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Gary Ghiselli, MD


“Using the latest technology and science to maximize function and minimize pain.” Dr. Ghiselli’s practice philosophy has underscored his treatment approach towards patients since starting his Colorado practice in 2004. Just as important are a compassionate and empathetic bedside manner. “You can’t cure all of your patients, but you have the opportunity to comfort 100% of them.” His team of experienced spine care providers pride themselves on spending time with their patients and making sure that they are comfortable and well-informed regarding the care of their spine, and can make decisions that balance the short term and long term outcomes along with function. He specializes in complex cervical spine problems and optimally invasive spinal surgery. Optimally invasive spine surgery is the utilization of minimally-invasive spine surgical techniques to give the patient an optimal outcome.

Dr. Ghiselli is the only Colorado front-range elected member to the Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS), the most prestigious society focusing exclusively on degenerative and complex disorders of the cervical spine. He serves on the CSRS awards committee and has been an active elected member since 2006. He frequently travels to Washington DC to advocate for orthopedic issues on behalf of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery National Orthopaedic Leadership Council.

Dr. Ghiselli’s research interests are focused on anti-microbial substrates, stem cell and regenerative technologies, and biomechanics of the spine. He has actively participated with the University of Denver’s Biomechanics Department in developing research papers investigating spinal biomechanics. He holds patents related to anti-microbial substrates to decrease the infection rates during spinal surgery. He has actively participated as the lead investigator for stem cell regenerative technologies in the cervical and lumbar spine. He has been a lead investigator and co-investigator in FDA trials involving motion preservation in the lumbar spine, cervical total disc replacement and stem cell applications in the cervical and lumbar spine. His research has produced multiple peer-reviewed journal publications as well as invitations to author book chapters. He continues to actively lecture throughout the world to promote spine education and research.

Diplomate, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Elected Member, Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS)

Board Member, Colorado Orthopedic Society

Guideline Committee Member, North American Spine Society (NASS)

Frequent Lecturer and Member, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS)

Member, Colorado Medical Society

UCLA, Los Angeles, California
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
Cum laude

Medical School
University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas
Summa cum laude

UCLA General Surgery, Los Angeles, California

UCLA, Los Angeles, California
Chief Resident of Orthopedics

Fellowship with Henry H. Bohlman, MD
University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio