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Joseph F. Woodward, MD

Patient Ratings

4.9 / 5 (Based on 161 Ratings)


Wrist Surgery and Hand Surgery

Call 425-899-4810

Joseph F. Woodward, MD is accepting new patients.

Telemedicine Visits Available

Conditions Treated

colles fracture, skier's thumb, de quervain's tenosynovitis, finger fracture, fingernail injury, flexor tendon injury, hand nerve injuries, hand neuromas, hand tumors, kienbock's disease, pediatric trigger thumb, posterior interosseous syndrome, trigger finger (stenosing tenosynovitis), wrist instability, boutonniere deformity, carpal tunnel syndrome, congenital hand differences, cubital tunnel syndrome, digital mucous cysts, extensor tendon injuries, finger dislocation, ganglion cysts, ganglion tumors, gout, hand arthritis, hand fracture, hand infections, mallet finger, pronator syndrome, pseudogout, radial tunnel, skin cancer of the hand, swan neck deformity, systemic hand diseases, triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) tears, ulnar tunnel syndrome, volar plate injuries, wrist arthritis, wrist fracture, wrist sprain, hand injury, hand pain, wrist injury, wrist pain, Dupuytren's contracture, boxer's fracture, finger injury, and finger pain

Procedures Performed

cubital tunnel release, endoscopic carpal tunnel release, trigger finger release, wrist injections, carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, dupuytren's contracture injections, dupuytren's contracture release, hand cyst excision, hand ligament repair and reconstruction, hand tendon repair and reconstruction, knuckle replacement, thumb base (CMC) arthroplasty, trigger finger injections, wrist arthritis, wrist fracture, wrist fusion for arthritis, wrist injury, wrist instability, wrist pain, wrist repair and reconstruction, wrist sprain, de quervain release, finger joint replacement, wrist arthroscopy, Cortisone injections, ulnar nerve release, carpal tunnel release, hand surgery, and wrist surgery

Contact Information

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







Interpretation Services Available

Honors, Awards, etc.

2022 Seattle Met "Top Docs"

Board Certification

Board Certified in Hand Surgery
Board Certified in Plastic 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.


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Risk Factors, Symptoms & Treatment


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.


June 27, 2022
He operated on my thumb & currently another digit that has gone south. A few years ago fixed the issue - I'm so thankful to him & all the orthopedists over the years who've kept this 'ol girl in working order: I guess it helps EH too -> since I work for you.
June 15, 2022
He was very professional. I will return to Dr. Woodward.
June 13, 2022
Dr. Woodward is an incredibly gifted physician! He is professional, personable, open, and imparts confidence. He is an excellent example of The EvergreenHealth standard of excellence.
June 08, 2022
I was very lucky I was referred to Dr. Woodward. He's a great doctor.
June 06, 2022
Excellent - I fractured my wrist. and was in "pain". Dr. Woodward facilitated the earliest surgical appointment for an open reduction.
June 06, 2022
Good experience
April 15, 2022
I am in the process of selling my home & moving. Have to delay surgery until at least the end of May
March 21, 2022
I appreciated being given information regarding my choices for plan of care. Easy to understand and I didn't feel pushed to make any decisions right away.
March 09, 2022
I drive 75 miles one way to see Dr Woodward. I haven't been able to fine anyone closer with his quality.
February 28, 2022
I would have expected from the dr. the next day to see how I was doing.
February 23, 2022
Dr. Woodward is a terrific physician!
January 28, 2022
Same easy going disposition as N/A.
January 24, 2022
Dr. Woodward is awesome. Professional, empathetic, extraordinary. Best medical care EVER!!!
January 05, 2022
Good experience.
October 13, 2021
Dr Woodward is in and easy to understand when telling you about your condition and treatment options. He listens when I speak and is also funny!