Leadership Team

Dr. Douglas A. Dennis
Executive Director

“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

Appointments:
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

Dr. Todd M. Miner
Clinical Director

“The work I do with Operation Walk Denver is the most rewarding experiences of my career. Each country, patient, and mission is extraordinary.”

Dr. Miner is the Clinical Director of Operation Walk Denver as well as the Chair of the Operation Walk Denver Board, and is a renowned orthopedic surgeon and joint replacement specialist. As Clinical Director, he oversees the numerous tasks and responsibilities that ensure the success of each mission. He has been a member of the surgical team on each of the yearly OpWalk Denver missions since the organization’s inception in 2003, including trips to Nicaragua, Trujillo, Peru and Panama.

Dr. Miner is a partner at Colorado Joint Replacement, and he, along with Dr. Dennis and their partners, are founding members of the Porter Center for Joint Replacement at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Miner attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for his undergraduate studies, and then moved to Florida to pursue his medical studies at the University of Miami. After receiving his medical degree, he completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Utah Medical Center. He then completed an additional year of subspecialty training in joint replacement surgery at Rush/Presbyterian Medical Center in Chicago.

In addition to his responsibilities with Colorado Joint Replacement and Operation Walk Denver, Dr. Minor provides academic presentations and lectures, and has published several articles relating to orthopedics and joint replacement. Dr. Minor is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Associations & Societies:
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
American Medical Association
Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons
Colorado Medical Society
Western Orthopedic Association
AOA Honorary Medical Society

Appointments:
Chairman, Department of Surgery, Rocky Mountain Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Clinical Director and Board Member, Operation Walk Denver, Denver, Colorado

James Boyle
Medical Coordinator

James Boyle received his bachelor’s degree in science from St. John’s University in New York. He holds his Physician Assistant degree from Bayley Seton in Staten Island, New York. He completed a postgraduate surgical residency at St Vincent’s Medical Center. He has been a Denver resident and colleague of Dr. Douglas A. Dennis for more than ten years.

As the Medical Coordinator for Operation Walk Denver, James puts in many hours painstakingly planning for each mission. James first accompanied Dr. Dennis on a mission trip with the Operation Walk California team. The experience profoundly changed his life. According to James, “the smile and hug I receive after taking care of a patient on an Operation Walk Mission trip can be equated to the smile and hug I receive after putting a band aid on my three-year-old daughter’s bruise. Pure, sincere appreciation.”

Peggy Kettler
Logistics Coordinator

BOARD OFFICERS:
Todd M. Miner, MD, Chair

BOARD MEMBERS:
Barb Allen, MD
Michelle Brokaw
Christopher Carey
Tom Curran
Douglas A. Dennis, MD
Laura Fitch
Todd Folkenberg
Mike Griffin
Brian Haas, MD
Derick Levy, PT
Kristin Lohmiller
Todd Miner, MD
Aileen Paez, PT
Lee Roper

BOARD EMERITUS MEMBERS:
Mark Durbin
Rosie Fedorowicz
Mark F. Leonard
R. Jerry Overgaard