“Operation Walk Denver epitomizes the gift of giving: not in what we give the patients, but the gift of thanks, love, and satisfaction that we get from the patients we are able to help.”
Dr. Dennis has dedicated his talents and his career to the advancement of total hip and knee replacements, and is a prominent orthopedic surgeon with an international reputation. Combining his passion for orthopedics and his compassion for people, he founded the Denver chapter of Operation Walk in 2003. As Executive Director of Operation Walk Denver, Dr. Dennis personally leads the volunteer missions to countries such as Nicaragua, Panama and Mexico, and assembles the surgical teams necessary for each trip.
In addition to his involvement with Operation Walk Denver, Dr. Dennis is co-founder and Senior Partner at the Colorado Joint Replacement in Denver, and is also Medical Director of the Porter Center for Joint Replacement at Porter Adventist Hospital.
Dr. Dennis earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo. He held an Arthritis Surgery Fellowship at Denver Orthopedic Clinic in Colorado, and completed his residency in The Division of Orthopedic Surgery, The Department of Surgery, and The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.
Dr. Dennis is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners, and currently serves as President of the National Knee Society. Dr. Dennis is actively involved in the orthopedic research of hip and knee replacement and has published over 150 articles and book chapters in orthopedic literature.
Associations & Societies:
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
American Medical Association
Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons
Clinical Orthopedic Society
Colorado Medical Society
Denver Medical Society
Medical Advisory Board of Mile High Transplant Bank
Orthopedic Research Society
Russell Hibbs Society
The Knee Society
Western Orthopedic Association
Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado
Medical Director, Porter Center for Joint Replacement, Denver, Colorado
Clinical Director, Rocky Mountain Musculoskeletal Research Laboratory, Denver, Colorado