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Harborview Medical Center

Harborview Medical Center

 

Harborview Medical Center is a 360-bed tertiary care trauma center and the only Level 1 trauma center for the Pacific Northwest states of Washington, Alaska, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. These states represent 25% of the landmass in the United States and take the severely injured patients from all of this area. The orthopaedic trauma service is staffed by approximately 12 FTEs of experienced orthopaedic fracture care specialists as well as three general surgery trauma teams and an intensivist service run by intensivists from three academic departments working together. Approximately 6,500 trauma patients are admitted annually. In 2007, Harborview admitted 2,377 patients with ISS of 16 or greater. In 2007, 733 fractures of the tibia and 375 fractures of the femur were treated at Harborview. The orthopaedic faculty and past fellows published forty-two papers in the calendar year of 2007 related to trauma and reconstruction. Orthopaedic faculty at HMC have been recognized with the Kappa Delta award in 2001 for lower extremity mechanics and injury, a recipient of the Magnusson Award in 2008 for research focusing on lower extremity amputation and rehabilitation and the AMSUS Sustaining Member Award (Association of Military Surgeons of the United States) in 2006 for dedication to study of injured military and veterans. The orthopaedic chief is also PI on a lower extremity mobility research center at the Veterans Administration, which is associated in its academic side with Harborview Medical Center. Both sides of this organization have experience with multi-center trials and outcomes research. The resources of both institutions would be available for carrying out research on extremity trauma.

Site Principal Investigator: Reza Firoozabadi, MD, MA

Harborview Medical Center
325 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104