Antoinette W Lindberg, MD

"Whether I am treating a child or adolescent with a broken bone or a bone tumor, my goal is to get kids back to "just being a kid" and teens back to "just being a teen." Pediatric orthopaedics is different from adult orthopaedics and musculoskeletal issues affect young patients in a different way. I want patients and families to feel like we are treating a functioning child or teen, not just something we see on an x-ray or scan."

  • Biography

    Dr. Antoinette Lindberg is a Seattle-area native who attended the University of Washington before attending medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York. She completed her orthopaedics residency at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles prior to returning to Seattle to complete a dual-fellowship at the University of Washington/Seattle Childrens Hospital in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Oncology. She subsequently joined the Seattle Childrens Orthopaedics department as faculty and specializes in treating bone & soft-tissue tumors, pediatric fractures, as well as general pediatric orthopaedic issues. Her research interests include treatment of benign and malignant musculoskeletal tumors in children, pediatric fracture management, specialty-care access, and outcome measures. During her "non-doctor" time, she enjoys being mom to her three young children.

  • Patient Testimonials

    • Merle Zillah 01.19.24

      Dr. Antoinette Lindberg is very kind and compassionate! She speaks at a level that non clinical people can understand and she is personable in a professional way.

    • Emily Seattle, WA 09.18.23

      I would like to highly recommend Dr Antoinette Lindberg, she is the most compassionate and wonderful physician. My daughter was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma at age 11 and it was a very stressful and overwhelming year of treatment including surgeries and chemotherapy. Dr Lindberg was always a ray of sunshine for my daughter and she still keeps in touch with her. My daughter is now a junior at UCLA and is thriving. Dr Lindberg was able to save my daughter's leg and she has even been able to participate in all her favorite sports and activities. The entire oncology and orthopedic team for bone tumors is exceptional and even though it was a difficult time all of the people at Children's Hospital made us feel safe and hopeful. We look back fondly and miss seeing everyone.

  • Awards and Honors

    Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Outside Faculty Teaching Award Seattle Children's Hospital 2021
    Family Choice Award Seattle Children's Hospital 2018
    Mary Gates Scholar
  • Publications

    Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • Vu CL, Lindberg AW, Bompadre V, White KK, Bauer JM
      Prospective Spine at Risk Program for Prevalence of Intracanal Spine Lesions in Pediatric Hereditary Multiple Osteochondromas
      Spine Deformity, 2020 : 8(5)1069-1074
    • Children's Orthopaedic Trauma and Infection Consortium for Evidence Based Study (CORTICES) Group
      Defining the Volume of Consultations for Musculoskeletal Infection Encountered by Pediatric Orthopaedic Services in the United States
      32497101 PloS one, 2020 : 15(6)e0234055 PMCID:PMC7272072
    • Godfrey J, Choi PD, Shabtai L, Nossov SB, Williams A, Lindberg AW, Silva S, Caird MS, Schur MD, Arkader A
      Management of Pediatric Type I Open Fractures in the Emergency Department or Operating Room: A Multicenter Perspective
      31305381 Journal of pediatric orthopedics, 2019 Aug. : 39(7)372-376
    • Bellevue K, Bompadre V, Lindberg A
      Comparison of the Management of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip with a Pavlik Harness by Orthopaedic Surgeons, Pediatricians, and Advanced Practice Providers
      Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Journal of Orthopaedics for Physician Assistants, 2019 : 7(3)e0007
    • Chewning RH, Monroe EJ, Lindberg A, Koo KSH, Ghodke BV, Gow KW, Javid PJ, Jinguji TM, Perkins JA, Shivaram GM
      Combined Glue Embolization and Excision for the Treatment of Venous Malformations
      30652153 CVIR Endovascular, 2018 Oct. : 1(1)22 PMCID:PMC6319524
    • Favinger JL, Hippe DS, Davidson DJ, Elojeimy S, Roth ES, Lindberg AW, Ha AS
      Soft Tissue Sarcoma Response to Two Cycles of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy: A Multireader Analysis of MRI Findings and Agreement with RECIST Criteria and Change in SUVmax
      29273189 Academic radiology, 2018 April : 25(4)470-475
    • Lindberg AW, Bompadre V, Satchell EK, Larson ACR, White KK
      Patient Factors Associated with Delayed Diagnosis of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
      J Child Orthop, 2017 June : 11(3)223-228
    • Woon RP, Lindberg AW, Arkader A
      To Pin or Not to Pin? Sagittal Alignment of Type II Supracondylar Humeral Fractures in Children
      Curr Orthop Pract, 2016 : 27(2)161-165
    • Stokke J, Sung L, Gupta A, Lindberg A, Rosenberg AR
      Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Objective and Subjective Quality of Life Among Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Bone Tumor Survivors
      PMC4515170 Pediatric Blood & Cancer, 2015 Sept. : 62(9)1616-29
    • Alton TB, Lindberg AW, Miles J, Conrad EU 3rd
      Ewing Sarcoma After Treatment of a Unicameral Bone Cyst of the Proximal Part of the Humerus
      29252522 JBJS case connector, 2014 July : 4(3)e53-e5

    Book Chapters

    • Lindberg AW, Punt SEW, Eary J, Conrad EU III
      Surgical Management of Sarcomas in the Skeletally Immature
      Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Musculoskeletal Oncology 3, 2013 : American A
    • Lindberg, AW & Arkader A
      Fleisher and Ludwigs 5-Minute Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consult, 2012 : Lippincott
    • Allison DC, Lindberg AW, Samimi B, Mirzayan R., Menendez LR
      A Comparison of Mineral Bone Graft Substitutes for Bone Defects
      US Oncology and Hematology, 2011 : 7(1)38-49

    Other Publications

    • Carlson, SM, Wong, A, Lemke, M, Cosser, C
      Gesture as a Window on Children’s Beginning Understanding of False Belief
      Child Development, 2005 : 76(1)73-86 (Published as A Wong)
  • Presentations

    Presentation Title Event Location Date
    Treatment of Symtomatic Extremity Venous Malformations with Single-Stage Combined Glue Embolization and Surgical Excision Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) Annual Meeting Charlotte, NC May 2019
    Pediatric Malignant Bone Tumors: Osteosarcoma and Ewing Sarcoma Visiting Grand Rounds Presenter, University of Louisville Department of Orthopedics Louisville, KY June 2017
    Pre-Operative Glue Embolization of Extremity Venous Malformations: Technique and Clinical Outcomes Society for Interventional Radiology (SIR) Annual Meeting Vancouver, BC, Canada April 2016
    Scratch Fit at Stem Implantation Predicts Mechanical Implant Stability International Society of Limb Salvage and Musculoskeletal Tumor Society Combined Meeting (ISOLS and MSTS) Orlando, FL Oct. 2015
    Patient Factors Associated with Delayed Diagnosis of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) Annual Meeting Los Angeles, CA April 2014
    Stepwatch Activity Monitor Assessment After Sarcoma Limb Salvage Surgery—A Comparison of Patient Age and Diagnosis Cohorts International Society of Limb Salvage (ISOLS) Bologna, Italy Sept. 2013
    Limb Salvage Outcomes in the Immature Pediatric Bone Population American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Chicago, IL March 2013
    High Failure Rates for Cemented Modular Oncology Total Knee Implants American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Chicago, IL March 2013
    Effect of Simulated Weight Bearing on Micromotion and Pullout of Uncemented Femoral Stems Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) Tampa, FL Sept. 2012
    A Comparison of Pediatric Allograft and Implant Limb Salvage Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) Tampa, FL Sept. 2012
    Navigation to Improve Bone Tumor Resection Surgical Margins Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) Tampa, FL Sept. 2012
    Challenges of Acetabular Pelvic Resection Exceed Nonacetabular Resection Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) Tampa, FL Sept. 2012
    Pediatric Limb Salvage Outcome Assessment Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) Annual Meeting Denver, CO May 18, 2012
    Comparison of Emergency Room vs. Operating Room Placement of Hip Spica Casts for Treatment of Pediatric Femur Fractures Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) Annual Meeting Denver, CO May 17, 2012
    Hip Arthroplasty in Adolescents: Functional Outcomes and Risk of Revision American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Academy San Francisco, CA Feb 8, 2012 - Feb 10, 2012
    Pediatric Limb Salvage Outcome Assessment International Society of Limb Salvage (ISOLS) Beijing, China Sep 16, 2011 - Sep 18, 2011
    Surgical Navigation of Bone Tumor Margins International Society of Limb Salvage (ISOLS) Beijing, China Sep 16, 2011 - Sep 18, 2011
    Uncemented Versus Cemented Megaprostheses About the Knee: A Comparison of Fixation Techniques International Society of Limb Salvage (ISOLS) Beijing, China Sept. 2011
    To Pin or Not to Pin? Type II Supracondylar Humerus Fractures in Children Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Montreal, Quebec May 14, 2010
  • Research Funding

    Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    Identifying Access Barriers in Children with Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip Seattle Children’s Hospital CCTR Pilot Fund Grant Oct 1, 2011 - Sep 30, 2012


Board Certification(s)

Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical/Professional School

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY


University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA


University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

Clinical Interests

Pediatric bone and soft-tissue tumors (benign and malignant), pediatric orthopedic trauma and fracture care, general pediatric orthopedics

Research Description

Sarcoma treatment, limb-salvage surgery, pediatric fracture management, access to healthcare, clinical outcomes measures