Christopher J. Van Hofwegen, MD

Sports Medicine

  • Accepting New Patients
  • Virtual Visits Available
  • Referral Required
  • Available within 8-10 Days
(360) 647-1901


Christopher Van Hofwegen (“Van-Hof-Wagon” or “Dr. Van”), MD, 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.


Program: MD
Institution: University of Iowa

Program: Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
Institution: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Program: Fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Institution: Hughston Clinic, Columbus, GA

Program: Board Certified
Institution: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine Candidate Member

Fellow Team Physician – Columbus Cottonmouths (Semi-Pro Hockey League)

Resident Team Physician for the University of Iowa Softball

Team Physician Bellingham Bells 2011 (baseball)

Team Physician Bellingham Bulldogs 2011 (football)

Services + Specialties

Specializing in:

  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Hip
  • Hip labral tear repair
  • Knee
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Shoulder
  • Sports medicine
  • Total Joint Replacements (inpatient and outpatient)