John R. Shank, MD

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

Team Physician:

  • 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)

Clinical Interests:

  • 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.

Miyoko Ivis, MPAS, PA-C

Miyoko Green, MPAS, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Miyoko Green is a board certified physician assistant and has worked with Dr. Shank at Colorado Center of Orthopedic Excellence since 2013. She assists Dr. Shank during surgical procedures and diagnoses and treats patients in the clinical setting. Miyoko and Dr. Shank work closely together and employ a team approach to their patient care. In addition to being trained directly by Dr. Shank, she frequently attends orthopedic and foot and ankle educational events to further her knowledge and provide the best and up to date care for her and Dr. Shank’s patients. Her clinical interests include surgical wound closure and wound care, injections including viscosupplementation, fracture care and assisting with pre-surgical planning. Miyoko enjoys working with all patients including Olympic, professional and collegiate athletes and returning them to play. Miyoko is a compassionate care provider and is cherished by the patients and staff of CCOE.

Miyoko attended the University of California Santa Barbara and graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Biology from Metro State University in Denver. She worked in neuroimmunology research at the University of Colorado, where she was involved with numerous publications prior to becoming a PA. She received her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from the University of Colorado Medical School. She is active in PA education and advocacy and volunteers at the University of Colorado. She enjoys running, working out, skiing, travel and spending time with her rescue dogs, friends and family.

Location & Phone

Orthopedic Office Locations:

CO Springs Briargate:
2446 Research Pkwy, Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Phone: (719) 623-1050
Fax: (719) 623-1051

CO Springs Chapel Hills:
2430 Research Pkwy, Suite 205
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Phone: (719) 623-1050
Fax: (719) 623-1051

CO Springs South Lake:
1263 Lake Plaza Drive, Suites 210 B
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Phone: (719) 623-1050
Fax: (719) 623-1051

Physical Therapy North:
2430 Research Pkwy, Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Phone: (719) 623-1795
Fax: (719) 623-1053

Physical Therapy South:
1263 Lake Plaza Drive, Suites 210 A
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Phone: (719) 623-1795
Fax: (719) 623-1053

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