John R. Shank, MD
Dr. John Shank is a Fellowship-Trained, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in the treatment of foot and ankle injuries and disorders. Dr. Shank has treated numerous high school, collegiate and professional athletes including Olympic medalists, MLB, NFL and NHL players.
Dr. Shank has served as Foot and Ankle Consultant for both the Colorado Rockies and Denver Broncos and currently serves as Foot and Ankle Consultant at The Olympic Training Center and Colorado College.
Dr. Shank treats traumatic injuries, sports injuries and performs both simple and complex foot and ankle reconstructions. He performs procedures for arthritis, sports and athletic injuries, cartilage injuries, fractures, trauma and deformity. His specialized services also include total ankle arthroplasty (ankle replacement) and revision total ankle arthroplasty. Dr. Shank performs the most total ankle arthroplasties in southern Colorado and utilizes the most advanced CT guided technology available. He particularly enjoys complex, challenging, foot and ankle traumatic injuries, reconstructions and revision surgeries. In addition, he regularly performs minimally invasive and other current, evidence-based techniques.
Dr. Shank attended Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio where he graduated summa cum laude. He received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Colorado. He completed a foot and ankle fellowship at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington under the instruction of the revered Sigvard T. Hansen, Bruce Sangeorzan and Stephen Benirschke. He then completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas under the guidance of Richard Hawkins.
Dr. Shank has been regularly named Top Foot and Ankle Surgeon by Colorado Springs Style magazine and has been named Top Orthopaedic Surgeon for Business Executives by Colorado Business Journal.
Active in research and education, Dr. Shank serves as AO faculty and author and is involved in resident education. He is published in numerous orthopedic journals and has attended and spoken at numerous national and international meetings.
Dr. Shank and his family live in Colorado Springs where he enjoys the outdoors, music, cooking and traveling the world. Dr Shank is well respected in the orthopedic community, by his patients and at CCOE and is known for his kind and calm demeanor.
BS: Natural Science, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
MD: University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, University of Colorado, Denver, CO
Fellowships: Foot and Ankle Reconstruction, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA and Sports Medicine, Steadman Hawkins Clinic, Spartanburg, SC
Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Orthopedic Consultant, United States Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs (2006-Present)
- Team Physician, Colorado College (2006-Present)
- Foot and Ankle Consultant, Denver Broncos (2007-2012)
- Foot and Ankle Consultant, Colorado Rockies (2007-2012)
- Ankle replacement and revision ankle replacement
- Foot and ankle trauma
- Fracture care
- Arthroscopy and ligament repair
- Deformity correction
- Fusion and treatment of arthritis
- Achilles and minimally invasive achilles repair
- Revision surgeries
- Tendon disorders and treatments
- Forefoot and bunion surgery
- Charcot reconstructions
- American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
- American Foot and Ankle Society
- American Medical Association
- Colorado Medical Society
- El Paso Medical Society
Dr. Shank came through for me when I needed him. I trust him with my body and have confidence in him to get me back on the field.
Dr. Shank treated me like a genuine professional. Most doctors recommend what they would do in your position. He made it evident that he was most interested in accommodating what I thought was best for my career. He cleared his schedule, repaired my broken ankle the day after I injured it, and I went on to win world championship less than 4 weeks later.