05.05.11

    Dr. Jinguji is a very excellent physician. He was my children's Pediatrician at UWPN. My son personally asked to be referred to be treated by Dr.Jinguji when he injuried his hand. An outstanding individual and all around nice person.

  • Nancy Bellevue, Wa 12.01.10

    Dr. Jinguji is a fabulous physician. He is kind and caring and values my input as a parent. Both of my daughters think he is great!

  • CHRISTY Pacific wa 12.29.10

    He is a very nice doctor and is very attentive and caring! Wonderful doctor!

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Pediatrics
Sports Medicine

Medical/Professional School

University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

Residency

Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle
, University of Washington, Seattle

Fellowship

University of Washington, Seattle

Research Focus Area

Translational Research

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
Honor Medical Society UW Chapter Alpha Omega Alpha Jan. 1, 2009
Service Excellence Award Winner, Fall 2007 Recognition T.E.A.M., UW Medicine 2007

Publications

  • Thomas M. Jinguji, MD
    Musculoskeletal Screening: Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
    Pediatr Ann , 2013 Nov. 1 : 42(11)229-235
  • Thomas M. Jinguji, MD
    Baumann Angle and Radial-Ulnar Overlap: a Radiographic Study to Control for the Angle of the X-ray Beam
    J Pediatr Orthop , 2012 July : 32(5)467-72
  • Thomas M. Jinguji, MD
    Does using the medial or lateral humeral line improve reliability of baumann angle measurement on plain x-ray? The effect of humeral length visualized on the x-ray
    J Pediatr Orthop , 2012 June : 32(4)373-377
  • Thomas M. Jinguji, MD
    Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 2: Baseline Values for High School Athletes
    Br J Sports Med , 2012 : 46(5)365-70
  • Thomas M. Jinguji, MD
    Epidemiology of Youth Sports Concussion
    Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am , 2011 : 22(4)565-575
  • Thomas M. Jinguji, MD
    The Lateral Capitelohumeral Angle in Normal Children: Mean, Variation, and Reliablity in Comparison to Baumann's Angle
    J Pediatric Orthop , 2011 : 31(3): 266-71
  • Thomas M. Jinguji, MD
    Reporting Concussions in High School: the effect of the State of Washington's Lystedt Law
    J Athletic Trainers : Accepted for publication 1/2013

