Pacific Rim Orthopaedic Surgeons

Christopher J. Van Hofwegen

Dr. Chris Van Hofwegen

Christopher J. Van Hofwegen

MD Orthopedic Surgeon


  • Fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Injections
  • Treats all general orthopedic conditions of Knees, Hips, Shoulders, Elbows, Ankle/Feet, Hand, CTS, Trigger Finger, etc. 
  • Total Joint Replacements (inpatient and outpatient)
  • Hip Labral Tear Repair
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Community call group: on staff for Emergency Room patients

Privileged Facility


American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons

Medical Licensure: Since 2010

State of Washington


  • Fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at Hughston Clinic, Columbus
  • Residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Iowa, Iowa City
  • Internship in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Iowa, Iowa City
  • Medical School at the University of Iowa

Sports Medicine Experience

  • Team Physician Bellingham Bells 2011 (baseball)
  • Team Physician Bellingham Bulldogs 2011 (football)
  • Fellow Team Physician – Columbus Cottonmouths (Semi-Pro Hockey League)
  • Resident Team Physician for the University of Iowa Softball
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine Candidate Member

Christopher Van Hofwegen (“Van-Hof-Wagon”, or “Dr. Van”), M.D., joined our office in August of 2010. He graduated from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and continued his residency as a Hawkeye. He finished his Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Hughston Clinic in Columbus, Georgia. Dr. Van Hofwegen moved to Whatcom County with his wife, who is originally from Nooksack, and is a practicing Family Physician. They are the parents of three children.

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Dr. Van’s Clinical Assistant:
Sarah, CMA

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