Krister Freese, M.D., emphasizes family-centered decision making in his practice, with an indivdualized approach to care. He considers his most important role to be providing families with the information they need to make the best decision for their child. Following the completion of his hand and upper extremity fellowship at the University of Colorado in 2015, Dr. Freese joined the medical staff of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Portland. Dr. Freese, a Pacific Northwest native from Puyallup, Washington, received his undergraduate degree from Pacific Lutheran University, and went on to obtain his medical doctorate at the University of Washington. Dr. Freese subsequently completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of Hawaii. Dr. Freese completed two fellowships, one in pediatric orthopedic surgery and a second in hand and upper extremity surgery in 2016, at the University of Colorado. Dr. Freese specializes in pediatric hand and upper extremity conditions, from traumatic injuries to congenital differences. He is a member of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the Pediatric Hand Study Group.