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 33 years. He is dedicated to helping patients with challenging foot ankle & lower leg problems.

He 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. This included lab research at Massachusetts General Hospital. He 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 appointed to the medical staff at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle and Providence Regional Medical Center - Everett. Dr. Christensen has presented over 450 regional, national, and international lectures and written over 80 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 & ankle deformities, conditions, and optimizing treatment methods. 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 Division, Department of Orthopedics 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 & Education.

Dr. Christensen is nationally recognized for his extensive experience in teaching advanced surgical techniques. He has chaired and taught over 250 surgical courses over the years to established surgeons and surgical residents across the country. Most of the courses have focused on: Arthroscopy, Total Ankle Replacement, Foot & Ankle Trauma, and Ankle Reconstruction. 

Dr. Christensen 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.


His practice draws patients from all over the Northwest region, Alaska, and the West Coast. 


  • Certified 1987 
  • Recertified 1996, 2006, 2016