Specialist in biomechanics/orthotics and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and is highly qualified to treat all foot and ankle disorders.

  • Advisor – International Foot and Ankle Foundation For Education and Research, The International Foot and Ankle Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1979 and is dedicated to providing the highest level of continuing medical education programs in venues around the world and providing revenue to support continuing education and research.
  • Chief of Staff Podiatry Department, Swedish Medical Center – Previously served as the Chief of Staff for the Podiatry department at all Swedish Medical Center campuses. Still plays an active role in the department.
  • Seattle’s Top Doctors by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, August 2010
  • Seattle’s Top Doctors by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, August 2009
  • Seattle’s Top Doctors by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, March 2007
  • Member of the Year – Northwest Podiatric Foundation for Education and Research. For your effort to advance Podiatric medicine and surgery, increase public awareness, and for providing an excellent role model for your peers – Presented by the Board of Trustees, Northwest Podiatric Foundation for Education and Research, USA, at the 37th Annual Graduation of the Northwest Podiatric Surgical Residency Program, Seattle, WA., June 2006
  • Podiatrist of the Year – Washington State Podiatric Medical Association, Chelan, WA
  • Board-Certified: Foot Surgery, American Board of Podiatric Surgery.
  • Board-Certified: Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Board-Certified 1996: Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine, American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine
  • Fellow: American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Fellow: American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine

Douglas S. Hale, DPM, graduated with honors from both Tulane University School of Engineering and the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. Upon completion of his Podiatric medical degree, he pursued a residency in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. He is a specialist in biomechanics / orthotics and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and is highly qualified to treat all foot and ankle disorders. His engineering background gives him a unique perspective treating your problem biomechanically or surgically, and believes in doing what is best for your medical condition. If all options for treating your problem “biomechanically” are exhausted, he provides the same level of capability and experience with surgical solutions.

Dr. Hale’s residency program, currently based at Swedish Medical Center-Providence campus, was and still is rated among the top five in the United States and accepts only two residents yearly. This residency program provides extensive clinical and hospital experience in both common and complex conditions of the foot and ankle and many other: radiology, anesthesia, microsurgery, neurology, vascular surgery, rheumatology, emergency medicine, orthopedic surgery and plastic surgery. In addition, Dr. Hale has specialized training in biomechanics and orthotic therapy.

Dr. Doug Hale , was one of the few in his field to become double-board-certified. He completed his advanced reconstructive surgery training in Seattle at the Northwest Podiatric Surgical Residency Program in 1991 and is Board-Certified in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He was also Board-Certified 1996 in Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine by the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine.

He has been in private practice in Seattle for over 20 years, treating simple to complex foot and ankle disorders. In 2003, he was elected by his colleagues as Chief of Podiatry Staff, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. In 2008 he was elected Residency Director for the Podiatric Surgery program at Swedish Medical Center. He lectures to physicians and students regionally on a variety of topics and has received numerous honors. Some of those honors are listed below:

  • Elected Chief of Podiatry Staff Swedish Medical Center
  • Seattle’s Top Doctors by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, 2010
  • Seattle’s Top Doctors by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, August 2009
  • Seattle’s Top Doctors by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, March 2007
  • Member of the Year – Northwest Podiatric Foundation for Education and Research. For your effort to advance Podiatric medicine and surgery, increase public awareness, and for providing an excellent role model for your peers – Presented by the Board of Trustees, Northwest Podiatric Foundation for Education and Research, USA, at the 37th Annual Graduation of the Northwest Podiatric Surgical Residency Program, Seattle, WA., June 2006
  • Podiatrist of the Year – Washington State Podiatric Medical Association, Chelan, WA
  • Outstanding Teaching Award. For the Advancement of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Through Dedication to Continued Medical Education and the Teaching of Surgery to Podiatric Residents. Presented by the Board of Trustees, Northwest Podiatric Foundation for Education and Research, USA, at the 34th Annual Graduation of the Northwest Podiatric Surgical Residency Program, Seattle, WA., June 14, 2003
  • Excellence in Teaching. Providence Hospital Residency Program, Seattle, WA, June 2000
  • Instructor of the Year. Fifth Avenue Hospital Podiatric Residency, , Seattle, WA, July 199
  • Board- Certified: Foot Surgery, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Board-Certified: Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Board-Certified 1996: Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine, American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine – Elected not to recertify 2006, non-surgical board.
  • Fellow: American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Fellow: American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine
  • DPM: Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine (graduated with honors), Chicago, IL
  • Chief of Podiatry Staff: Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA – 2003-2009
  • Residency Director: Northwest Podiatric Surgical Residency Program, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA
  • Instructor: Northwest Podiatric Surgical Residency Program, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA
  • Lecturer: Lectures to physicians and students regionally on a variety of topics
  • Advisor – International Foot and Ankle Foundation For Education and Research, The International Foot and Ankle Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1979 and is dedicated to providing the highest level of continuing medical education programs in venues around the world and providing revenue to support continuing education and research.
  • Member: American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, American Medical Athletic Association, American College of Sports Medicine, Washington State Podiatric Medical Association , American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Washington State
    Podiatric Physician of the Year
  • Seattle's Top Doctors by Seattle Metropolitan 2004
  • Seattle's Top Doctors by Seattle Metropolitan 2009
  • Seattle's Top Doctors by Seattle Metropolitan 2010