Ryan J. Caufield, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon - Joint Replacement & Reconstruction
★★★★★ ★★★★★
Joint Replacement Surgery of the Hip & Knee
Fax: 303-321-8814

Dr. Caufield is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and joined Orthopedic Associates in 2016. His clinical expertise is in primary and revision hip and knee replacement. He was born and raised in Loveland, Colorado. Dr. Caufield received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Pre-Professional Studies from the University of Notre Dame. He then earned his Masters of Science in Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He continued his education at the Georgetown University School of Medicine and graduated cum laude.

Dr. Caufield remained at Georgetown University and completed his orthopedic surgery residency in 2010. After residency, he began fulfilling his active duty obligation to the United States Navy and practiced general orthopedics at the U.S. Naval Hospital Naples, Italy for two years and then in Newport, RI at the Naval Health Clinic New England for one year. He then completed a fellowship in adult reconstruction at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. There, he trained under some of the leaders in the field of knee and hip replacement. He finished his Naval commitment as the only total joint arthroplasty surgeon at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Northern Virginia. There he enjoyed providing care to active duty service members, retirees, and their families.

When away from the hospital, Dr. Caufield enjoys hiking, skiing, traveling, photography, and spending time with his family and friends. He is excited to practice medicine in his home state and be part of the Denver area community.


  • Fellowship: Adult Reconstruction, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine, M.D., Washington, DC
  • Undergraduate School: University of Notre Dame, BA, Notre Dame, IN

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Memberships & Organizations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Denver Medical Society

Interests & Hobbies

  • In his free time, he enjoys hiking, skiing, traveling, photography, and spending time with his wife and son.


Dr. Caufield's Reviews
Laura RifeLaura Rife
22:42 27 Apr 24
I spent a couple years in pain due to arthritis in my hip, and Dr. Caufield scheduled a hp replacement on my first appointment with him, no issue with my weight, and I feel so much better 4 weeks after surgery. Dr. Caufield is wonderful!
Donna DemokDonna Demok
02:14 21 Apr 24
OCC is second to none. I was taken back at my exact appointment time, the RT came to get me for Xrays ( which are performed in the office). Dr Caufield read them and came in immediately to greet me and go over my films. He went over the knee replacement procedure. I felt very comfortable trusting him with my care. The next person to come in gave me a packet to read, told me about classes Rose Hospital offers to explain more in depth the procedure and answer my questions. Everyone has their specific job to do and they do it well. They display a sign on the front desk if your doctor is behind and offer a reschedule time.I was in and out within an hour, leaving with a plethora of knowledge and complete trust in Dr. Caufield. An office that runs so smoothly is very rare. Thank you Dr. Caufield and staff!
Marguerite StenquistMarguerite Stenquist
20:05 20 Apr 24
Dr. Caufield stayed close to me every step of the way. I had access to him and his team through visits, phone calls, and the valuable portal. He listened to my fears and helped me stay confident. I would highly recommend him to anyone. Thank you, doc!
jean serinojean serino
18:50 20 Apr 24
Terri HillmanTerri Hillman
01:57 13 Mar 24
Dr Caufield is very personable, professional and sincere. He and his assistant were both so helpful and informative. The entire OCC staff are great!
Ama KAma K
01:35 13 Mar 24
On time friendly, knowledgeable care and experience.
yer leeyer lee
21:58 12 Mar 24
It’s very nice place, friendly staff. Great doctor.
Dennis AndersonDennis Anderson
22:27 09 Mar 24
Everyone in the office is very professional as well as personable - Dr Caufield was very easy to talk to regarding my injury!!!
Craig VigilCraig Vigil
22:27 08 Mar 24
Dr. Caufield has been so encouraging and supportive during my 3 months of healing. I am pain free and walking better than I have in years! Thank you, it has been a life changing experience!
Gerald DavidGerald David
20:37 13 Feb 24
Dr Caufield has and continues to provide me excellent service. Yes, he’s an excellent surgeon, but he has recommended alternative treatments prior to moving to full knee replacements if indicated. Just as important, he is very personable, has a great sense humor, all of which give me a deep sense of confidence and complete trust. I could not recommend him more highly!
R HeltR Helt
01:39 30 Jan 24
Dr Caufield was a wonderful choice for my total knee replacement. He listened to my concerns, was forthright with what to expect throughout recovery, and did tremendous work!I'll be skiing in a couple months!Thank you to Dr Caufield and the entire team at Rose Surgery Center.Russ Helt
Tom ThomassonTom Thomasson
19:29 20 Jan 24
Dr Caufield is an excellent surgeon. I just had a knee replacement and he did a great job.He’s been very good at explaining the procedures and the anticipated recovery timeline. Also did a great job of explaining what was done on my knee and what to expect.
Gail BerlinerGail Berliner
21:26 12 Jan 24
I was welcomed by the front desk. The x-ray tech was very sweet and did give me her name but I forgot. Keith, the P.A. was very nice and explained the x-rays and answered all my questions. Dr.Caulfield spent time with me and explained what my options were as we viewed the x-rays. A very pleasant experience while in the office.
Nan KushelNan Kushel
04:21 14 Dec 23
I have been coming to orthopedic Associates for probably 35 years now. My children and other family members have also been treated here as well. Doctor Parker was my go to here (I gave him five star reviews as well) but he doesn’t do knee replacement so I went to Dr. Caulfield and all I have to say is this is one of the best doctors/surgeons I’ve seen in years. I’m 58 years old, which is considered young by some for a knee replacement, but I was an Elite Gymnast growing up, and my knee was in pretty bad shape. I’m in week six of my recovery and needed a manipulation under anesthesia because my flexion progress was slow and it was amazing. Absolutely one of the best surgeons I’ve ever been to. He walks into the exam room and immediately extends his hand to shake yours. Unbelievable bedside manner. I don’t know if you checked out his reviews but it’s very seldom I see any doctor that’s had as many reviews as he does and has five stars! Do yourself a favor, come see him and any of the other doctors in this practice, they are amazing!
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