Physicians

Thomas D. Chi, MD

Credentials

Medical School

Harvard Medical School

Residency

University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Fellowship

American Sports Medical Institute, Birmingham, Alabama
Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington

Board Certifications

Orthopaedic Surgery

Thomas D. Chi, MD

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Dr. Chi is a Board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons specializing in fracture care, foot and ankle surgery, and knee arthroscopy and replacement.

He received his Bachelors degree from Stanford and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He did fellowships at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Alabama and at Harborview Medical Center.

Dr. Chi was born in Connecticut and spent the majority of his childhood in California. He’s lived in L.A., the Bay area, Boston, England and Kenya, but says he likes Seattle the best. He and his wife have three kids who keep them busy with their sports and music, and academics. In Dr. Chi’s words, “Sometimes I need to go to work so I can rest!”

In his off time, Dr. Chi is a “former runner, sometime cyclist, hopeful water skier, avid snow skier, and aging third-degree black belt.”

Specialities & Areas of Focus

Foot and ankle

Knee arthroscopy and replacement

Lower extremity trauma and fracture care

Sports medicine

Credentials

Medical School

Harvard Medical School

Residency

University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Fellowship

American Sports Medical Institute, Birmingham, Alabama
Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington

Board Certifications

Orthopaedic Surgery

Affiliations

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Awards

Seattle Met Top Doctor 2012

Seattle Met Top Doctor 2014

Seattle Met Top Doctor 2020

Seattle Magazine Top Doctor 2013

Seattle Magazine Top Doctor 2015

Seattle Magazine Top Doctor 2016

Seattle Magazine Top Doctor 2018

Seattle Magazine Top Doctor 2020

Best Orthopedics in Bellevue

Vitals™ Compassionate Doctor 2014

Dr. Thomas Chi is a very bright, competent and personable surgeon and I feel very lucky to have found him to repair my foot. He spends the time needed to thoroughly explain things and to answer questions. It would be awesome if all health care providers took care of their patients the way Dr. Chi does!

Thomas D. Chi, MD 
Thomas D. Chi, MD

Awesome Surgeon. I had a botched surgery on my Achilles’ tendon by a podiatrist. Dr. Chi had a mess to start with, but even given that, I’ve had good results. Dr. Chi is intelligent and personable, and as my regular doc said, “the best foot and ankle surgeon in the state”.

Thomas D. Chi, MD 
Thomas D. Chi, MD

I had a superb outcome with an osteotomy and spur removal with Dr Chi. I had some oddities likely from old injuries and needed a bunionette and a bone spur addressed. I had already done all the non-surgical interventions, and he listened closely to my history and didn’t push me toward surgery, but was very responsive and proactive once we made the decision to surgically repair. Both pre-op and post-op support has been great and I can’t say enough good things about his surgical support at the Proliance Issaquah Highlands surgery center; they were all very professional and compassionate. I normally take a long time to heal and can scar easily but after 10 weeks, the pain is minimal and incisions are looking great. Dr Chi and his office provided lots of information on how to best prepare and then recover, even advice about disabled parking permits for post-surgery. While a skilled surgeon is the most important thing, he takes time with patients and explains each step of the process. I could not be happier with my results.

Thomas D. Chi, MD 
Thomas D. Chi, MD

News & Events

LIVE: Dr. Chi Discusses Bunions & Arthritis

LIVE: Dr. Chi Discusses Bunions & Arthritis

It’s easy to confuse bunions with arthritis. And, it can be difficult to know which treatment is the right treatment for your diagnosis, lifestyle, and body. That’s where we come in. Together we’ll discuss causes of foot pain, the differences between bunions and arthritis, and treatment pathways.

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