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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."


BarbaraAuburn, WA08.28.14
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.
ShannonSeattle, WA05.13.14
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!
MelissaPrevious Olympia, WA04.11.14
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.
MeganAuburn, WA02.27.13
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!
Samantharolette nd01.03.13
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 ++
SusanKingston, WA12.26.12
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!
AngieSnohomish, WA08.03.12
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
BrandiBothell, WA09.19.11
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!
SoniaIssaquah, WA09.16.11
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.
CherylEverett, WA05.31.11
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.
PaulineDes Moines, WA05.05.11
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.
NancyBellevue, Wa12.01.10
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!
CHRISTYPacific wa12.29.10
He is a very nice doctor and is very attentive and caring! Wonderful doctor!
Recommend Dr. Thomas Jinguji


Board Certification(s)
Sports Medicine
Medical/Professional School
University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle
University of Washington, Seattle
University of Washington, Seattle
Research Focus Area

Translational Research

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
Honor Medical SocietyUW Chapter Alpha Omega AlphaJan. 1, 2009
Service Excellence Award Winner, Fall 2007Recognition T.E.A.M., UW Medicine 2007


Musculoskeletal Screening: Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
Pediatr Ann , Nov. 1, 2013: 42(11)229-235
Baumann Angle and Radial-Ulnar Overlap: a Radiographic Study to Control for the Angle of the X-ray Beam
J Pediatr Orthop , July 2012: 32(5)467-72
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 , June 2012: 32(4)373-377
Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 2: Baseline Values for High School Athletes
Br J Sports Med , 2012: 46(5)365-70
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
Epidemiology of Youth Sports Concussion
Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am , 2011: 22(4)565-575
Reporting Concussions in High School: the effect of the State of Washington's Lystedt Law
J Athletic Trainers , : Accepted for publication 1/2013


Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
Casting and splinting techniques: molding and wedging of castsChildrens Hospital Orthopedic Technologist Competency InserviceSeattle, WAFeb. 10, 2014
Common but Complicated Issues in Pediatric Orthopedic CareLT Staheli Pediatric Orthopedic Update for Primary CareSeattle, WAJan. 18, 2014
Common Fractures in Pediatric PatientsPediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellows Didactic LectureSeattle, WANov. 5, 2013
Sports Injuries to the Knee & Common Fractures and What Not to MissMontana Chapter AAP Annual MeetingBig Sky, MTSept. 27, 2013 - Sept. 29, 2013
Sports Injuries to the KneeGroup Health Olympia General Pediatrics InserviceSeattle, WASept. 23, 2013
Common Fractures in Pediatric Primary CareWWAMI Visiting Professor to Peninsula Childrens ClinicPort Angeles, WASept. 17, 2013
Rotational and Angular Deformities of the Lower ExtremitiesUW Department of Pediatrics Resident Teaching ConferenceSeattle, WAJune 24, 2013
Non Accidental TraumaSeattle Childrens PA/NP InserviceSeattle, WAJune 12, 2013
Concussion Update for the Emergency DepartmentSeattle Childrens Emergency Department Nursing InserviceSeattle, WAJune 6, 2013
Common Fractures in Pediatric Primary CareSwedish Medical Center Family Practice Didactics LectureSeattle, WAMay 14, 2013
Youth Sports Concussion: Update on Current Practice and ManagementSaint Peters Hospital - Pediatric InserviceOlympia, WAMay 9, 2013
Rotational and Angular Deformities of the Lower ExtremitiesUW Sports Academic Teaching ConferenceSeattle, WAApril 24, 2013
Pediatric Sports Medicine: The Lower ExtremityUW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Clinical Musculoskeletal Medicine Lecture SeriesSeattle, WAMarch 12, 2013
Questions and Answers for Primary Care ProvidersRichmond PediatricsShoreline, WAFeb. 8, 2013
Course Chair Lynn T. Staheli Pediatric Orthopedic SeminarSeattle, WAJan. 19, 2013
Concussion: Initial Recognition, Management, and Ongoing ControversiesSCH Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Visiting ProfessorSeattle Children'sJan. 18, 2013
Concussions: Update on Current Standards and PracticeUWPN Issaquah Clinic Providers LectureDec. 3, 2012
Youth Sports Concussions: Update on Current Standards and PracticeSeattle Childrens Ambulatory Inservice Nov. 21, 2012
Gait Abnormalities in Pediatric OrthopedicsSwedish Family Practice Residency Didactic LectureOct. 16, 2012
Youth Sports Concussion: Update on Current Standards and Practice WWAMI Visiting Professor to Yakima and ToppenishSept. 26, 2012 - Sept. 27, 2012
Game Time: How to Assess Your Young Athletes for a Healthy Sports SeasonSeattle Childrens Hospital Pediatric Grand RoundsAug. 9, 2012
Casting Workshop and Physical Exam LectureDepartment of Pediatrics Wilderness Medicine ElectiveJune 11, 2012
Pediatric Orthopedic Trauma: Evaluation in the Office SettingSt. Francis Hospital Pediatric Providers LectureJune 11, 2012
Orthopedic Concerns for Rheumatology ProvidersDepartment of Rheumatology Pediatric Fellows Didactic LectureJune 1, 2012
Sport Concussion Assessment Tool-2; Baseline Values for High School AthletesCenter for Clinical and Translational Research Science Day; Oral Platform PresentationMay 10, 2012
Non Accidental TraumaPA/NP InserviceMay 9, 2012
An Approach to Pediatric and Adolescent Knee PainUW Department of Pediatrics Resident Teaching ConferenceApril 23, 2012
Seattle Childrens Case of the Month Toe WalkingSeattle Childrens Case of the Month March 2012
Pediatric Sports Medicine: The Lower ExtremityUW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Clinical Musculoskeletal Medicine Lecture SeriesMarch 20, 2012
Common Fractures in Pediatric CareSt. Francis Hospital Pediatric Providers LectureMarch 12, 2012
Musculoskeletal Exam Demonstration"Lynn T. Staheli Pediatric Orthopedic SeminarJan. 21, 2012
Orthopedic Responsibilities in Child AbuseDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Grand RoundsDec. 12, 2011
Common Sports Injuries to the KneePediatric Associates Orthopedics RoundtableSept. 7, 2011
Splinting in the ER SettingSeattle Children's Hospital Urgent Care CMESeattle, WAJune 11, 2011
The Limping ChildSwedish Family Practice Residencey Didactic LectureSeattle, WAMay 24, 2011
Pediatric Potpouri: Limping, Breaking and Head-BangingUW Sports Academic Teaching ConferenceSeattle, WAMarch 30, 2011
Trauma in the Office Setting: Radiology and SplintsLynn T. Staheli Pediatric Orthopedic SemincarSeattle WAJan. 22, 2011
Youth Concussion Update on Current Standards and Practice, Case Studies in Sports MedicineSeattle Childrens CME Tri-Cities Practical PediatricsApril 17, 2010
An Approach to Pediatric and Adolescent Knee PainNorth Pacific Pediatric SocietyMarch 12, 2010
Two Orthopedists and Three OpinionsLynn T. Staheli Pediatric Orthopedic SeminarSeattle, WAJan. 23, 2010
Pediatric Orthopedics: Q&ASCH Pediatric Residency Teaching ConferenceSeattle, WADec. 21, 2009
Adult and Pediatric Sports Injuries: What is the difference?UW Sports Academic Teaching ConferenceSeattle, WADec. 16, 2009
Common Fractures in Pediatric Primary CareCME talk for Seattle Childrens HospitalSeattle, WAOct. 3, 2009
Head and Sports InjuriesThe Sammamish ClubSeattle, WAOct. 3, 2009
Physical Education Related Injuries in US Emergency DepartmentsKing 5 News and Northwest Cable News television interviewSeattle, WASept. 9, 2009
Pediatric Foot, Gait, and Leg DisordersAmerican Board of Family Practice; Family Medical Board ReviewJune 26, 2009
WWAMI Visiting Professor Port Angeles, WAJune 16, 2009
Why are Pediatric Sports Injuries Different than Adult Sport Injuries?Lynn T. Staheli Pediatric Orthopedic Seminar Jan. 24, 2009

Research Funding

Grant TitleGrantorAmountAward Date
Concussion and Head InjuriesSeattle Children's Hospital Academic Enrichment Fund09.2008 - 09.2011

Primary Office

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

Additional Offices

Seattle Children's Federal Way
CF - Suite 300
34503 9th Ave S
Federal Way, WA 98003
Seattle Children's Wenatchee
526 N Chelan Ave
Suite B
Wenatchee, WA 98801

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