Robert S. Clawson M.D.

Robert S. Clawson M.D.
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  • English


  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Shoulder and elbow surgery


Robert S. Clawson, M.D. is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon.

Dr. Clawson earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University Medical School and completed his internship at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA. He has been practicing as an orthopedic surgeon at Northwest Hospital & Medical Center since 1974.

Dr. Clawson specializes in adult repair and reconstruction of the shoulder, elbow, foot and ankle; total hip and knee arthroplasty; knee arthroscopy and adult trauma surgery. Dr. Clawson has a strong interest in medical history. He produced “Harborview: The Trauma Story,” an account of the pioneering work in trauma care done at Harborview during the 1960s and 1970s.


Institution Credential Year
Louisiana State University Medical Center Medical education 1966
King County Hospital Internship 1967
Louisiana State University Medical Center Residency 1972
George Washington University Residency 1974
Seattle Children's Hospital/UW Medicine Teaching Appointment
Degree Institution Year
MD Louisiana State University Medical Center 1966

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery 1975