Welcome Dr. Christensen
Dr. Christensen Joins Integrative Foot & Ankle!
After over 30 years of serving the community as Ankle & Foot Clinic of Everett, Dr. Christensen has now joined forces with Dr. Burakovskiy and the Integrative Foot & Ankle team to expand the expertise and offering of this practice. Dr. Christensen is excited to join and looking forward to helping more patients get back on their feet.
Dr. Christensen founded the Ankle & Foot Clinic of Everett in 1988. He has specialized in complex reconstructive foot and ankle surgery for 34 years and is dedicated to helping patients with challenging foot ankle & lower leg problems.
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 in Seattle in 1985.
Dr. Christensen is appointed to the medical staffs of: Swedish Medical Center in Seattle and Issaquah, Providence Regional Medical Center - Everett and St. Anne's Hospital in Burien. He has presented over 475 regional, national, and international lectures, written over 70 papers and book chapters on foot & ankle surgery and is nationally recognized for his extensive experience in teaching Arthroscopy, Total Ankle Replacement, Foot & Ankle Trauma, and Ankle Reconstruction to established surgeons and surgical residents across the country. At Swedish Medical Center, Dr. Christensen is the founder and director of the Northwest Surgical Biomechanics Laboratory, which is dedicated to furthering the understanding of foot & ankle deformities, conditions, and optimizing treatment methods. He is Past Chairman of Podiatric Surgery Division, Department of Orthopedics at Swedish Medical Center; served on the Board of Directors for the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, and is past Research Director for The International Foot & Ankle Foundation for Research & Education.
Dr. Christensen is on the APEX 3D™ surgeon design team for Paragon28,Inc and has contributed to the creation of the APEX 3D™ total ankle replacement.
He shares his personal time with his wife, Cheryl, and Kona (a Hawaiian Poi dog recue). He enjoys collecting wines, scientific writing, road biking, and traveling with his family.
- Total Ankle Replacement
- Cartilage Resurfacing of the Ankle
- Ankle & Subtalar Arthroscopy
- Flatfoot Reconstruction
- Ankle Arthritis
- Complex Foot & Ankle Problems
- Congenital Foot Problems
- Fractures & Dislocations
His practice draws patients from all over the Northwest region, Alaska, and the West Coast.
- Certified 1987
- Recertified 1996, 2006, 2016