Wayne Gersoff, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon - Sports Medicine
★★★★★ ★★★★★
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery & Ligament Reconstruction; Cartilage Restoration Including Meniscal Transplantation & Articular Cartilage Restoration; Arthroscopic Surgery & Soft Tissue Reconstruction of the Shoulder
Fax: 303-344-1922

Dr. Wayne Gersoff recognized his desire to enter a career in medicine, and, in particular, surgery, at an early stage in his education. Orthopedic surgery provided a unique blend of science, biomechanics, and technical skills as a mechanism to help people. This, coupled with his life-long participation in and love of sports, drew him to a career in orthopedic sports medicine. Following his academic years at Yale University and the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Gersoff was recruited to the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 1987 to develop and direct a program in sports medicine, as well as serve as a team physician for the University of Colorado athletic teams. During his career, he has continued to be actively involved in sports medicine and has served as a team physician for the Colorado Rockies baseball team, the Denver Grizzlies hockey team, the U.S. Ski Jumping team, the U.S. Soccer Team, and the Denver Public Schools. He presently serves as team physician for the Colorado Rapids professional soccer team and has been the President of the Professional Soccer Physicians’ Society for ten years.

Dr. Gersoff is also recognized as a leader both on a national and international level for his experience in meniscal allograft transplantation, articular cartilage restoration, and the biological restoration of the knee joint. He has lectured on these topics at major medical meetings in the USA and abroad. In addition, he has edited and contributed to two textbooks: Cartilage Surgery – An Operative Manual and Mensical Transplantation: A Comprehensive Review, as well as multiple journal publications.

Please review Dr. Gersoff’s list of credentials and contact our practice for more information or to make an appointment at (303) 344-9090.


  • Fellowship: University of Wisconsin, Medical Center, Sports Medicine 1986 – 1987
  • Residency: Yale – New Haven Hospital, Orthopedic Surgery 1983 – 1986
  • Residency: Yale – New Haven Hospital, General Surgery 1982 – 1983
  • Internship: Yale – New Haven Hospital, General Surgery 1981 – 1982
  • Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical Center, MD 1977 – 1981
  • Undergraduate School: Yale University, Major: Biology 1973 – 1977

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified – American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Memberships & Organizations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • International Cartilage Repair Society

Present Positions & Titles

  • 1996 – Present: Colorado Rapids Soccer Team – Team Physician/Orthopedic Surgeon
  • 2002 – Present: Major League Soccer Team Physicians’ Society – President
  • USA Soccer – Physician Pool
  • 2006 – Present: International Sports Medicine Fellows Course on Articular Cartilage – Surgical Skills Director
  • 2010 – Present: Colorado Field Hockey Association – President
  • 2011 – Present: Denver Field Hockey Club – Board of Directors
  • 2012 – 2013: USA Field Hockey Club – Advisory Task Force Member
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center – Instructor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  • American Journal of Sports Medicine – Reviewer
  • Grandview High School – Team Physician
  • Mountain Vista High School – Team Physician
  • Littleton High School – Team Physician

Past Sports Related Positions

  • 1993 – 1999: Colorado Rockies Baseball Club – Team Physician
  • 1995: Colorado Foxes Soccer Club – Team Physician
  • 1994: Denver Grizzlies Hockey Team – Team Physician
  • 1987 – 1994: University of Colorado Athletic Teams – Team Physician
  • 1988 – 1990: US Ski Jumping Team – Team Physician Pool
  • USA Hockey – Team Physician Pool
  • Denver Dynamo Arena Football – Team Physician
  • Colorado Rangers Hockey Team – Team Physician
  • 1990: Bannock Criteria, Denver, CO – Medical Director
  • 1989: Colorado Winter Games Medical Director
  • Denver Public Schools Sports Medicine Consultant

Past Academic Positions

  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center – Assistant Professor Orthopedic Surgery and Director of Sports Medicine
  • International Cartilage Repair Society – Executive Board
  • American College of Sports Medicine – Membership Committee
  • Skyridge Medical Center  Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Interests & Hobbies

  • Cycling
  • Skiing
  • Showing Reigning Horses


Dr. Gersoff's Reviews
Jamie LaPointJamie LaPoint
00:11 13 May 24
After what I thought was a positive experience with another doctor and a last minute surgery cancellation, I saw Dr. Gersoff. He went over the MRI with me and pointed out all of the areas of concern and why I was in pain. His approach is conservative and I feel like I have a say in my treatment. A second opinion was worth it.
Judy LucasJudy Lucas
22:17 07 May 24
Dr. Gersoff listen to my concerns/ offered his expertise to help rectify my issues!! I was very pleased with his advice!!
sharon estradasharon estrada
20:42 07 May 24
Had a very comfortable visite and Gersoff was the best staff professional kind pray I don’t need this service again but if I do will return to Doc Gersoff and his wonderful staff thank you all
Cliff ArmstrongCliff Armstrong
21:49 30 Apr 24
Dr Gersoff is a quality surgeon, , his staff are wonderful, very lucky to be his patient.
A M55A M55
20:11 25 Apr 24
Given the situation of what I am going through, Dr Gersoff and his team are great and could not ask for any better. Dr Gersoff takes the time to answer my questions and despite his busy day he never rushes through my appointments. Dr.Gersoff is down to earth and humble yet a leader within his field.I can not say enough about the doctor, he has provided the care for me to run again.Thank you Dr. Gersoff and the team!
Michele TateMichele Tate
04:12 10 Mar 24
I was able to get in quickly on a Monday, had an MRI on Thursday and met with Dr. Gersoff on Friday to go over the results! Dr. Gersoff was very kind and explained everything thoroughly. I'm so grateful for his care!
Barbara YOungBarbara YOung
01:34 28 Feb 24
Dr Gersoff is always friendly and professional. I trust him to assess and treat my needs.
Annemarie SundeAnnemarie Sunde
08:23 27 Feb 24
Dr Gersoff and his staff are great! Thoroughin explanation and fully checking out my ACL tear. Bedside manner is spot on. While I’m not thrilled with having to have surgery I would absolutely want Dr Gersoff again!
Tom LeighnerTom Leighner
22:43 24 Feb 24
Dr Gersoff is great! Highly recommend.
Gerald SharpeGerald Sharpe
22:30 20 Feb 24
Everything's been good through the process of my diagnosis to surgery and recovery.
Marianne ButlerMarianne Butler
18:48 22 Dec 23
Whenever we see Dr. Gersoff he is always warm and friendly. He has the ability to connect with his patients by making them feel that he genuinely cares. He takes time to explain his observations and answers questions in away that is easy to understand. He takes time to make sure you are comfortable with the plan before proceeding. We are so fortunate to have Dr. Gersoff as our doctor. His staff is terrific too!
21:46 16 Dec 23
Dr. Gersoff provided a thorough explanation of my MRI results and offered recommendations for treatment that I could easily understand. He welcomed all of my questions and gave honest answers. Highly recommend!
Tina ShaneTina Shane
02:21 13 Dec 23
Dr Gersoff is a very experienced and attentive doctor who is thoughtful of his patients and quick to aid them. He is the kind of doctor who diligently listens to his patients and diagnoses us conscientiously. I would like to see Dr G again and be under his care when I am in pain and need good counsel and medical care. Thank you so much for taking heed of me as a patient and for acting swiftly to help relieve me of my knee pains!
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