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.
Seattle Children's has the first interdisciplinary clinic in the United States dedicated to treating bone tumors in children.
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.
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.
Seattle Children's is an experienced leader in the treatment of neuromuscular disorders including cerebral palsy and spina bifida.
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.
Our team is nationally known for treating all kinds of spinal problems, including scoliosis, kyphosis and lordosis.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
Bellevue School District High Schools
Interlake – Shauna Delaney, LAT, ATC
Sammamish – Maegan Hopkins, MS, LAT, ATC
Bellevue – Ashley Lopez, LAT, ATC
Lake Washington School District High Schools
Juanita – Kayla Cunningham, MS, LAT, ATC
Mercer Island High School
Mercer Island – Jolynn (Jo) Leisinger, MS, LAT, ATC
Renton School District High Schools
Renton – Thuy-Vy Nguyen, MA, LAT, ATC
Tacoma School District High Schools
Foss – Debbie Habelt, LAT, ATC
Rachel Hunt, MS, LAT, ATC — Mt. Tahoma