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Surgeons at The Orthopaedic and Spine Center of Southern Colorado provide their patients with a high quality, seamless, and technologically advanced health care experience in a comfortable and caring environment. Our surgeons specialize in numerous areas of medicine, including orthopaedics, neurosurgery, spine surgery, sports medicine, pain management and joint reconstruction.

Foot & Ankle Surgery

Brad Dresher, MD

Brad Dresher

Dr. Brad Dresher specializes in foot and ankle surgery.

Education & Credentials:

  • BA in Chemistry, Washburn University, Topeka, KS
  • MD, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency, University of Tennessee Campbell Clinic, Memphis, TN
  • Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Cleveland, OH
  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery

Dale Cassidy, MD

Dr. Dale Cassidy specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery.

Education & Credentials:

  • B.S. in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO
  • M.B.A., Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship, Rhode Island Hospital, and affiliate of Brown University, Providence, RI
  • Board Eligible, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Dr. Cassidy in the news: Free Hand Surgery Day

Patrick Devanny, MD

Patrick Devanny

Dr. Patrick Devanny specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery.

Education & Credentials:

  • BS in Biology, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
  • MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY
  • General Surgery Internship, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Fletcher Allen Health Care, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
  • Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship, Allegheny General Hospital, Drexel University College of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Richard Idler, MD

Dr. Idler

Dr. Richard Idler specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery.

Education & Credentials:

  • Undergraduate degree, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
  • MD, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH
  • General Surgery Residency, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital and Peter Bent Brigham Hospitals, Boston, MA
  • Hand Surgery Fellowship, St. Vincent Hospital and Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • Additional Training, Registrar in Orthopaedic Surgery, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery; Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand

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Jeffry T. Watson, MD

Dr. Jeffry Watson specializes in adult and pediatric hand and upper extremity surgery.

Before moving to Colorado, Dr. Watson spent 11 years as a hand and upper extremity surgeon at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. His clinical interests include arthritic and post-traumatic reconstruction, microvascular surgery, and treatment of complicated fractures.

While at Vanderbilt, Dr. Watson developed and directed separate adult and pediatric brachial plexus programs, which involved early neurosurgical intervention, delayed orthopaedic procedures, or nonoperative optimization through therapy. He is also experienced in congenital conditions and upper limb development.

An avid participant in resident and fellow education, Dr. Watson hopes to remain involved with academic interaction at the local and national level.

Dr. Watson in the news: Free Hand Surgery Day

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Joint Reconstruction

Eric Jepson, DO

Dr. Jepson

Dr. Eric Jepson specializes in joint reconstruction.

Education & Credentials:

  • BA in Anthropology, Pomona College, Claremont, CA
  • DO, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO
  • General Surgery Internship, Michigan State University, Garden City Hospital, Garden City, MI
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Michigan State University, Garden City Hospital, Garden City, MI
  • Total Joint Arthroplasty Fellowship, Florida Orthopedic Institute, Tampa, FL
  • Board Certified, American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery

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David Matthews, MD

Dr. Matthews

Dr. David Matthews specializes in joint reconstruction and sports medicine.

Education & Credentials:

  • BS in Biology, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
  • MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
  • General Surgery Residency, Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
  • Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Board Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Richard Stockelman, MD

Dr. Stockelman

Dr. Richard Stockelman specializes in joint reconstruction and sports medicine.

Education & Credentials:

  • BS in Biology, Heidelberg College, Tiffin, OH
  • MS in Biology/Anatomy, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
  • MD, Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Wright State University, Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, OH
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship, Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic, Knoxville, TN
  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Theodore Stringer, MD

Dr. Stringer

Dr. Theodore Stringer specializes in joint reconstruction.

Education & Credentials:

  • BS in Biology, Albion College, Albion, MI
  • MD, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI
  • General Surgery Internship, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics Fellowship, Trauma Orthopaedics at Indiana University Medical Center
  • Total Joint Arthroplasty Fellowship, Denver Orthopaedic Clinic, Denver, CO
  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Spine Surgery

James Bee, MD

Dr. Bee

Dr. James Bee specializes in spine surgery.

Education & Credentials:

  • BS in Kinesiology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • MD, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Internship, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI
  • General Surgery Residency, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Spine Fellowship, Panorama Orthopaedic Clinic, Golden, CO
  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Sana Bhatti, MD

Dr. Bhatti

Dr. Sana Bhatti specializes in neurosurgery.

Education & Credentials:

  • Undergraduate Degree, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 
  • MD, University of Chicago, Pritzger School of Medicine , Chicago, IL 
  • General Surgery Internship, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH 
  • Neurosurgery Residency, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH 
  • Board Certified, American Board of Neurological Surgery

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Michael Brown, MD

Dr. Brown

Dr. Michael Brown specializes in spine surgery.

Education & Credentials:

  • Undergraduate Degree, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
  • MD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
  • General Surgery Internship, University Hospital, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Neurosurgery Residency, University Hospital, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Board Certified, American Board of Neurological Surgery

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Paul Stanton, DO

Dr. Stanton

Dr. Paul Stanton specializes in spine care.

Education & Credentials:

  • BS in Recombinant Gene Technology, State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY
  • DO, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH
  • Orthopedic Surgery Internship, Memorial Hospital of York, York, PA
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Memorial Hospital of York, York, PA
  • San Diego Spine Fellowship, San Diego, CA
  • Board Eligible, American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery

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Roger Sung, MD

Dr. Sung

Dr. Roger Sung specializes in spine surgery.

Education & Credentials:

  • BA in Biology, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • MD, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
  • Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Fellowship, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Sports Medicine

Ronald Hollis, MD

Dr. Ronald Hollis specializes in sports medicine and trauma and fracture care.

Education & Credentials:

  • BS in Physiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 
  • MD, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI 
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 
  • Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 
  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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Michael Huang, MD

Dr. Huang

Dr. Michael Huang specializes in sports medicine.

Education & Credentials:

  • BA in Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship, Steadman-Hawkins Clinic, Vail, CO
  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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Christopher Jones, MD

Dr. Jones

Dr. Christopher Jones specializes in sports medicine and surgery of the shoulder, elbow, and knee.

Education & Credentials:

  • BS in Biology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
  • MD, Emory University Medical School, Atlanta, GA
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship, Mississippi Sports Medicine, Shoulder/Elbow and Sports Medicine, Jackson, MS
  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fellow since 2003; Sports Medicine Certificate of Added Qualifications, 2011

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David Matthews, MD

Dr. Matthews

Dr. David Matthews specializes in sports medicine and joint reconstruction.

Education & Credentials:

  • BS in Biology, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
  • MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
  • General Surgery Residency, Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
  • Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Board Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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John Redfern, MD

Dr. Redfern

Dr. John Redfern specializes in sports medicine.

Education & Credentials:

  • BS in Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  • BS in Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  • MD, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Fellowship, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Candidate member, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Richard Stockelman, MD

Dr. Stockelman

Dr. Richard Stockelman specializes in sports medicine and joint reconstruction.

Education & Credentials:

  • BS in Biology, Heidelberg College, Tiffin, OH
  • MS in Biology/Anatomy, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
  • MD, Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Wright State University, Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, OH
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship, Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic, Knoxville, TN
  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Orthopedic specialists in Southern Colorado