Lori Karol, MD
Visiting Professor, Orthopedics

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Michigan Medical School (1985)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Michigan (MI) (1983)
Residency:
  • Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center, Chief Resident, Orthopedics (1990)
Fellowships:
  • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Pediatric Orthopedics (1991)
Languages: English
Department: Orthopedics

Professional Titles

  • Chief, Pediatric Orthpaedic Surgery

Recognition & Awards

  • Best Paper Award, Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society (2018)
    for work in gait analysis in femoral deficiency
  • Behrooz Akbarnia Best Paper Award, International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis (2017)
    for work on pulmonary outcomes following surgery
  • Best Paper Award, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (2015)
    for work on brace compliance
  • Heune Award, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (2011)
    for research in functional outcomes in clubfoot

Publications

  • A. Erdman, K. Jeans, L. Karol. “Plantar Pressures Following Surgical Release in Children with Clubfoot: Comparison of Posterior Release, Posteromedial Release and Nonoperative Correction.” Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Vol. 40: e634-640.
  • R. Thompson, E. Hubbard, L. Karol. “Is the Story Over? Progression After Bracing in AIS.” Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • D. Bouton, C. Johnston, K. Poppino, and L. Karol. “Continued Deterioration in Pulmonary Function at Average 23-year Follow-up from Early Thoracic Fusion in Non-Neuromuscular Spine Deformity”. Spine Deformity
  • J. Martus, L. Karol. “Medial Open Reduction of the Hip.” Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Professional Memberships

  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, president 2015-2016
  • Scoliosis Research Society, vice president 2020
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, member
  • Gait and Clinical Movement Society, member
  • International Pediatric Orthopaedic Think Tank, treasurer

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado North Campus
469 State Highway 7
Broomfield, CO 80023
720-478-5000

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatric Orthopedics, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Fractures
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Scoliosis
Personal Interests
I am excited to explore Colorado. I enjoy tennis and yoga, and hope to improve my ski skills. I have three grown daughters who all live out of state.

Public Speaking
Yes
scoliosis, clubfeet, pediatric orthopaedic care, fractures

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Michigan Medical School (1985)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Michigan (MI) (1983)
Residency Programs:
  • Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center, Chief Resident, Orthopedics (1990)
Fellowships:
  • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Pediatric Orthopedics (1991)
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Languages: English
Department: Orthopedics
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

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

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