Robert Leland, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon - Foot & Ankle, Trauma
★★★★★ ★★★★★
Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma, Fellowship Trained
Superior  •  Westminster  •  Wheat Ridge 
Fax: 303-420-2279

Dr. Robert Leland joined Cornerstone Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in 2021. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and dual fellowship trained in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery and orthopedic trauma who has practiced in Colorado since 2001. He is one of Colorado’s most experienced orthopedic Foot and Ankle surgeons and one of the first in the country to perform ankle replacements. Dr. Leland’s treatment philosophy centers on thoroughly educating patients about their condition and treatment options so they can best be involved in the decision-making process. He is a member of the Colorado Medical Society, American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and AO Alumni.

Prior to working at Cornerstone Orthopedics, Dr. Leland graduated from the University of Michigan and Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency training at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center. Dr. Leland completed fellowship training in Foot and Ankle Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and Orthopedic Trauma at University Carl Gustav Carus in Dresden, Germany. He subsequently returned to Detroit as Chief of Foot and Ankle Surgery in the Department of Orthopedics at Wayne State University and Chief of Orthopedics at the VA Medical Center where he was twice awarded the Teacher of the Year Award. Dr. Leland currently serves as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Colorado and received the Colonel Alan Bucknell Award for Teacher of the Year in 2020.

Dr. Leland specializes in all aspect of foot and ankle problems including sports injuries, complex deformity, fractures, ankle replacement, arthroscopy, arthritis, and bunion correction. He additionally treats general orthopedic trauma. Outside of work, Dr. Leland loves sharing in the lives of his grown children, exercising and playing hockey.


  • Fellowships:
    • Orthopedic Trauma, University Carl Gustav Carus, Dresden, Germany
    • Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center
  • Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate School: The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons

Clinical Interests

  • Total Ankle Replacement
  • Foot & Ankle Fractures and Trauma
  • Foot & Ankle Deformities
  • Foot & Ankle Arthritis
  • Foot & Ankle Sports Injuries/Arthroscopy
  • Bunion Correction

Memberships & Organizations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society
  • AO Foundation
Dr. Leland's Reviews
Sasha MatejkaSasha Matejka
01:18 26 Mar 24
Just under 10 years ago, I shattered my talus in a fall injury that some surgeons told me would cause "permanent disability and constant pain while walking, if I ever walked again." I chose Doctor Leland as my surgeon due to his magnificent reviews and recommendations of high ranking friends in the medical field. He patched me back together without even needing to graft my ankle (which I had signed a waiver to allow, if necessary, which would have limited almost all of the right/left movement of my ankle altogether). Doctor Leland saved my mobility and (after some years' recovery and PT) restored my life to how it was before my surgery. I am literally grateful to him every time I walk. Surgery is terrifying—but you couldn't be in better hands. Trust me. Thank you doctor!
Kay TolchinKay Tolchin
21:46 20 Mar 24
Very smart, kind, and knowledgeable doctor. Excellent support staff as well! He came highly recommended, and I understand why.
Warren TrippWarren Tripp
03:14 17 Mar 24
Kristi StephanKristi Stephan
12:11 07 Mar 24
Robert PlemonsRobert Plemons
00:23 07 Mar 24
Pleasant, professional, right to the point as to what I need.
Shawn AllenShawn Allen
23:51 06 Mar 24
Dr Leland is professional and is able to communicate well to patients including my teen age daughter who had knee pain. They took the X-rays on site and reviewed them immediately. Then came up with a plan. Highly recommend.
Josh MageeJosh Magee
19:44 06 Mar 24
Dr Leland was amazing! My ankle hasn’t felt this good in years! If you need ankle work he’s the Dr you want to go see. Don’t wait. Do it now!
Jax Mariash MustafaJax Mariash Mustafa
23:24 03 Jan 24
Simply stunning results. Dr Leland is on top of his game with his practice and constantly looking in to new methods and staying with the latest technology to help heal your foot /ankle. My cases are extremely complex with multiple bi-lateral foot surgeries and he has helped me to get to a finish line where I can have optimal health for the rest of my life without limiting future activity and living pain free in daily activity which is a miracle for me. On top of all of that, his bedside manner is exceptional. I would highly recommend him and he has been the absolute best care I could dream of for my complex foot issues. Thank you!
Lynn RiedelLynn Riedel
02:32 01 Dec 23
Dr Leland is an exceptional orthopedic surgeon. As rheumatoid arthritis has taken its toll on my feet over the last ten plus years, he has performed four surgeries - including a total ankle replacement - that have changed my life significantly. My work often includes hiking in rough terrain and I love to hike outside of work. All of the very successful surgeries by Dr Leland have kept me happily hiking and enabled me to keep thriving as a field scientist. My gratitude and admiration for his skills and expert care are hard to put into words.
Rachel BarakRachel Barak
23:33 06 Sep 23
Dr. Leland treated my 12 year old daughter’s ankle injury. First, Cornerstone worked her in for a same-day appointment, which was truly appreciated.Dr. Leland has excellent bedside manner. He is professional, thorough, attentive, and took ample time with my daughter to dIagnose, treat, and offer preventative advice for the future re: her sports injury. I’d highly recommend Cornerstone and Dr. Leland.
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