Nicholas J. Clark, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery

Neck, Back & Spine
  • Accepting New Patients
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Nicholas Clark, MD, is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery for patients with cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine disorders. After completing his undergraduate and medical school training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he was selected for Orthopedic Surgery residency at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN which is consistently ranked as a top residency program in the country. Dr. Clark completed an additional year of sub-specialized fellowship training in spine surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City to master the latest surgical techniques from some of the world’s top spine surgeons, including Dr. Todd Albert, Dr. Frank Schwab, Dr. Sheeraz Qureshi, and Dr. Han Jo Kim.

He has published extensively in the field of spine and orthopedics with more than 20 published articles and book chapters and has given numerous presentations on his research to other spine surgeons nationally and internationally.

Dr. Clark treats every patient as he would his own family and tries to avoid surgery whenever possible to get patients back to doing the activities they enjoy. When surgery is required, Dr. Clark uses his training in minimally invasive techniques, when applicable, to provide cutting-edge care, giving patients the best outcome while minimizing pain. As not all patients are candidates for minimally invasive procedures, he is also adept at performing conventional spine surgery.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Clark enjoys spending time with his wife, enjoying the outdoors in the Seattle area. He enjoys downhill skiing, water skiing, camping, fishing, hockey, and cycling.

Special Recognition & Training

I am proud to be a Seattle Met Top Doctor for 2023, voted in by my colleagues in the greater Seattle area.

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Specializing in:

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery


Care Center

1620 Lake Tapps PKWY SE STE 115
Auburn, WA 98092-8376

(253) 246-2861


Care Center

4011 Talbot Road S Suite 300
Renton, WA 98055-5773

(425) 656-5047


Care Center

24060 SE Kent Kangley Road
Maple Valley, WA 98038-6801

(425) 656-5047



Program: MD
Institution: University of Wisconsin Medical School

Program: Residency
Institution: Mayo Graduate School of Medicine

Program: Fellowship
Institution: Hospital for Special Surgery/Cornell Medical Center

Program: Board Eligible
Institution: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


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