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."

  • 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.

    • Jamie Columbia, MO 07.09.20

      Dr Lindberg is amazing. My son had Ewing’s Sarcoma in his right femur. She talked to my child and let him be involved with the decisions. Where as others talked to me and my husband as if my child wasn’t there. She always shows compassion and listened to my child’s concerns and his wants. If it was In her power to accommodate his wishes she would. She goes above and beyond. I can’t say enough about what a wonderful doctor/ surgeon she is.

    • Mary Bellevue, Wa 10.22.19

      Our son had a non-ossifying fibroma of about 3 1/2 inches located above his ankle. Dr. Lindberg is so capable, explaining in depth the surgery that she would be performing to repair it. We had no complications, his bone healed beautifully. We have definitely recommended her to friends who find themselves needing a Dr. at the top of their field.

    • Steve Bellevue Wa 12.08.16

      Dr. Lindberg's quote says it all. She keeps Teens having fun living their life. Approximately 3-4 years ago my daughter (then12) in Jr High had a bad skateboard accident resulting in a severely broken ankle/leg, very complicated. After the natural stages of healing over the first 6-12 mos(giving PT credit as well!), this past year my daughter(now 16) participated in her 3rd year of competitive Tennis since the accident, the last 2 on varsity, I sincerely believe she was able to compete and have an active life due to the work the Dr Lindberg did. 6 years earlier she had the other ankle severely broken, Dr Dales performed the surgery and also did a remarkable job.He was not available at the time of the 2nd accident, so we were referred to Dr Lindberg. Dr Lindberg's care, manner and surgical expertise remains a highlight in both my daughters life and mine as a parent. Due to these two surgical experiences, my daughter may end up a Pediatric surgeon...time will tell. Thank you again Dr Lindberg(and Dr Dales)!

    • Bobbie Kalispell, Montana 11.12.14

      Dr. Lindberg was amazing with my daughter. My 17 year old was diagnosed with 2 tumors in her knee. She was terrified by the word "tumor" Dr. Lindberg was able to speak to her on her level and help her understand what was going on. Surgery was a success. I highly recommend Dr. Lindberg not only for her abilities as a surgeon but for her compassion.

  • Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • 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
    • 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

    • 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
    • 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 Title Event Location Date
    Patient factors associated with delayed diagnosis of developmental dysplasia of the hip Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) Los Angeles, CA May 2014
    Pediatric limb salvage outcome assessment Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America 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 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 Beijing, China Sept. 16, 2011 - Sept. 18, 2011
    Surgical Navigation of Bone Tumor Margins International Society of Limb Salvage (ISOLS) Beijing, China. Sept. 16, 2011 - Sept. 18, 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


Board Certification(s)

Orthopedic Surgery

Medical/Professional School

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York


Orthopedic Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles


Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle

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