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David C. Gerhardt, MD

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My specialty:
Orthopedics

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Male

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About me

I was born and raised in South Africa and immigrated to the United States during my teenage years. I attended the University of Colorado at Boulder as an undergraduate and majored in mechanical engineering. My medical school training was at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, where I was fortunate enough to receive a multitude of honors and awards in surgery and clinical medicine, including induction into the AOA Medical Honor Society. My orthopedic surgery residency training was completed at the University of Colorado, where I was honored with a national Orthopedic Teaching Resident of the Year Award and served as the administrative chief resident. I completed my additional subspecialty fellowship training in orthopedic sports medicine at the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Alabama, widely regarded as one of the top sports medicine training programs in the United States. I was able to continue my orthopedic practice in Birmingham for a few years after fellowship completion. My experiences in Birmingham included specialized sports medicine surgery for athletes from high school through the collegiate and professional ranks. I have provided the highest level of sports medicine care to athletes at the pinnacle of their respective sports, from professional ballet dancers and Olympic skiers to Major League Baseball pitchers and NFL athletes. After years away from Colorado, the draw of the mountains and our amazing outdoor activity opportunities brought me and my family back to the Front Range. I am fortunate to have my dream job here at Kaiser Permanente and couldn’t imagine a better place to practice orthopedic sports medicine, raise a family, or pursue life’s adventures. I was honored to be recognized as a 5280 Magazine Top Doctor in 2018.

About my practice

As an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon, my practice focuses primarily on arthroscopic and minimally invasive treatment of shoulder, knee and hip injuries. Although many of my patients are high-level athletes, I believe all patients deserve an exceptional level of care. My goal is to provide the highest level of care to my patients in order to get them back to doing the things they love in life, whether that is a competitive sport, work or family fun. I spend a lot of time trying to understand each individual patient and their respective problems and needs to help guide them and tailor their medical care for the best possible outcome. I feel very fortunate to be a part of the recovery process for my patients and I love watching them succeed! I see teenage and adult patients.

How I thrive

I believe that a balance between a healthy body, mind and soul is essential to happiness. I am passionate about my profession, but am also passionate about family, sports, outdoor activities and adventures. When I am not at work, I enjoy traveling and adventuring with my family. Whether it’s an international trip to broaden our children’s perspectives or piloting an Idaho backcountry adventure in our bush plane, I’m up for it!

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Medical groups and plans

Colorado Permanente Medical Group

Orthopedics Department name
2045 Franklin Street, Denver, CO 80205
List Header Plans Accepted
  • HMO
  • Medicare Senior Advantage

Contact information

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  • 303-338-4545

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My training, certifications & licensing

Medical school

University of Alabama School of Medicine Registrar
Birmingham , AL

Board certification

Orthopaedic Surgery

AM BD of Orthopaedic Surgery

To verify board certification for an individual practitioner, please visit the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Medical Association, or the American Osteopathic Association websites.

Medical training

Internship/Residency

Surgery, Orthopaedic

University of Colorado Health Sciences Ctr
Aurora , CO

Fellowship

Surgery, Orthopaedic

American Sports Medicine Institute
Birmingham , AL

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2015

Provider ID

026287
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06/18/2019