MEET OUR ORTHOPAEDIC & NEURO SURGEONS

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DR. GLORIA BEIM

General Orthopaedics

Gloria is Board Certified in both Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy, and has had the honor of being selected for many appointments by the United States Olympic Committee to care for the athletes of Team USA.

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DR. RICHARD CUNNINGHAM

Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Trauma

Dr. Cunningham is a full-service knee and shoulder specialist with particular expertise in ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff repair, meniscus preservation surgery, and shoulder instability surgery. He is a US Ski Team Physician.

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DR. JOHN PAUL

ELTON

Foot, Ankle, and Orthopaedic Trauma

Dr. Elton's fellowship training has given him the expertise to handle the full spectrum of foot and ankle disorders: from sports injuries and fractures to nerve and tendon disorders, deformities, and chronic pain.

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DR. SCOTT RAUB

Back, Neck, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Spine

As a physiatrist, Dr. Raub uses a variety of diagnostic tools to pinpoint the true source of spinal pain, providing the shortest route to the most effective treatment plan. Dr. Raub emphasizes an interventional approach to back pain, minimizing drugs whenever possible.

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DR. RICK PFEIFFER

General Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine

After more than two decades of providing the highest level of orthopaedic care throughout the country, Dr. Richard Pfeiffer brings his sports medicine expertise back to the Colorado High Country at our VSON location at Middle Park Health in Grand County.

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DR. ERNEST BRAXTON

Back, Spine, & Neurosurgery

Dr. Ernest E. Braxton Jr. is a Board Certified neurosurgeon specializing in minimally invasive outpatient spine surgery and artificial disc technology. 

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DR. ERIK

DORF

Shoulder, Hand, Elbow, Wrist, Knee & Orthopaedic Trauma

In addition to being team physician for Summit High School and Team Summit, Dr. Dorf is also an active member of the US Ski & Snowboard Physician Pool, and enjoys the challenges associated with the care of high level athletes.

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DR. MATTHEW GNIRKE

Interventional Sports, Spine, and Regenerative Medicine

Dr Gnirke is fellowship trained in regenerative medicine. He utilizes precise musculoskeletal ultrasound and fluoroscopy to localize and treat joint, tendon, ligament, and nerve disorders. 

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DR. BILL STERETT

Knee, Shoulder, and Sports Medicine

Dr. Sterett has been the Head Team Physician for the US Women's Ski Team since 1997. He also has a long and successful history of returning athletes to the NFL, NHL, MLB, and Euro Soccer Leagues. If there's a sport that's played professionally, Dr. Sterett has helped someone get back to it.

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DR. NATHAN CAFFERKY

Hip, Knee, Total Joint Replacement, Joint Replacement Revision Surgeries, Fracture Care and Trauma

As a total joint surgeon specializing in adult reconstruction, Dr. Cafferky focuses on patients with hip and knee conditions who require replacement surgery. 

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DR. ADAM LINDSAY

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Trauma, and Shoulder Arthroplasty

During his Sports Medicine fellowship at the University of Colorado, Dr. Lindsay honed skills in arthroscopy and shoulder arthroplasty (replacements), and developed a passion for complex knee and shoulder pathology. 

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DR. TERRELL JOSEPH

Elbow, Hand, Knee, Orthopaedic Trauma, Wrist

Dr. Joseph fully appreciates that patients here are often highly motivated and driven to heal. With the right care and direction, these patients are most likely to experience a full recovery, something that is rewarding both to Dr. Joseph, and most importantly, his patients.

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DR. MAX SEITER

Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine: Shoulder, Hip, and Knee Specialist

Fracture Care & Orthopaedic Trauma

Dr. Seiter's experiences both as a physician and an athlete give him a deep understanding of sports medicine and our patients' needs. His community values and love of the Colorado mountain lifestyle make him an exemplary fit for Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery.