Dane Swinehart, MD

Dane Swinehart, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Growing up an athlete, Dr. Swinehart knows first hand the pain and frustration that comes with injury. As a college pitcher, he had to undergo surgery to reconstruct a torn ligament in his elbow. This experience of getting back to play after injury, with the help of his team orthopaedic surgeon, inspired Dr. Swinehart to purse a career in Orthopaedics.

As a Sports Medicine specialist, Dr. Swinehart’s practice focuses on getting his patients back to the activities they are passionate about as quickly as possible. Whether this be a new injury or an issue that has been lingering for years, Dr. Swinehart’s goal is to bring you the most up to date information on your condition and the most advanced surgical techniques to treat it.

Dr. Swinehart grew up in rural Ohio before attending Belmont University in Nashville, TN, where he was a member of the baseball team. He received his Medical Degree from the University of South Carolina in Greenville, SC, where he had the privilege of performing research focused on shoulder arthroplasty under Dr. Richard Hawkins at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas.

After medical school, Dr. Swinehart returned to Nashville and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. There he had the opportunity to take care of athletes of all levels, including Vanderbilt University (NCAA Division I) and the Nashville Predators (NHL).

After residency, Dr. Swinehart completed an extra year of sub-specialization in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at The Ohio State University. There he focused on advanced arthroscopic procedures of the knee and shoulder, cartilage restoration of the knee, complex knee and shoulder reconstruction, and primary and revision shoulder replacement. He also served as a team physician with The Ohio State Buckeyes Football and Hockey teams.

Outside of work, Dr. Swinehart enjoys being active outdoors, attending sporting and live music events, and spending time with his wife and golden retrievers. He looks forward to not only building lasting relationships with his patients, but also, the Denver community.

Please review Dr. Swinehart’s list of credentials and contact our practice for more information or to make an appointment at (303) 344-9090.

Joining Advanced Orthopedic This Fall

Dane Swinehart, MD


  • Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Primary and Revision Shoulder Replacement
  • Knee and Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Cartilage Restoration

Treatment of Common Problems With 

  • Knee
  • Shoulder

Interests Outside of Orthopedics

  • Being active outdoors
  • Attending sporting and live music events
  • Spending time with his wife and golden retrievers


  • Undergraduate – Belmont University
  • Medical School – University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
  • Residency – Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Fellowship – Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, The Ohio State University


  • Board Eligible, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)