Wren McCallister, MD, MBA

Wren McCallister

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Elbow Hand & Wrist

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Wren McCallister, MD, MBA is a double board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in care of the hand and upper extremity, including:

  • Nerve compression disorders (carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome)
  • Tendon related disorders (trigger finger, lacerations, tendonitis)
  • Minimally-invasive surgery (endoscopic carpal tunnel release, arthroscopy of the wrist and hand)
  • Arthritis of the wrist and hand
  • Wrist and hand injury (fractures, dislocations, sprains)
  • Sports-related injuries of the hand and wrist

Dr. McCallister grew up in the Seattle area, completing his undergraduate education, medical school, Orthopedic Surgery residency, and advanced postgraduate fellowship in Hand Surgery all at the University of Washington. Dr. McCallister has authored over 80 scientific works, served as a Consultant Reviewer, and lectured nationally on conditions affecting the hand and upper extremity. His research has won numerous nationally-competitive awards. He has since focused that energy on the care of our community and helping his patients improve the quality of their lives with compassionate and effective care.

Outside the clinic and operating room, Dr. McCallister enjoys participating in many sports and has a passion for youth sports – whether it is coaching, watching his children participate, or supporting quality organizations that are committed to bettering our youth through sports. He enjoys the creative process, is a committed life-long learner, and treasures time spent with his wife and three children.


Patient Success Stories


  • BS, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • BA, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • MD, University of Washington School of Medicine with Thesis Honors, Seattle, WA
  • MBA, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts


  • University of Washington and Harborview Medical Centers, Seattle, WA


  • University of Washington Combined Hand Surgery, Seattle, WA

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Member, American Association for Hand Surgery
  • Member, Washington State Medical Association
  • Member, Snohomish County Medical Society

Surgery Center & Hospital Affiliations

  • Edmonds Center for Outpatient Surgery
  • Proliance Center for Outpatient Spine and Joint Surgery
  • Swedish Medical Center – Edmonds

Dr. McCallister has been selected a Top Doc by Seattle Magazine and Seattle Met Magazine



Dr. McCallister’s Awards






5 Years

Dr. McCallister on KOMO Radio HealthTalk

Throwing Injuries to the Elbow in the Little Leaguer

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dr. McCallister overall “A” rated

Dr. McCallister selected as one of “America’s Top Surgeons” by Consumers’ Research Council of America


I visited Dr. McCallister for a hurt finger that had been bothering me for a year. Another doctor had said it was a pulled tendon and yet another said it was broken. Dr. McCallister was the only doctor who actually helped me determine the problem and what to do about it. He’s very down to earth when he talks to you and he really tries to help you overall, not just the specific problem you came in for. If you need an orthopedic doctor, try him! Keep up the great work. — Patient S.G.