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Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center has been a trusted provider of orthopedic care in metro Denver for more than 70 years. With more than 30 orthopedic surgeons, we are one of the largest and most specialized orthopedic groups in the United States and are known as a leader in orthopedic care. We offer highly trained surgeons and
specialists in sports medicine, spine, joint replacement, orthopedic trauma, foot and ankle, hand and wrist and non-operative pain management. We are committed to excellence in everything we do. That’s why patients of all ages — from children to seniors — trust Panorama Orthopedics to help them get them back to doing the things they love.
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Get to Know YOUR Team!
At Panorama Summit Orthopedics, our goal is to help you feel better, so you can do more! Our staff is passionate about exceptional patient care and is dedicated to caring for the residents and visitors of Summit County. Learn more about our amazing team that is here to serve you and your loved ones!
Amy - Senior Director, Operations
Hey there, I am Amy. I am the Director of Operations here at Panorama Summit Orthopedics. I grew up in CT and England, went to college in Tampa (GO BUCS!) then spent some time playing/working in the Caribbean Islands, Florida and Vermont. I eventually made my way out to Breckenridge 21 years ago just to ski. Just to ski turned into tearing my ACL and having surgery. Season was over. During recovery I got a part time job at Steadman – Hawkins answering phones and scheduling apts. I was promoted throughout my tenure of 15 + years at the now Steadman Clinic. I have been with Panorama Summit Orthopedics since their inception in Summit County in 2018. We are an orthopedic practice that also specializes in customer service and our community.
My husband, who I met in Breckenridge have been married for 16 years. We live in Breckenridge and have 2 awesome daughters, a dog and 2 hamsters. We love to play outside participating in all the activities our community has to offer.
Ellen - Medical Assistant
My name is Ellen and after working in law for 35 years in Washington, DC, and Baltimore, I decided I needed a BIG change! I grew up living in Aurora, CO, as a child and when we moved to Maryland, I knew I would get back here one day. I fell in love with Frisco when it wasn’t much more than a couple motels, a few stores, scattered houses and a gas station (yes, many years ago). Life happens, time moves on, and I was able to finally get back here. When I am not scheduling appointments at Panorama, I like to spend my time outside enjoying all that Summit County has to offer. Cycling, hiking, and skiing, both Nordic and downhill, are some of my favorites.
Thank you for choosing Panorama Summit Orthopedics.
Jacqueline - Care Coordinator/ Workman Compensation
My name is Jacqui and I moved to Summit County in 1996 from PA. In my free time I enjoy road biking, skiing, hiking & kayaking. I also enjoy spending time with my husband Mike enjoying this beautiful place we get to call home!
Nina - Physical Therapy - PAR
Hi! My name is Nina and I’ve lived in Summit County for 7 years and I am from Ohio originally. I graduated from The Ohio State University (GO BUCKS!) in pre-occupational therapy and athletic training. Instead of going right into the medical field after undergrad, I decided to come to Summit County to play ski bum for a few years! I am happy to now be back in ortho doing what I love and I have been with Panorama Summit Orthopedics for 3 years. I really enjoy helping athletes get back to the things they love to do in this gigantic playground we call home. I live in Silverthorne with my husband Erik and our two fur babies: Koda the dog and Stanley the cat. We love mountain biking/road biking, hiking, backcountry skiing/snowboarding, and traveling as much as possible!
Richard - Athletic Trainer, Clinic Coordinator & Surgical Assist
Hi, I’m Rich! I received my undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from the University of Cincinnati. As an undergrad, I completed two seasonal internships with the Cincinnati Bengals. Upon graduation from the University of Cincinnati, I worked as a certified athletic trainer fellow for the Denver Broncos and went on to be a part of the Super Bowl 50 championship team. Following my fellowship with the Denver Broncos, I worked as a certified athletic trainer and practice manager at Steadman Clinic and Vail-Summit Orthopedics. Now I work as a Clinical Coordinator for Dr. Rita Baumgartner and schedule surgeries for both Dr. Baumgartner and Dr. Black. I am also a board-certified orthopaedic technologist and licensed surgical assistant. In my free time I enjoy golfing, skiing, hiking, rafting, volunteering for the US Ski and Snowboard Association, and spending time with my dog, Benji.
Kathrina - Radiologic Technologist
Hi. I’m Kat and I’m and Xray tech at Panorama. I’ve lived in Summit County for 6 years. In my free time you can find me mountain biking, SUPing, hiking, climbing, snowboarding and hanging with my two dogs, Riley and Canyon.
