Mark Flanum, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Mark Flanum, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

  • Specialty

    Back | Neck | Spine

  • Location


  • Fellowship

    Spine Fellowship
    Auckland Hospital

    Sports Medicine Fellowship
    Adidas Sports Medicine Institute

  • Residency

    Orthopedic Surgery
    University of Wisconsin

  • Medical School

    Doctor of Medicine
    University of Wisconsin


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.

  • Special Interests
    • Management of Spinal Conditions
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • Disc Replacement
    • Spinal Deformity
    • Stenosis
    • Disc Herniations
  • Sample Procedures
    • ACL Repair
    • Arthroscopy
    • Disc Herniation Treatment
    • Disc Replacement
    • Minimally Invasive Spine
    • Ortho Fracture Repair incl. Extremities
    • Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Total Hip Replacement
    • Total Knee Replacement
  • Affiliations
    • Alaska Regional Hospital
    • Providence Anchorage Medical Center
    • Alaska Surgery Center
    • Alpine Surgery Center
    • Creekside Surgery Center

Patient Testimonials

For me, Dr. Flanum is the best. Maybe I’ve just been very fortunate, but everyone I have dealt with at OPA has been first rate. I have other surgeons at OPA as well. My opinion of them is the same. Best in the city, best in the state. And it’s not just the doctors. It’s the PAs, nurses, admin staff, and schedulers. I have zero complaints regarding OPA. These people have improved my life. My quality of life. Something I am very grateful for. I cannot say enough good things about them.

– Marty


The OPA team includes Alaska’s leading specialists and offers some of the latest, most advanced treatment procedures available today.

OPA treats a wide variety of conditions and offers comprehensive treatment options — including many non-surgical solutions, minimally invasive arthroscopies (repairs), and total joint replacement.

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