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James Schlenker, MD
James Schlenker, MD
Would recommend provider
4.8 out of 5 stars

60 Patient Ratings

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Cosmetic Services
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Melanoma Program

Clinic, Maps and Directions
Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center


Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 223-6831

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Microvascular Surgery, Hand Surgery, Melanoma

Board Certifications
American Board of Surgery, 2005
American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2009

Certificate of added qualification in surgery of the hand, 2010

Hand Surgery: (206) 223-7530

Joined Virginia Mason - January 2008

Patient Ratings
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Would recommend provider
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.8 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
4.8 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.8 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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June 2017
He is nice & understood what was wrong right away.

June 2017
Excellent communication skills and very caring personality. Visit was to discuss surgery the next week.

May 2017
Great pre & p.o. care - Excellent surgical results I have recommended Dr. Schlenker to friends & coworkers.

May 2017
Dr. Schlenker was extremely empathetic and compassionate. He understood our sons difficult struggles he´s had an explained things thoroughly. My son said he was the best doctor he had seen.

May 2017
Dr. Schlenker is ALWAYS warm, kind & practices @ a standard of excellence. I wish all practitioners showed. Regardless of whether the issue is minor to major.

May 2017
I have already recommended Dr. Schlenker to others. He is a courteous, careful, thorough, and gentle provider.

April 2017
Doctor Jim is great!

March 2017
Dr. Schlenker has an unusually positive and comforting "bed side" manner.

March 2017

March 2017
Dr. Schlenker is the kindest, most thorough physician etc - that I have ever experienced and I´m "70" yrs old!!! Even though I live across the sound from VMH - I would never consider going elsewhere!!! Thank you!

February 2017
Dr. Schlenker was kind, thoughtful and very responsive to my situation. Excellent care!

October 2016
I thought Dr. Schlenker was fantastic: liked him a lot! Sincere, informative & understandable. Smart.

August 2016
He is very kind & considerate and seems to care about me. He shows respect.

May 2016
Dr. Schlenker took extra time to review the +/- of the options provided. He was crystal clear that he would meet with me (wife too if avail) as often as need to understand the matters.

April 2016
Dr. Schlenker was a pleasure to work with. I really enjoyed meeting with him and he provided outstanding health care.

January 2016
He is very good and checks everything out great.

January 2016
Dr. Schlenker is outstanding in every way.

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Areas(s) of Expertise
Plastic and reconstructive surgery; hand surgery - call (206) 223-7530 for hand surgery appointments; microvascular surgery; abdominal and chest wall reconstruction; melanoma

Special Interest(s)
Plastic and reconstructive surgery, hand surgery and microvascular surgery

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, 1999

General Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, 2000

General Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, 2004
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Harvard Plastic Surgery Residency, Boston, 2007

Hand and Microvascular Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2008

Personal Information
When not practicing medicine, Dr. Schlenker enjoys watersports, boating, snow skiing, photography and exploring Seattle with his family.

On Patients
"It is a privilege to be involved in the care of my patients. I value dedication, communication and attention to detail in every aspect of patient care."

On Specialty
"Plastic and reconstructive surgery provides an exciting opportunity to apply creative and individualized operative solutions to restore function and quality of life."

On Virginia Mason
"Virginia Mason is a wonderful place to work because of the opportunity to share in the care of patients with a group of talented and dedicated physicians from all medical specialties."