Mark Flanum, MD

Dr. Flanum is board certified in orthopedic surgery and fellowship trained in both spine surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Flanum earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health where he graduated AOA with high honors in addition to serving as class president.

He completed his internship and residency at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. During his final year of residency, he was selected to serve as chief resident of the UW orthopedic surgery program.

After residency, he traveled to Auckland, New Zealand where he completed fellowship training in Spine Surgery at Auckland Hospital and Sports Medicine at the Adidas Sports Medicine Institute.

Dr. Flanum's training makes him uniquely qualified to provide treatment for the full range of conditions of the spine as well as sports medicine, joint replacement and fracture care. He is frequently consulted to provide treatment for disk herniation, spinal deformity, fractures and spinal stenosis as well as shoulder, hip and knee pain. Dr. Flanum has an interest in minimally invasive spine surgery and was the first surgeon in Alaska to perform the minimally invasive IO Flex lumbar decompression.

Dr. Flanum has been biking, skiing and climbing in Alaska since 1991. Today he has the joy of sharing these adventures with his wife and four children.


  • Spine Fellowship (2008)
    Auckland Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand 
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship (2007)
    Adidas Sports Medicine Institute, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Residency (2002-2007)
    University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Internship (2002-2003)
    University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 
  • Doctor of Medicine (2002)
    University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 
  • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science and Law (1988)
    University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Pre-Med Studies (1998)
    University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska


  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 
  • Anchorage Orthopedic Society
  • Alaska Physicians and Surgeons 
  • American Medical Society
  • Alaska State Medical Association 
  • North American Spine Society


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