Frank Chang, MD



Related Departments

Surgery Orthopedics Institute


Clinical - CMN/Helppi Family Chair in Orthopedic Movement Analysis
Clinical - Medical Director, Center for Gait and Movement Analysis


James Strain Award
Awarding Body: Children's Hospital Colorado medical staff
Date: 2012
Description: Selected for demonstrating the ideals of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Katheleen Lyle Murray Award
Awarding Body: American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
Date: 2008
Description: Selected for impact on society through my humanitarian efforts to enhance the lives of persons with severe multiple disabilities

Colorado Rockies Award for
Awarding Body: Colorado Rockies Baseball team
Date: 2007
Description: Rockies Award for Community Service in the Disabled Community

Everyday Hero
Awarding Body: Channel 7
Date: 2007

Lifetime Achievement Award
Awarding Body: Children's Miracle Network
Date: 2006

Biography & Interests

Care Philosophy

Whether they need surgical or non-surgical care, I strive to help children with chronic disabilities be the best they can be. I also believe that adaptive sports can make a big difference in the lives of children with disabilities.

Clinical Interests

I've dedicated my career to helping maximize the function of children with chronic disabilities. I specialize in treating children with bone or muscular deformities that result from brain or spinal injuries or conditions. I spend the majority of my time treating children with cerebral palsy. Our goal is to maximize function and comfort for all children with cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular conditions. I also treat osteogenesis imperfecta, gait abnormalities, and other common pediatric orthopedic conditions.

Research Interests

My research focuses on outcomes for procedures to improve gait abnormalities of children with cerebral palsy (CP), development and treatment of hip dysplasia in children with CP, the benefits of adaptive sports on children with chronic disabilities, and treatment that can improve the orthopedic function of children with CP.

Volunteer Activities

I've been very involved with the Children's Hospital Colorado ARCH (Adaptive Recreation for Childhood Health) program for more than 30 years. I've seen the difference it's made in the lives of hundreds of children over the years.

Education & Training

Medical Schools

Saint Louis University School of Medicine  - Medicine (1975)


Saint Louis University School of Medicine Program  - (1976)


Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children  - Orthopedic Surgery (1981)


Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society - Member
North American Society of Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis - Member
American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine - Member
American Academy of Pediatrics Orthopaedic Section - Member
Western Orthopaedic Association (WOA) - Member
Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) - Member
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) - Member
Colorado Medical Society (CMS) - Member
Denver Medical Society - Member

Research & Grants


Primary Location

13123 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora CO, 80045

(720) 777-6600

(720) 777-7221


Children's Hospital Colorado South Campus

Children's Hospital Colorado on Anschutz Medical Campus