Russell S. VanderWilde, M.D.

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Dr. VanderWilde is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in all aspects of orthopaedic surgery, with special emphasis in sports injuries and arthroscopic procedures. He cares for all sports injuries, including knee, shoulder, hip, and elbow injuries. Dr. VanderWilde has practiced with Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists since 1993.

After graduating from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, Dr. VanderWilde went on to receive his medical degree from the University of Washington Medicine in Seattle, Washington. Following medical school, he enrolled at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he completed an orthopaedic internship and orthopaedic surgery residency. After his residency program, Dr. VanderWilde underwent a sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California. 

Dr. VanderWilde is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and College of Sports Medicine.

When he is not seeing patients for elbow, hip, joint, knee, shoulder, sports medicine, or trauma-related injuries, Dr. VanderWilde enjoys waterskiing, hiking, telemark skiing, biking, running, and attending his children's sporting events.

Dr. VanderWilde has served as a team doctor for Gonzaga University since 1994.

Check out this special note and drawing from one of Dr. VanderWilde's patients!