Ryan Koonce, MD
Assistant Professor, Orthopedics
Conditions & Treatments
Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certification
- Bones, Joints and Muscles
Clinical Interest for Patients
Dr. Koonce is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement surgeries. He is one of a small number of surgeons in the United States that has completed fellowship training in both orthopaedic sports medicine and adult hip and knee reconstruction. His primary interest is returning patients to their active lifestyle with minimally invasive hip and knee replacements and advanced peri-operative care. He has done over a thousand anterior approach hip replacement surgeries, and does all primary and revision hip replacement procedures through the direct anterior approach. Dr. Koonce also has a high-volume knee replacement practice that includes total, partial, and revision knee replacement procedures. Prior to joining the prestigious group of orthopaedic surgeons at the University of Colorado, he practiced in Washington state and then returned to Colorado as a leader in joint replacement at Kaiser Permanente. While at Kaiser, he received Colorado Permanente Medical Group's highest honor for physicians – the Permanente Award – a recognition that establishes the recipient as “The Doctor’s Doctor.”
I strive to provide the most up-to-date knowledge and skilled orthopedic surgical care available. I believe in developing individualized patient care plans that account for the overall health and wellness of each patient. The best plans are executed through shared decision-making and clear communication.
Dr. Koonce is a Colorado native and enjoys spending time with his family in the outdoors and traveling. He is a USA Triathlon Age Group All-American and three-time ITU World Championship Qualifier. He also races competitively in road cycling for the Modern Market Racing Team.
Dr. Koonce speaks locally and nationally on subjects of relating to adult hip and knee reconstruction and perioperative care of joint replacement patients.