David Bierbrauer, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon - Hand & Microvascular
★★★★★ ★★★★★
Hand & Elbow Surgery, Fellowship Trained
Fax: 303-420-2279

Originally from Minnesota, Dr. David M. Bierbrauer joined Cornerstone Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in 2011. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, whose primary interest is in hand and elbow surgery, as well as a secondary interest in trauma care and sports medicine.

Dr. Bierbrauer is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Western Orthopedic Association, and Colorado State Medical Society. Prior to working at Cornerstone Orthopedics, Dr. Bierbrauer graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology and Chemistry from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. He attended The Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University, where he was a Dean’s Award recipient. After medical school, Dr. Bierbrauer completed his residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital and his fellowship in Hand and Microvascular Surgery at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute in Louisville, KY. In 2011, he worked at Front Range Orthopedics in Colorado Springs from 2005-2011.

Dr. Bierbrauer is an avid and accomplished skier. He grew up ski racing and is a triple threat: alpine skiing, telemark skiing, and snowboarding on the slopes. As the official US Ski Team Physician, he has had the opportunity to travel internationally to France and Canada. He also enjoys mountain and road biking, as well as running marathons. At the Chicago Marathon, he qualified for the Boston Marathon in 2014, and has run ultramarathon trail races, completing the Pikes Peak Marathon four times, and the Dirty 30 in Golden. When Dr. Bierbrauer is not on the mountain, biking or running, he enjoys spending time with his sons and wife, who he met while in Chicago.


  • Fellowship: Hand & Microvascular Surgery, The Christine M. Kleinert Institute, Louisville, KY
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Chicago, IL
  • Internship: UIC Hospital Department of General Surgery, Chicago, IL
  • Medical School: MD Rosalind Franklin University/The Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate School: BA, Biology/Chemistry double major, St.Olaf College, Northfield, MN

Board Certifications

  • ABOS Board Certified

Memberships & Organizations

  • Western Orthopedic Association
  • Colorado State Medical Society
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
  • An Official US Ski Team Physician
  • Dean’s Award Recipient at Rosalind Franklin University – The Chicago Medical School

Interests & Hobbies

  • Boston Marathon Qualifier
  • Alpine Skiing/Racing,
  • Mountain biking
  • Jogging


Dr. Bierbrauer's Reviews
Joanne WallJoanne Wall
21:53 04 Jul 24
Love this doctor. Thank you for taking good care of me
Sean ButlerSean Butler
20:13 04 Jul 24
The entire staff was professional and doc was direct and to the point.
Michael MansfieldMichael Mansfield
22:42 28 Jun 24
Kathy FieldsKathy Fields
22:04 21 Jun 24
My appointment was on time. Dr. Bierbrauer was very informative. He took the time to show me my x-rays and MRI and explain the issues. I was very grateful for this referral.
Jim ColeJim Cole
22:16 20 Jun 24
Dr. Bierbrauer came in and diagnosed two problems that I was having with my elbow. We talked about a range of treatment options consistent with my living circumstances and came to a solution that worked for me. Knowledgeable and friendly you addressed every question I had with a smile and responded with sincerity. It’s easy to tell you care about your patients. Thank you for seeing me on short notice and getting to the root of the issue with concrete recommendations
Mike SharbelMike Sharbel
19:20 28 Mar 24
I saw Dr David yesterday about my hand pain. It was clear from the X-ray and his explanation what the next steps would be. My son is also a doctor and after discussing my hand results with him, I had the necessary surgery
Denise LombardiDenise Lombardi
19:17 07 Mar 24
I think the entire staff treated me with a lot of care and professionalism. Dr. Bierbrauer was right on on the post and pre-surgical procedures. I felt very much at ease. Great doctor.
Maryann LoweMaryann Lowe
23:18 01 Mar 24
Everyone was very courteous, helpful and kind.
Kevin AdamsKevin Adams
23:15 22 Feb 24
Dr. Bierbrauer explained my condition the best way I could have gotten it. The treatment was the best. In and out
20:16 15 Feb 24
Cynthia LykinsCynthia Lykins
23:33 14 Feb 24
I had carpal tunnel on both hands. Dr. Bierbauer is wonderful. He has good bedside manner and kept we well informed as to what I would experience in the surgery and after.
Ed PfromerEd Pfromer
01:29 28 Dec 23
I can't say enough good things about Dr Bierbrauer at Cornerstone Orthopedics. Super bedside manner. He performed carpal tunnel surgery on both my elderly father's hands, and within a week Dad was able to hold a fork again. Highly recommend.
Jennie HrdlickaJennie Hrdlicka
19:03 09 Nov 23
OCC got us in fast with the best doctor we could imagine. Dr. David Bierbrauer is probably the best hand specialist in Colorado in our opinion. He came in prepared, had read all the MRI’s and X-rays and knew the plan to recommend prior to our meeting. Luckily my husband didn’t need hand surgery or even PT. We felt confident that the advice was for my husbands best interest. We would highly recommend OCC and Dr. Bierbrauer in a heartbeat to anyone.
Carol MillerCarol Miller
12:17 14 Oct 23
No excess waiting and the staff was friendly and helpful. Dr. Bierbrauer took time to go over my X-rays and offer explanations and treatment options. He also just seems like a truly nice person. I was very satisfied and will be back. Thanks.Follow up: Just saw Dr. Bierbrauer again and he was wonderful. I thought I’d need surgery right away but he assured me that conservative treatment is best for now. I appreciate his honesty and expertise. I really like him a lot. I’m happy he’s my doctor
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