|Specialty:||Shoulder & Elbow, Sports Medicine|
|College:||University of Colorado at Colorado Springs|
|Medical School:||Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences|
|Internship:||Brooke Army Medical Center|
|Residency:||Madigan Army Medical Center Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program|
|Board Certification:||Orthopaedic Surgery Certified|
Dr. Warme is a UW associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine who specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery, as well as sports medicine. He evaluates patients with shoulder, elbow and knee problems. Dr. Warme is also the Director of the Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship at the University of Washington.
I seek to help patients expeditiously return to top form and pursue the activities they enjoy. I believe that successful medical or surgical treatment and rehabilitation requires a team approach, with the patient being a key player. I will provide patients with an accurate diagnosis and the current information to help them make an informed decision (regarding which type of treatment to choose). Then we will make the journey together through the treatment and rehabilitation. If there is a viable way to manage a condition without surgery, we will try that first.
Clavicle, shoulder and elbow fractures; shoulder, elbow and knee cartilage tears, as well as instability problems; post traumatic shoulder and elbow stiffness; rotator cuff tendon tears: repair and reconstruction; tendon transfers around the shoulder; winging scapula; shoulder and elbow arthritis; shoulder and elbow replacement surgery including reverse shoulder arthroplasty.
Heidi, a 22 year old pole vaulter was dealing with a lingering injury that prevented her from doing the sport she loved. After being told by multiple health care professionals there was nothing they could do, she came to visit Dr. Warme at the University of Washington, Department of Orthopaedics. Now she is an example of success and back to doing the sports and activities she loves, pain free.
Ultimately I am interested in helping find the best treatment and rehabilitation regimens for different conditions, which will minimize the patients’ pain and recovery time. This includes a focus on clinical outcomes research of reconstructive procedures in the shoulder, especially the “Ream and Run”.
With rock climbing as a passion, I have a particular interest in investigating different arthroscopic knots and the latest generation of high-strength sutures. I am also committed to being the best teacher I can be, and discovering time-efficient methods of teaching the art and science of orthopaedic surgery to fellows, residents and medical students.
Bone & Joint Surgery Center at UWMC
UW Medical Center-Roosevelt II
4245 Roosevelt Way N.E.
Seattle, WA 98105
Orthopaedic Clinic at Eastside Specialty Center
UW Medicine Eastside Specialty Center
1700 116th Ave. N.E.
Bellevue, WA 98004