Dr. Christopher Arena, MD

Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Surgeon

About Dr. Arena

Dr. Arena is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle / lower extremity. 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 returned to Penn State University where he completed a 5-year Orthopedic Surgery Residency/Chief Residency. Following the completion of his 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.

Dr. Christopher Arena, Orthopedic Surgeon, MD


Dr. Arena specializes in foot, ankle, and lower extremity care. He’s well known not only for his clinical and surgical care, but also as a teacher and instructor. To consult with Dr. Arena, please call our office at (208) 457-4211.

  • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle and Foot Fractures
  • Achilles Tendon Tear
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Arthritis
  • Flat Feet
Dr. Arena checking patient foot

Adjunct Clinical Instructor

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Medical Journal Reviewer

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