About Dr. Parks
Edward (Ted) Parks, MD. FAAOS is a board-certified orthopedic specialist fellowship trained in sports medicine. Dr. Parksgrew up in Denver where he attended Cherry Creek high school. He received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Stanford University and then stayed at Stanford to earn a master's degree in biology while doing research on a technique he proposed for healing injuries to the nerves of the brain and spinal cord. After finishing at Stanford, he got his M.D. degree from Yale Medical School, where he researched human ligament anatomy. Dr. Parks completed his internship and orthopedic residency training at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California and completed a fellowship in sports medicine with Dr. Frank Noyes in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Parksis specialty trained in advanced arthroscopic reconstruction of the knee and shoulder and has been a team physician for numerous high school, college and professional teams, including the Denver Nuggets. His expertise includes hip and knee replacement, shoulder surgery and arthroscopic knee reconstruction.
Dr. Parks joined Western Orthopaedics in 1994. He is also a clinical professor at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine, where he has been awarded the "OutstandingClinical Faculty Teaching Award" and the "Outstanding Volunteer Faculty Award." He is an instructor for the American College of Physicians(regionally and nationally) and has been chosen by 5280 Magazine asone of Denver's "Top Docs" 18 years in a row. He has been named twice by US NEWS and World Report asone of this country'sbest orthopedic surgeons. In 2017, McGraw- Hill contracted Dr. Parks to author a textbook on orthopedics which has been an Amazon #1 best seller in the categories of orthopedics, sports medicine, rheumatology, and orthopedic surgery. The book is used in medical schools and residency programs in the US, Canada and in English speaking countries throughout the world. He is also an inventor with two US patents, an oil portrait artist, and an industrial designer (he designed the car he drives every day). In 2018, he started a country music band called Ted Parks and the Busted Bones. The 'Bones have a hit song that is played on country music stations across the country on Halloween each year.
Dr. Parksis Board Certified and is a fellow of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is a member of numerous organizations including the Colorado Medical Society.
My Approach to Treating Patients
I believe that all patients should be treated with respect and dignity. Every patient deserves the direct attention and examination by their physician, not just by a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant. My staff and I work hard to limit waiting times to 30 minutes or less. We try to make your visit as comfortable and professional as possible. I review the results of the examination, x-rays, other studies, etc., with the patient and do everything I can to help them understand their condition and the treatment options I recommend. Good decisions are the result of shared knowledge and mutual respect. Good decisions lead to good results.
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.
Dr. Parks's new text book is out and on Amazon.com