Presentations

Presentations Title Event Location Date
Casting and splinting techniques: molding and wedging of casts Childrens Hospital Orthopedic Technologist Competency Inservice Seattle, WA Feb. 10, 2014
Common but Complicated Issues in Pediatric Orthopedic Care LT Staheli Pediatric Orthopedic Update for Primary Care Seattle, WA Jan. 18, 2014
Common Fractures in Pediatric Patients Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellows Didactic Lecture Seattle, WA Nov. 5, 2013
Sports Injuries to the Knee & Common Fractures and What Not to Miss Montana Chapter AAP Annual Meeting Big Sky, MT Sept. 27, 2013 - Sept. 29, 2013
Sports Injuries to the Knee Group Health Olympia General Pediatrics Inservice Seattle, WA Sept. 23, 2013
Common Fractures in Pediatric Primary Care WWAMI Visiting Professor to Peninsula Childrens Clinic Port Angeles, WA Sept. 17, 2013
Rotational and Angular Deformities of the Lower Extremities UW Department of Pediatrics Resident Teaching Conference Seattle, WA June 24, 2013
Non Accidental Trauma Seattle Childrens PA/NP Inservice Seattle, WA June 12, 2013
Concussion Update for the Emergency Department Seattle Childrens Emergency Department Nursing Inservice Seattle, WA June 6, 2013
Common Fractures in Pediatric Primary Care Swedish Medical Center Family Practice Didactics Lecture Seattle, WA May 14, 2013
Youth Sports Concussion: Update on Current Practice and Management Saint Peters Hospital - Pediatric Inservice Olympia, WA May 9, 2013
Rotational and Angular Deformities of the Lower Extremities UW Sports Academic Teaching Conference Seattle, WA April 24, 2013
Pediatric Sports Medicine: The Lower Extremity UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Clinical Musculoskeletal Medicine Lecture Series Seattle, WA March 12, 2013
Questions and Answers for Primary Care Providers Richmond Pediatrics Shoreline, WA Feb. 8, 2013
Course Chair Lynn T. Staheli Pediatric Orthopedic Seminar Seattle, WA Jan. 19, 2013
Concussion: Initial Recognition, Management, and Ongoing Controversies SCH Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Visiting Professor Seattle Children's Jan. 18, 2013
Concussions: Update on Current Standards and Practice UWPN Issaquah Clinic Providers Lecture Dec. 3, 2012
Youth Sports Concussions: Update on Current Standards and Practice Seattle Childrens Ambulatory Inservice Nov. 21, 2012
Gait Abnormalities in Pediatric Orthopedics Swedish Family Practice Residency Didactic Lecture Oct. 16, 2012
Youth Sports Concussion: Update on Current Standards and Practice WWAMI Visiting Professor to Yakima and Toppenish Sept. 26, 2012 - Sept. 27, 2012
Game Time: How to Assess Your Young Athletes for a Healthy Sports Season Seattle Childrens Hospital Pediatric Grand Rounds Aug. 9, 2012
Pediatric Orthopedic Trauma: Evaluation in the Office Setting St. Francis Hospital Pediatric Providers Lecture June 11, 2012
Casting Workshop and Physical Exam Lecture Department of Pediatrics Wilderness Medicine Elective June 11, 2012
Orthopedic Concerns for Rheumatology Providers Department of Rheumatology Pediatric Fellows Didactic Lecture June 1, 2012
Sport Concussion Assessment Tool-2; Baseline Values for High School Athletes Center for Clinical and Translational Research Science Day; Oral Platform Presentation May 10, 2012
Non Accidental Trauma PA/NP Inservice May 9, 2012
An Approach to Pediatric and Adolescent Knee Pain UW Department of Pediatrics Resident Teaching Conference April 23, 2012
Pediatric Sports Medicine: The Lower Extremity UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Clinical Musculoskeletal Medicine Lecture Series March 20, 2012
Common Fractures in Pediatric Care St. Francis Hospital Pediatric Providers Lecture March 12, 2012
Seattle Childrens Case of the Month Toe Walking Seattle Childrens Case of the Month March 2012
Musculoskeletal Exam Demonstration" Lynn T. Staheli Pediatric Orthopedic Seminar Jan. 21, 2012
Orthopedic Responsibilities in Child Abuse Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Grand Rounds Dec. 12, 2011
Common Sports Injuries to the Knee Pediatric Associates Orthopedics Roundtable Sept. 7, 2011
Splinting in the ER Setting Seattle Children's Hospital Urgent Care CME , Seattle, WA June 11, 2011
The Limping Child Swedish Family Practice Residencey Didactic Lecture , Seattle, WA May 24, 2011
Pediatric Potpouri: Limping, Breaking and Head-Banging UW Sports Academic Teaching Conference , Seattle, WA March 30, 2011
Trauma in the Office Setting: Radiology and Splints Lynn T. Staheli Pediatric Orthopedic Semincar , Seattle WA Jan. 22, 2011
Youth Concussion Update on Current Standards and Practice, Case Studies in Sports Medicine Seattle Childrens CME Tri-Cities Practical Pediatrics April 17, 2010
An Approach to Pediatric and Adolescent Knee Pain North Pacific Pediatric Society March 12, 2010
Two Orthopedists and Three Opinions Lynn T. Staheli Pediatric Orthopedic Seminar Seattle, WA Jan. 23, 2010
Pediatric Orthopedics: Q&A SCH Pediatric Residency Teaching Conference Seattle, WA Dec. 21, 2009
Adult and Pediatric Sports Injuries: What is the difference? UW Sports Academic Teaching Conference Seattle, WA Dec. 16, 2009
Head and Sports Injuries The Sammamish Club Seattle, WA Oct. 3, 2009
Common Fractures in Pediatric Primary Care CME talk for Seattle Childrens Hospital Seattle, WA Oct. 3, 2009
Physical Education Related Injuries in US Emergency Departments King 5 News and Northwest Cable News television interview Seattle, WA Sept. 9, 2009
Pediatric Foot, Gait, and Leg Disorders American Board of Family Practice; Family Medical Board Review June 26, 2009
WWAMI Visiting Professor Port Angeles, WA June 16, 2009
Why are Pediatric Sports Injuries Different than Adult Sport Injuries? Lynn T. Staheli Pediatric Orthopedic Seminar Jan. 24, 2009

Research Funding

Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
Concussion and Head Injuries Seattle Children's Hospital Academic Enrichment Fund