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Edward (Ted) H. Parks, M.D.

Edward (Ted) H. Parks, M.D.

Orthopaedic Specialist, Sports Medicine, Joint Replacement/Reconstruction Arthroscopy

"Every patient deserves the direct attention and examination by their physician, not just by a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant."

Current Status

  • Private Practice, Western Orthopaedics, P.C.,1830 Franklin Street, Suite 450, Denver, CO 80218 (303) 321-1333

Education

  • Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, Doctor of Medicine, 1988
  • Stanford University, Palo Alto, California;

    Bachelor of Science, 1983

    Master of Science, 1984

Residency

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 1988 - 1993

Fellowship

  • Sports Medicine Fellowship, Frank R. Noyes, M.D., Cincinnati Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center 1993 - 1994

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, July 1996, Recertification July, 2006
  • Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Appointments

Faculty Appointments

  • July, 1998-Present, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
  • October 1999-Present, Faculty Speaker,Saint Joseph’s Medical Residency Program.
  • January 2002-Present, Faculty Speaker, American College of Physicians.
  • March 2008 – Present, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
  • April 2008 – Present, Chief of Staff, Colorado Orthopedic & Surgical Hospital, Denver, CO.
  • 2004-2008, Chairmen of the Department of Orthopaedics – Presbyterian/St.Lukes Medical Center, Denver, CO.
  • June, 1997, Designated Orthopaedic Surgeon for "Denver Summit of Eight" international political assembly.

Teaching Experience

  • July, 1994 Guest Lecturer and Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon
    Meherry Medical College/Nashville Metro general Hospital Nashville, TN
  • July, 1994-1996
    Guest Speaker
    Mercy Family Practice Residency Program
  • July, 1994-Present
    Guest Speaker
    Saint Joseph's Family Practice Residency Program
  • 2001 – Present
    Featured Speaker: American College of Physicians Regional Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO
  • July 2006 - Present
    Faculty
    University of Colorado Medical School Annual Regional Educational Seminar for Primary Care Providers, Estes Park, CO
  • November 2006
    Faculty Speaker
    State of the Art in Joint Replacement, NY, NY
  • March 2007
    Faculty Speaker
    State of the Art in Orthopedics 2007, Aspen, CO
  • July 2007
    Faculty Speaker
    Rocky Mountain Shoulder and Elbow Course 2007, Boulder, CO
  • 2008 Recipient: Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • 2009 Featured Speaker: American College of Physicians Annual National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Research

Stanford

  • "In Vitro Schwann Cell Remyelination of Central Nervous System Axons Demyelinated by Experimental Allergic Encephalomyelitis" – An independent project twice presented at the Symposium for Undergraduate Research in Biology at Stanford.

Yale

  • "Quantitative Anatomy of the Ligaments of the Cervical Spine" with Panjabi, M.M. Department of Biomechanics.
  • Parks, E.H., Noyes, F.R., Butler, D.: Healing of Patellar Tendon Defects in a Rabbit Model Vivo.
  • Parks, E.H., A New Technique for Arthroscopic Capsular Shift
  • Sub-Investigator – Bristol-Meyers Squibb Factor Xa Inhibitor Study for DVT/PE prevention
  • Sub-Investigator – Bayer Factor Xa Inhibitor Study for DVT/PE prevention
  • Sub-Investigator – Rinat RN624-CL006 Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Publications

Parks, E.H., Meals R.A.: Metatarsal and Phalynx Fractures, In: Meals RA: One Hundred Orthopaedic Problems Every Physician Should Understand. Quality Medical Publishing, St. Louis, MO 1992.

Panjabi, M.M., Oxland T.R., Parks E.H.: Quantitative Anatomy of the Ligaments of the Cervical Spine. Part I: Upper Cervical Spine. Part II: Middle and Lower Cervical Spine. J Spinal Disorders, 4(3), 1991.

Dr. Parks's new text book is out and on Amazon.com

Dr. Parks's new text book is out and on Amazon.com

Top Doctor

After being Top Doctor for 17 years with 5280 Magazine and receiving Colorado's prestigous Peak Performer award 3 years in a row - Dr. Parks has also been named America's Top Doctor nationally by U.S. News & World Report.  Click here for more information. 

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