"I moved to Eugene for the schools, the people, the excellent medical community, and for the easy access to the outdoors. As I look back at these 'requirements,' I continue to marvel at and enjoy the opportunities we all have. To be able to contribute to the advancement of medical care in our community is a unique privilege. I've transitioned from being a runner to a cyclist and have become a connoisseur of Pinot Noir. It's hard to imagine living anywhere else."
Education and Training
- Fellowship: Utah State University Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Western Surgery Center, Logan, UT, 1991
- Residency: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NH, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1986-1990; Newington Children's Hospital, Newington, CT, 1988; Veteran's Administration Hospital, White River Junction, VT, 1990
- Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, Medical Doctorate, 1985
- Post Graduate: California State University, Hayward, CA, Cell Biology, 1981
- Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles/Berkeley, CA, Bachelor of Science, Conservation of Natural Resources, 1975
- Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners
- Licensed by the Oregon State Board of Medical Examiners
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- International Cartilage Research Society
- Oregon Association of Orthopaedists
- Lane County Medical Association
Hospital Staff Privileges
- Sacred Heart Medical Center, Eugene, OR
- McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center, Springfield, OR
- McKenzie Surgery Center, Eugene, OR
- Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine physician and surgeon since 1991
In my free time, I enjoy reading, cycling, skiing, scuba diving, and hiking .
Dr. Christopher N. Walton Says . . .
FAQ: What's the difference between a meniscus repair and a meniscus removal?
A: The news and media tend to call all meniscus surgery "repairs." In fact, most meniscus surgeries are removals of the torn area(s) of the meniscus cartilage, generally done arthroscopically. The purpose is to remove the part that is catching and causing pain. When the meniscus is torn at its outside edge, it may be repairable, but this is possible for only about 10% of these injuries.