Copy of Andrew W. Parker, M.D.

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Andrew W. Parker, a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, joined Orthopedic Associates in 1992. Dr. Parker attended Northwestern University Medical School. He completed his internship and residency through Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago before completing a Fellowship at Louisiana State University in Knee and Shoulder, Sports Medicine. He has been the team physician and Medical Director for the Colorado Avalanche since 1995 through 2017. He also served as a consulting physician for the Denver Nuggets. Dr. Parker is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the National Hockey League Physician’s Society, serving as president from 1992 to 1994 and 1995 through 2017.

Special Interests:

Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Surgery, General Orthopedics


Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1994


Occidental College – Los Angeles, California Northwestern University – Chicago, Illinois; M.D. 1986


Northwestern Memorial Hospital – Chicago, Illinois 1986


Northwestern University Medical School – Chicago, Illinois 1991


Knee and Sports Medicine, Louisiana State University 1992

Academic Appointment:

Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedics, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center – Denver, Colorado

Professional Medical Affiliations:

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons American Orthopedic Society for Sports MedicineAmerican College of Sports MedicineAmerican Orthopedic Foot and Ankle SocietyColorado Medical SocietyColorado Orthopedic SocietyDenver Medical SocietyExecutive Committee, National Hockey League Physician’s Society Member-at-Large, 1998-2000; President, 2000-2002Western Orthopedic Society

Professional Sports Teams Affiliations:


Consulting Physician:

Denver Nuggets–1992 – 2008 Denver Daredevils–1996 – 1997

Team Physician:

Team Physician and Medical Director for the Colorado Avalanche 1995-2017 Denver Thunder–1992 – 1993

Personal Interests:

Married with two sons, and two dogs, snow skiing, basketball and woodworking