Children's Hospital Colorado

It’s Incredible at the Top

Children's Hospital Colorado | August 07, 2020

Things are incredibly different at Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs, which is why our doctors are often recognized for the incredibly skilled and incredibly consistent care they provide. Every year, we consider it an achievement to rank among the best doctors in Colorado Springs. This is especially true in a year where we have faced unprecedented challenges and have had to pivot to combat COVID-19. Our providers have remained steadfast in providing top pediatric care in the southern Colorado community, as part of the region’s first and only pediatric hospital.

An unprecedented 34 of our Colorado Springs providers have been included in Colorado Springs Style Magazine’s 2020 Top Docs list across 27 categories – sweeping all eight pediatric subspecialties.

The Colorado Springs community continues to recognize what we have all come to know.  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.

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 2020 “Top Docs” list.

We congratulate them all.

Allergy and immunology

  • Eric Caplan, MD

Anesthesiology medicine

Aesthetic medicine

  • Elizabeth Piantanida, MD

Critical care surgery

General surgery

Hospice & palliative medicine

  • Leslie McLean

Maternal fetal medicine

  • Laura Klein

Pediatric anesthesiology

Foot, ankle surgery

Neurological surgery


Oral & maxillofacial surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Pediatric cardiology

Pediatric gastroenterology

Pediatric neurosurgery

Pediatric ophthalmology

Pediatric orthopedic surgery

Pediatric surgery


Plastic surgery

Spine surgery

Trauma surgery

Total joint replacement

  • James Duffey, MD