Maryse L. Bouchard, MD

Maryse L. Bouchard, MD

Orthopedics, Skeletal Dysplasia

On staff since March 2015

  • Dr. Maryse Bouchard is from Montreal, Quebec where she attended Dawson College and obtained her medical degree at McGill University. She completed her orthopaedics residency at the University of Toronto in Ontario. While there, she also obtained a Masters' of Science. She investigated the access to orthopaedic care and medical devices in low-income countries. Her research enabled her to work in Uganda and Rwanda in 2010.

    Maryse's fellowship training began with a year of adult foot and ankle surgery. She completed a clinical and research fellowship under Dr. Tim Daniels at the University of Toronto, and trained with Dr. Thibault Leemrijse's team in Brussels, Belgium. Preferring to care for children, she then elected to pursue a second fellowship at the Seattle Children's Hospital in general pediatric orthopaedic surgery.

    Prior to joining on staff at Seattle Children's and the University of Washington, she completed a fellowship in adult and children lower limb reconstruction at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia with Mr. Leo Donnan.

    Maryse's main interests are in treating foot and ankle deformities and injuries such as clubfoot and fractures, lower limb deformities including leg length differences, and children with genetic bone and soft tissue disorders.

    Her research focuses on management of the above diagnoses, but also access to health care both at home and in low-income countries, corruption in health care, and socioeconomic impacts of disability after injury. She also enjoys traveling and keeping active, especially with weightlifting and kettlebell training.

    • Terese Seattle WA 09.24.17

      We've been lucky enough to have had Dr. Bouchard since the birth of our little guy. Her passion, love and knowledge shines through when she takes care of him. She has helped us in so many ways and we could not be more thankful to have her on our side.

    • Meg Seattle, WA 08.17.17

      Dr Bouchard is a phenomenal doctor. She is very knowledgeable, but in addition to her expertise, she is also extremely kind and patient. My young son had suffered a broken tibia and twisted ankle in July 2016 and was seen by a doctor in Bellevue. 11 months later he still was not completely healed, experiencing some pain during sports. Dr. Bouchard was able to pinpoint to exactly what the problem was and recommended a treatment path. She is very accommodating and goes above and beyond to care for her patients.

    • Ayesha Washington 11.09.16

      This is one of the best doctors who took care of me after doctor Mosca, she is the most kind hearted and she is very supportive

    • Jamie Yakima, WA. 09.26.16

      Dr. Bouchard is one of the best doctors I've ever dealt with, she went over and beyond to make my son feel calm and safe. I appreciate how thorough she and her staff is. She's great at explaining what will or is happening in detail. Most of all, she was great with my son who had his first two surgeries with her due to his CMT. Dr. Bouchard is a wonderful doctor with an amazing personality which makes any stressful situation less stressful.

    • Dawn Olympia wa 01.12.16

      Amazing personalized care: Dr. Bouchard and the nurses always take whatever time necessary to explain procedures, care, and follow up. Patient, humorous, and highly knowledgeable makes all interactions/appointments pleasant and the least stressful they could possibly be. My son's tibia spiral fracture and ankle break (and 2 casts, 5 months of many appointments) would not have been fixed in the same manner (external "cage" cast) if we hadn't taken him to the emergency room at Seattle Children's and LUCKILY got Dr. Bouchard on call!!! A+

    • berenice yakima, wa 08.13.15

      She's my son Doc for his clubfeet and she's great.

