Western Orthopaedics - Dr. Brian J. White, M.D. - My Team

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Brian J. White, M.D.

Brian J. White, M.D.

Orthopaedic Specialist in Disorders of the Hip

"By specializing on only one joint (the hip), this allows for greater precision with surgery and, in turn superior outcomes. "

I work very closely with the individuals listed below to provide you with the most efficient, thorough and convenient care possible.  We all work closely together to ensure that you will be highly satisfied with your overall experience with us at Western Orthopaedics, PC.

Meet Dr. White's team:

My Family

None of what I do would be possible without the love and support of my wife, Hallie.  The hours of practice and time in the operating room can be tremendous.  Hallie balances our life and we are blessed with 2 wonderful children, Charlie and Anne.  We love as a family to escape to the mountains to hike, fly fish and ski.  When I am not in the Operating Room caring for my patients, I am enjoying time with my family.

Shawn is a California native, born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.  He made his way out to Colorado for College at CU Boulder, and graduated with a B.A. degree. After college, Shawn developed and guided cycling trips throughout the U.S. and Italy and also worked as a ski patroller in Vail, Colorado during the winter months.  It was during his time, as a ski patroller and EMT, Shawn decided to commit himself to a career in medicine.  He completed his Masters Physician Assistant degree at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California in 2008.  Prior to joining the team at Western Orthopaedics, Shawn worked for 3 ½ years in a large orthopaedic surgery practice in Northern California.  He is excited to be back in Colorado and to be a part of the Western Orthopaedic group and Dr. White’s team.  In his spare time, Shawn enjoys the outdoors and is an avid skier and cyclist.  He also enjoys spending time with family, traveling, attempting new languages, and photography.  Shawn is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants.


Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Chris Irons has worked with Dr. White as his assistant in the operating room since 2009. He has been a surgical assistant specializing in orthopaedic surgery in Colorado since 1997.  He received his certification as a surgical assistant from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1996.  Prior to this, he served in the United States Navy for 4 years and received training as a medic and an OR technician.

Joe Harris has been a Surgical Assistant for 17 years and in the medical field for 22 years. He has been trained in various surgical services and has specialized in Orthopedics for the last 10 years. Joe has found a passion for assisting in medical missions to the Philippines for the last 5 years. He is very excited to be a part of Dr. White’s team. 

Dr. White works with Physicians from GCA or Greater Colorado Anesthesia. Every member of his team is hand-selected by him, and all are specialized in regional anesthesia care (Blocks, Spinals and Epidurals).  This type of anesthesia will make your recovery from surgery more comfortable and will allow you to begin your rehabilitation sooner.  

James Marion has been a surgical technician since 2001, and he specializes in orthopedics. He moved to Porter to be Dr. White's primary surgical technician for hip arthroscopy and total hip replacement. 

Teresa is a Denver native and has been with Western Orthopaedics since 2010. She has worked at the front desk, in a float position and has been with Dr. White as a Clinical Coordinator and Scheduler since 2014. She has over 40 years of customer service experience. She enjoys helping patients from their registration process to their post-operative care. She strives to provide the best care possible.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling the country on their motorcycle, not to mention being a major Broncos fan.

Donna is a Colorado native and has worked in the medical field for over 20 years. Not only is she a part of the team, she is a patient of Dr. White’s. She brings the knowledge of knowing what to expect before and after surgery.  Outside of work, Donna enjoys her family, animals and the outdoors.  

Danielle graduated with a Kinesiology degree from Michigan State University and then received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Regis University. She has extensive experience treating a wide variety of orthopedic diagnoses and specializes in rehab following arthroscopic hip surgery. Danielle has worked closely with Dr. White and his patients since 2011. She is certified in functional dry needling and uses this treatment approach in conjunction with other manual therapy to accelerate recovery. Danielle believes in addressing full body mechanics including compensation patterns to optimize performance. Danielle is also a certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the Academy Board of Physical Therapy. When Danielle is not in the clinic she is enjoying the Colorado outdoors including hiking 14ers, snowboarding and running.



Dr. Ali Lilo

Dr. Lilo is a physician who received training overseas in trauma and sports related injuries. He is currently deciding what he would like to do here within the field of medicine. He has been working with Dr. White as a research assistant since the spring of 2018.

Ali enjoys the outdoors, hiking, biking, swimming, weight lifting and soccer.



Dr. White proves Labral reconstruction is superior to labral repair

Dr. White performs his 2000th labral reconstruction

Hip FAI Presentation

Hip FAI Presentation

                                                                                             Dr. White's Hip FAI Talk for Patients Considering Surgery 

Back on Course

Back on Course
Professional ski mountaineer Janelle Smiley breaks world record after complex hip surgery
by Porter Adventist Hospital orthopedic surgeon Brian J. White, MD.  Click to read more.  

A Patient guide to Ganz Osteotomy

A Patient guide to Ganz Osteotomy

                                                                                                        Click here for presentation.  

Total Hip Presentation

Total Hip Presentation

                                                                             Click here to read Dr. White's Total Hip Presentation for Patients.  

Dr. White's iBook - Arthroscopic Allograft Labral Reconstruction

Dr. White's iBook - Arthroscopic Allograft Labral Reconstruction

Dr White’s iBook technique guide for Allograft Labral Reconstruction. Follow this link if you'd like to purchase this technique guide for Labral Reconstruct produced in collaboration with Smith and Nephew.

An example of Dr. White's labral reconstruction of the hip

Treat the whole person not just the hip.

Dr. White strongly believes that hip arthroscopy is a big procedure that should be done in a hospital rather than a surgery center.  He believes that it is important to treat the whole person and not just the hip.  He is very happy with the level of care and the facility at Porter Hospital.  


Dr. White performs 100% of your surgery.

Dr. White does not train residents or fellows.  He performs 100% of your surgery.