Children's Hospital Colorado
Ryan Ballard, PA
Orthopedics

Ryan Ballard, PA

Certified Physician Assistant

Specialties:
Physician Assistant
Conditions:
Scoliosis, Spine Injuries, Fractures
specialties:

Physician Assistant

conditions:

Scoliosis, Spine Injuries, Fractures

Meet Ryan Ballard, PA

I am committed to providing the highest quality, professional, and ethical care to all patients. I work as a team with Dr. Mark Erickson and we share a care philosophy that the entire family, including the patient, should be involved in the decision making and care. At Children's Hospital Colorado we have amazing resources at our disposal specifically geared towards treating the pediatric and young adult patient. Our team concept of treating the patient involves not only the physician and physician assistant but a multidisciplinary approach from a team of pediatric specialty trained experts including: anesthesiologists, nurses, physical therapists, social workers, nutritionists, and child life specialists. The spine team at Children's Colorado is one of the top pediatric spine care teams in the country.

Get to know his background

I work in the Spine Program at Children's Hospital Colorado in conjunction with Dr. Mark Erickson. My clinical interests include treatment of children and young adults with spinal disorders including: idiopathic scoliosis, congenital scoliosis, early onset scoliosis, neuromuscular scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis, spinal trauma, as well as general pediatric orthopedic conditions.

Undergraduate 1996

University of Colorado - Boulder (CO)

Graduate 2005

Duke University

Graduate 2005

Duke University

Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora

13123 East 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045

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Urgent and Outpatient Specialty Care, Wheat Ridge

3455 Lutheran Parkway Suite 230
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

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Duke Alumni Scholarship 2005

Recipient of 2005 Duke University Alumni Scholarship
Duke University

Class President 2005

Class President, Duke University Physician Assistant Program, Class of 2005
Duke University

Service Excellence Team Award 2007

Children’s Medical Practice Service Excellence Team Award of Appreciation issued to Spine Program at Children's Hospital Colorado.
Children's Hospital Colorado

Five Star Excellence Award 2013

Recognized for scoring in the top 10% nationally for "Excellent" patient satisfaction responses.
Children's Hospital Colorado

For Patients:
My research interests are primarily focused on the area of pediatric spinal deformity. I am involved in a multi-disciplinary task force designed to look at all variables that could have an impact on surgical site infection in spine surgery patients. We coined the term "target zero" implying that our mission was to drive our surgical site infection rate down to zero. We are quite proud to report that this has been very effective and also sought after for replication at many sites across the country. This project has also led to significant scholarly work.
For Referring Providers:
My research interests are primarily focused on the area of pediatric spinal deformity. I am involved in a multi-disciplinary task force designed to look at all variables that could have an impact on surgical site infection in spine surgery patients. We coined the term "target zero" implying that our mission was to drive our surgical site infection rate down to zero. We are quite proud to report that this has been very effective and also sought after for replication at many sites across the country. This project has also led to significant scholarly work.

Certified Physician Assistant


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