Steven J. Anderson, MD For an appointment call: 206.386.2600


  • Orthopedic


  • Foot & Ankle
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Pediatrics
  • Shoulder
  • Spine
  • Sports Medicine

Care Center:

Orthopedic Physician Associates

Clinic Locations:

  • Laurelhurst

Steven J. Anderson, MD, specializes in sports medicine and has a particular interest in problems unique to the pediatric and adolescent-age athlete. In his practice, he takes the time to identify the causes of sports injuries and complex musculoskeletal conditions. After establishing an accurate diagnosis, he orchestrates conservative treatment programs that are comprehensive and multidisciplinary.

In addition to caring for active individuals of all ages, he cares for the United States Diving Team, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and numerous local high school and club teams. He is also actively involved in teaching sports medicine and primary care orthopedics to medical students, residents, specialty fellows, and practicing physicians both locally and nationally. He was the editor of both editions (2000, 2010) of Care of the Young Athlete, a textbook on sports medicine published jointly by the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has served as chair of the Committee on Sports Medicine and Fitness for the American Academy of Pediatrics, as a member of the American Board of Pediatrics Examination Committee, as the Physician Director for the Board of Certification of the National Athletic Trainer Association, and on the Medical Advisory Committee for the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association.

Outside of work, he enjoys swimming, golf, travel, urban exploration, home remodeling projects, and spending time with family and friends.



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Education & Fellowship

AB, Stanford University, with Distinction
MD, University of Washington School of Medicine

Pediatrics, Children’s Orthopedic Hospital at the University of Washington (Chief Pediatric Resident)

Sports, Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Medicine Associates, Portola Valley, CA

Board certification
American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Affiliations

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
Member, American College of Sports Medicine
Editor, Care of the Young Athlete
Member, King County Medical Society
Consulting physician, Pacific Northwest Ballet
Director, Seattle Pediatric Sports Medicine
Clinical professor, University of Washington Department of Pediatrics
Member, Washington Interscholastic Activities Association's Medical Advisory Committee
Examiner (former), American Board of Pediatrics
Physician director (former), Board of Certification of the National Athletic Trainer Association


Seattle Met Magazine — Top Doctor

Surgical Facilities

Seattle Surgery Center
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Swedish Medical Center