Biography & Education


Additional Information

Dr. Ratcliffe was voted "Top Doctors" in Seattle Magazine (2012).

A survey was mailed to more than 18,000 physicians in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The survey asked physicians to name the provider they would seek out or recommend to loved ones.

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Medical School
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington
Adult Reconstruction Fellowship, London, England

Board Certifications
Orthopaedic Surgery

Joint Replacement


  • Orthopedic surgery
  • English

Care Locations

751 N.E. Blakely Dr.
Issaquah, WA 98209
Proliance Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
510 8th Ave. NE, Suite 200
Issaquah 98029
Fax 425-392-2564
Proliance Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
1135 116th Ave NE, Suite 510
Bellevue 98004
Fax 425-455-3920



Steven S. Ratcliffe, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Reconstruction
Dr. Ratcliffe is a Board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with a specialty focus in hip and knee reconstruction, as well as treating patients with shoulder and knee injuries.
He grew up in rural Indiana and did his undergraduate work at Duke University before returning to his home state to earn his medical degree from Indiana University. He completed his orthopaedic training through the University of Washington and then did fellowship training locally at Harborview and in London, England in joint replacement.
After returning from England in 1983, he and Dr. Thayer started this practice with "an education, a bank loan, and a goal to help do anything we could to help patients". He is proud of the practice and his partners who offer in-depth expertise in all the fields of orthopaedics. For Dr. Ratcliffe, it's a privilege to treat patients and his approach reflects that.
Dr. Ratcliffe enjoys spending time with his family, traveling with his wife, scuba diving, and flying aerobatics.

Dr. Ratcliffe has received a nomination as one of "Seattle's Top Doctors" for 2011.


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Washington State Orthopaedic Association


  • Orthopedic surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Hip Surgery/Joint Replacement
  • Joint Replacement/Reconstruction
  • Knee Arthritis/Joint Replcmnt
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Injuries/Surgery
  • Knee Surgery/Joint Replacement
  • Orthopedics
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty