Gary Sakryd, PA-C
Assistant Professor, Orthopedics

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Graduate Schools :
  • MS, University of Oregon (1997)
  • PA-C, Cornell University Weill Graduate School Of Medical Sciences (2003)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Southern Mississippi (MS) (1995)
Department: Orthopedics

Professional Titles

  • Senior Physician Assistant, UCHealth Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver

Recognition & Awards

  • Distinguished Fellow, American Academy of Physician Assistants (DFAAPA), American Academy of Physician Assistants (2018)
    Awarded to top 1% of PAs Nationally


  • Instructor (2016)
    School of Medicine, Orthopedics
    Adjunct Instructor University of Colorado Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner Programs
  • Clinical Preceptor (2004)
    School of Medicine, Orthopedics
    Red Rocks Community College, AT Still University, LeMoyne College, Rosalind Franklin University, Cornell University Medical College, University of Colorado Health Sciences (PA/NP), Butler University, Lockhaven University, Montana State University (NP), Indiana State University, Salus University, University of New England, Rocky Mountain University, Arcadia University


  • Sakryd, G., Martindale, M., Observational Study of the “Unhappy Triad” in Female Athletes. JBJS Journal of Orthopaedics for Physician Assistants: July-September 2020; V.8 (3); pp e20.00012

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants, Fellow
  • Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery, Fellow
  • Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants, Fellow
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Associate, Physician Assistant
  • National Athletic Trainer's Associatiion, Fellow (retired)

Practice Locations

CU Medicine Orthopedics and Sports Medicine - UCHealth Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver
175 Inverness Drive West
Suite 200
Englewood, CO 80112

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Board Certification
  • Physician Assistant (NCCPA), Board Certification (2003)
  • State of Colorado, License (2003)
  • Athletic Trainer (NATABOC) (Retired), Board Certification (1995)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles
Clinical Interests
Knee arthroscopy, ACL reconstruction, Meniscus surgery, Knee arthritis, Cartilage restoration, Shoulder arthroscopy, Rotator cuff repair, Labral repair, Shoulder stabilization, shoulder arthritis, UCL reconstruction, Elbow arthroscopy, Sports medicine, Lateral epicondylitis, Medial epicondylitis, Bicep/tricep rupture, baseball injuries

Care Philosophy
My care philosophy is that all patients, from non-athletes to week-end warriors to professional athletes, deserve to understand the nature of their injury or condition. Patients should always be given a clear explanation of their condition in terms that they understand. They must be given choices regarding their treatment and allowed to make their own educated decisions based on the most up-to-date research and guidelines that are available.

Personal Interests
Biking, Snowboarding, College Football, Woodworking, Guitar, Piano, Spending time with family, Traveling, Reading (History)

Volunteer Activities
Team Medical Liaison: Douglas County High School (2003-present) Regis Jesuit High School (2003-present) Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery (PAOS) PAOS Scholarship Committee, (2013-present) PAOS CME Committee, 2019 Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA) CAPA CME Committee Winter Meeting, Copper Mountain CO, 2019 CAPA Awards Committee, 2019 Manuscript Reviewer Journal of Athletic Training (2007-2009) NATA News (book review) (2007)

Public Speaking
Presenter at Local, State, Regional and National conferences for Athletic Trainers and Physician Assistants on various orthopaedic topics

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • MS, University of Oregon (1997)
  • PA-C, Cornell University Weill Graduate School Of Medical Sciences (2003)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Southern Mississippi (MS) (1995)
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Department: Orthopedics
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13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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