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Christopher J. Wahl, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Trauma

Dr. Wahl is an orthopaedic surgeon fellowship trained in sports medicine, arthroscopy and trauma. He has extensive experience in the care of professional, elite, endurance and recreational athletes. He formerly served as head team physician for the San Diego Chargers (2013 – 2015) and as Associate Professor and team physician at the University of Washington (2004 – 2012). Dr. Wahl has researched, lectured and published widely, and is recognized nationally as an expert in the treatment of high-energy, complex knee and shoulder disorders.

Dr. Wahl has been named a “Top Doctor” in sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery by US News and World Report, Seattle Magazine, and San Diego Magazine. He enjoys his free time with his wife Suzanne and children exploring Seattle and enjoying an active lifestyle – sailing, cycling, mountain biking and skiing.

Dr. Wahl’s expertise includes: Arthroscopic and open surgical treatment of knee, shoulder and elbow conditions, ligament reconstruction/repair and fractures.

Physician Assistant:
Suzanne L. Wahl, PA-C, MMS

For more information about Dr. Wahl, please refer to

Pre-Medical Education
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Medical School
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City, NY
Trauma and Restoration Surgery, A.O. John Border European Fellowship, Augsburg, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland
Sports Medicine, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, South America

Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Certificate of Additional Qualification (CAQ), Sports Medicine

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Fellow, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America

Swedish Orthopedic Institute

601 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122

Phone: 206-386-2600
Fax: 206-622-1644