Contact Info
Carl J. Basamania, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgery Shoulder / Elbow

Dr. Carl Basamania is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon and internationally recognized expert in shoulder replacement surgery and the treatment of clavicle fractures. Dr. Basamania performed the first Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty in the US in 2003 and continues to perform over 500 shoulder surgeries each year. He helped develop an innovative, minimally invasive technique for repairing both new and poorly healed clavicle fractures which significantly decreases complications and greatly improves patient outcomes. Dr. Basamania has been featured in the National Geographic special entitled “The Incredible Human Body” and has been a guest on CBS’s “The Doctors”.

Actively involved with clinical research, Dr. Basamania has contributed chapters to more than 17 orthopedic text books and has written over 30 peer reviewed articles. He is an editorial reviewer for The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and continues to lecture both nationally and internationally having lectured in over 25 countries. He is a senior design consultant for Depuy Synthes and holds multiple patents on various orthopedic devices and instruments.

Dr. Basamania is a world renowned expert in shoulder surgery. After graduating from George Washington Medical School, Dr. Basamania began his career in the US Military. He completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA, and a fellowship in reconstructive shoulder surgery with Dr. Charles A. Rockwood Jr. at the University of Texas in San Antonio. After training, Dr. Basamania was stationed at Fort Bragg, NC where he was named Chief of Orthopedic Surgery and worked with the Army’s Delta Force as their designated orthopedic surgeon. In addition to multiple military decorations, he has been the only physician in the military to receive both the Surgeon General’s Physician Recognition Award and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Physician Recognition Award.

Medical School
George Washington University, Washington D.C.

Residency
Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA

Fellowship
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX

Board Certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
National Board of Medical Examiners

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons

Orthopaedic Trauma Association

American College of Surgeons

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Southern Orthopaedic Association

Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons

Eastern Orthopaedic Association

Swedish Orthopedic Institute

601 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122

Phone: 206-386-2600
Fax: 206-622-1644