Dr. Kobayashi is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in conditions affecting the hand and upper extremities. He has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand and Sports Medicine. Dr. Kobayashi specializes in hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder surgery including microvascular surgery, arthroscopy, traumatic reconstruction, and joint replacement.
Dr. Kobayashi is a distinguished graduate from the US Air Force Academy and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of Connecticut as well as a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at Tufts Combined Hand Fellowship in Boston, MA. Dr. Kobayashi retired from the United States Air Force in 2014 with many decorations after several deployments to combat zones. He has extensive experience in combat casualty care and reconstruction. He has been staff and assistant program director for the Wilford Hall Air Force Orthopaedic Residency Program in San Antonio, TX. He is actively involved in research and education and is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Kobayashi was elected to serve on the Board of Specialties for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons for education. He has been team physician for the Air Force Academy Division I sports programs and currently a consultant for the Olympic Training Center.
BS: United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
MD: University of Colorado, Denver, CO
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery Residency, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT
Fellowship: Tufts Combined Hand/Upper Extremity Fellowship, Boston, MA
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS) Diplomate
- Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Surgery of the Hand/ Sports Medicine
- 2015 – Present Orthopaedic Consultant, United States Olympic Training Center
- 2009-2014 Team Physician United States Air Force Academy Division I Sports
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- American Society for Surgery of the Hand
- Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Colorado Medical Society
- El Paso County Medical Society
Dana serves as a physician assistant for Dr. Kobayashi specializing in upper extremity and sports medicine orthopedic care. Her duties include managing patients in the clinic, fracture care and assisting cases in the operating room. She is proficient in shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand injuries as well as diagnosis and treatment of chronic orthopedic issues.
Prior to joining the upper extremity team, Dana graduated from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ and subsequently completed a 1-year advanced fellowship in orthopedic surgery at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. As a certified physician assistant since 2010, Dana has extensive experience with patient care in both a primary care and orthopedic setting.
I want to thank Dr. Kobayashi and all the wonderful, caring people at Colorado Center of Orthopedic Excellence in Colorado Springs for my successful hand surgery. Dr. Kobayashi and all the staff from the front desk to scheduling, to the actual hands on care providers have been attentive, considerate, highly competent and just plain good at their jobs. The surgery itself was virtually painless. A little stick to start the numbing and I never felt anything else. I was made comfortable on the table and checked several times during the surgery to make sure I remained that way. Dr. Kobayashi is a competent and efficient surgeon. He was all done more quickly than I imagined. The follow up visits were timely and everything I needed. The doctor and all the staff made it clear, that if I thought I needed something all I had to do was call.
I’m an old guy with a military background and a penchant for fast cars and motorcycles along with other interests that caused me to need medical care from time to time. I have had too much to do with doctors and I have never received better care anytime, anywhere.
Excellence is not just in their name. My experience is that excellence is their culture.