“The most important thing is providing my patients what they need. That’s why I became a doctor: to care for people.”
Dr. Landerholm graduated summa cum laude from Washington State University, and received his doctorate in Medicine from the University of Washington. He then completed his surgical residency at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle.
He has been a part of the medical community in Edmonds, Washington for more than 20 years and is now the Medical Director and President of Eviva. Dr. Landerholm has been at the forefront of minimally invasive surgery since its inception. In 1995, he became the first surgeon to perform a laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery in a Malayan sun bear, an endangered species. He was one of the first doctors to place the intragastric balloon for weight loss during a recent FDA trial.
Dr. Landerholm is an expert in laparoscopic surgery and an innovator in techniques such as LapSleeve®. He has performed thousands of laparoscopic operations, and has earned a reputation for his precision, and for taking the time to know and care for his patients and their families. He has given multiple presentations on the surgical treatment of obesity, including international presentations in Vellore and New Delhi, India. He has been published in The American Journal of Surgery.
He believes in giving back to the community, which is why he established Surgical Teams International—a nonprofit providing surgical services in needy areas worldwide.
Dr. Landerholm is board certified in general surgery, a fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). He has served on the governing boards of the ACS-Washington State Chapter, and the Seattle Surgical Society. Dr. Landerholm is also a Verified Surgeon through MBSAQIP.
In his free time, Dr. Landerholm enjoys travel; he has been to all seven continents. He also enjoys writing, music, medical ethics, medical mission work, and time with friends and family.
“It’s been a goal of mine that my patients always feel better, every time they see me.”
A native Northwesterner, Dr. Anthony Burden went east after college and studied medicine at Vanderbilt University. Following graduation and a residency at St. Vincent Medical Center in Erie, Pennsylvania, he and his wife Margaret – also a doctor – settled in Lynden, Washington, to practice family medicine and raise a family that would eventually include six children.
During his time in family medicine, Dr. Burden developed a passion for preventive care. He recognized the alarming number of issues that come with carrying extra weight—issues he himself was struggling with.
At the time, there were very few physicians practicing bariatric medicine in the region, but Dr. Burden helped pave the way and became the first board-certified bariatrician in the state of Washington. With that pioneering spirit, it’s no wonder he is a perfect fit for the Eviva team.
Dr. Burden brings his 15-plus years of experience as a medical bariatrician to our Medical Weight Loss and Maintenance program at Eviva’s Shoreline location.
Dr. Burden has an active lifestyle outside the office with his wife, kids remaining at home, and their three dogs. He enjoys reading, hiking, and listening to music. He challenges himself to exercise regularly, and eat as healthy as possible in order to both age gracefully and to be a good role model.
Don earned his Physical Therapy degree from the University of Vermont and then completed his requirements for Athletic Trainer Certification at the University of Virginia. His first job was at the University of Washington serving as Assistant Athletic Trainer and Clinical Associate in the Department of Orthopedics. Following this appointment, he worked with Virginia Mason Medical Center to develop their Sports Medicine program and became its Director for 12 years.
In the early 1990’s as health care began to change. he entered the corporate world serving as Regional Director and then Vice President of West Coast operations. Missing clinical practice, he opened his own private practice clinic which he ran for 11 years before selling in 2013.
Don has lectured both nationally and locally on various topics of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation. Through all of this experience Don has seen the need for prevention as well as management of health issues through exercise, nutrition and education.