Christopher Ben Hirose, MD
Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon
The Saint Alphonsus Coughlin Clinic
Christopher Hirose, a fourth generation physician, is a board certified fellow of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is an orthopaedic surgeon at The Saint Alphonsus Coughlin Clinic in Boise, Idaho.
Dr. Hirose was an early admit to the University of Minnesota Medical School where he received his medical degree. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. During his medical studies, he became fascinated with issues of solid organ transplantation and was awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute/National Institutes of Health fellowship for studies in basic immunology at the National Institutes of Health in Washington DC.
He trained in General and Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis, and then completed the foot and ankle orthopaedic fellowship under Dr. Thomas O. Clanton at The Foundation for Orthopaedic, Athletic and Reconstructive Research in Houston, Texas.
He is the Past President of the North Pacific Orthopaedic Society and is an Instructor at the University of Washington Medical School. He is a reviewer for the journals Foot and Ankle International, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, and Bone and Joint. He has published in the fields of foot and ankle orthopaedics, oncologic general surgery, basic immunology and basic chemistry.
His interests include orthopaedic traumatic, arthritic, athletic reconstruction and soft tissue and metabolic diseases involving the ankle and foot.
He enjoys living with his wife and daughter in Boise, Idaho.