Western Orthopaedics - Dr. Armodios M. Hatzidakis, M.D. - My Team

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Armodios M. Hatzidakis, M.D.

Armodios M. Hatzidakis, M.D.

Orthopaedic Specialist, Shoulder and Elbow

"Dedicated to excellence in the care of the shoulder and elbow."


'Team Hatzidakis' works together closely to provide continuity in patient care; allowing for a streamlined, efficient care cycle for each individual.  My team members are dedicated to ensure the highest professional level of care is provided to all patients treated at Western Orthopaedics, PC, and share a special interest in the specialty of shoulder and elbow.  Each of my PA's are highly qualified in diagnosing and treating injuries and disorders of the shoulder and elbow.  Our team mentality results in highly effective care for all of our patients.


Meet Dr. Hatzidakis's team:

Duane Fenton, PA-C

Duane was born and raised in Colorado. He started in medicine at an early age as an EMT. He started working in surgery as a Surgical Technologist in 1987 and soon thereafter started his own surgical first assisting company. He graduated from the University of Washington Medex Physician Assistant Program in 2006, and has been working at Western Orthopaedics with Dr. Hatzidakis since. He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants.

Curriculum Vitae

Rose Christensen, PA-C

Rose is originally from Michigan but moved to California where she lived for several years obtaining her undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate degrees. She received high honors from Pepperdine University with a B.S. in Sports-Medicine/Pre-Med. While at Pepperdine and shortly after, she participated in various research projects under her professors and worked in local Orthopaedic practices, such as Santa Monica Orthopedics and Sports Medicine group and Orthopaedic Specialists of North County San Diego, gaining invaluable experience. She then went on to obtain a masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona California ranking in the top ten of her class. Directly following, she participated in a Physician Assistant Orthopaedic residency program through Arrowhead Orthopaedics in Redlands, California. Rose came to Denver and joined the Western Orthopaedics team under Dr. Armodios Hatzidakis and Dr. Kevin Nagamani in the fall of 2012. She is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants.


Renee Charest, PA-C, MSPAS

Originally from New England, Renee was born and raised in southern New Hampshire. She subsequently attended The University of New Hampshire where she graduated Cum Laude with her Bachelor’s Degree in Nutritional Sciences in 2013. She immediately moved to New York City where she attended Touro College Manhattan’s Physician Assistant Program, graduating with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Masters of Physician Assistant Studies in 2016. Renee then moved to Denver and worked in facial plastic surgery for a short while. She joined Western Orthopaedics in Spring of 2017, as part of Dr. Hatzidakis’ team working in both the clinical and research settings. A previous competitive swimmer, Renee enjoys skiing, cycling, and hiking with her dog in her spare time. She is an active member of the Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.