Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Kirk Kindsfater
Kirk Kindsfater, M.D., Orthopaedic Center of the Rockies (OCR)

Kirk Kindfater is an internationally recognized, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at the Orthopaedic Center of the Rockies who specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery. Dr. Kindsfater is actively involved in medical research in new technologies and implant design which can lead to improvements in the field of joint replacement surgery. In addition, he consults with major orthopaedic companies for both product development and to educate other orthopaedic surgeons in new technologies and surgical techniques. 

Over the past 15 years, Dr. Kindsfater has been an invited faculty member at didactic orthopaedic courses on more than 60 occasions. He also routinely hosts other orthopaedic surgeons into his operating room so that they can see the latest in surgical techniques and operating room efficiencies. 

Dr. Kindsfater continues to be very active with clinical research as well. Over the years he has been involved in 17 clinical research projects/clinical studies. He has presented research findings at international orthopaedic meetings held in Brugge, Belgium; Hawaii; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Sydney, Australia; and Kyoto, Japan. Dr. Kindsfater has also lectured internationally, including educational presentations in recent years to fellow surgeons in Rome, Mexico City, and Surfers Paradise, Australia. 

Dr. Kindsfater holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Colorado State University and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. In addition, he performed an adult reconstructive fellowship at Harvard Medical School.