“Connecting the right patient, with the right surgeon, and the right pathway.”
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Craig McAllister, MD is in private practice in Kirkland, Washington. He is a fellowship trained, sub-specialist in hip and knee surgery and a respected authority in complex adult joint reconstruction, total joint replacement, and arthroscopy of the knee. (Read More…)

He is committed to delivering the finest patient care possible, community service, research and education. Dr. McAllister has served as a consultant and design surgeon for Stryker Orthopedics, Managing Partner of ProOrtho, a division of Proliance Surgeons, and Head of Orthopedics at Evergreen Hospital.

Dr. McAllister continues as Director of the Hip and Knee Replacement at Evergreen HealthCare. He is the founding father and Chief Medical Officer of Operativ, a small medical device company dedicated to refining advanced techniques in joint replacement. He is on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Arthroplasty

He brings to the Pacific Northwest what 425 Magazine’s editors identified as “ten medical professionals who were going above and beyond the call of duty and were leaders in their field.” He is listed among the Washington’s top doctors by Superdoctors.com, Washington Magazine, and Seattle Magazine for three consecutive years.

His education includes graduating Magna Cum Laude from Seattle University with degrees In Chemistry and Philosophy and graduating with Honors in Medicine from the University of Washington. He subsequently served as Chief Resident during his orthopedic residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Finally, he served as the Special Fellow in hip and knee reconstruction at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. McAllister’s research and publications demonstrate his extensive involvement in academic medicine and his commitment to lifelong education. To date, he has 14 peer reviewed publications, 3 book chapters and over 25 regional, national, and international academic presentations to his credit. He routinely lectures at local, regional, national and international events. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

What Patients are Saying

  • “After having a traditional knee replacement, the SwiftPath program and Dr. McAllister were outstanding! Pre-op education, minimal hospital time, no need for narcotics and quicker return to normal functioning are among the factors that make this program far superior to any other.”
  • “Dr. McAllister is very professional and listens to his patients. I am very happy with the surgery results. He does minimally invasive surgery (MIS); recovery is much better and less painful.”
  • “The hip replacement Dr. McAllister did for my dad was excellent, the recovery was very quick and my dad had a new lease on mobility. When I needed knee replacement, Dr. McAllister was my definite choice. The surgery went well, the knee was perfectly aligned, and I am so grateful for his skill and experience.”
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