Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Meet Your Team

Our team, led by Dr. Burt Yaszay, studies and treats problems affecting the growing bones, joints and muscles of children.

Our team includes pediatric orthopedic surgeons, pediatricians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants specializing in pediatric orthopedics. All of the doctors are board-certified in their specialties, and provide surgical and non-surgical care for your child.

Our program’s expert providers have extensive experience caring for children with complex orthopedics conditions and are involved in numerous international cohorts pioneering research for complex pediatric orthopedic conditions.

We are experts in observing children's growth and in recommending treatment. To help your child, we often use physical and rehabilitation therapies, braces, splints and casts. When surgery is needed, we are very experienced in performing procedures to treat musculoskeletal problems.

In addition to doctors, our team includes highly trained genetic counselors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who specialize in musculoskeletal conditions.

We work closely with our colleagues in other specialties, and our patients have full access to the wide variety of services provided by a major regional medical center.



Bone Tumors

Seattle Children's has the first interdisciplinary clinic in the United States dedicated to treating bone tumors in children.

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Foot and Ankle

Seattle Children's is a leader in researching and developing treatments that correct foot and ankle deformities, sometimes without using major surgery.

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Hand and Upper Extremity

Our team includes doctors who treat hand and arm defects and injuries in children. At Seattle Children's, we perform both microvascular and general hand and arm surgery.

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Our providers have expertise in treating hip injuries, including hip fractures and infections.

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Neuromuscular Disorders

Seattle Children's is an experienced leader in the treatment of neuromuscular disorders including cerebral palsy and spina bifida.

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Skeletal Health/Dysplasia

We specialize in diagnosing and caring for children with rare bone conditions. Our goal is to help children, teenagers and adults with skeletal dysplasias have a high quality of life.

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Sports Medicine and Sports Surgery

At Seattle Children's, we are experts in treating growing athletes. We develop physical therapy programs for children recovering from injuries. When surgery is needed, we use techniques that limit the risk of injury to growing bones.

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Sports Concussion

Our team consists of some of the nation's top experts on concussions and brain injuries. Seattle Children's is part of the Seattle Sports Concussion Program, the region's premier team for evaluating head injuries and providing the right treatments to keep young athletes safe and healthy as they recover from their injury.

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Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Fellows

  • Erika Daley, MD, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

  • Katherine Miller, MD, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

  • Alberto Osegura, MD, Pediatric Sports Medicine

  • Michael Peyton, MD, Pediatric Sports Medicine

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Community Athletic Trainers

Seattle Children’s Athletic Training Program provides on-site licensed athletic trainers to schools and other organizations during practices, at home and away games and at other sporting events. Learn more about our athletic trainers.


  • Erin Paxinos, MS, LAT, ATC, Athletic Training Program Manager

    Erin Paxinos, MS, LAT, ATC, Athletic Training Program Manager

  • Liz Kakos, LAT, ATC, Supervisor

    Liz Kakos, LAT, ATC, Supervisor


Seattle Public High Schools

  • Rainier Beach – Ian Davies, MAT, LAT, ATC

  • Lincoln – Greg Dorow, LAT, ATC

  • Chief Sealth – Gabby Leveratto, MS, LAT, ATC

  • West Seattle – Charles Liggett, MS, LAT, ATC

  • Roosevelt – Casey Lougheed, MS, LAT, ATC

  • Ballard – Loka Murphy, LAT, ATC

  • Ingraham – Jeff Wilson, LAT, ATC

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Seattle and Surrounding Area Private High Schools, and Seattle Reign Academy

  • Vashon – Ryan Jaeger, MS, LAT, ATC

  • Grace Katt, LAT, ATC

  • Kennedy Catholic – Zach Lyons, LAT, ATC

  • Seattle Prep – Kate Madison, MS, LAT, ATC

  • University Prep – Nia Nez, MS, LAT, ATC

  • Holy Names – Julia Olson, M.Ed, LAT, ATC, CSCS

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Bellevue School District High Schools

  • Interlake – Shauna Delaney, LAT, ATC

  • Sammamish – Maegan Hopkins, MS, LAT, ATC

  • Bellevue – Ashley Lopez, LAT, ATC

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Lake Washington School District High Schools

  • Juanita – Kayla Cunningham, MS, LAT, ATC

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Mercer Island High School

  • Mercer Island – Jolynn (Jo) Leisinger, MS, LAT, ATC

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Renton School District High Schools

  • Renton – Thuy-Vy Nguyen, MA, LAT, ATC

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Tacoma School District High Schools

  • Foss – Debbie Habelt, LAT, ATC

  • Rachel Hunt, MS, LAT, ATC — Mt. Tahoma

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