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Stephen J. Annest, MD

thumb_annest_nov07Dr. Steve Annest is a nationally recognized expert on thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS). Patients from across the country with TOS come to Denver for his expertise. He has helped pioneer an innovative approach for treating patients with recurrent brachial plexus problems after TOS. He has practiced in Colorado since 1995.

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Brad Ball, MD

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Dr. Brad Ball returned to Denver in 2011, where he had earlier completed his Pediatric Oncology-Hematology fellowship and served as an instructor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center to join Rocky Mountain Pediatric Hematology Oncology and Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS and completed his pediatric residency at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, AL. After completing his fellowship at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Dr. Ball served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama Birmingham, with a clinical focus in bone marrow transplantation.

 

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Giancarlo Barolat, MD

PhotoDr. Giancarlo Barolat is one of the world leaders in the area of neuro-implantable technologies for the management of pain and motor disorders. He is one of the pioneers of spinal cord stimulation for spasticity and pain management. His practice is one of the largest in the country, with patients being referred from all over the United States. He is certified by both the American and the Italian Board of Neurosurgery. Currently he is Director-at-large of the International Neuromodulation Society.

 

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Laurel Benson, MD

thumb_Dr-L-BensonDr. Laurel Benson is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Rocky Mountain Pediatric Orthopedics. Dr. Benson graduated from the University of Colorado Medical School and completed her residency in orthopedic surgery at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois.  She completed her fellowships in pediatric orthopedics at Children's Hospital - University of California, San Diego and the Solfield Travelling Fellow, Australia.  Dr. Benson went on to complete a second fellowship in pediatric hand surgery at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas, Texas.

 

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Raymond N. Blum, MD

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Dr. Ray Blum is an infectious disease specialist with a special interest in patients with osteomyelitis. As an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center he has been recognized as an outstanding physician-teacher. 5280 Magazine has named him one of the Top Doctors in Denver. A Denver native, Dr. Blum has been active in the HealthONE Alliance as a trustee and chair of the Medical Education Alliance. He currently is the chairman of the Denver Medical Library, based at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center.

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William C. Brown, MD

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Dr. Bill Brown is Co-Medical Director of The Denver Clinic for Extremities at Risk. He is particularly interested in reconstructive microsurgery and surgery of the hand. He and the plastic surgery team are recognized in the Rocky Mountain region for their expertise in vascularized bone flap procedures and difficult soft tissue reconstructive procedures. He is one of three surgeons who work in the upper extremity replant service provided at The Denver Clinic.

 

 

 

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Jennifer Clark, MD

thumb_clark_nov07Dr. Clark is a pediatric hematologist and oncologist associated with both The Denver Clinic for Extremities at Risk as well as Rocky Mountain Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. She also works with the adult bone marrow transplantation program at the Colorado Blood Cancer Institute. Her particular interest is treating osteosarcomas. She believes that as a physician she treats her young patients partly through gaining their trust with straightforward communication. She also believes that it is very important to build a relationship with her patients' families.

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John Gerhold, MD

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Dr. John Gerhold is a Board Certified Radiologist who specializes in Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and PET (Positron Emission Tomography) Imaging. He is a graduate of Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, IL. He completed his Nuclear Medicine Fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Denver, CO.   Dr. Gerhold is Vice-Chairman of the Imaging Department at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center and the Director of Positron Emission Tomography at the Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers in Colorado. He has contributed to and authored various articles on the subject of PET Imaging and lectures on this topic as well.

 

 

 

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Wendy Gill, MD

thumb_wgill_2009Dr. Wendy Gill practices as an infectious disease specialist with The Denver Clinic for Extremities at Risk and Denver's Infectious Disease Consultants. Before entering medical school at Stanford University, she was a volunteer science teacher for the Peace Corps in Gabon. Dr. Gill's astute observations led to the quick treatment and cure of a rare case of bubonic plague in a SW Colorado girl. Her special interest at The Denver Clinic is infectious disease 

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David B. Hahn, MD

thumb_hahn_nov07Dr. David Hahn's specialty is correcting lower limb deformities caused by malunion, osteomyelitis and congenital anomalies. He is a frequent presenter and lecturer on myriad lower limb problems and correction techniques, including the Ilizarov Method, bone healing, and amputation. A decorated Army veteran, Dr. Hahn has been with The Denver Clinic since 1995.

