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Department of Orthopedics

Department of Orthopedics


Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

The goal of this fellowship is to develop expertise and prepare the individual for the clincal or academic practice of pediatric orthopedics. Children's Hospital Colorado in Denver is a state-of-the-art facility. A broad spectrum of patients are seen each year at our hospital and network of care facilities. You will have expousure to various orthopedic disorders including but not limited to: clubfoot deformities, hip dysplasia, scoliosis, kyphosis, congenital spine deformities, lower extremity deformity, fractures, orthopaedic trauma, orthopaedic oncology, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, and sports medicine patients. We have centers in our department dedicated to hip preservation, spine deformity, orthopedic oncology, cerebral palsy, limb deformity, and sports medicine.

Our esteemed faculty are highly trained in pediatric orthopedics and varying subspecialties. Our orthopedic oncology program is headed by Dr. Travis Heare, and offers treatments in tumor and oncology disorders as well as limb preservation. Dr. Eduardo Novais leads our hip growth, development, and disorders program and treats complex hip disorders along with congenital hip dysplasia. Dr. Frank Chang is the Medical Director for the Center of Gait and Movement Analysis, which offers in depth analysis by a team of surgeons, therapists, kinesiologists, physiatrists, and engineers.

Dr. Chang also works with our cerebral palsy patients and is an active participant in our handicap ski program. Dr. Gaia Georgopoulos serves as the Medical Director for our department and brings a wealth of expertise in spine deformities, clubfoot, limb and foot deformities, hip disorders, and trauma. Dr. Nancy Miller leads our research endeavors and also serves as an active surgeon in our group. Dr. Miller has a wide range of experience and expertise in pediatric orthopaedics. Dr. Mark Erickson, the chairman of our department, also serves as the Medical Director of the spine center. Our spine center performs hundreds of spine surgeries each year ranging from treatment for idiopathic scoliosis, kyphosis, spine trauma, early onset scoliosis, and complex congenital spine disorders. Dr. Jason Rhodes works with patient populations involving neuromuscular/cerebral palsy and sports medicine. Dr. Sumeet Garg specializes in patients with scoliosis and spinal deformities and also works with patients in all areas of pediatric orthopaedics. Dr. Laurel Saliman works with general pediatric orthopaedic disorders and specializes in lower extremity deformity.

The pediatric orthopedic fellowship program at Children's Hospital Colorado in Denver offers clinical and research opportunities. Children's Hospital Colorado is a level 1 trauma center covering the rocky mountain region. Fellows will be expected to actively participate in trauma call coverage. Our faculty is also engaged in clincal and operating room activities and fellows will contribute to the various clinic settings as well as play an active role in the surgical field. Rotations for fellows will take place at Children's Hospital Colorado as well as our suburban health centers. A wide range of research and educational opportunities are available for fellows. Pre-operative and post-operative conferences are held weekly with our faculty. Monthly conferences held in conjunction with the University of Colorado School of Medicine bring in faculty and esteemed colleagues from around the country. Fellows will also be expected to be active participants and presenters at the annual Children's Hospital Orthopedic Day.



The stipend is commensurate with a University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine PGY-6 salary

The fellow is provided malpractice insurance, medical insurance (for self and dependents), and 21 days of vacation.

The fellow is sponsored with one continuing education/academic course.


Applicants must have completed an accredited residency program in Orthopedic Surgery.

Applicants must be licensed to practice in the state of Colorado and have a current DEA license.

Attending Staff
Frank Chang, MD​​ Robert Eilert, MD
Mark Erickson, MD Sumeet Garg, MD
Gaia Georgopoulos, MD Nancy Miller, MD
​Travis Heare, MD Eduardo Novais, MD
Jason Rhodes, MD​

1 year (August 1 to July 31).

Applicants must apply by Dec 31 each year prior to the applicable spring match. Applications must be made through San Francisco Match ( using the Central Application Service (CAS). For additional information, contact

Residents in our program must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, asylee, or possess the appropriate documentation to allow Resident to legally train at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

University of Colorado Denveris an equal opportunity employer.​​