Nathan Faulkner, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon - Sports Medicine
★★★★★ ★★★★★
Sports Medicine, Minimally Invasive & Microscope Assisted Techniques, Shoulder Procedures, Knee Procedures, Musculoskeletal Conditions, Fractures, Arthritis
Fax: 303-369-7776

Dr. Nathan Faulkner is a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in comprehensive shoulder and knee surgery, sports medicine, fractures, arthritis, and uses minimally invasive and microscope techniques. He received a BS in biochemistry from the University of Utah, where he also graduated from medical school and was inducted into the esteemed Alpha Omega Alpha honors society.

He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Wisconsin where he received several education and research awards. He received specialty training in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy during his fellowship at the world-renowned Southern California Orthopedic Institute (SCOI) in Los Angeles. Dr. Faulkner is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. He is actively involved in the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Throughout his career, Dr. Faulkner has been involved in research and has authored several original scientific articles and book chapters. His work, demonstrating a technique for grafting complex rotator cuff tears, has been highlighted at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery national meeting. He has volunteered to train orthopedic surgeons from all over the world in advanced shoulder surgery techniques at the Orthopedic Learning Center in Chicago. He has extensive experience covering high school, collegiate, and professional sports, and formerly served as associate team physician for the professional lacrosse team Denver Outlaws. In his free time, Dr. Faulkner enjoys mountain biking, fly fishing, golfing, and skiing. He also enjoys exploring the outdoors with his wife and children.

“I am dedicated to providing the highest quality and most advanced orthopedic care to facilitate a quicker recovery and the best outcome for my patients. I truly enjoy educating my patients and their families about their orthopedic injuries. As your orthopedic surgeon, you can count on me to listen to your concerns and provide a thorough evaluation of your condition/injury. We will partner together to come up with an individual plan for getting you back to doing the things you love,” said Dr. Faulkner.

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  • Fellowship: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy, Southern California Orthopedic Institute, Van Nuys, CA
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI
  • Medical School: MD, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Undergraduate School: BS, Biochemistry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Memberships & Organizations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • The University of Utah
  • University of Utah School of Medicine
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics
  • Southern California Orthopedic Institute
  • The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine

Interests & Hobbies

  • Enjoys spending time exploring the outdoors with his wife, Jacey and their two children.
  • Fly Fishing
  • Skiing
Dr. Faulkner's Reviews
Reanna KnochReanna Knoch
20:00 27 Jun 24
Dr. Faulkner Is the best I always feel very comfortable. He has proven that he 100% cares about your healing process in the safest manner possible.
Theresa MudgetteTheresa Mudgette
01:16 25 Jun 24
Dr. Faulkner and his staff are amazing. They are so kind and caring they take the time to answer all of my questions. Dr. Faulkner. I appreciate everything you have done for me.
Greg MGreg M
15:03 24 May 24
Dr. Faulkner is very honest and forthright and genuinely concerned about helping me promote a healthy lifestyle. I highly recommend him.
James MooreJames Moore
22:17 23 May 24
Dr. Faulkner and his team is phenomenal. I've had a few complications with my knee but he is working with me to make this a lot better thank you so much...
T NickT Nick
21:35 23 May 24
13:30 07 Apr 24
I had a great experience and I highly recommend Dr. Faulkner and his amazing staff for all that have done for me.
George WardGeorge Ward
22:30 15 Feb 24
As always a Great Staff!😀 Very Professional!
Linda KellermanLinda Kellerman
20:01 08 Feb 24
Very professional, caring, and friendly experience.I feel very confident with the care I received and will continue to receive with Dr. Faulkner
Anneesah T NnunukweAnneesah T Nnunukwe
23:05 01 Feb 24
Lauri DennyLauri Denny
15:11 08 Jan 24
Dr. Faulkner has done the last 2 shoulder surgeries on me and he does great work! Scheduling is easy, office staff is great, as is his PA, Kara.
Jessica HinojosaJessica Hinojosa
13:49 04 Dec 23
Dr. Faulkner just did a 2nd rotator cuff repair on my right shoulder 3 weeks ago. He does great work and is very personable and thorough! His PA, Cara, is also great!
Rich FRich F
23:16 30 Nov 23
Dr. Faulkner and his team is phenomenal. Remarkable attention to my needs before and after surgery, immense care for the process and questions and concerns every step of the way. No one likes surgery, but they made it as comfortable and as smooth as could have been.
Justinie PhillipsJustinie Phillips
20:50 03 Aug 23
I’m very thankful for Dr. Faulkner and his team. He's very thorough and I never leave his office with any questions he cannot answer. Dr. Faulkner is on top of his game! Personally, he is kind, compassionate and respectful. Professionally he is knowledgeable, confident, and skilled. I'm lucky to have him as my hip surgeon/doctor. Thank you Doctor Faulkner. You are my favorite!!

Dr. Faulkner’s Testimonials

Knee Fixed. Ironman gets back in the Race! “Hey Dr. Faulkner! 16 months post ACL surgery and I am an Ironman! Knee felt great the entire day. Thanks for fixing me!”

Eric Nielson

Incredible Outcome for Cyclist! “The level of care I received from Dr. Faulkner was stupendous. Even with a 2nd ACL reconstruction…Thank you for an incredible outcome and getting me back to doing what I love!”

Cyrus Pearo

“Dr Faulkner is an amazing & professional doctor. I underwent surgery for a torn rotary cup & he clarified specific details so I could comprehend everything. He takes the time to listen to your concerns which leaves you feeling positive with the care you will obtain. He’s very knowledge in the medical treatments confirming his understanding of your current circumstance(s). Due to his surgical abilities, I was able to attend physical therapy for 3 mo instead of 6 mo! Thank you for everything!”

LJ Dixon | Aurora, CO

“I was involved in a motorcycle accident and Dr. Faulkner performed surgery to repair a broken arm and broken leg. The injuries were pretty dramatic but he did an excellent job of repairing the limbs. I am anticipating total recovery because of his knowledge and surgery skills. I can recommend him without any reservations!”

John | Centennial, CO

“Dr. Faulkner truly is one of the most sincere, kind, compassionate, patient, professional, and detail-oriented health care providers I’ve ever had the privilege to meet. He takes the time to listen to all of your concerns and leaves you feeling confident in the care you receive. By not only confirming his understanding of your current medical state with verbal responses he physically checks the joints to explore movement and to “feel” what your concerns are. His level of care is special and rare.”

Thankful Patient | Colorado

“Dr. Faulkner is amazing. From the first time I met him he was truly concerned about my care. I fractured my knee cap and he fixed it. You can hardly see where the incision was. His staff is also very friendly and they are right there for you.”

Michele | Aurora, CO

“I have been a past patient of Colorado Orthopedic Consultants, this was my first time seeing Dr. Faulkner and it was a great experience. His office staff are great, very professional and patient being that I was going through Workers Comp. My shoulder surgery went great, no complications. I would definitely recommend Dr. Faulkner to family and friends. “

Jose R. | Aurora, CO


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