Children's Hospital Colorado

A Top Hospital, In a Top City, With Top People

Children's Hospital Colorado | September 20, 2019
A photo showing the new Children's Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs in front of the mountains.

The Colorado Springs community continues to recognize what we have all come to know. We aren’t just a top children’s hospital because of our new building. What makes Children’s Colorado, Colorado Springs truly special is the people who work here. And year after year, they are recognized as the very best at what they do.

This year, our doctors earned unprecedented accolades from their peers when Colorado Springs Style Magazine published 33 Children's Colorado doctors in their "Top Docs" list. Our doctors also swept eight of the nine pediatric-only specialties.

About Colorado Springs' top doctors 

Each year, Colorado Springs Style magazine surveys doctors in the El Paso County Medical Society to learn who they would recommend if they or a family member needed care. The following Children's Colorado physicians were recognized in the 2019 “Top Docs” list.

We congratulate them all.

Allergy and immunology

Anesthesiology medicine

Aesthetic medicine

  • Elizabeth Piantanida, MD

Critical care surgery

General surgery

Hand surgery

Pediatric anesthesiology

Foot, ankle surgery

Neurological surgery

  • John McVicker, MD


Oral & maxillofacial surgery

Pathology, anatomic and clinical

  • Cory Dunn, MD

Pediatric cardiology

Pediatric gastroenterology

Pediatric neurosurgery

Pediatric ophthalmology

Pediatric orthopedic surgery

Pediatric radiology

Pediatric surgery


Plastic surgery

Sports medicine

  • Derek Purcell, MD

Total joint replacement

  • James Duffey, MD