Biography & Education

I try to provide excellent general orthopedic care with an emphasis on arthroscopic treatment of shoulder and knee problems. I am also interested in hip and knee replacement. I have done extensive additional training in shoulder and knee arthroscopy and also hip and knee replacement. I have trained in minimally invasive hip and knee replacements.
Additional Information

Internship: Virginia Mason Medical Center, WAOther: University of Minnesota, MN - Masters of Orthopedics, Yale University-Master of Forestry.

Dr. Peterson was voted "Top Doctors" in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine.

Nearly 4,000 physicians, nurses and physician assistants in King, Kitsap and Snohomish counties nominated colleagues they would choose to treat themselves and their loved ones.

  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Sports medicine
Education Background
Medical School Cornell University Medical College, NY
Residency Mayo Clinic, Department of Orthopedics
  • English
Professional Associations
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Diplomate), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopic Association of North America.
Personal Interests
In my spare time, I enjoy growing trees, hunting and an old sports car. Although I have lived for many years in Washington, I am still a born and bred Montana boy who can never get the Montana attitude out of my blood. I still enjoy boots, hats, cows and animals.

Care Locations

Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle
Seattle Orthopedic Center
2409 N 45th Street
Seattle 98103
Monday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Tuesday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle
5350 Tallman Ave NW
Suite 500
Seattle 98107
Available Weekends
Available Evenings
Accepting Medicaid



Dr. Charles A. Peterson (Sr.) is retired from Orthopedic Physician Associates.


  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Sports medicine
Clinical Interests
  • Makoplasty