Michael Shen, MD

Michael Shen, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Originally from Colorado, Dr. Shen has always considered southern Denver his home. Growing up and going to Homestead Elementary, West Middle, and then Cherry Creek High, Dr. Shen never left Colorado until he sought his undergraduate work at the University of California at San Diego. There, he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology. From the sunny, warm shores of southern California, he then found himself in the frigid cold of New England, where he attended medical school at Tufts University in Boston. It wasn’t until medical school that Dr. Shen found his interest and calling in Orthopedics. Once dedicated to becoming an orthopedist, he sought further training at some of the most prestigious orthopedics and spine programs in the United States. He completed his orthopedics residency at New York University (NYU)/Hospital for Joint Disease in New York City and continued his education in spine surgery, completing his spine fellowship at the Spine Institute at Saint John’s Health Center in Los Angeles.

After traveling from coast to coast, Dr. Shen returned to Colorado, where he practiced for almost four years in northwest Denver before finally returning home to Southern Denver once again to serve the community in which he himself grew up by joining Advanced Orthopedics.

Dr. Shen is fellowship-trained and board-certified in Orthopedic Spine Surgery. He utilizes the most recent conservative methods and surgically the most up-to-date technology and techniques to treat all disorders of the neck, mid-back, and lower back. Dr. Shen has extensive experience with treating all disorders of the spine and has been fellowship-trained in the newest techniques and technology in orthopedic spine surgery. He has particular interests in minimally invasive surgery, microsurgery, and non-fusion/motion preservation technology, including artificial disc replacement, dynamic stabilization, and nuclear replacement.

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

Interests Outside of Practice
  • Spending time with his family
  • Enjoying the outdoors
  • Conservative and surgical treatment of neck, mid-back, and lower back disorders
  • Minimally invasive/microscopic surgery
  • Motion preservation technology
  • Fellowship in Spine Surgery – The Spine Institute at Saint John’s Health Center (Santa Monica, CA)
  • Residency in Orthopedic Surgery – NYU/Hospital for Joint Diseases (New York, NY)
  • Doctor of Medicine – Tufts University School of Medicine (Boston, MA)
  • Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology – University of California San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
Treatment of Common Problems with
  • Neck
  • Mid-back
  • Lower Back
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery – Step 2
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery – Step 1
  • USMLE – Step 3
  • USMLE – Step 2
  • USMLE – Step 1
  • North American Spine Society
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Colorado Medical Society

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