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Linda Rasmussen, M.D.

Practice Focus: Total Joint and Knee Surgeon
Clinical Practice since: 1994 with Windward Orthopedic Group, Inc.
College: Saint Martin’s University Lacey, WA 1980-1984
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine 1984-1988


  • University of Washington General Surgery Program 1988-1989 


  • San Francisco Orthopedic Residency Training Program 1989-1994

Linda Rasmussen, M.D.

Board Certification:

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 1996-current


Hospital Privileges:

  • Castle Medical Center
  • Shriners Hospital for Children


Professional Associations:

  • Board of Councilors Hawaii representative to the American Academy of Orthopedic surgeons 2009-2015
  • President, Western Orthopedic Association 2008-2009
  • First Vice President, WOA 2007-2008
  • Second Vice President, WOA 2006-2007
  • Secretary, WOA 2003-2006
  • Junior Board Member 2001-2003
  • President, Hawaii Medical Association 2006-2007
  • Secretary, Honolulu County Medical Association 2004
  • Legislative Co-chair, Hawaii Medical Association
  • Legislative liaison, Hawaii Orthopedic Association
  • President, Hawaii Orthopedic Association 2000
  • Vice President, HOA, 1999
  • Secretary, HOA 1998
  • Chair, Walk for Arthritis, 1998-2008



  • Photography, horseback riding, exercise and wood working.



  • Three children, Janae, Zachary and Finnegan. Grew up on a 360 acre dairy farm in Eatonville, Washington. Oldest of 7 children (6 girls and 1 boy).


Extended Bio:

Born and raised on a dairy farm in Eatonville, Washington. After graduating from University of Washington medical school, my internship was spent at UW in General Surgery. I then completed 5 years of orthopedic residency in San Francisco. One year was spent doing research in total joint replacements and spine surgery. In 1994, I joined the Windward orthopedic group in Kailua and Kaneohe. My specialty is hip and knee reconstruction. In addition, I volunteer at the Shriners Hospital for Children where I do hip and knee replacements on teenagers.


Throughout the years I have been honored to be a part of the physician leaders at the local, state, regional, and national levels. I have served as the President of the Western Orthopedic Regional Association and was the first woman to lead a regional orthopedic society along with being the second woman to become a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. I was honored to represent Hawaii with the National Orthopaedic Association as the Board of Councilor. In 2000 the Hawaii Medical Association awarded me Physician of the year as well as being a former recipient of the Arthritis Foundation’s Physician of the Year. I also went on to serve as the President and Secretary of the Hawaii Medical Association as well as Secretary for the Honolulu County Medical Association. Being involved at the local level is a passion of mine and something I believe in. I started the non-profit association “Save Our Doctors” in Hawaii to involve patients in lobbying efforts to support healthcare reform. I am also currently a legislative chairperson for the HMA.