David Ou-Yang, MD
Assistant Professor, Orthopedics

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School (2010)
Graduate School :
  • Other, University of Minnesota School of Public Health (2005)
Undergraduate School:
  • BChE, University of Minnesota–Twin Cities (MN) (2003)
Residency:
  • University of Minnesota Medical School Program, Orthopedics (2015)
Department: Orthopedics

Recognition & Awards

  • Hyman Horwitz Scholarship, University of Minnesota (2008)
  • Dr. Samuel J Ravitch Scholarship, University of Minnesota (2007)
  • Dr. Hulda Thelander Scholarship, University of Minnesota (2006)

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2016)
    School of Medicine, Orthopedics

Publications

  • Ayers R, Noschenko A, Ou-Yang D, Burger E, Patel V, Kleck CJ. Laser Marking of Spine Rods Is Strongly Associated With Risk of Clinical Rod Failure. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2021 Oct 26. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-20-00866. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34715690.
  • Wessell, NM; Kleck, CJ; Ou-Yang, DC; Goldstein, C; Burger, E; Patel, VV. The University of Colorado Virtual Physical Exam for Spine Surgeons: A Preliminary Study. Orthopedics. Accepted December 2021.
  • Rodriguez-Fontan F, Reeves BJ, Noshchenko A, Ou-Yang D, Kleck CJ, Cain C, Burger-Van der Walt E, Patel VV. Strap stabilization for proximal junctional kyphosis prevention in instrumented posterior spinal fusion. Eur Spine J. 2020 Jun;29(6):1287-1296. PubMed PMID: 31938947
  • Ayers R, Patel V, Burger E, Cain C, Ou-Yang D, Wessell N, Kleck C. Corrosion of Titanium Spinal Explants Is Similar to That Observed in Oil Field Line Pipe Steel: Evidence of Microbial-Influenced Corrosion In Vivo. Orthopedics. 2020 Jan 1;43(1):62-67. PubMed PMID: 31958342
  • Ou-Yang D, Moldavsky M, Wessell N, Brooks DM, Titanti M, Matheis EA, Bucklen BS, Patel V. Evaluation of Spinous Process Tethering at the Proximal End of Rigid Constructs: In Vitro Range of Motion and Intradiscal Pressure at Instrumented and Adjacent Levels. Int J Spine Surg. 2020 Aug;14(4):571-579. PubMed PMID: 32986580
  • Wessell, NM; Kleck, CJ; Ou-Yang, DC; Goldstein, C; Burger, E; Patel, VV. The University of Colorado Virtual Physical Exam for Spine Surgeons: A Preliminary Study. Orthopedics. Accepted December 2020.
  • Rodriguez-Fontan F, Reeves BJ, Noshchenko A, Ou-Yang D, Kleck CJ, Cain C, Burger-Van der Walt E, Patel VV. Answer to the Letter to the Editor of O. Ersen concerning "Strap stabilization for proximal junctional kyphosis prevention in instrumented posterior spinal fusion'' by Rodriguez-Fontan F, et al. (Eur Spine J; [2020]:1287-1296, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00586-020-06291-0). Eur Spine J. 2020 Sep;29(9):2407. PubMed PMID: 32749617
  • Schroeder N, Noschenko A, Burger E, Patel V, Cain C, Ou-Yang D, Kleck C. Pelvic Incidence Changes Between Flexion and Extension. Spine Deform. 2018 Nov - Dec;6(6):753-761. PubMed PMID: 30348355
  • Ou-Yang DC, York PJ, Kleck CJ, Patel VV. Diagnosis and Management of Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017 Dec 6;99(23):2027-2036. PubMed PMID: 29206793
  • Shin JS, Ou-Yang DC, Gioe TJ. Parameniscal Cyst with Associated Extensive Proximal Tibial Bone Erosion: A Case Report and Literature Review. JBJS Case Connect. 2014 Jun 11;4(2):e46-e4. PubMed PMID: 29252350
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth Spine Center - Anschutz Medical Campus
Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion - 1st Floor
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-1980

Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center
1055 Clermont St
Denver, CO 80220
1-888-336-8262

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine
Conditions & Treatments
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Spine Injuries
Clinical Interests
Dr. Ou-Yang specializes in spinal surgery and complex spinal cases.

Care Philosophy
My philosophy of care is a commitment to my patients and their families to deliver care that is supported by the highest order of compassion, innovation, science, and technology.

Personal Interests
My interests and expertise include spinal surgery and complex spinal cases.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School (2010)
Graduate Schools:
  • Other, University of Minnesota School of Public Health (2005)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BChE, University of Minnesota–Twin Cities (MN) (2003)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Minnesota Medical School Program, Orthopedics (2015)
Department: Orthopedics
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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