Wren V. McCallister, MD, MBA


  • 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

Orthopedic Residency

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


  • University of Washington Combined Hand Surgery, Seattle, WA

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Certificate in Added Qualifications for Hand Surgery

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

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

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

Wren McCallister, MD, MBA

Wren V. McCallister, MD, MBA

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

  • 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 was won numerous nationally-competitive awards. His 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.

Dr. McCallister on KOMO Radio HealthTalk

Throwing Injuries to the Elbow in the Little Leaguer

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dr. McCallister’s Awards

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

Dr. McCallister overall “A” rated

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

Hi, Dr. McCallister, I wanted to tell you that my LT wrist that you performed carpal tunnel surgery on is doing great…now I want to say thanks!!
— Patient D.J.




Thank you for the personal phone call after surgery—not many doctors do that anymore
— Patient G.J.
With gratitude for all you do. With appreciation for all you are. Thank you for your skill, kindness & moxie.
— Patient M.Y.
Dear Wren, I appreciate your personal support as I dealt with a broken wrist. You are kind and sensitive. Thank you for patiently tolerating both my normal needs and my concerns of that which was abnormal for me. It was easy to trust in you and your team. You are a treasure!`
— Patient M.M.
Dear Dr. McCallister, You are absolutely fabulous! Thank you for fixing my hands! And thank you for our personal call (after surgery) even though I wasn’t home—I appreciated it!
— Patient J.E.
Thanks for all you did to bring my hand back. Your office staff was a pleasure to work with as well as you. It’s so nice to know such good Doctors and medical people!!
— Patient P.K.
Dear Dr. McCallister, I so greatly appreciate your patience, help & time…Thank you, thank you, thank you for your help.
— Patient T.M.
Thank You Dr. McCallister, I was blessed to have you be there when I was in need and blessed with all your work and knowledge over the past years. Thanks.
— Patient M.E.
Dear Dr. McCallister, Thank you very much for examining and operating on my broken wrist after I broke it playing tennis. I am not back to full steam, but I am managing well thanks to you…It was pleasant getting to know you.
— Patient M.B.
Dr. McCallister, Thank you for the surgery on my ring finger. I no longer see the ‘ball’ on it and hope it will continue to be 'normal'
— Patient D.B.
Dr. McCallister, Thank you for all you have been doing for me, especially in listening. I very much appreciate it.
— Patient K.J.
Dear Dr. McCallister, Thank you, again; left hand is doing fine! Able to walk dogs, etc.! Thank you for your concerns, caring and insight to resolve repair of my left hand…My dogs appreciated my two hands!!
— Patient D.B.
Hi Dr. McCallister, I came in last Thursday to see what to do about my ganglion cyst and you gave me a shot of steroids. I am so happy that it is completely gone. Thank you so much!
— Patient C.W.
Thank you Doctor, Thank you for helping me with my thumb injury. Also, thanks to Oscar and the office reception staff for their kindness.
— Patient J.R.
Dr. McCallister, Thank you for taking great care of me, you staff is always friendly and helpful.
— Patient P.H.
Dr. McCallister, I wanted to thank you for the wonderful care I received while in your care.
— Patient H.K.
Dr. McCallister, Thank you so much for taking such good care of me during a very vulnerable time! I know you did a great job with the surgery and my leg will heal and look beautiful. You are wonderful.
— Patient C.A.
Dear Dr. McCallister, I want to thank you for all the care after the wrist surgery in January of this year…It was a full success!
— Patient R.K.
Dr. McCallister, You probably don’t remember me but I want you to know I haven’t forgotten you…you fixed my wrist after it was injured by the big dog…I honestly can’t remember how many years back- 5 at least. But my hand, wrist and arm are all working perfect…I am a very active 79 year-old…When I saw my arm that day, I thought my way of life was over. I am fit as a fiddle. Thank you-thank you-thank you and God bless you.
— Patient J.B.
McCallister, MD, You’re helping others everyday. You walk in with a smile on your face. You show your patients that you care, with your kindness and respect. Thank you for doing all that you can to fix my wrist! J
— Patient M.S.
Hi Doctor, Thought I’d let you know everything works 100%. All movement in my wrist and hands is back to normal. Even the scar is not so bad. I tell everyone I LOVE my doctor...You did an awesome job and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.
— Patient C.D.
Dr. McCallister, Thanks to Dr. McCallister for consistency in good outcomes, bedside manner and making the work of therapy so much easier.
— Hand Therapist A.A.
Hi, Dr. McCallister, I wanted to tell you that my LT wrist that you performed carpal tunnel surgery on is doing great…now I want to say thanks!!
— Patient D.J.
Dear Dr. McCallister, I wanted to send a note to thank you sincerely for providing your services in the healing of my elbow injury. It has been difficult these days being uninsured, and you charitable care has helped immensely. Thank you so much for your time, I will always remember your benevolence.
— Patient J.M.
Dear. Dr. McCallister, It’s been a year since I had your surgery and treatment for my trigger finger…It certainly came out excellent! I am completely ambidextrous and happy with my mobility! I just wanted to compliment you and your staff on an excellent job. I will recommend any and all folks who need small bone surgery to you! Thank you again for your marvelous surgery!
— Patient G.F.
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.
Dear Doctor McCallister, Thank you so much for the care you gave me...you are so calm and caring and clever.
— Patient T.C. (Registered Nurse)
Dear Dr. McCallister, Thank you for the best happy visit ever! My daughter and I were so impressed with your pleasant personality and sense of humor—We won’t forget you!
— Patient E.W.
Thank you so much for taking such good care of us! We certainly appreciate it!!
— Patient D.M.
Dear Dr. McCallister, Thank you for the care you provided to S. this summer when she fell and broke her arm at the playground. She made this artwork just for you! S. says you’re the best doctor in the whole wide world and I thought that you would like to know what a positive impression you left on her and her little sister too! You’re a very talented doctor and we all appreciate the care/concern you and the nurses provided.
— Patient S.A.
Dr. McCallister, Ok...so you probably get cards all the time? But I wanted to tell you how very much I appreciated the fine surgical work you did on my wife’s left index finger…she will have minimal (if any) scarring and she is gaining back full flexibility. For this, we attribute to you and to your fine skill as a surgeon and doctor.
— Patients R. & P. Y.
Dear Dr. McCallister, Thank you so very much for your wonderful surgical skills and your kind and gentle spirit. His right hand is doing great and we owe that to you!!
— Patients F. & M. H.
Dear Dr. McCallister, I would like to thank you and your wonderful staff, including the nurses in your surgical suite, for your excellent care and concern for my well being. You are all awesome. Keep up the great bedside manner—good doctors are hard to find.
— Patient N.V.
FINALLY (after being treated by others)…you have fixed my right arm. Thank you Dr. McCallister!
— - Patient B.H.