Jack Spittler, MD
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine (2010)
Graduate School :
  • MS, Georgetown University (2006)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Notre Dame (IN) (2005)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Chief Resident, Family Medicine (2013)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Sports Medicine (2014)
Languages: English
Department: Family Medicine

Recognition & Awards

  • Family Medicine Resident Award for Scholarship, Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD) (2013)
  • Resident Scholarship Award , American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) (2012)

Research Interests

My research interests include endurance race medicine, medication/supplement use in athletes, and musculoskeletal ultrasound.

Teaching

  • Senior Instructor (2014)
    School of Medicine, Family Medicine
    Sports Medicine

Publications

  • Spittler J, Oberle L. Current Trends in Ultramarathon Running. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2019 Nov;18(11):387-393. PubMed PMID: 31702720
  • Neuman M, Spittler J. Photo Rounds: Painful facial blisters, fever, and conjunctivitis. J Fam Pract. 2018 Sep;67(9):573-575. PubMed PMID: 30216398
  • Lyon C, Spencer E, Spittler J, Desanto K. Clinical Inquiries: How do hyaluronic acid and corticosteroid injections compare for knee OA relief?. J Fam Pract. 2018 Jan;67(1):E13-E14. PubMed PMID: 29309475
  • Buck K, Spittler J, Reed A, Khodaee M. Psychological Attributes of Ultramarathoners. Wilderness Environ Med. 2018 Mar;29(1):66-71. PubMed PMID: 29336959
  • Spittler J, Keeling J. Water Polo Injuries and Training Methods. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2016 Nov Dec;15(6):410-416. PubMed PMID: 27841812
  • Khodaee M, Edelman GT, Spittler J, Wilber R, Krabak BJ, Solomon D, Riewald S, Kendig A, Borgelt LM, Riederer M, Puzovic V, Rodeo S. Medical Care for Swimmers. Sports Med Open. 2016 Dec;2(1):27. PubMed PMID: 27747782
  • Khodaee M, Edelman GT, Spittler J, Wilber R, Krabak BJ, Solomon D, Riewald S, Kendig A, Borgelt LM, Riederer M, Puzovic V, Rodeo S. Medical Care for Swimmers. Sports Med Open. 2016 Jul 25;2:27. PubMed PMID: 27512647
  • Khodaee M, Jones D, Spittler J. Obturator Internus and Obturator Externus Strain in a High School Quarterback. Asian J Sports Med. 2015 Sep;6(3):e23481. PubMed PMID: 26448844
  • Khodaee M, Spittler J, VanBaak K, Changstrom BG, Hill JC. Effects of Running an Ultramarathon on Cardiac, Hematologic, and Metabolic Biomarkers. Int J Sports Med. 2015 Nov;36(11):867-71. PubMed PMID: 26134662
  • Miller L, Spittler J, Khodaee M, Bravman JT, Lyon C, Hoffecker L. Management of acute achilles tendon rupture. Am Fam Physician. 2015 Jun 1;91(11):794-800. PubMed PMID: 26034858
  • Khodaee M, Amir M, Spittler J, Abdollahi M. Multiple painless cutaneous nodules. Indian J Dermatol. 2015 Mar-Apr;60(2):206-8. PubMed PMID: 25814721
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Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), Member
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Member
  • American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), Member

Practice Locations

UCH - A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center at Stapleton
3055 Roslyn St
Suite 100
Denver, CO 80238
720-848-9000

UCHealth Foot and Ankle Center - Stapleton
3055 Roslyn Street
Suite 200
Denver, CO 80238
720-848-3668

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Family Medicine, Board Certification (2013)
Clinical Interests
As a general practitioner, I care for all ages and types of patients. My main clinical interests include promoting and supporting healthy/active lifestyles for my patients. In addition, I can provide injections for many musculoskeletal ailments, such as arthritis and tendonitis. I also use musculoskeletal ultrasound for diagnosis and treatment of many injuries/illnesses.

Care Philosophy
I strive to provide patient-centered care for all of my patients. This includes a strong emphasis on injury/illness prevention and healthy lifestyle choices including diet and exercise.

Personal Interests
My personal interests mostly revolve around athletics and exercise. These include skiing, running, cycling, golfing, and hiking.

Volunteer Activities
I am dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles and keeping people active. My volunteer activities include medical coverage for Rangeview High School (Aurora, CO) sports, endurance races (including the Bear Chase Race and Leadville Race Series), and high school athletics pre-participation physicals (Denver Metro Area).

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine (2010)
Graduate Schools:
  • MS, Georgetown University (2006)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Notre Dame (IN) (2005)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Chief Resident, Family Medicine (2013)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Sports Medicine (2014)
Languages: English
Department: Family Medicine
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