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Vikas Patel, MD

Associate Professor, Orthopaedics
Patel
Clinic Phones: 720-848-1980, 720-848-2200

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

Locations: Aurora - The Spine Center at University of Colorado Hospital, Lone Tree - Lone Tree Health Center

Clinical Interest for Patients: My clinical interests include extensive clinical and surgical experience with cervical, thoracic and lumbar spinal disorders.

Conditions & Treatments: Bones, Joints and Muscles - Back Pain, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Fractures, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Neck Disorders and Injuries, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Scoliosis, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Spine Injuries, Brain and Nervous System - Spine Diseases and Conditions, Failed Prior Surgery, Infections - Bacterial Infections, Sacroiliac Joint, Spinal Deformtiy, Symptoms and Manifestations - Pain
 
General Information
Gender: Male
Languages: English, German, Gujarati
Care Philosophy: I currently serve as the Chief of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery at the University of Colorado. As an academic spine surgeon, it is my responsibility to stay involved in the latest spine care research findings, techniques, and technologies. I then look to my training and experience to judge which might be the best for each individual patient without increasing the risk of complications. I can thus choose the best technology for my patients based on their condition and expectation from surgical treatment. Surgery, however, is a last resort to be chosen only if conservative measures fail to provide sufficient relief.

I earned my Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and worked as an engineer before earning both a Master's of Arts and a Doctor of Medicine degree at Washington University in St. Louis. My Orthopaedic Spine Surgery training took place at the University of California (San Francisco) and St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica with respected Orthopaedic surgeons including Drs. Michael Kropf, Hyun Bae, Rick Delamarter, Ed Dawson, Serena Hu, and David Bradford.
Education and Training
Medical Schools
MD, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine (1997)

Undergraduate Schools
BS, University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign (IL) (1991)

Internships
University of California (San Francisco) Program (1998)

Residency Program
University of California (San Francisco) Program, Orthopaedic Surgery (2003)

Specialty Information
Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine, International Board Certification (2006)


Practice Locations
Hospital Affiliation
University of Colorado Hospital

Clinical Locations
The Spine Center at University of Colorado Hospital
1635 North Aurora Court
Suite 4200
Aurora, CO 80045
Main Phone: 720-848-1980

Lone Tree Health Center
9548 Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, CO 80124
Main Phone: 720-848-2200
Website

Job Titles
Academic - Associate Professor
Clinical - Chief of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery

Affiliated Schools / Colleges
College of Engineering and Applied Science

Department, Section / Division
Orthopaedics

Center Affiliations
Center for Surgical Innovation

Professional Memberships
North American Spine Society
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
Colorado Medical Society
Scoliosis Research Society
Western Orthopaedic Association
AO North America
International Association for the Study of Pain
Spine Arthroplasty Association
Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology
Research & Grants
Website
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term="patel vv"[Author]

Research Interests
Currently, my research focus entails spinal non-fusion technologies, cervical and lumbar disc replacement, dynamic stabilization, alternative bone graft materials for fusion, minimally invasive surgical techniques and computer-assisted surgery. My basic science research includes the study of stem cell therapies, spinal biologics, spinal biomechanics, and the evaluation of pain.
Teaching
Fellowship Director (2009)
School of Medicine
Orthopaedics
Spine Surgery

Information for Referring Providers
Clinical Interests for Referring Providers: My clinical interests in Spine Surgical Care include Degenerative, Tumor, and Deformity Treatment of the Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine.

Research Interest for Referring Providers: Spinal non-fusion technologies, cervical and lumbar disc replacement, dynamic stabilization, alternative bone graft materials for fusion, minimally invasive surgical techniques, computer-assisted surgery, stem cell therapies, spinal biologics, spinal biomechanics, and the evaluation of pain.

Hospital Affiliation
University of Colorado Hospital

Clinical Locations: Aurora - The Spine Center at University of Colorado Hospital, Lone Tree - Lone Tree Health Center

Clinic Phones: 720-848-1980, 720-848-2200

Fax Phone: 720-848-1669
CV: Patel_CV_2014.pdf
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