Children's Hospital Colorado
Mark Erickson, MD
Orthopedics

Mark Erickson, MD

Medical Director, Spine Center, Children's Hospital Colorado
Chairman, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Children's Hospital Colorado
Rose Brown Chair in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialties:
Orthopaedic Surgery
Conditions:
Scoliosis, Spine Injuries, Fractures
specialties:

Orthopaedic Surgery

conditions:

Scoliosis, Spine Injuries, Fractures

Meet Mark Erickson, MD

I am committed to providing the highest quality, professional, and ethical care to all patients. My care philosophy is 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 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. Our surgeons, including myself, perform more than 200 pediatric spine procedures each year – that's more than anyone else in the Rocky Mountain Region.

"A large portion of my practice is the teenage population, and it's a blast to take care of them. They've taught me a lot about life."

- Dr. Mark Erickson



Get to know his background

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 1984

Miami University of Ohio (OH)

Medical School 1989

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

Internship 1990

Wright State University Program

Residency 1994

Wright State University Program, Orthopedic Surgery

Fellowship 1995

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Pediatric Orthopedics

Graduate 2010

University of Southern California

South Campus, Highlands Ranch

1811 Plaza Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

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Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora

13123 East 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045

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Faculty and Teacher of the Year Award 2000

Faculty and Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Department of Orthopaedics

Top 10 Best Children's Hospitals Orthopaedic Programs 2007

Named the #3 Orthopaedic Program at a Children's Hospital in the U.S. by Child Magazine.
Child Magazine

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

Top 20 Spine Surgeons & Specialists at Children's Hospitals 2013

Recognized as one of the country's top 20 Spine Surgeons & Specialists at Children’s Hospitals by Becker’s Spine Review.
Becker's Spine Review

Top Hospitals with Orthopaedic Programs 2014

Ranked as one of only 6 Children's Hospitals with top Orthopaedic Programs named to Becker's Hospital Review of the 125 top hospitals and health systems with great orthopaedic programs.
Becker's Hospital Review

Top 10 Orthopaedic Centers at Children's Hospitals 2014

Ranked as the #7 Orthopaedic Center for Children by U.S. News & World Report in 2014.
U.S. News & World Report

For Patients:
My research interests are primarily focused in the area of pediatric spinal deformity. My research interests include: pediatric orthopedics and trauma, the management of spinal deformity in children, multi-institutional approaches to gaining insights towards improving quality, and local quality improvement initiatives. Under my direction we developed a multidisciplinary task force 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. I am involved in several national multi-center studies including the Prospective Pediatric Scoliosis Study, Fox Pediatric Deformity Study Group, Minimize Implants/Maximize Outcomes, and the Children's Spine Study Group.
For Referring Providers:
Our Musculoskeletal Research Center is a multidisciplinary research group established to promote and conduct advanced clinical outcomes research in the field of pediatric orthopedics. Our programs and research infrastructure are vested in maximizing the ability to produce quality research. My research interests are primarily focused in the area of pediatric spinal deformity. My research interests include: pediatric orthopedics and trauma, the management of spinal deformity in children, multi-institutional approaches to gaining insights towards improving quality, and local quality improvement initiatives. Under my direction we developed a multi-disciplinary task force 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. I am involved in several national multi-center studies including the: Prospective Pediatric Scoliosis Study, Fox Pediatric Deformity Study Group, Minimize Implants/Maximize Outcomes, and the Children's Spine Study Group.

Medical Director, Spine Center, Children's Hospital Colorado

Chairman, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Children's Hospital Colorado

Rose Brown Chair in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Children's Hospital Colorado


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