Sarah - Radiology Manager
My name is Sarah and I have been in Summit County for 11 years. I have been an x-ray tech with Panorama Summit Orthopedics for 3 years, wahoo! I am originally from Asheville, North Carolina, but spent a large chunk of time living in Idaho before landing in Colorado in search of bigger mountains.
My original degree is in Recreation Management (i.e., playing outside), but I always had an interest in healthcare which is what landed me in Radiology. Most of my free time is spent adventuring with my awesome husband, chasing our little person or our four year old forever puppy, and doing all the things Summit County has to offer! Riding bikes is my sport of choice, but an early morning skin and Nordic skiing are what keep me happy and sane in the winters!
Matthew - Clinical Liason, EMT IV
I moved up here from Virginia in 2015 to work at Breckenridge for a winter. Although that job only lasted the season, I stuck around. I can’t think of any place I’d rather be. I enjoy outdoor recreation, adventure sports. Mostly mountain biking and snowboarding. Having dealt with my fair share of injuries, I know how tough it can be. I am here because I want to help people get back to do doing what they love!
Hannah - Clinical Liaison
Hi – my name is Hannah! I am a clinical liaison (CL) to Dr. Aaron Black. I have a spunky 11 year old Siberian Husky named Stella. I love traveling with my husband and our pup in our camper van. We love to camp in the desert!
I am new to the clinic and very excited to be here because I love serving an active and inspiring community. Additionally, I love Summit County because of the access to the nature, the locals and the overall vibe. I love yoga, hiking, biking, snowboarding, skiing and all things outdoors.
Tara - Physician Assistant
My name is Tara and I’m a PA at Panorama Summit Ortho. I enjoy traveling to new places, most recently new ski resorts across Colorado and the county. I’ve worked at Panorama now for 1 year after working in Denver for a few years prior. I am originally from Philadelphia and moved out to Colorado in 2017. What I love most about Summit County is the small community feel, the amazing accessibility to play in the mountains and no longer having to drive on i-70! In the winter I snowboard and in the summers I mountain bike. Orthopedics has always interested me since PA school because I enjoy getting people back into the activities they love after an injury. I also love getting to know people throughout their whole journey and being a helpful hand along the way.
Caroline - Physician Assistant
Hello, I’m Caroline – a physician assistant at Panorama Summit Orthopedics. I have worked at Summit Ortho for 2 years this November! I found a love for orthopedics during my general surgery rotation in PA school. Whenever things weren’t busy with the general surgery or vascular service, I could choose other surgeries to scrub into. I started helping in total knee and hip replacement cases and LOVED IT. I then pursued rotating in as much orthopedics as I could to gain more experience/exposure including sports medicine. I have always been an active athletic person and I love being a part of returning someone back to the active life they love and helping them through a challenging injury/period in life.
I LOVE to travel and miss it quite a bit. I was lucky enough to travel frequently during my childhood with my parents and then continued travelling as I grew up. I actually lived in Peru for 4 months during my senior year of college. Summit County has always felt like a home away from home. I grew up 2 hours away from Breckenridge in Colorado Springs and spent many years retreating up to the snowy mountains or wild flower meadows and waterfalls for time with my family and time to be happy in nature. When the opportunity arose for me to live here full time, I couldn’t pass it up. I spent some time after graduating college in Denver, and I vividly recall feeling any time I escaped the city to Summit County I felt an immediate weight lifted off my shoulders. I love the way Summit County comes together as a community to support one another and share a common love for playing in our wonderful home state.
I do enjoy singing (mostly in the operating room or shower). I used to sing in choir as a kid but am pretty stage fright. I can also play some mediocre guitar and piano but I enjoy it! I also enjoy many outdoor activities including hiking, trail running, fly fishing (new hobby!), both road and mountain biking, skiing, and camping.
Jessie - Physician Assistant
Hi I’m Jessie! I am a Physician Assistant (PA) at Panorama Summit Ortho. Before joining the team here in October 2021, I worked as a PA in a combination of Emergency Medicine and General Surgery. I am originally from Cape Cod, MA and have been in Colorado since 2019. I love ortho because I can relate to an athlete or a patient’s drive to return to play or return to activity. I played college soccer and lacrosse and have experienced the frustrations of injury first hand.
