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The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado consists of committed academic and clinical faculty representing orthopaedic subspecialties in trauma, adult reconstruction, hand, foot and ankle, tumor, pediatrics, spine, and sports medicine. The Orthopaedic 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 Orthopaedic Trauma.
Twenty orthopaedic surgery residents rotate annually through University Hospital (UCH), Children’s Hospital of Colorado (CHCO), 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 Orthopaedic 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.