Dr. Carlson joined Cascade Orthopedics in 1998. He received his Medical Doctorate from the University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan. He went on to complete a five-year Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Northwestern University Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Carlson performed an additional year of fellowship training in Foot and Ankle Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. When not practicing medicine, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Kara. Their interests include sailing, hiking and fly-fishing.