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Joseph F. Woodward, MD

Patient Ratings

4.8 / 5 (Based on 146 Ratings)


Wrist Surgery and Hand Surgery

Call 425-899-4810

Joseph F. Woodward, MD is accepting new patients.

Telemedicine Visits Available

Conditions Treated

boutonniere deformity, carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, finger dislocation, finger fractures, hand arthritis, hand fracture, trigger finger, ulnar tunnel syndrome, wrist arthritis, wrist fracture, hand injury, hand pain, wrist injury, wrist pain, finger injury, and finger pain

Procedures Performed

finger joint replacement, carpal tunnel release, hand surgery, and wrist surgery

Contact Information

  • Office: 425-899-4810
  • Fax: 425-899-4811







Interpretation Services Available

Honors, Awards, etc.

2021 Seattle Met "Top Doctors, Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants"

Board Certification

Board Certified in Hand Surgery


Dr. Joseph Woodward is a fellowship-trained hand surgeon, providing care for both elective hand problems and hand trauma. During his plastic surgery residency training, he developed skills in soft tissue handling and wound management. In his orthopedic hand fellowship, he learned a variety of surgical techniques from mentors who trained with the pioneers of hand surgery. This combined training in plastic and orthopedic surgery complement each other in his approach to complicated surgical issues.

Clinical Expertise

Hand and wrist fractures and trauma (bone tendon injuries, distal radius fractures)
Minimally invasive and endoscopic hand and wrist surgery
Compressive neuropathies (including endoscopic carpal tunnel release)
Radial nerve compression
Dupuytren's disease (Xiaflex injection and surgery)
Wrist arthroscopy
Hand and wrist arthritis
Tendonopathies, including tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, trigger fingers, tendonitis
Tumors of the hand, wrist, forearm, including: skin cancers, ganglion cysts, lipomas, giant cell tumors, neurofibromas

Philosophy of Care

My philosophy is one of informed choice. Every procedure comes with risks and benefits, and my goal is to help you understand what your options are in order to make the best choice for your situation. This is especially important in hand surgery because not every condition has a single, clear treatment and multiple options may be presented.
I feel that my patients appreciate that I try to take the time necessary for everyone to understand their condition, its treatment options, and the outcome they might expect before they make their decision, as well as guide them through their recovery.


Year began practicing: 2012

Medical School

University of Washington School of Medicine | Seattle, WA


University of Washington (general surgery) | Seattle, WA


University of California San Francisco (plastic surgery) | San Franciso, CA University of California at Irvine (hand surgery) | Orange, CA

Personal Information

I was raised in Stanwood, a small town north of Seattle. Following my education and training, I spent five years in practice in Eugene, Oregon before returning home to the Puget Sound area in 2017.
In my spare time, I enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing, snowboarding, golf and spending time with my twin son and daughter. My wife, a nurse educator, and I also appreciate fine coffee, traveling and exploring the world of wine.


August 02, 2021
Love Dr. Woodward but hopefully I don't have to come back for another broken bone.
July 14, 2021
I would highly recommend Dr. Woodward. The first time I visited I felt very heard by him and then he explained things in a way that was very easy for me to understand. The second visit was the same.
July 12, 2021
Dr. Woodward explained everything clearly and let me know what to expect about my treatment and prognosis.
June 09, 2021
Sloppy charting previously mentioned
May 26, 2021
Smart, compassionate, patient so glad to have Dr. Woodward as my doctor/surgeon.
March 08, 2021
This was a great experience! So appreciated him taking me through the different possible stages of tx and him showing me the x-rays and explaining thoroughly what we were looking at and why he made the recommendation he did.
March 03, 2021
Yes, I had to ask when I could plan golf again. They were very concerned with getting me back to golf, but not too soon.
February 15, 2021
Dr. Woodward & staff have been great!
February 15, 2021
Clear explanation, listened carefully, excellent care. Empathetic doctor! Smart and kind.
January 29, 2021
Dr. Woodward is extremely efficient!
January 13, 2021
explained what he would being doing surgical wise. then gave me a website to see what he would be doing because i was asking several questions being a surgical nurse.
January 11, 2021
Very happy with the result on the surgery performed on my left wrist by Dr Woodward! His workmanship is excellent!
January 06, 2021
Always a good experience.
December 28, 2020
Very good experience.
December 16, 2020
very personable, clearly and completely answered any questions. Demonstrated real concern for our issues