Dayne Mickelson, MD

“We strive to make patients feel comfortable, heard and educated – where they feel informed and their treatment plan is customized to their personal goals.”

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Specialties and Areas of Focus

  • Knee
  • Shoulder
  • Cartilege Restoration
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Orthobiologics
  • PRP
  • MAKO Robotic Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Sports Medicine

Dr. Dayne Mickelson is a fellowship trained orthopeadic surgeon with expertise in sports medicine and complex arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, and knee. He has a special interest in knee preservation procedures including cartilage repair and transplantation, complex shoulder pathology, multi-ligament reconstruction, as well as novel biologic treatments. He also focuses on general orthopaedics including acute or chronic knee, and shoulder problems, pediatric injuries and fracture care.


Dr. Mickelson’s philosophy is based on education and individualized care plans. His practice therefore focuses on accessibility, convenience and a friendly atmosphere where a patient is treated like family. Dr. Mickelson believes in a shared decision-making model, where the treatment plan is customized based on an individual’s aspirations and goals. He finds great satisfaction in helping patients return to the activities they enjoy, and providing a truly outstanding experience from beginning to end.

Dr. Mickelson was born the eldest of three boys outside of Milwaukee, WI. When he was young, he and his family moved to Woodinville, WA, where his family still resides. Dr. Mickelson graduated magna cum laude from Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA) with a degree in computer engineering. He went on to attend medical school at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) and graduated Alpha Omega Alpha (highest honors). Dr. Mickelson subsequently completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Washington before completing subspecialty training in sports medicine and arthroscopy at Duke University (Durham, NC).

Dr. Mickelson has authored over a dozen papers on orthopaedics, education and technology as well as written textbook chapters on advanced techniques in sports medicine. He has published in Orthopedics, the Journal of Surgical Education, The Journal of Hand Surgery, and The American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Dr. Mickelson has a passion for sports. He was a four-year letter winner on the Lehigh University men’s basketball team, winning the Patriot League championship and playing in the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament (“March Madness”) his junior year. Dr. Mickelson previously served as team physician for Duke University’s football, basketball, and lacrosse teams, as well as for North Carolina Central University’s football team. He is currently the team doctor for Redmond High School and Bellevue College.

Dayne and his family are excited to be back home in the Pacific Northwest. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Kelly, and their two sons. He also enjoys basketball, skiing, cooking, reading and keeping up to date with the latest technology.


Graft use in the treatment of large and massive rotator cuff tears: an overview of techniques and modes of failure with MRI correlation. January 2019

Adipose-Derived Stem Cell Transplant Technique for Degenerative Joint Disease. October 2017

Surgical Management of Proximal Tibiofibular Joint Instability Using an Adjustable Loop, Cortical Fixation Device. February 2018

Rapid Web-Based Platform for Assessment of Orthopedic Surgery Patient Care Milestones: A 2-Year Validation. December 2017

Open reduction and intramedullary nail fixation of closed tibial fractures. November 2012 

How Arthroscope Orientation Affects Performance: Arthroscopy in the Perspective of the Viewer and Arthroscopy Opposite of the Viewer. February 2019

All-epiphyseal semitendinosus PCL reconstruction in a 10-year-old child. August 2010

Prospective randomized controlled trial comparing 1- versus 7-day manipulation following collagenase injection for dupuytren contracture. October 2014

Adjustable-Loop Femoral Cortical Suspensory Fixation for Patellar Tendon Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Time Zero Biomechanical Comparison With Interference Screw Fixation. July 2010

Increasing medical student exposure to musculoskeletal medicine: the initial impact of the Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Interest Group. July 2017

Clinical trade-offs in cross-linked ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene used in total joint arthroplasty. April 2013

Reflections in a time of transition: orthopaedic faculty and resident understanding of accreditation schemes and opinions on surgical skills feedback. April 2016



Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Education & Credentials


Medical School

University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA


University of Washington
Seattle, WA


University of Washington
Seattle, WA


Duke University – Sports Medicine
Durham, NC

Board Certifications

Orthopaedic Surgery
Sports Medicine


Certified Athletic Trainer
Keith Cross
+1 (425) 507-0735

Surgery Scheduler
Alexis Blumenzweig
+1 (425) 507-0728

Claire Kim

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