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Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado South Campus
Highlands Ranch
1811 Plaza Drive Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

720-478-1234

Mark Erickson, MD

Orthopedics

Board Certified

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Locations

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora
13123 East 16th Ave Aurora, CO 80045

720-777-1234

Children's Hospital Colorado South Campus
Highlands Ranch
1811 Plaza Drive Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

720-478-1234

Provider Expertise

Clinical Interest for Patients

My clinical interests include treatment of children and young adults with spinal disorders including: idiopathic scoliosis, congenital scoliosis, early onset scoliosis, neuromuscular scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis, spinal trauma, as well as general pediatric orthopedic conditions.


Care Philosophy

I am committed to providing the highest quality, professional, and ethical care to all patients. My care philosophy is that the entire family, including the patient, should be involved in the decision making and care. At Children's Hospital Colorado we have amazing resources at our disposal specifically geared towards treating the pediatric and young adult patient. Our team concept of treating the patient involves not only the physician but a multidisciplinary approach from a team of pediatric specialty trained experts including: anesthesiologists, nurses, physical therapists, social workers, nutritionists, and child life specialists. The spine team at Children's Colorado is one of the top pediatric spine care teams in the country. Our surgeons, including myself, perform more than 200 pediatric spine procedures each year – that's more than anyone else in the Rocky Mountain Region.


Specialties

  • Orthopedics ( 1997 , 2006 )

Conditions & Treatments

  • Bones, Joints and Muscles

    Fractures, Scoliosis, Spine Injuries

  • Surgery

Interests & Activities

Personal Interests

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my wife and two sons. We like to spend our free time hiking, fishing, golfing, and camping. I'm also an avid sports fan and enjoy cheering on my favorite teams - the Denver Broncos and the Nebraska Cornhuskers!


Education & Training

Medical Schools

MD, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine (1989)


Undergraduate Schools

BA, Miami University of Ohio (OH) (1984)


Graduate Schools

MMM, University of Southern California (2010)


Internships

Wright State University Program (1990)


Residency Program

Wright State University Program (1994)


Fellowships

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (1995)

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Member


American College of Physician Leadership, Member


American Orthopaedic Association (AOA), Member


Colorado Orthopaedic Society (COS), Member


Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA), Board of Directors


Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), Safety and Practice Improvement Committee


Spinal Deformity Study Group (SDSG), Member


Western Orthopaedic Association (WOA), Member


Research & Grants

Research Interests for Patients

My research interests are primarily focused in the area of pediatric spinal deformity. My research interests include: pediatric orthopedics and trauma, the management of spinal deformity in children, multi-institutional approaches to gaining insights towards improving quality, and local quality improvement initiatives. Under my direction we developed a multidisciplinary task force to look at all variables that could have an impact on surgical site infection in spine surgery patients. We coined the term "target zero" implying that our mission was to drive our surgical site infection rate down to zero. We are quite proud to report that this has been very effective and also sought after for replication at many sites across the country. This project has also led to significant scholarly work. I am involved in several national multi-center studies including the Prospective Pediatric Scoliosis Study, Fox Pediatric Deformity Study Group, Minimize Implants/Maximize Outcomes, and the Children's Spine Study Group.

information for referring providers

Referral Contact Phone

(720) 777-6600

Clinical Interests for Referring Providers

My main clinical interests include spinal disorders in children and young adults as well as general pediatric orthopedic conditions. My clinical practice has a focus on spinal deformity including: idiopathic scoliosis, congenital scoliosis, early onset scoliosis, neuromuscular scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis, and spinal trauma.

Research Interest for Referring Providers

Our Musculoskeletal Research Center is a multidisciplinary research group established to promote and conduct advanced clinical outcomes research in the field of pediatric orthopedics. Our programs and research infrastructure are vested in maximizing the ability to produce quality research. My research interests are primarily focused in the area of pediatric spinal deformity. My research interests include: pediatric orthopedics and trauma, the management of spinal deformity in children, multi-institutional approaches to gaining insights towards improving quality, and local quality improvement initiatives. Under my direction we developed a multi-disciplinary task force to look at all variables that could have an impact on surgical site infection in spine surgery patients. We coined the term “target zero” implying that our mission was to drive our surgical site infection rate down to zero. We are quite proud to report that this has been very effective and also sought after for replication at many sites across the country. This project has also led to significant scholarly work. I am involved in several national multi-center studies including the: Prospective Pediatric Scoliosis Study, Fox Pediatric Deformity Study Group, Minimize Implants/Maximize Outcomes, and the Children's Spine Study Group.


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