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Dr. Khalfayan

Dr. Khalfayan is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine who the region's professional athletes trust and rely on.

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Knee Injuries

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E. Edward Khalfayan, MD is an Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine which includes the treatment of shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle, and other injuries.  

He is the Head Team Physician for the Seattle Seahawks and has been a Team Orthopedic Surgeon since 1996.  He has been the Medical Director and Team Orthopedic Surgeon for the Seattle Mariners since 2006.  

Dr. Khalfayan is one of two physicians in the US who is a Head Team Physician for both an NFL and MLB team.  

He is a Clinical Instructor at the University of Washington School of Medicine and is an editorial reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Dr. Khalfayan has been named a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly Medical LTD., an honor given to the top 5% of physicians in the country.  He is a highly regarded orthopedic surgeon in the pacific northwest and treats patients not only from Washington, but also from other areas such as Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and Canada.

Dr. Khalfayan has written articles and completed studies on Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. He has authored the chapter on Knee Injuries in Baseball in Sports Medicine of Baseball, edited by Joshua S. Dines MD , Dr. David W. Altchek MD, James Andrews MD, Neal S. ElAttrache MD, Kevin E. Wilk PT, Lewis A. Yocum MD.



Sports Medicine is a specialty within Orthopedic Surgery that Dr. Khalfayan is passionate about.  He feels that Sports Medicine involves the operative and nonoperative treatment and rehabilitation of the athlete including coordination with the athlete’s coaching and athletic training staff.  His combined 22 years of experience in professional sports with the Seahawks and the Mariners in addition to experience with high school, college, and other professional athletes provides him with unique skills and knowledge that he uses in his private practice. 

Dr. Khalfayan has successfully returned many professional athletes to play after surgeries such as arthroscopic labral repair (Arthroscopic Bankart Reconstruction and Arthroscopic SLAP Repair), arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic ACL reconstruction, arthroscopic meniscus surgery, medial collateral ligament repair, Tommy John Surgery and achilles repair.  Although he treats many athletes at all levels, he also cares for many patients in his practice who are not athletes. 

Dr. Khalfayan is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.  He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Society of Orthopedic Sports Medicine, NFL Team Physician Society, MLB Team Physician Association, Washington State Orthopedic Association, Washington State Medical Association, and King County Medical Society.


Dr. Khalfayan's knee practice focuses on:

      • Anterior and posterior cruciate ligament tears
      • Medial and lateral collateral ligament sprains
      • Meniscus tears
      • Osteochondritis dissecans
      • Patellar and quadriceps tendon injuries
      • Articular (joint surface) cartilage injuries
      • Patellar Dislocations


Dr. Khalfayan provides information on signs, diagnosis and evaluations of knee injuries in Seattle. Each page offers detailed images of the reconstruction and/or repair for:

ACL Injuries

Meniscal Injuries