Denver Shoulder - Dr. Traina

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Steve Traina, MD


My Approach to Treating Patients

"I believe in a straightforward, patient-centered approach to medicine. It is important each patient feel they are getting my full attention and best possible care. This is achieved through a strong history and physical examination, diagnostic testing, and patient education. Whenever possible, I try to avoid surgical intervention, but will provide excellent care if surgery is determined to be the best option. I feel it is important to recognize each patient’s individuality, and work together with the patient to attain the best possible outcome. My goal is to give each patient the best chance to return to those activities they love doing. I believe my team - consisting of myself, my physician assistant, and my medical assistant - is able to provide the most complete care to our patients."


Undergraduate Education
                    Central College, Pella, IA
Medical School
                    University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Residency Training
                    University of Illinois/Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL
Fellowship Training
                    Adult Orthopaedic Reconstructive Surgery, University of
                              Colorado, Denver, CO

Board Certification and Memberships            
                    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - 
                              Board Certification
                    NBA Team Physician Society Member (president)   
                    American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
                    Arthroscopic Associatioin of North America
                    International Society of Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine                     Karl Meyer Surgical Society

Honors and Awards
                    The Denver Nuggets Chief Team Physician & Surgeon
                    2010 World Basketball Games (FIBA) Lead Physician
Areas of Expertise
                   Sports Medicine
                   Shoulder Surgery
                   Knee Surgery
Link to Curriculum Vitae




Contact Us

Western Orthopaedics
1830 Franklin Street, Suite 450
Denver, CO 80218-1217

Toll Free:888-900-1333 (outside Denver)

Office hours
Monday through Friday, 8:30-5:00.

One of our physicians is on call 24 hours per day, 7 days a week to take care of your emergency needs.