Daniel Schwartz – orthopedic surgeon

Daniel Schwartz is one of 40 doctors at Northwest Hospital and Medical Center who is specialized in Orthopedic Surgery and is completed board certified (a diplomat of the ABOS – American Board of Orthopedic Surgery). Dr. Schwartz’s dedication to patient care and passion to perfecting his surgical skills led him to complete two years of fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery. He specialized in minimally invasive solutions to rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability, fractures, tendonitis, and shoulder replacements as well as clavicle and elbow injuries. He spent one year in Annecy and Nice, France, working with the world renowned surgeons such as Laurent Lafosse and Pascal Boileau, learning advanced arthroscopic techniques. Following the year aboard, Dr. Daniel Schwartz returned to the United States and completed an ASES (American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons) accredited fellowship in Tampa, Florida, with Dr. Mark Frankle and Mark Mighell. Dr. Daniel Schwartz has numerous book chapter publications, as well as several Pubmed referenced journal articles regarding shoulder surgery as well as handful of articles published in the French Orthopedic literature. Dr. Schwartz has been named an “Emerging Leader” in Orthopedic Surgery by the American Orthopedic Association since 2013, and has recently been appointed to the Social Media Advisory Board of the premier journal in Orthopedic Surgery: JBJS (Journal of Bone and Joint Surgeon).

Dr. Schwartz says that he highly value being available to his patients and spending enough time with each one no matter how big or small the issue is. Because of that, he doesn’t have much free time, but when he does manage to grab some free time he likes to travel, ski and hike. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his family.


Currently, Daniel Schwartz is orthopedic surgeon and works at The Sports Medicine Clinic, which serves Seattle, Washington and has offices in North Gate and Ballard. The Sports Medicine Clinic is associated with Northwest Hospital and UW Medicine, and he performs the bulk of his surgeries at Northwest Hospital.


Dr. Schwartz is interested in helping his patients retake control of the use of their shoulders and elbows with as little intervention as possible. His clinical interests include work-related injuries of the shoulder and elbow; rotator cuff injuries; shoulder arthritis; shoulder instability; shoulder separation; proximal humerus fracture; elbow arthritis; tennis elbow; golfers elbow; and elbow pain. His research interests include shoulder instability; shoulder dislocation; total shoulder replacements; reverse shoulder replacements; and rotator cuff repair. Dr. Schwartz has a certifications and license in American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (Certified in Orthopedic Surgery), WA State Medical License (active through 2016) and FL State Medical License (active through 2014).


At the office of Dr. Schwartz, array of ailments and injuries can be treated. He said that their primary goal is to help patients relieve and manage their pain and ultimately regain mobility. They aim to award patients with the best possible care. They can diagnose, treat and rehabilitate injuries to bones, muscles, tendons, nerves and ligaments. Also, they work with people of all ages to prevent injuries from occurring or reoccurring.




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Zoe Foster

Zoe Foster

Based in New York. I love golfing, running and rainy days.