Dr. Richard Rooney Jr, MD

Dr. Richard Rooney Jr, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 49
Dr. Richard Rooney Jr, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Bothell, WA and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

1629 220th St SE Ste 101

Bothell, WA 98021

Contact Information

(888) 712-0318

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
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Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
more than 91% of peers
Spinal Fusion
more than 89% of peers
Herniated Disc Surgery
more than 87% of peers

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Dr. Rooney Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rooney Jr "Dr. Rooney is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic spine surgeon. He was an All-Army athlete as a cadet at the United States Military Academy and then attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. After medical school, he completed his Orthopaedic Surgery training in the Army and a Spine Surgery Fellowship at U.C. San Diego/San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders. Dr. Rooney has won many awards throughout his career. Among the most note-worthy were that he was separately selected as the Clinical Travelling Fellow by the Scoliosis Research Society, the North American Spine Society and the Cervical Spine Research Society. He is the only surgeon to ever win all three of these awards and is particularly proud that it was bestowed upon him by his spine surgery colleagues. His accomplishments in the field of Regenerative Medicine and his knowledge of Stem Cell science were recognized by Congress and in 2009 and 2011 he was appointed as a Peer Reviewer for Congressional Directed Medical Research Programs in Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell therapy in Orthopaedics. After leaving the Army in 2010, he joined The Polyclinic in downtown Seattle. In Seattle, Dr. Rooney was recognized as a 2011, 2012, 2013 Seattle Superdoctor, 2012 Seattle Met Magazine 'Top Doctor' selection, and 2011-2013 Vitals. com Compassionate Physician Recognition. At the end of 2012, he left The Polyclinic to enter private practice. He serves as the Chief Strategy Officer for Celling Biosciences in addition to his practice. His professional focus is limited to conditions of the spinal column and Regenerative Medicine/Stem Cell therapy. He has been one of the industry leaders in the development of ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) principles as they apply to Spine Surgery as well as Stem Cell therapy as it relates to the musculoskeletal system."
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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

46  Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
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18  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

1 Board Action
  • Unprofessional Conduct (4/6/2017)
    Action Taken: Education
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Washington


  • United States Military Academy
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Madigan Army Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Tripler Army Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • San Diego Center Spinal Disorders
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Rooney Jr's Reviews

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9 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

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Dr. Rooney Jr's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

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Dr. Rooney performed a very complex lumbar fusion surgery on my back due to a condition that was aggravated by a rear-end auto collision. He also performed a cervical laminectomy on my wife. In both instances, Dr. Rooney’s stellar professional qualifications and consummate skill produced superior...more
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