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Eric Handley, MD

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Dr. Eric R. Handley is a Board Certified Radiologist specializing in both Musculoskeletal Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology. His undergraduate degree was obtained from Louisiana State University, where he graduated summa cum laude and was awarded the University Medal for having a perfect 4.0 GPA. He graduated magna cum laude from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He was selected to Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) as a junior. He completed his Radiology Residency and Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Handley has conducted research at Emory School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School. He has authored and contributed to various publications.  

 

 

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Vince Herlihy, MD

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Dr. Vincent B. Herlihy is a Board Certified Radiologist specializing in Musculoskeletal and Sports Imaging. Both his undergraduate and doctorate degrees were obtained from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. Dr. Herlihy received his fellowship training in the area of Musculoskeletal Radiology at the University of Utah. In 2007, Dr. Herlihy was the recipient of the RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow research award. Dr. Herlihy is certified by the American Board of Radiology, and is a member of the American College of Radiology and Society of Skeletal Radiology.

 

 

 

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Ioana Hinshaw, MD

thumb_hinshaw_nov07Dr. Ioana Hinshaw is a medical oncologist whose specialty at The Denver Clinic for Extremities at Risk is treating adult sarcoma patients. She has done research on chemotherapy treatments for bone sarcomas and developing new treatments for soft tissue sarcomas. Now a U.S. citizen, Dr. Hinshaw is a native of Romania, where she received her initial medical training. Besides working with our team Dr. Hinshaw also practices at the Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers.

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Peder Horner, MD

PHonerDr. Peder Horner is an interventional radiologist with Diversified Radiology of Colorado who works with colleagues at The Denver Clinic for Extremities at Risk in treating tumors in extremities. They have expertise in biopsy and intra-arterial chemotherapy, which improve outcomes for patients with osteosarcomas. In addition to his practice at The Denver Clinic, Dr. Horner also practices at Diversified Radiology of Colorado.

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Ronald Hugate, MD

thumb_R.Hugate_2011.pDr. Hugate is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in orthopedic oncology, bone healing, complex joint replacement and reconstruction and hip preservation. He is a member both of The Denver Clinic for Extremities at Risk as well as Colorado Limb Consultants. Dr. Hugate is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S Army Reserve Medical Corps and has been deployed in both Iraq and Afghanistan for which he received two Army commendations. He has published several scientific articles and book chapters on topics including chemotherapies for bone tumors, joint replacement implant design and reconstruction techniques of the skeleton after tumors have been resected. He has co-written a handbook for patients considering hip or knee replacements: "The Handbook of Hip and Knee Joint Replacement: Through the Eyes of the Patient, Surgeon and Medical Team."

 

For Dr. Hugate's handbook visit www.hipandkneehandbook.com

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Trystain Johnson, MD

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Dr. Trystain D. Johnson is a Board Certified Radiologist specializing in both Musculoskeletal Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology. He graduated summa cum laude with an undergraduate degree from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. His M.D. was obtained from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, where he earned many honors, including selection to the AOA (Alpha Omega Alpha) honor society in his junior year. His Radiology Residency education was from the University of Colorado, where he also completed a dedicated year of musculoskeletal imaging fellowship training. In addition to his radiology duties at Diversified, Dr. Johnson is the Chair of the Musculoskeletal Section and contributes to various committees within the practice. Dr. Johnson is a leader in the Denver musculoskeletal community, where he has been involved in the instruction of various medical students and residents, routinely participates in community-wide conferences, has given lectures to medical residents, and has served as Clinical Radiology Faculty for the University of Colorado. He has contributed to articles for publications specific to musculoskeletal imaging and has lectured for a regional conference.

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Cynthia M. Kelly, MD

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Dr. Cindy Kelly's emphasis at The Denver Clinic for Extremities at Risk is bone and soft tissue tumors in all age groups, as well as osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis of the bone). She is nationally recognized for her work on surgical procedures for treating osteonecrosis and continues to do research and has published widely on bone and soft tissue tumors. She is also a member of Colorado Limb Consultants. Dr. Kelly was named a "Top surgeon" by the Consumer Research Council of America in 2002.

