Brian J. Larkin, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon - Joint Replacement & Reconstruction
★★★★★ ★★★★★
Joint Replacement Surgery of Hip & Knee, Adolescent & Young Adult Hip Surgery
Fax: 303-321-8814

Brian J. Larkin, MD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, is a native of Michigan and joined Orthopedic Associates in 2012. Orthopedic Associates was one of the founding divisions of Orthopedic Centers of Colorado, a multi-site Orthopedic Group throughout the front range of Colorado founded in 2017.

His clinical expertise is in primary and revision hip and knee replacement and treatment of the young adult hip, including hip arthroscopy and open hip preservation surgery. He utilizes the latest developments in joint replacement surgery including anterior approach total hip arthroplasty, partial knee replacement, and minimally invasive knee and hip replacement. Dr. Larkin routinely performs many of his joint replacements in the outpatient setting, allowing patients to go home hours after surgery.

Dr. Larkin attended Yale University where he played varsity soccer and graduated with honors in biomedical engineering. He then obtained his medical degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed his orthopedic surgery internship and residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, serving as the Chief Resident in his final year. Dr. Larkin did his fellowship training in joint preservation, Resurfacing, and Replacement at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He has been actively involved in research, including presentations at regional and national meetings, peer reviewed journal publications, and as an author of a book chapter.

Dr. Larkin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, an Emerging Leader in the American Orthopedic Association, and active within the Colorado and Denver Medical Societies. Dr. Larkin serves as the Chief Medical Officer of Orthopedic Centers of Colorado and sits on the Medical Executive Board for Surgical Care Affiliates, helping craft policies and procedures for the region and the nation. Dr. Larkin chairs the High Acuity Sub-Committee for the SCA’s Medical Executive Board and recently completed Optum’s Sequoia Fellowship for healthcare leaders. He has also been the Co-Director of the Orthopedic Program at Rose Medical Center since 2016 and served as a consulting physician for the Colorado Avalanche from 2012-2017.


  • Fellowship: Joint Preservation, Resurfacing, and Replacement, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI
  • Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine, M.D., Detroit, MI
  • Undergraduate School: Yale University, BS, New Haven, CT

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Professional Sports Teams Affiliations

  • Colorado Avalanche, Consulting Physician 2012 – 2017

Memberships & Organizations

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

Interests & Hobbies

  • Spending time with his wife and three children.
  • Soccer
  • Running
  • Tennis
  • Skiing
  • Golf


Dr. Larkin's Reviews
Kevin WatsonKevin Watson
20:54 02 May 24
Efficient, helpful, and informative.
Mark StiebelingMark Stiebeling
14:28 29 Apr 24
Everyone on the office and support teams at Orthopedic Associates are very friendly and efficient. Dr. Larkin is a skilled doctor and surgeon. He is also extremely approachable and takes the time to get to know a patient in order to offer the best possible care and solutions.
Randy FRandy F
22:07 27 Apr 24
I had nothing but wonderful and fulfilling experiences at Orthopedic Associates. Larkin is great.
Dora SnyderDora Snyder
20:25 25 Apr 24
This was my second visit and I was very pleased again with my visit. From the reception desk to staff who assisted Dr. Larkin. Dr. Larkin is the best. He listen to my concerns and no pressure on his part. I'm very pleased with his treatment plan. Great office I would recommend.
Chopper JayDChopper JayD
03:57 21 Apr 24
Top notch facility, best care I've ever had. Highly recommended
Sam TaylorSam Taylor
02:06 01 Mar 24
For two years I had pain in my right hip and it was getting progressively worse. Dr Larkin diagnosed the problem and with one injection and one day later I feel GREAT! HELLO GOLF GAME!!! I also like Dr Larkin because he appears to be a regular guy who happens to be a Doctor
Greg JonesGreg Jones
22:48 06 Jan 24
Very pleased with Dr. Larkin and the OCC staff. After meeting with Dr. Larkin and his team, I am confident he is the best surgeon to perform hip replacement surgery on me. I trust he will be able to get me back to living the active lifestyle I so enjoy.
Mark MillerMark Miller
20:21 28 Dec 23
Dr Larkin and staff were fantastic. Professional, thorough and great at explaining everything. He saw me personally I my hospital room every day! Unparalleled caretaker.
Elaine ScholesElaine Scholes
21:28 09 Dec 23
Efficient and caring staff. Dr Larkin listened to my concerns, and after discussing his findings with me, shared his treatment plan. He is an excellent surgeon with superb technical skills. So pleased with his care.
Juli HJuli H
21:42 21 Oct 23
Dr. Larkin was wonderful. I went into my appointment with anxiety and left with the comfort of being provided a thorough explanation of various treatment plans. He’s respectful, he listens well, and he has a great bedside manner. Eventually I will need a hip replacement; when that time comes, I won’t hesitate to choose Dr. Larkin as my surgeon.
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