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John Shank, MD

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL

Natural Science, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

MEDICAL SCHOOL

University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH

RESIDENCY

Orthopedic Surgery, University of Colorado, Denver, CO

FELLOWSHIP(S)

Foot and Ankle Reconstruction, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Sports Medicine, Steadman Hawkins Clinic, Spartanburg, SC

Meet John Shank, MD

Dr. John Shank is a Fellowship-Trained, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in the treatment of foot and ankle injuries and disorders. Over the years, he has treated numerous high school, collegiate and professional athletes including Olympic medalists, MLB, NFL and NHL players.

Dr. Shank has served as Foot and Ankle Consultant for both the Colorado Rockies and Denver Broncos and currently serves as Foot and Ankle Consultant at The Olympic Training Center and Colorado College.

Dr. Shank treats traumatic injuries, sports injuries and performs both simple and complex foot and ankle reconstructions. He performs procedures for arthritis, sports and athletic injuries, cartilage injuries, fractures, trauma and deformity. Dr. Shank's specialized services also include total ankle arthroplasty (ankle replacement) and revision total ankle arthroplasty. Dr. Shank performs the most total ankle arthroplasties in southern Colorado and utilizes the most advanced CT guided technology available. He particularly enjoys complex, challenging, foot and ankle traumatic injuries, reconstructions and revision surgeries. In addition, he regularly performs minimally invasive and other current, evidence-based techniques.

Dr. Shank attended Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio where he graduated summa cum laude. He received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Colorado. Afterwards, he completed a foot and ankle fellowship at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington under the instruction of the revered Sigvard T. Hansen, Bruce Sangeorzan and Stephen Benirschke. He then completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas under the guidance of Richard Hawkins.

Dr. Shank has been regularly named Top Foot and Ankle Surgeon by Colorado Springs Style magazine and has been named Top Orthopaedic Surgeon for Business Executives by Colorado Business Journal. Active in research and education, Dr. Shank serves as AO faculty and author and is involved in resident education. He is published in numerous orthopedic journals and has attended and spoken at numerous national and international meetings.

Dr. Shank and his family live in Colorado Springs where he enjoys the outdoors, music, cooking and traveling the world. Dr Shank is well respected in the orthopedic community, by his patients and at CCOE and is known for his kind and calm demeanor.

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Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Focus

  • Ankle Replacement and Revision Ankle Replacement
  • Foot and Ankle Trauma
  • Fracture Care
  • Arthroscopy and Ligament Repair
  • Deformity Correction
  • Fusion and Treatment of Arthritis
  • Achilles and Minimally Invasive Achilles Repair
  • Revision Surgeries
  • Tendon Disorders and Treatments
  • Forefoot and Bunion Surgery
  • Charcot Reconstructions
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Your doctor is more than just a person performing your surgery. They’re committed to providing treatment that accounts for your whole-body wellness, which is why they start most visits by getting to know you, beyond just your pain points. Here are a few of the skills, hobbies, and interests that keep them busy when they aren’t tending to your health!

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