Vikas Patel, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Vikas Patel is an orthopedic surgeon at UCHealth Spine Center, where he specializes in spine surgery. Dr. Patel is also a Professor and the Chief of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

He has worked as a consultant for companies manufacturing spinal fusion devices and has led many clinical trials for medical devices. Dr. Patel has given presentations at national and international conferences, covering topics such as spinal biomechanics, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spinal degeneration. He also serves as a Reviewer for the medical journals Orthopedics and Spine

Select Professional Memberships and Achievements

  • Board Member, American Pain Association
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Member, Colorado Medical Society
  • Member, Scoliosis Research Society
  • Member, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Member, American Orthopaedic Association
  • Member, International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology
  • Past Research Committee Member, North American Spine Society

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • BS – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MD – Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Internship – General Surgery, University of California San Francisco Medical Center
  • Residency – Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California San Francisco Medical Center
  • Fellowship – Spine Surgery, The Spine Institute of St. John's Hospital, Santa Monica, CA

Clinic Information

UCHealth Spine Center - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 North Aurora Court
Suite 4200
Aurora, CO 80045

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