John Papilion, MD

John Papilion, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Born and raised in Denver, Dr. John Papilion was determined to return to Colorado to practice after studying medicine in Ohio and Virginia. During his time at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, Dr. Papilion had the opportunity to care for the Cincinnati Bengals professional football and Cincinnati Reds professional baseball teams and ultimately became fascinated by complex knee and shoulder problems. He has special training and expertise in state-of-the-art reconstructive surgeries, and he performs traditional open and arthroscopic surgery and also treats elbow and ankle problems.

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

Interests Outside of Practice
  • Golf
  • Fly Fishing
  • Running
  • Skiing
  • Meniscus Transplantation
  • Arthroscopic Reconstruction of the Knee & Shoulder – including Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Cartilage Restoration Procedures
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Total & Unicompartment Knee Replacement
  • Fellowship in Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine – The Bone and Joint Institute, The Christ Hospital (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Fellowship – Research, Department of Orthopedics, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (Denver, CO)
  • Residency in Orthopedic Surgery – Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine (Norfolk, VA)
  • Residency in General Surgery – St. Joseph Hospital (Denver, CO)
  • Internship in General Surgery – St. Joseph Hospital (Denver, CO)
  • Doctor of Medicine – University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (Denver, CO)
  • Bachelor of Arts – Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
Treatment of Common Problems with
  • Knee
  • Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Meniscus
  • Cartilage
  • American Board of Orthopedics
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (Member)
  • Colorado Medical Society (Member)
  • University of Colorado Medical School (Clinical Assistant Professor)

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