Christopher G. Anderson, M.D.

Dr. Anderson is an orthopedic 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 orthopedic 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

  • Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder, Hip, and Knee Injuries
  • Arthroscopy & Arthritis Surgery
  • Joint Replacement
  • Fracture Care
  • General Orthopaedic Surgery


  • 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


Drs. Anderson and Wallace Interview - KXLY Channel 4


Total Knee Replacement Overview

Rotator Cuff Repair Overview