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Original Release 3/2/2011
Media Contact: Karen Peck

Seattle Pacific surgeons and The Bone & Joint Center of Seattle Welcome New Physicians to Their Teams

Northwest Hospital & Medical center is pleased to announce the addition of two new doctors to medical practices located at the hospital. Robert Clawson, MD, is joining The Bone & Joint Center of Seattle and Joshua Cooper, MD, is joining Seattle Pacific Surgeons.

In March, Dr. Robert Clawson joined The Bone and Joint Center of Seattle. Dr. Clawson is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University Medical School and completed his internship at Harborview Medical Center. He completed residencies in orthopedics at Louisiana State University, the Shreveport School of Medicine and George Washington University. He has been in practice as an orthopedic surgeon at Northwest Hospital & Medical Center since 1974. His practice includes adult repair and reconstruction of the shoulder, elbow, foot and ankle; total hip and knee arthroplasty, knee arthroscopy and adult trauma surgery. Dr. Clawson has a strong interest in medical history and he produced "Harborview: The Trauma Story", a telling account of the pioneering work in trauma at Harborview during the 60s and 70s.

Dr. Clawson is now accepting new patients. Schedule an appointment by calling (206) 368-6360 or visit for more information on his services.

Seattle Pacific Surgeons also welcomed Dr. Joshua Cooper to the practice. Dr. Cooper, who specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery, will join a team of highly-skilled surgeons trained in the latest, advanced surgical options today. The multi-specialty surgical group includes Dr. Terence Quigley, a vascular surgeon and Northwest Hospital’s Chief of Surgery, vascular surgeon Dr. Benjamin Lerner and general surgeon Dr. Nicole White. Dr. Cooper is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He has a broad spectrum of interests within the specialty of plastic surgery, including the face, breast and body.

Dr. Cooper is accepting new patients. For more information about Seattle Pacific Surgeons or Dr. Cooper, call (206) 368-1070 or visit

About Northwest Hospital & Medical Center
About Northwest Hospital & Medical Center Founded in 1960, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit hospital located minutes north of downtown Seattle. With 281 licensed beds, more than 1,900 employees and all private rooms, it offers some of the most innovative, technologically advanced medical care available. Major clinical programs and services include: emergency services; critical care; cardiac care; neurosciences; stroke center; cancer care; childbirth services; bariatric surgery; sports medicine; medical rehabilitation; geropsychiatric center; Gamma Knife® Center; diagnostic imaging; laboratory services; sleep medicine; and education and wellness programs, among others. In 2010, Northwest Hospital joined the UW Medicine Health System. For more information about Northwest Hospital and its programs and services call (206) 364-0500 or visit To find a physician, phone (206) 633-4636 for the free Physician Referral Line.

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