Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado
Colorado Springs
4090 Briargate Pkwy Colorado Springs, CO 80920


Brian A. Shaw, MD

Board Certified


Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado
Colorado Springs
4090 Briargate Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80920


Provider Expertise

Clinical Interest for Patients

Surgical treatment of bone and joint disorders in children and adolescents such as sports injuries, scoliosis, fractures, dislocations, and many congenital disorders including club feet, dislocated hips, brittle bone disease, limb deformities, and others. Working with a team of nurses, surgical technicians, therapists, child life specialists, and pediatric anesthesiologists, our goal is to make the surgical experience as gentle and painless as possible, both for the child and family, and then to restore maximum function with return to play and sports as soon as possible. The business of children is play and sport, and we want to see them succeed in business!

Care Philosophy

I take a meticulous detail-oriented approach to every SURGERY including thorough pre-operative and post-operative care to provide the best possible outcome from any surgical procedure. While there are no guarantees in medicine, especially surgery, our team will work hard to provide a positive outcome. I am fortunate to work with excellent anesthesiologists and supportive non-surgical specialists both in Colorado Springs and Children's Hospital Colorado, to provide superior peri-operative care and a rapid return to play and sports.


  • Orthopedics ( 1991 , 2020 )

Conditions & Treatments

  • Brain and Nervous System

    Cerebral Palsy, Neuromuscular Diseases, Spine Diseases and Conditions, Stroke, Trauma / Nerve Injuries

  • Urgent Care

  • Injuries and Wounds


  • Bones, Joints and Muscles

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Foot and Ankle Injuries and Disorders, Fractures, Hip Injuries and Disorders, Knee Injuries and Disorders, Leg Injuries and Disorders, Scoliosis, Shoulder Injuries and Disorders, Spine Injuries, Sprains and Strains

  • Surgery

    Hand, Trauma and Acute Care

  • Spine

    Scoliosis, Spinal tumors, Spondylolisthesis, Spondylolysis

  • Spinal Deformity

Interests & Activities

Personal Interests

Overseas medical care (see below). Hiking, fishing, skiing, cycling.

Volunteer Activities

Overseas medical mission trips (Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique, Guatemala, Ecuador, Ghana) 2-3 times yearly - provide free orthopaedic surgery for children with severe disabling deformities who otherwise have no access to modern surgery. Boy Scouts (slowing down); providing medical coverage for local teen sporting events such as football games

Education & Training

Medical Schools

MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine (1982)

Undergraduate Schools

BA, Wesleyan University (CT) (1978)


Massachusetts General Hospital Program (1983)

Residency Program

Massachusetts General Hospital Program (1988)

Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program (1987)


Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center Program (1989)

Massachusetts General Hospital Program (1988)

Professional Memberships

AMA, member

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Member

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Vice Chair of Orthopedic Section and National Executive Committee Member

American Medical Association, member

Colorado Orthopaedic Society (COS), Member

El Paso County Medical Society (EPCMS), Member

Pediatric Orthpaedic Society of North America, Member and Past Chair, Health Policy Committee

Research & Grants

Research Interests for Patients

Past publications on venomous snakebites, bone and joint infections, trauma (fractures and dislocations), congenital conditions including club feet and hip dysplasia (DDH), sports injuries, and medical economics. Articles may be found on Pub Med website.

information for referring providers

Referral Contact Phone

(719) 305-9060

Clinical Interests for Referring Providers

Surgical treatment for congenital, developmental, neoplastic, traumatic, metabolic, infectious and acquired disorders of the pediatric musculoskeletal system. Children and adolescents have unique anatomic and physiologic differences from adults, requiring different approaches for healing their musculoskeletal disorders and injuries.

Research Interest for Referring Providers

Clinical studies only. Past publications on venomous snakebites, bone and joint infections, trauma, congenital conditions, and medical economics. Review articles and chapters for orthopedic specialists and PCP's, especially trauma and DDH.