Dr. Blauvelt is an orthopaedic surgeon with additional subspecialty training in hand
and upper extremity surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic
Surgery, and has the Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery.
Having practiced in South King County for over 15 years, he is well known in the
community for providing expert care for disorders and injuries to the hand and upper
He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Society
for Surgery of the Hand, and the Washington State Medical Society. In addition,
he serves as a board member of the Washington State Orthopaedic Association.
He is a partner in Cascade Orthopaedics and an attending physician at the Multicare
Auburn Medical Center.
Born and raised in New Jersey, he obtained a Bachelor of Engineering Sciences degree
in Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Subsequently, he obtained
his medical degree from Vanderbilt University. General orthopaedic training was
at Texas Tech University, followed by a fellowship in surgery of the hand and upper
extremity at the University of California Davis.
Dr. Blauvelt then took the opportunity to travel internationally for 18 months, having
the opportunity to visit, study and volunteer in over 20 countries around the world.
This included an AO trauma fellowship in Germany, a Ilizarov fellowship in Italy,
and visits to many other academic centers in Europe, Scandinavia, Australia, and
Topping this off were 3 months of volunteer work with Orthopaedics Overseas in Indonesia
and South Africa before settling down western Washington.
In his free time he enjoys home improvement, woodworking, pottery, gardening, the
outdoors and spending time with his wife, daughter and son.