Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship

This short video gives an overview of Denver Health's one-year Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship and a peek at a day in the life of an orthopedic trauma fellow at Denver.

Preparing the Future Generation of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons

Denver Health is a 555 bed, level 1 trauma center located in downtown Denver. Denver Health was founded in 1860 and is home to the Rocky Mountain Regional Level One Trauma Center - Colorado’s largest safety net health system. It has 12 ORs (primarily trauma), and is the main teaching affiliate of University of Colorado Health System. We are proud of our rich history providing orthopedic trauma care, performing over 3,000 surgical cases each year, with over 25,000 patients seen in ortho clinics. There are 7-8 University of Colorado ortho residents rotating at Denver Health at any one time, as well as a PGY4 from the San Diego Naval residency program

The primary goal of the fellowship is to develop future leaders in the field of orthopaedic trauma. Graduates will possess expertise in the management of all aspects of care for the multiply injured patient, and will be positioned to enter either academic orthopaedic traumatology or high volume practices at level one trauma centers. The fellow will interact with fellowship trained attending physicians in trauma, sports medicine and hand/upper extremity. There are multiple didactic and hands-on learning experiences for the fellow throughout each week.

Fellowship Details: This is an OTA-accredited fellowship. Candidates apply through the SF Match. The fellow holds attending designation at Denver Health and will take independent call every 8th weekday and weekend. The fellow will attend morning fracture conference and weekly didactic lectures. The fellow will give 2 to 3 didactic presentations during their year. The fellow will operate a minimum of four days a week. There are a minimum of 2 ortho trauma operating rooms running each day and the fellow has their pick of the cases. One day a week will be dedicated to a half-day of research and a half-day of clinic. The fellow will attend the annual Orthopaedic Trauma Association meeting and may attend other meetings if they desire.

Research:  The department has a full-time research fellow to assist in research. The fellow is required to publish a minimum of one paper. 

Benefits:  PGY6 salary at University of Colorado. Medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance are provided as well as 18 days of vacation and 6 paid holidays. 



  • Cyril Mauffrey, MD
  • Joshua Parry, MD
  • Stephen Stacey, MD
  • Austin Heare, MD
  • Mark Hammerberg, MD
  • Raveesh Richard, MD


  • Kyros Ipaktchi, MD
  • Alexander Lauder, MD
  • Stephanie Malliaris, MD
  • Matt Folchert, MD
  • Andrew Maertens, MD


  • Jarrod King, MD
  • Anthony Beardmore, MD


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Alumni list

Michael Hadeed

Michael Hadeed, MD
Residency: University of Virginia
Originally from Virginia, he completed his doctorate and residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. He is now practicing back at the University of Virginia!

August Funk

August Funk, MD
Residency: Maimonides Medical Center
Originally from Alabama, he completed his doctorate at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He then went on to Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn for his orthopedic residency. He is now practicing at Carle Foundation Hospital, Illinois College of Medicine

Michael Maher

Michael Maher, MD
Residency: Allegheny General Hospital
Dr. Maher is an orthopedic surgeon with Allegheny Orthopedic Associates in Pittsburgh, PA. He is affiliated with Allegheny General Hospital and St. Clair Hospital.

Murphy 'Trey' Martin

Murphy "Trey" Martin, MD
Residency: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Dr. Murphy "Trey" Martin is an orthopedic surgeon primarily located in New Orleans, LA with another office in Saint Martinville, LA.

Michael White

Michael White, MD
Residency: McLaren Regional Medical Center, Flint, Michigan
Dr. Michael Alex White specializes in orthopedic surgery at Sanford Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Fargo, North Dakota.

Stephen Stacey

Stephen Stacey, MD
Residency: Medical University of South Carolina
Dr. Stephen C. Stacey, Jr is an orthopedic trauma surgeon with Denver Health. He is also the Associate Director of Service for the Orthopedic Department.

Mark Hake

Mark Hake
Residency: University of Michigan Health System
Dr. Mark Hake is an Assistant Professor for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Michigan Health System. Dr. Hake specializes in the treatment of acute fractures and post-traumatic reconstruction.

Natalie (Casemyr) Chilaka

Natalie (Casemyr) Chilaka, MD
Residency: Harvard Combines Orthopedic Residency Program - Boston, MA
Dr. Natalie Chilaka is an orthopedic surgeon in Glen Burnie, Maryland and is affiliated with the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center.

Jason McKean

Jason McKean, MD
Residency: Columbia University Medical Center - Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. Jason McKean is an orthopedic surgeon in Brooklyn, New York. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals including Brookdale Hospital Medical Center and NYC Health and Hospitals-Coney Island.

Sean T. Burns

Sean T. Burns, MD
Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX
Dr. Sean T. Burns is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Concord, New Hampshire. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area including Concord Hospital and New London Hospital.

Jeffrey A. Toreson

Jeffrey A. Toreson, MD
Residency: University of Alberta, Department of Orthopedic Surgery - Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Dr. Jeffrey A. Toreson is an orthopedic surgeon in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Dr. Toreson runs a private practice and is the owner of Jeffrey Toreson Clinic in Edmonton.

Jules Dumais

Jules Dumais, MD
Residency: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - Lubbock, TX
Dr. Jules Dumais is an orthopedic surgeon, specializing in orthopedic trauma. He is with the Tulsa Bone and Joint Associates in Tulsa, OK and is affiliated with University Medical Center in Lubbock, TX.

Navid Ziran

Navid Ziran, MD
Residency: University of Rochester - Rochester, NY
Dr. Navid Ziran is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic trauma surgery. Dr. Ziran currently works at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix AZ and is an Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, at Creighton University School of Medicine.