Craig Pastor, MD is a fellowship-trained hand surgeon and plastic surgeon, who is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He grew up in central Illinois where he graduated valedictorian of his high school class. His interest in science led him to enroll in the premedical curriculum at the University of Illinois. Studying biology, he went on to graduate summa cum laude in 2004 and was named a Bronze Tablet recipient for finishing at the top of his class. Dr. Pastor obtained his medical education at the University of Illinois in Chicago. In 2008 he graduated with honors and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.
Following his medical school education, Dr. Pastor completed a five-year comprehensive residency in plastic surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. While in residency, he took a special interest in conditions of the hand and upper extremity. He went on to complete an orthopedic hand surgery fellowship at Stony Brook University in New York.
Attending both college and medical school with his brother, Dr. Andrew Pastor, a fellowship-trained shoulder and elbow surgeon, the brothers strove to once again work together following their training. They got the opportunity in 2014 when they began practicing in the Seattle area. As upper extremity specialists, Drs. Pastor care for hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder conditions at their office at The Everett Clinic in Edmonds.