Howard A. Chansky M.D.

Howard A. Chansky M.D.


  • English


  • Cancer Care (Orthopaedic)
  • Orthopaedics
  • Orthopaedics (Hip)
  • Orthopaedics (Knee)
  • Orthopedic Surgery


Howard A. Chansky, M.D. is a UW Professor and the Chair of the Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. In addition to general orthopedic surgery, he specializes in total joint replacement and is the holder of the Hansjörg Wyss Endowed Chair for Advanced Hip and Pelvis Surgery. 

Dr. Chansky earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering at Cornell University and his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Orthopaedic Research Society and the American Orthopedic Association.

Dr. Chansky's clinical interests include biology of bone and soft tissue tumors and using molecular biology to refine the surgical treatment of orthopedic conditions. He believes that regardless of a patient's problem, the key to good patient care is to always be a good listener.


Institution Credential Year
Univ. of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Medical education 1987
Hospital of the Univ. of Pennsylvania Internship
Hospital of the Univ. of Pennsylvania Residency

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery 1995