Dr. Jeffrey Christensen

Dr. Jeffrey Christensen

Dr. Christensen founded the Ankle & Foot Clinic of Everett in 1988. He has specialized in complex reconstructive foot and ankle surgery for 32 years. His primary interest is the ankle and hindfoot particularly total ankle replacement, cartilage resurfacing of the ankle, ankle & subtalar arthroscopy, flatfoot reconstruction, and foot & ankle trauma. His practice draws patients from all over the northwest region and the west coast. 

Dr. Christensen received his early education in his home state of Massachusetts. He obtained a bachelors degree with honors in biology from Northeastern University in Boston in 1979, and graduated from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1983.  He received his training in Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery at the Swedish Podiatric Surgical Residency Program (formerly Waldo Program) in Seattle, graduating in 1985.

Dr. Christensen is Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is appointed to the medical staff at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle and Providence Regional Medical Center - Everett. Dr. Christensen has presented over 400 regional, national, and international lectures and written over 75 papers and book chapters on foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Christensen is founder and director of the Northwest Surgical Biomechanics Laboratory at Swedish Medical Center. This laboratory is dedicated to furthering the understanding of foot and ankle deformities and conditions and methods to better treat them. Since its inception in 1993, the laboratory has won numerous awards via various presentations at national meetings and journal publications.

He is Past Chairman of Podiatic Surgery at Swedish Medical Center; served on the Board of Directors for the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, and is current Research Director for The International Foot & Ankle Foundation for Research and Education. Dr. Christensen is nationally recognized for his extensive experience in teaching advanced surgical techniques to both fellow surgeons and podiatric residents across the country.

Dr. Christensen shares his personal time with his wife, Cheryl, and Kona, their rescue dog, from an Hawaii shelter. He enjoys collecting wines, scientific writing, road biking, and traveling with his family.