Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Clifford B. Tribus, MD

  • Spine Medicine
Clifford B. Tribus, MD


Dr. Tribus is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. He specializes in disorders of the spine, including scolosis and spinal deformity, cervical and lumbar disc and degenerative disease, spinal trauma, and spinal tumors. He uses open and microscopic surgical techniques in patient treatment.

Languages spoken
  • English

Practice locations

    Education & credentials

    Board certifications
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    Medical School
    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
    • University of California San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
    • Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City, NY
    • Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD


    Additional conditions and treatments
    • Adult Deformity (Scoliosis)
    • Anterior Cervical Discectomy
    • Degenerative Spine Disease
    • Foraminal Stenosis
    • Herniated Disc
    • Lateral Recess Stenosis
    • Myelopathy
    • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
    • Radiculopathy
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spinal Tumors
    • Spine Deformity Surgery (Adult)
    • Spine Disc Replacement (Arthroplasty)
    • Spine Fractures
    • Spondylolisthesis

    Research and publications

    Dr. Tribus has research interests in spinal biomechanics, development of spinal implants, anatomy of the spine, and clinical outcomes.