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Seth Leopold

Council Title: 
Co-opted Council Member

Seattle, WA, USA

Term of office Co-Opted on council:
2017-2020 First Term

Seth S. Leopold, MD, is the editor-in-chief of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Dr Leopold graduated from Dartmouth College cum laude, and received his medical degree with honors in research from Cornell University Medical College. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Chicago, and his fellowship in hip and knee replacement at Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke’s Medical Center. Following this, he was on faculty at a US Army teaching program while on a 3 year active-duty tour, where he received two consecutive Outstanding Faculty Awards.

After leaving the military, he joined the faculty of the UW Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in August 2002. He was promoted to full professor in 2007, and served as chief of the orthopaedic surgery service at the University of Washington Medical Center and vice chair of the Department from 2007 to 2010.

He has received multiple grants, as well as local and national recognition for his research and teaching efforts. His research focuses on problems related to hip and knee arthritis, patient safety, and unusual sources of bias in scientific reporting. His work has appeared in JAMA, The New England Journal of Medicine, and The Lancet.Prior to becoming editor-in-chief at CORR in 2013, he served as an editor at the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and a reviewer at many other journals, including JAMA.