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Bryan Kramer, MD

Dr. KramerDr. Kramer is vascular surgeon who is associated with both  the Denver Clinic for Extremities at Risk as well as the Vascular Institute of the Rockies. After completing his undergraduate studies at Rice University, he attended Albany Medical College in Albany, New York, receiving his medical degree in 1995. Dr. Kramer completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Cincinnati in 2000, and a vascular Fellowship at Albany Medical Center in Hospital in 2002. Prior to moving to Denver, he was member of the Vascular Group, PLLC and an assistant professor of surgery at Albany Medical Center Hospital. Dr. Kramer is board-certified in both vascular and general surgery, and has been practicing vascular surgery exclusively since 2000.  

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Kelly Lindauer, MD

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Dr. Kelly R. Lindauer is a Board Certified Radiologist specializing in both Musculoskeletal Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology. His undergraduate degree was obtained at the University of Colorado/Boulder, where he graduated
summa cum laude. He is a graduate from the Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, NC. Dr. Lindauer is a leader in the Denver musculoskeletal community and has conducted research at the University of Colorado, Duke University, and at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD. He has authored publications specific to musculoskeletal imaging and has been a participant in David Stoller’s annual Orthopedics and Sports Medicine course in San Francisco.

 

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Walter E.Madsen, MD

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Dr. Walt Madsen is a pathologist who specializes in surgical pathology and imuno-histochemistry, in addition to his work at The Denver Clinic for Extremities at Risk, he is the chair of the Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center Department of Pathology. As an oncology fellow of the American Cancer Society he researched the effect of steroid hormones on sarcoma tumor cell growth.

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Jeremy R. Kinder, MD

KinderDr. Kinder is an orthopedic surgeon and member of The Denver Clinic’s Complex Joint Reconstruction Program, focusing on patients with complex revision joints as well as consulting with and managing patients regarding infected joint replacement procedures. He is part of the Colorado Limb Consultants practice.

 

 

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Robert Meier, III, MD

thumb_R._MeierDr. Robert Meier, III is a specialist in amputation rehabilitation for upper and lower extremity amputees and in addition to being part of the team at The Denver Clinic for Extremities at Risk, is Medical Director of Amputee Services of America on the Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center campus. He has published and presented widely on amputation, rehabilitation and life-care planning and has taught at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and Baylor College of Medicine.

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Omar Mubarak, MD

thumb_mubarak1_nov07Dr. Omar Mubarak specializes in endovascular and open surgery. In addition to his work at The Denver Clinic for Extremities at Risk, he also practices with the Vascular Institute of the Rockies. Dr. Mubarak is a Denver native, the son of a physician and married to a physician.

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Lisa R. Nowak, MD

thumb_nowak_nov07Dr. Lisa Nowak has wide experience as a trauma surgeon and vascular surgeon in Denver and at hospitals in Iowa and Pennsylvania. In addition to her work at The Denver Clinic for Extremities at Risk, she is a member of the Vascular Institute of the Rockies. She provides vascular surgery services and for patients whose limbs are threatened because of tumors, infections or ischemia.

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Brooke Pengel, MD

thumb_B.Pengel.wDr. Brooke Pengel is a member of the Denver Clinic for Extremities at Risk hip preservation team. She is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and expert in sports medicine and serves as medical director of the Rocky Mountain Youth Sport Medicine Institute at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. She has published widely, been quoted in many publications, presented and lectured on the subject of sports injuries in children and adolescents. She has served as team physician for the University of Denver Women's Soccer Team and University of Colorado Women's Volleyball Team

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John Polousky, MD

thumb_J.Polousky.pDr. John Polousky is an expert in complex limb reconstruction and limb lengthening. He is a member of The Denver Clinic for Extremities at Risk's Hip Preservation, Bone Healing and Deformity Correction teams. He has been interested in sports medicine since his days as an undergraduate at Colorado State University and is currently the surgical director of the Rocky Mountain Youth Sports Medicine Institute at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children

