Dr. Venu Akuthota, MD

Dr. Venu Akuthota, MD

Physiatrist at UCHealth Spine Center - Anschutz Medical Campus

Meet Dr. Venu Akuthota, MD

Dr. Akuthota is a board-certified and fellowship-trained physiatrist withUCHealth Spine Center - Anschutz Medical Campus.

He is an expert in using leading-edge non-surgical care to manage and prevent painful conditions of the spine, neck, and lower back.

Dr. Akuthota at a Glance

  • Dr. Akuthota is quadruple board certified in electrodiagnostic medicine, pain medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and sports medicine.
  • He is a leader in his field, authoring more than 50 publications, and serving as a board member on the North American Spine Society.

If you are looking for quality treatment for your spine or sports condition, consider Dr. Akuthota.

Dr. Akuthota is a member of UCHealth Spine Center - Anschutz Medical Campus.

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My job is to individualize treatment for every unique spine patient.

Directions to our primary location in

Aurora, CO

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How Dr. Venu Akuthota, MD Can Help You


  • Physiatrist


  • Fellowship, University of Northwestern, Chicago, IL
  • Residency, University of Northwestern, Chicago, IL
  • Medical School, Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy


  • Acute Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Pain
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arthritis
  • Baker's Cyst
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccydynia
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Extremity Dysfunction/Pain
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Foot Drop
  • Foot Pain
  • Gait Disorders
  • Headache/Migraine
  • Herniated Disc/Bulging Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg Pain
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Meniscal Tears
  • Muscle Pain / Muscle Strain
  • Myalgia
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain/Neuralgia
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis/Spinal Fracture
  • Pediatric Spinal Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Poor Posture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica/Radiculopathy/Leg Pain
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Conditions
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracic Spine Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Subluxation
  • Whiplash


  • Accident and Injury Care
  • Botulinum Toxin (e.g. Botox®)
  • Caudal Injections
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Discography
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Exercise
  • Facet Joint Injections/Blocks
  • Facet Rhizotomy Injections
  • Hip Joint Injections
  • Injections/Blocks
  • Joint Injections
  • Knee Injections
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Medial Branch Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Testing
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Medications
  • Peripheral Joint and Muscular Injections
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Posture Correction
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Procedures
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sacrococcygeal Injections
  • Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Injections/Blocks
  • Shoulder Injections
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Spinal Injections
  • Sports Medicine
  • Transforaminal Injections
  • Yoga

What Patients are Saying About Dr. Venu Akuthota, MD

  • Professional, knowledgeable, excellent in communicating diagnosis and treatment. So very grateful for this team!
  • Dr. Akuthota was well prepared for my visit. Knowledgeable and professional with a caring demeanor. Despite receiving difficult news regarding my health, it was delivered in a way that made me feel supported and I left prepared for next steps. I definitely recommend Dr. Akuthota.

Accolades for Dr. Venu Akuthota, MD

Professional Distinctions

  • Associate Professor and Vice Chair (2002) School of Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Grateful Patient & Family Program, University of Colorado Hospital Foundation, Inspired Kindness Award (2010)
  • North American Spine Society, Best Paper (2009)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - MSK Council Chair
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists
  • North American Spine Society - Board Member, Education Council Director
  • Dept of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Golden Goniometer Academic Teaching Award (2007)

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Board Certification (2002)
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Pain Medicine, Board Certification (2003)
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Sports Medicine, Board Certification (2009)

Office Information for Dr. Venu Akuthota, MD

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

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


Monday: 8:00 - 4:30
Tuesday: 8:00 - 4:30
Wednesday: 8:00 - 4:30
Thursday: 8:00 - 4:30
Friday: 8:00 - 4:30

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Insurance Accepted

  • Most Insurance Plans Accepted

Additional Locations

UCHealth CU Sports Medicine - Colorado Center
2000 S. Colorado Boulevard
The Colorado Center Tower One Suite 4500
Denver, CO 80222
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Profile last updated: March 6, 2019. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.