Samuel Phinney, MD
Sr. Instructor, Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery

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Medical School:
  • MD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine (2006)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Colorado College (CO) (2001)
Internship:
  • National Capital Consortium (Walter Reed) Program (2007)
Residency:
  • National Capital Consortium (Walter Reed) Program, Chief Resident, Surgery (2012)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery

Professional Titles

  • General Surgeon, Acute Care Surgeon
  • Patient Safety and Quality Committee Representative
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Representative
  • Utilization Management Committee Representative
  • Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Working Group, CU System

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons 2015
  • Society of American Gastroenterology Surgeons, Member

Practice Locations

CU Medicine General Surgery - HRSCC
1500 Park Central Drive
Suite 201
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
720-516-2134

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

UCHealth Surgical Care - Highlands Ranch Hospital
1500 Park Central Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
720-516-1000

UCHealth Trauma and Acute Care Surgery - Highlands Ranch Hospital
1500 Park Central Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
720-516-1000

Hospital Affiliation
  • UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Surgery, Board Certification (2013)
  • DaVinci Robotic Surgery SI, XI platforms, Specialized Training (2018)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery, Specialized Training (0001)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Surgery - Trauma and Acute Care
  • Surgery
  • Surgery - Robotic Surgery
  • Surgery - Laparoscopic Surgery
Clinical Interests
My passion and experience are focused on process improvement for surgical patients emphasizing safety, efficacy, and rapid recovery through minimally invasive surgery and narcotic avoidance.

Care Philosophy
Grounded in the elective relationship with patients, I work to optimize patients before surgery, select the right operation for the patient's needs and interests, and execute a technically perfect procedure with an emphasis on multimodality pain control and close communication.

Personal Interests
In my spare time, I enjoy running, skiing and watching videos of robotic surgery. With the arrival of snow I love backcountry skiing. This year I look forward to taking my wife and two boys skiing at Winter Park.

Volunteer Activities
I volunteer mentoring medical and premedical students

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine (2006)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Colorado College (CO) (2001)
Internships:
  • National Capital Consortium (Walter Reed) Program (2007)
Residency Programs:
  • National Capital Consortium (Walter Reed) Program, Chief Resident, Surgery (2012)
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Languages: English
Department: Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

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

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