Foot & Ankle / Lower Extremity Specialist


Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeon
Fracture Care, Total Knee Arthroplasty, Foot & Ankle Lower Extremity  

Dr. Christopher Arena, MD Foot and Ankle Surgeon Coeur d'Alene Idaho CDA

Dr. Arena is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon foot and ankle / lower extremity specialist.  He completed his undergraduate education at Penn State University majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Bio-Engineering.  He then completed his four-year Medical School training at West Virginia University where he earned a Doctorate of Medicine degree (M.D.).  He then returned to Penn State University where he completed a 5-year Orthopedic Surgery Residency/Chief Residency.  Following completion of residency training, Dr. Arena, completed an Orthopedic Surgery Foot and Ankle Fellowship at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Dr. Arena is thrilled to be in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho to continue practicing his passion in Orthopedics while working alongside other like-minded surgeons on the OSI team who are committed to furthering the field of orthopedics with research and development. Dr. Arena’s background in mechanical engineering gives him a unique perspective when it comes to approaching patient care and determining treatment options. This fresh perspective helps to get patients treated properly and back to doing the activities they love. To Dr. Arena patient care is a privilege and helping those to improve their quality of life is the reason he became an orthopedic surgeon.

Chris Arena's Research Papers


  • Membership: American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • AOA Emerging Leaders Program Member
  • Membership: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Personal & Hobbies

  • Conservation: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
  • Upland Hunting and Pointer Dog Training
  • Fly Fishing


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering: The Pennsylvania State University
  • Minor in Bio-Engineering: The Pennsylvania State University 
  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.): West Virginia University School of Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: The Pennsylvania State University
  • Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship: University of Utah



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Fax: 208-667-7717


1233 N Northwood Center Court
Coeur d'Alene, ID