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Cara Beth Lee, MD
Cara Beth Lee, MD
  • Overview
  • Expertise
  • Education
  • Personal
  • Awards & Activities

Department
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Clinics, Maps and Directions
Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center
Virginia Mason Federal Way Medical Center

Phone(s)

Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 223-7530
Federal Way Medical Center  (253) 838-2400

Specialties
Hip Preservation Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics

Board Certifications
American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons

Joined VM - August 2012

Areas(s) of Expertise

  • Hip preservation surgery

  • Hip arthroscopy

  • Pelvic and femoral osteotomies

  • Surgical hip dislocation

  • Hip arthroplasty
  • Special Interest(s)
    Dr. Lee's special interests include hip preservation, hip arthroscopy, pelvic and femoral osteotomies, surgical hip dislocation and hip arthroplasty.

    Education
    Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, 1995

    Residency
    University of Washington, Orthopedic Surgery, 2000

    Fellowships
    Hip Preservation Surgery, Harvard University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Adolescent and Young Adult Hip Unit, Boston, Massachusetts, 2012

    Personal Information
    Outside of her practice, Dr. Lee enjoys hiking, reading and rooting for the Mariners.

    On Patients
    “Every person and every hip is unique. I enjoy working with patients to develop a treatment plan that best fits the individual and is in line with his or her goals. In order to be effective, it has to be a team approach.”

    On Specialty
    “Hip preservation is an exciting, rapidly growing area of Orthopedic surgery. The pelvis and hip joint are incredibly complex 3-D structures that require strength and stability, but also flexibility in order for us to walk, run, dance, play sports, etc. I enjoy the puzzle of working through the anatomic, biomechanical and biological factors that need to be in balance for a well-functioning hip joint.”

    On Virginia Mason
    “I appreciate that VM prioritizes outcomes data and evidence-based care. My impression is that ‘Team Medicine’ is not just a slogan – it is in practice daily with integrated clinical care."

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