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Best Clinical Paper Award - Fellows Division of Orthopaedics, University of Toronto 2013
    Dr. Borna Meisami Post-Graduate Award In Orthopedic Surgery Prize for the most compassionate orthopaedic resident Division of Orthopaedics, University of Toronto 2012
    First Prize Poster: Clinical, Social and Administrative Pharmacy Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto 2011
    Bethune International Surgery Fellowship To fund surgical training and research that takes place in a low-income country and will benefit patients in low-income countries 2010
    Quebec Medical Association Scholarship For exceptional leadership qualities throughout medical studies 2004
  • Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • Bouchard, Maryse MD, FRCSC, MSc; Bartlett, Murray MBBS, FRANZCR; Donnan, Leo MBBS (Melb), FRACS, FAOrthA
      Assessment of Pediatric Foot Mass
      Journal of American Academy of Orthopeadic Surgeons, 2017 Jan. : 25(1)32-41
    • Bouchard M, Amin A, Pinsker E, Khan R, Deda E, Daniels TR
      The impact of obesity on the outcome of total ankle replacement.
      J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2015 June 3 : 97(11)904-10
    • M. Bouchard, V. Mosca.
      Flatfoot Deformity in Children and Adolescents: Surgical Indications and Management.
      J Am Acad Orthop Surg, 2014 Oct. : 22: 623-63 PMCID:doi:10.5435/JAAOS-22-10-623
    • A. Khoshbin, M. Bouchard, D. Wasserstein, T. Leroux, P. Law, H. Kreder, T. Daniels, J. Wright.
      Long-term Survivorship of Resected Tarsal Coalition: A Population Based Study in Ontario.
      J Foot Ankle Surg., 2014 July 5 : pii: S1067 PMCID:doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2014.04.027.
    • M. Bouchard, J.C. Kohler, J. Orbinski, A. Howard.
      Corruption in the health care sector in low-income countries: A barrier to access of orthopaedic care and medical devices A case study of Uganda.
      BMC International Health and Human Rights, 2012 May 3 : 12:5.

    Other Publications

    • White KK, Bouchard M
      Common Neonatal Orthopedic Conditions
      Avery's Diseases of the Newborn 10th Edition, 2016 : In press
    • Bouchard M, Yandow S, White KK, Goldberg M
      Skeletal dysplasias
      Chapman’s Orthopaedic Surgery 4th Edition, 2016 : In press
    • Khoshbin A | Bouchard M | Wasserstein D | Leroux T | Law PW | Kreder HJ | Daniels TR | Wright JG
      Reoperations after tarsal coalition resection: a population-based study.
      The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, 2015 May : 54(3)306-10

  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Tarsal coalitions from cradle to grave University of Washington Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Grand Rounds (with Dr. Shawn Werner and Dr. Vincent Mosca) Seattle, WA Sept. 2, 2015
    An updated algorithm for radiographic screening of upper cervical spine instability in patients with Down Syndrome Combined American Orthopedic Association-Canadian Orthopaedic Association Vancouver, BC June 17, 2015
    Outcomes of tibiotalocalcaneal or pantalar fusion versus total ankle replacement with ipsilateral subtalar or transverse joint fusion; and Long-term survivorship of resected tarsal coalition: A population-based study in Ontario Combined American Orthopedic Association-Canadian Orthopaedic Association Montreal, QC June 20, 2014
    Corruption in health care at home and abroad Pediatric Orthopedic Visiting Professor Day Seattle Childrens Hospital Seattle, WA May 30, 2014
    Long-term survivorship of resected tarsal coalition: A population-based study in Ontario American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)/Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium Orlando, FL Dec. 3, 2013
    International orthopaedics: Building capacity Canadian Orthopaedic Association Winnipeg, MB June 20, 2013
    Limb deformity and limb length differences: Assessment, management and rehabilitation Physical Therapy Department In-Service Rounds Seattle Children's Hospital Dec. 2015
  • Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    A retrospective analysis of nonoperative treatment techniques in children with idiopathic toe walking: Outcomes of nonoperative treatment and predictors of surgical intervention Academic Enrichment Fund $25000 Oct. 2016 - Oct. 2018
    Responding to the global injury burden by improving access to orthopaedic medical devices in low-income countries: A qualitative case study of orthopaedic services in Uganda Bethune International Surgery Fellowship $48,500 (Canadian) May 2010


Board Certification(s)

Orthopaedic Surgery (Non-ABMS)
Orthopedic Surgery

Medical/Professional School

McGill University, Montreal
University of Toronto, Toronto


Orthopedic Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto


Orthopedic Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle
Orthopedic Surgery, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne
University of Toronto, Toronto

Clinical Interests

Foot and ankle, limb deformity correction and lengthening, trauma, skeletal dysplasia and arthrogryposis

Research Description

Clinical outcomes, global health and access to care, idiopathic toe walking, biofeedback for chronic musculoskeletal pain, guided growth techniques