Neal H. Shonnard, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery, Hip and Knee Orthopedic Surgery

Knee, Shoulder, Spine, Total Joint
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Virtual Visits Available


Neal Shonnard, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with clinical interests in surgical care of the neck and back, stenosis, disk disease and replacement, minimally invasive spine surgery, joint replacement of the hip and knee, kyphoplasty and osteoporosis, spondylolisthesis, sciatica, fusion lumbar injections, scoliosis, and spinal implants.

Dr. Shonnard grew up in a big family with six siblings, where they were all active in sports. His father, a general surgeon, was always busy putting one of his active siblings back together. His father’s ability to heal family, friends, and neighbors inspired him to become a doctor, but what ultimately drew him to medicine was the opportunity to help others. Orthopedic surgery allows him to help patients and make a real impact on the quality of their lives. He believes it is a gift to see what a difference orthopedic and spine care can do for a patient.

He has published research articles on orthopedic extremity trauma and reconstruction, experimental neurosurgery, and spine trauma reconstruction. He is one of only two original members of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in Washington State, and offers minimally invasive spine surgery to his patients. As associate director of the Spine SCOAP (Surgical Care Outcome Assessment Program) Registry, he is working together with other interested doctors to assess and improve spine care for all the residents of Washington State.

Dr. Shonnard and his wife have raised a family of three children. He feels blessed to live in the Northwest with an active life, full of family and friends.

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Specializing in:

  • Hip and Knee Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery


Care Center

3801 5th Street SE Suite 110
Puyallup, WA 98374-2106

(253) 848-1126


Care Center

20920 SR 410 E Suite 110
Bonney Lake, WA 98391-6302

(253) 848-1126



Program: MD
Institution: University of Nevada Medical School

Program: Board certified
Institution: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Program: Residency
Institution: University of California San Francisco School of Med.

Program: Fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery
Institution: Pennsylvania Hospital Thomas Jefferson University


Fellow-American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

North American Spine Society

Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Director of Spine Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (Spine SCOAP) Registry

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