I have a Mini Australian Shepherd named Lyra (see photo), who is the ultimate adventure buddy. I love to hike, ski, camp, and CrossFit/Olympic Weightlift. I moved to Summit County for the outdoor adventures and the small community. My goal for the winter is to start exploring the backcountry with Lyra!
Colin - Physical Therapist
My name is Colin. I am a physical therapist at Panorama Summit Orthopedics. I have been working here since December 2020. I love working in Summit County because of the active lifestyle and love having the opportunity to help people get back to the activities they love.
In my spare time I love skiing, mountain biking, and fly fishing. I grew up in rural Pennsylvania and graduated from Misericordia University with my DPT in 2018. I worked in a physical therapy clinic in Pennsylvania for a few years before moving to Summit County with my girlfriend Katie where I initially worked at the ski clinic in Breckenridge.
Kelley - Insurance Authorization Specialist
My name is Kelley. I am one of the Insurance Authorization Specialist here at Panorama Summit Orthopedics. I have been in Summit County for a short time but LOVE it here. I have two young ladies and a sweet rescue pup and we love to be outside as much as possible, riding bikes, skate boarding or just hiking.
I am blessed to be on such a great team here at Panorama. If you need ANYTHING we are here to help!
Sam - Clinical Liaison
Hi, my name is Sam, I completed my Bachelor’s in mathematics and Master’s in biomedical sciences at the Uni of Denver. I moved to Summit County the fall of 2021 while I apply to medical school. I enjoy outdoor activities especially XC Skiing, Snowboarding, and Mountain Biking. I am excited to support and learn from the fantastic and very knowledgeable providers at Panorama Summit Orthopedics!
Elizabeth, "Ziggy" - Physical Therapist
My name is Ziggy, and I am a Physical Therapist at Panorama Summit Orthopedics. I am new to Summit County this summer, and I am excited to become part of the community and stop having to drive on I-70! I have a passion for helping guide folks in their path to recovery- whether that may be getting back to skiing a powder day, or walking a block without pain.
I hail from Santa Fe, New Mexico, but have called Colorado home since 2016 after graduating college. In my free time, I enjoy mountain-biking, alpine and backcountry skiing, general mountain scrambling/tomfoolery, and petting other people’s dogs. I have many other talents, including being a certified mountain-bike instructor and ex-STEM teacher.
I can’t wait to meet you to help you achieve your goals!
Lily - Clinical Liaison
Hi! My name is Lily and I am a clinical liaison here at Panorama, specifically working with Dr. Worrell. I just moved to Summit County from Michigan where I went to college (Go Blue!). I studied biology and medical anthropology, and I am currently applying to medical school. I am originally from the Houston, TX area and I grew up coming up to Summit in the winters. I am really excited to be here, to ski a ton in the winter and hike a ton in the summer! I love to travel, bake, and read!
Dawn - Patient Access Representative
Hello There, my name is Dawn and I have been in Summit County since 2017. I was raised in Kokomo, Indiana and then moved to South Florida and lived there for 35 years then came here. I wake up every morning thinking how lucky I am to live in the mountains! When I am not here at our Panorama office in Frisco, I am out enjoying the outdoors of Summit County. I am a mom to an awesome son Justin who I miss big time that lives in Florida and hopefully will someday move out here. I also have the cutest dog in Summit County his name is Teddy has you can see in my pics.
I was a patient of Panorama this past summer and they took such good care of me I had to be part of their team! So here I am!
Avery – Durable Medical Equipment Specialist
Hello! My name is Avery and I recently moved to Summit County from Vermont. After living in VT for 9 years and previously NH, I decided I wanted to venture across the country for better skiing. I landed a job here at Panorama Summit Ortho managing the Durable Medical Equipment Program and have been loving it! I’m so excited to finally be out here and experience all that Summit has to offer. I graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2013 with an Athletic Training degree and after college, I moved to Vermont to work at the University of Vermont Medical Orthopedic Center. I also went to massage school on the side and have been practicing massage therapy for the past 8 years part-time with specialties in dry needling, cupping therapy and sports massage. After a couple career changes and some major injuries, I decided that helping others to recover and rehab from their injuries is what I am most passionate about. I enjoy expanding my knowledge and skills to help people to the best of my abilities and want to continue to do that here.
In my free time, I enjoy traveling, skiing, xc skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, paddle boarding, biking, golfing, trying new restaurants and breweries and hanging with my 25lb orange cat, Ollie. I look forward to working with patients here, exploring Colorado and meeting new people. Stop by the Do More Store and say hi!