Brian Shaw, MD


Sports Medicine

Related Departments

Orthopedics Institute


Additional Academic - Associate Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Clinical - Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon
Department - Orthopaedic Surgery
Division Academic - Chief, Section of Pediatric Surgery, Memorial Hospital for Children
Other - Staff Surgeon, Children's Hospital Colorado


Top Doctors 2014
Awarding Body: Colorado Springs Lifestyle Magazine
Date: 2014
Description: Recognized as one of the southeast Colorado's Top Doctors in Orthopaedic Surgery

Resident Teaching Award
Awarding Body: University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery
Date: 2012

Visiting Professor
Awarding Body: Maputo General Hospital, Mozambique
Date: 2011
Description: Taught Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at nation's only teaching hospital and major referral center

International Surgical Mission Support
Awarding Body: Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North Amerca
Date: 2011
Description: Recognized for volunteer surgical services rendered in Kisumu, Kenya during April 2010

Biography & Interests

Care Philosophy

I take a meticulous detail-oriented approach to every surgery including thorough pre-operative and post-operative care to provide the best possible outcome from any surgical procedure. While there are no guarantees in medicine, especially surgery, our team will work hard to provide a positive outcome. I am fortunate to work with excellent anesthesiologists and supportive non-surgical specialists both in Colorado Springs and Children's Hospital Colorado, to provide superior peri-operative care and a rapid return to play and sports.

Clinical Interests

My practice emphasizes the surgical treatment of bone and joint disorders in children and adolescents such as sports injuries, scoliosis, fractures, dislocations, and many congenital disorders including club feet, dislocated hips, brittle bone disease, limb deformities, and others. Working with a team of nurses, surgical technicians, physical and occupational therapists and pediatric anesthesiologists, our goal is to make the surgical experience as gentle and painless as possible, both for the child and family, and then to restore maximum function with return to play and sports as soon as possible. The business of children is play and sport, and we want to see them succeed in business!

Research Interests

Clinical studies only. Past publications on venomous snakebites, bone and joint infections, trauma (fractures and dislocations), congenital conditions, sports injuries, and medical economics. Articles may be found on Pub Med website.

Volunteer Activities

Boy Scouts, covering local football teams, committee work at Memorial Hospital.Overseas medical mission trips (Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique, Guatemala, Ecuador, Ghana) 2-3 times yearly - provide free orthopaedic surgery for children with severe disabling deformities who otherwise have no access to modern surgery.

Education & Training

Medical Schools

University of Virginia School of Medicine  - Medicine (1982)


Massachusetts General Hospital  - Surgery (1983)

Residency Program

Harvard University  - Orthopedic Surgery (1988)


Boston Children's Hospital  - Orthopedics - Pediatrics (1989)

Undergraduate Schools

Wesleyan University  - Biology (1978)


American Medical Association - member
Colorado Orthopaedic Society (COS) - Member
El Paso County Medical Society (EPCMS) - Member
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) - Specialty Fellowship and National Executive Committee Member
Pediatric Orthpaedic Society of North America - Member and Past Chair, Health Policy Committee
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) - Member

Research & Grants

Website:"Shaw BA"[Author]

Primary Location

4125 Briargate Pkwy.

Colorado Springs CO, 80920

(719) 305-9060

(719) 305-9061


Children’s Colorado Urgent and Outpatient Specialty Care at Briargate, Colorado Springs