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The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Colorado consists of committed academic and clinical faculty representing orthopedic subspecialties in trauma, adult reconstruction, hand, foot and ankle, tumor, pediatrics, spine, and sports medicine. The Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program is accredited by the Accrediation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), as well the Fellowship Programs of Sports Medicine, Pediatrics, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, and Spinal Surgery. The Department also offers a Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction. Denver Health Medical Center offers a Fellowship in Orthopedic Trauma.
Orthopedic surgery residents rotate annually through University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHC), Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), Denver Health Medical Center (DHMC), and the Anschutz Centers for Advanced Medicine, including the Anschutz Inpatient and Outpatient Pavilions (AIP and AOP). In addition to surgical training, the Department also emphasizes academic and research opportunities. It is the goal of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery to provide excellence in surgical training, academic learning, and research investigation that will prepare a resident for general practice, advanced fellowship training, or academic education and research.