Christopher G. Anderson, M.D.

Dr. Christopher Anderson is an orthopaedic surgeon, specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopy. He also specializes in ACL and rotator cuff surgery, arthritis surgery, joint replacement including the hip, knee, and shoulder, and fracture care. Dr. Anderson began practicing at Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists in 2006.

After completing his Bachelor of Science degree in zoology at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois, Dr. Anderson went on to receive a Master of Science degree in biological sciences at the same institution. Upon completing his graduate studies, Dr. Anderson enrolled at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Wisconsin, where he earned his medical degree. Following medical school, he underwent an orthopaedic surgery residency at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio.

Dr. Anderson has successfully completed a fully accredited sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship at Taos Orthopaedic Institute. During his fellowship, Dr. Anderson was involved in medical coverage for the US ski team and is continuing that affiliation as a US ski team pool physician, covering major races and training events worldwide. Read more about Dr. Anderson's involvement with the US ski team.

Dr. Anderson is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, which is current through 2028.

When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Anderson enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys competitive and recreational cycling, as well as backcountry, alpine, and skate skiing.



Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, 1996

Graduate Studies

Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, 1997

Medical School

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Madison, WI, 2001


Orthopedic Surgery, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, OH, 2001–2006


Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy, Taos Orthopaedic Institute, Taos, NM, 2015–2016


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2008–2028

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Spokane County Medical Society
  • Washington State Medical Association

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

  • MultiCare Deaconess Hospital
  • MultiCare Valley Hospital
  • Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center
  • The Orthopaedic Surgery Center

Medical Interests


  • Graduate Assistantship, Eastern Illinois University
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta
  • Adkins Scholarship, Outstanding Achievement in Biological Science
  • Dr. Heath Scholarship, Achievement by Varsity Athlete in Pre-Medical Studies, Cum Laude Graduate
  • Biology Departmental Honors
  • Academic All-American, 1995


  • "Biomechanical evaluation of a pre-contoured clavicle plate", 11 July 2008; Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, September 2008 (Vol. 17, Issue 5, Pages 815-818). Tarun Goswami, Ronald J. Market, Christopher G. Anderson, Sandhya S. Sundaram, Lynn A. Crosby
  • "Tetracycline labeling as a measure of humeral head viability after 3- or 4-part proximal humerus fracture",18 March 2009; Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, November 2009 (Vol. 18, Issue 6, Pages 851-858). Lynn A. Crosby, Ryan P. Finnan, Christopher G. Anderson, Jon Gozdanovic, Mill W. Miller


Total Knee Replacement Overview

Rotator Cuff Repair Overview

Patient Reviews

“I am so thankful to Dr. Anderson, for the excellent job he did on repairing my wrist. I honestly thought it would never be the same! It not only works very well, but it very rarely hurts!! Thanks again!” — Dorothy B.

“Doctor and staff were very thorough and kind while helping with my problem. Knee was very painful. Treatment was swift and right.” — Rodney B.

“Everything went as well as I could possibly expect. I am recovering at a rapid rate and want to thank everyone involved in helping me through this major surgery. Also, the follow-up has been excellent. Thanks again to everyone. You do make a real difference.” — Gary B.

“He was very caring, compassionate, and did a great job, and made sure the job was finished before discontinuing services.” — Maria B.

“I couldn't have been happier with my experience with every single person I had contact with. Everyone I met I thought were genuinely very nice and some were even funny, which is a big plus for me! I would recommend Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists to anyone I know. Thank you all so much for being so nice. Dr. Anderson's skill, professionalism, and at the same time, being so friendly really impressed me. So kudos to you Dr. Anderson.” — George G.

“I was more than pleased with the service and the professional care given to me by Anderson, and his staff. Great results with my surgery and follow-up therapy. I recommend this group to anyone who asks, as I had such great results.” — Wanda H.

“Superb visit, great presentation, clearly stated. He has set the bar high — hope I can live up to it as his patient!” — Robert L.