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Deborah Saint-Phard, MD


Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Orthopaedics

Founder and Director
   CU Women's Sports Medicine

Contact

   Office Phone: 303-724-1264
   Appointment Phone: 720-848-8200
   Fax: 720-848-8203

Affiliations
   CU Sports Medicine
   University of Colorado Hospital

Board Certifications
   Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Pain Medicine,
   Sports Medicine

Dr. Saint-Phard is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, electrodiagnostic medicine and pain medicine. As the director of CU Women's Sports Medicine, her clinical interests are providing expert sports and spine care to active and athletic women and girls. She also conducts research on the self-concept of female athletes and stress fractures in female athletes. In 2007, 2008, and 2009, Dr. Saint-Phard was named one of the Best Doctors in America® by Best Doctors, Inc.®. Dr. Saint-Phard is also a former elite athlete. She competed in the shot put at the 1987 World Championships in Rome, Italy and in the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea. She was ranked Top 20 in the world.

Women's Sports Medicine, Electrodiagnosis

Interests

Stress Fractures, Psychological Impact of Injury on Athletes, Female Athlete Triad, Self-Esteem in Female Athletes

Activities

Stress Fractures Related to Underlying Bone Health, Phase II
Grant Funded:  $13,000.00 by Institute for Sports Medicine Research New York, New York
Principal Investigator with 20% effort Saint-Phard, D, Sherman P, Callahan L, Hannafin J
This a prospective study to follow-up results of published and peer-reviewed findings that demonstrate osteopenia can be predicted based on the site of stress fracture.
Abstract presented as a Podium presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting, February 27, 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada

Medical School: Temple University

Residency: University of Colorado Denver

Fellowship: Mayo Medical School

Peer Reviewed Publications

1)  Saint-Phard, M.D., D.; Van Dorsten, B., PhD; Marx, R., M.D., M.Sc., York, KA, Self-Perception in Elite Collegiate Female Gymnasts, Cross Country Runners, and Track and Field Athletes.  Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 74:  770-774, 1999 Aug.

2)  Marx, Robert G., MD, MSC, Saint-Phard, D., M.D., Callahan, L.R., M.D., Chu, J., and Hannafin, J., M.D., Ph.D. Stress Fracture Sites Related to Underlying Bone Health in Athletic Females. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.11(2):73-6, 2001 Apr.

3) Saint-Phard, Deborah, MD, Van Dorsten, Brent, PhD.  Mercury Toxicity:       Clinical Presentations in Musculoskeletal Medicine (CME article). Orthopedics.  27(4):394-7; CME quiz: 398-9, 2004.

4)   Laker S, Saint-Phard D. Espiritu CE, Irwin R. Scaphoid injuries. www.eMedicine.com,  May 2006. 

5)  Laker, SR, Saint-Phard, D, Tyburski M, Van Dorsten B.  Stress Fractures in Elite Cross-Country Athletes.  Orthopedics. 30(4):  313-315. April 2007

6)     Pepper M and Saint-Phard D.  Bone Health Concerns in Active and Athletic Women and Girls (CME article).  Orthopedics.   30(4):281-287. CME quiz:  288-289.   April 2007

7)     Feldman A and Saint-Phard D.  Femoral Neck Stress Fracture Complicated by Deep Venous Thrombosis and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome:  A Case Report.  Accepted for publication February 2009 by PM&R

8)     Kaufman M, Akuthota V, Sherman A, Saint-Phard, D, Double Trouble:  A Case Report of Concomitant Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome and Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome”, Accepted for publication in Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine March 9, 2009

9)     Laker S, Putukian M, Saint-Phard D, “Track and Field” in Netter’s Sports Medicine Eds:  Madden, Putukian, Young, and McCarty pp: 552-564,Chapter 65.   2010.

Consultative review article

1)  Arendt, Elizabeth A., M.D.; Saint-Phard, Deborah, M.D.; Shangold, Mona M., M.D.; The Active Woman:  Special health concerns.  Patient Care 1999; 32: 184-195.

 

Competitive Poster Presentations

1) American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Meeting 2004, Phoenix, Arizona Unsuspected Mercury Toxicity in a Sports Medicine Practice by Saint-Phard D, Sherman P, Gonzalez P

2) Colorado Research Symposium on the Health of Women and Girls, April 22, 2005, Unsuspected Mercury Toxicity in a Sports Medicine Practice by Saint-Phard D, Sherman P, Gonzalez P 

3) Tyburski M, Saint-Phard D, Laker S, Van Dorsten B. Femoral stress fractures in a team of elite cross-country runners:  a retrospective study of related factors presented at the June 2006 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Assembly, Denver, CO

4)     Feldman A, Saint-Phard D. Compression side femoral neck stress fracture complicated by deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS): A Case Report.  Presented as a poster presentation at annual national meeting for AAPM&R, San Diego, CA, November 22, 2008

 5)  Sherman P, Saint-Phard D, Callahan L, Karl T, Rogers-Stevane J, Hannafin J.  Atypical stress fractures predict bone health in athletic females. Podium Presentation #525  at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2009 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada February 27, 2009

 

 Competitive Scientific Abstracts

1) Unsuspected Mercury Toxicity in a Sports Medicine Practice, Saint-Phard D, Gonzalez P and Sherman P, Arch Phys Med Rehabil.2004 Sep;85(9):E25

2) Tyburski M, Saint-Phard D, Laker S, Van Dorsten B Femoral Stress Fractures in a Team of Elite Cross-Country Runners:  A Retrospective Study of Related Factors,  Muscle & Science in Sports and Exercise 2006;38 (5):  supplement,

3) Feldman, A, Saint-Phard D, Compression side femoral neck stress fracture complicated by deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS):  A Case Report. (accepted May 15, 2008 for presentation at AAPM&R annual assembly, San Diego, CA November 22, 2008).

4) Sherman P, Saint-Phard D, Callahan L, Karl T, Rogers-Stevane J, Hannafin J.  Atypical stress fractures predict bone health in athletic females. Presented as apodium presentation for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2009 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada February 27, 2009

 

Media Articles

1)     “Why You Need a Butt…”  Mile High Magazine November 2006

2)     “Exercise and Women:  An Unbeatable Combination.  Stapleton Community newsletter.  October 2005

3)     “Taking the Stress Out Of Your Workout”, CU Buffs News. October 2004

4)     “Common Injuries occurring in Health Clubs”  Rocky Mountain News October 2007