With a shared dedication to hand surgery, our group of four board certified orthopedic surgeons specializes in problems involving the hand, wrist and forearm. Hand surgeons are specially trained to diagnose your hand condition and to recommend appropriate treatment options – often with no surgery required. Our physicians are also on the staff of both Evergreen and Overlake Hospital and work closely with hand therapists in the rehabilitation of injuries.

Please meet our doctors in alphabetical order:

Kurt A. Anderson | MD

Dr. Anderson’s approach to the care of the hands and upper extremities is patient-centered. Through his years of experience he has learned that the best care involves patients in the treatment process and makes them an essential part of the care team.

Dr. Anderson graduated with honors from the University of Arizona Medical School. He was also selected as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical student honor society. Dr. Anderson completed his orthopedic residency at the University of California Davis Medical Center, a prominent orthopedic training facility. He undertook further advanced medical training at the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center in Indianapolis, nationally recognized for its innovative treatments of the hand and upper extremities.

Dr. Anderson joins Proliance Hand, Wrist and Elbow Physicians from Eastern Washington, where he practiced for years as a successful orthopedic surgeon. During this time he achieved board certification as a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and earned the Certification of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery.

Committed to training others in his field, Dr. Anderson has authored numerous articles and book chapters and teaches when his schedule permits at the University of Washington. Dr. Anderson is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Besides treating patients at PHWE, Dr. Anderson is an active physician and surgeon at Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, and Swedish Medical Center.

In addition to his interest in the care of the hand, Dr. Anderson has advanced training in problems affecting the elbow. He has a particular interest in conditions which cause pain or disability in the elbow, such as trauma, fractures, or arthritis.

Clinical Focus: hand and wrist surgery, trauma and problem fractures, injuries of the elbow and elbow surgery, including elbow arthroscopy, and workers compensation.

Dr. Anderson’s curriculum vitae can be accessed here » Dr. Anderson-CV

John Beck | MD

Dr. Beck’s philosophy of patient care is one that was cultivated during his residency and fellowship training. He believes in a shared effort with patients, families and other health care providers to create the best treatment course and maximize results for each patient.

Dr. Beck received his undergraduate education from the University of Notre Dame and his medical degree from University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Geisinger Medical Center, a level one trauma center serving Central Pennsylvania. Dr. Beck received further subspecialty training in a Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship at University of California Irvine, which included a focus in microsurgery, complex hand and wrist trauma and reconstruction. He is an active contributor to the orthopaedic field, publishing many research articles, authoring orthopaedic text book chapters and presenting research at both national and international meetings. Dr. Beck is board certified for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Surgery for the Hand and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is an affiliate physician with Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center and Swedish Medical Center. In addition to the surgeries of the hand, Dr. Beck focuses his practice on complex elbow surgery.

Clinical Focus: Surgical and non-surgical treatment of the hand, wrist, and elbow, complex hand, wrist and elbow trauma, arthritis of the hand and wrist, nerve compression of the upper extremity, wrist arthroscopy, endoscopic carpal tunnel and endoscopic cubital tunnel release, contractures of the hand and wrist.

Dr. Beck’s curriculum vitae can be accessed here » Dr. Beck-CV

Todd M. Guyette | MD

Dr. Guyette’s years in practice has solidified his patient philosophy, that the localized problems of the upper extremity affect the whole patient – their work, recreational activities, and even simple daily tasks – and their treatment must be undertaken in that context.

Dr. Guyette graduated Salutorian from the University of Southern California. After earning his M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City; the oldest orthopedic surgery hospital in the United States consistently ranked #1 in Orthopedics. His advanced training in Hand and Microsurgery was undertaken at the Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore, MD, the largest hand surgery center in the world. From this strong academic background Dr. Guyette has published numerous articles and book chapters, and continues to teach in the academic community as a lecturer at the University of Washington, local hospitals and private symposiums.

Dr. Guyette is board-certified as a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and has a Certification of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery. With a clinical practice that spans the range of upper extremity pathology, Dr. Guyette is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and the American Society of Surgery of the Hand. He is also an active physician with Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, and Swedish Medical Center.

With a clinical practice that spans the range of upper extremity pathology, Dr. Guyette has advanced training and interest in the newest techniques for hand and upper extremity pathology. Yet surgery remains only one pillar of treatment, many of these diagnoses can be successfully managed without surgery with a coordinated approach including therapy, medications, and patient education.

Dr. Guyette was recognized as the top hand surgeon from both Seattle Magazine and Seattle Met Magazine for 2014/2015, the only Eastside hand surgeon with that honor.

Clinical Focus: Surgical and nonsurgical treatment of complex hand and wrist trauma, nerve compression syndromes of the upper extremity with minimally invasive endoscopic techniques, wrist and digit arthroscopy, arthritis of the hand and wrist, Dupuytren’s contracture, skin and soft tissue problems.

Dr. Guyette’s curriculum vitae can be accessed here » Dr. Guyette-CV

Samuel Galle | MD

Dr. Galle developed his passion for hand surgery early in his medical training and enjoys treating patients through a combination of patient-focused care, lifelong learning, and a comprehensive team approach from injury to return to sports. He embodies a firm belief that achieving optimal results will positively impact all areas of patients’ lives – both professionally and recreationally.

Dr. Galle graduated with high honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his medical degree and completed his residency at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. Dr. Galle then pursued further sub-specialization training in hand and upper extremity surgery at the Columbia University Carroll Fellowship at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. The Carroll Fellowship is among the oldest one-year hand surgery training programs in the United States and is dedicated to educating and training the best leaders, innovators and practitioners in hand surgery. During his fellowship, Dr. Galle honed his skills in comprehensive upper extremity management including fracture care, congenital pathology, acute trauma, and microsurgical techniques. He has a strong commitment to continuous learning and has been publishing throughout his training. His publications include peer-reviewed manuscripts to a wide array of orthopedic journals, multiple textbook chapters, various poster presentations at national meetings, and cinematic contributions to online libraries dedicated to advancing orthopedic knowledge.

Dr. Galle is currently a candidate member in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. In addition to treating patients at Proliance Hand, Wrist and Elbow, he is an active physician with Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, Overlake Hospital Medical Center, and Swedish Medical Center.

Clinical Focus: surgical and non-surgical treatment of the hand, wrist and elbow including reconstructions for osteoarthritis, arthroscopy, acute trauma, and injuries affecting athletes.

Dr. Galle’s curriculum vitae can be accessed here ” Dr. Galle-CV

Steven D. Sun | MD

Dr. Steven Sun retired on May 1st, 2020. He greatly enjoyed caring for his patients and their families over the years. Our staff will ensure your transition to another physician is smooth and stress free. Please contact our office and we will discuss your options to continue your care.