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Jaren Riley, MD

thumb_J.Riley.pDr. Jaren Riley is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with interest and expertise in pelvic reconstrction, pelvic and femoral osteotomy and spine surgery. In addition to his work at The Denver Clinic for Extremities at Risk, he is a member of Rocky Mountain Pediatric Orthopedics. Dr. Riley is the lead researcher on a study of young athletes to determine if arthroscopy is safe and effectively gets them back to full and pain-free activity

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David P. Schnur, MD

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Dr. David Schnur is a plastic surgeon who specializes in microvascular tissue transfers and muscle flaps. He is also a member of the Plastic Surgery Clinic and a clinical assistant professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He is developing teaching materials about the topographic anatomy of the hand and has published numerous articles and abstracts. A long-distance runner, Dr. Schnur has participated in several marathons.

 

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Dietrich Schultze, MD

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Dr. Dietrich Schultze is Board Certified Radiologist specializing in Vascular and Interventional Radiology. His M.D. was obtained from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. He received his Radiology Residency education at Fletcher Allen Health Care, University of Vermont in Burlington, VT. Dr. Schultze continued his specialty education at Fletcher Allen Health Care, where he received his Fellowship Training in Interventional Radiology. Dr. Schultze has a distinguished history of service with the U.S. Army, and while on active duty, he was deployed in Bosnia and Korea. Dr. Schultze’s areas of interest include arterial disease and AAA treatment, Uterine Embolization, Varicose Vein Therapy, Radiofrequency Ablation, Oncologic Therapy and pain management including spine injections, celiac blocks and pudendal nerve pump placement. 

 

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Alan Y. Synn, MD

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Dr. Synn is a vascular surgeon who has been named multiple times to 5280 Magazine's "Top Doctors" list for his work. He has contributed numerous articles and abstracts to medical literature as well as presenting at professional meetings in the U.S. and abroad. In addition to his work at The Denver Clinic for Extremities at Risk, he is a member of the Vascular Institute of the Rockies

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Matthew Terra, MD

thumb_m.terra.webDr. Matt Terra is a specialist in infectious diseases, one of three who are members of the team at The Denver Clinic for Extremities at Risk. In addition he is a member of Infectious Disease Consultants

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Conrad J. Tirre, MD

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Dr. Conrad Tirre specializes in plastic, reconstructive, microsurgery and hand surgery and focuses on traumatic amputation, microvascular free tissue transfers and pedicled muscle flaps. He serves on the emergency replant program. In addition to his work at The Denver Clinic for Extremities at Risk, he is a member of the Plastic Surgery Clinic.

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John van Doorninck, MD

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Dr.John van Doorninck was drawn to pediatric oncology after attending a biochemistry lecture at Vanderbilt Medical Center. The lecture sparked his interest in pediatric hematology/oncology that lead him ultimately following this course of training. During his residency and fellowhip at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, he worked with Dr. Elizabeth Lawlor in Ewing Sarcoma research and went on to co-author articles related to research on the biololgic, prognostic and therapeutic implications of stem cell markers in Ewing Sarcoma. He is a member of the pediatric oncology team at The Denver Clinic for Extremities at Risk

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Ross M. Wilkins, MD

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Dr. Ross Wilkins started The Denver Clinic for Extremities at Risk in 1989 with his close friend and colleague, Tom Arganese, MD. The mission of the program then was providing collaborative care for all patients at risk of losing an extremity due to disease or trauma and the mission has continued to this day. Dr. Wilkins is recognized for his work in orthopedic oncology, as well as bone and joint transplantation techniques. He is recognized internationally for his work in bone and soft tissue tumors, bone transplantation and limb preservation techniques

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Julie D. Zimbelman, MD

thumb_zimbelman_nov07Dr. Julie Zimbelman practices Rocky Mountain Pediatric Hematology Oncology Clinic where she describes treating pediatric oncology patients as "a privilege that the family entrusts the care of their child to us".  She finds great meaning and purpose each day she spends working on behalf of children with cancer. In addition to her busy practice as a pediatric hematologist/oncologist she has served on the boards of Ronald McDonald House and Teen with a Dream Foundation

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