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Vail-Summit Orthopaedics has recently welcomed a new chief executive officer, John Polikandriotis, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., F.A.C.H.E. Dr. Polikandriotis, who started at VSO in Fall 2016, brought with him an extensive background in education, research and experience in healthcare administration. 

Dr. Polikandriotis is highly trained in healthcare administration, with a Doctor of Philosophy in biochemistry, a Master of Business Administration in finance and healthcare administration and a Master of Public Health. Prior to working at VSO, he worked at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), one of the largest pediatric institutions in the country with almost one million annual patient visits. His responsibilities were vast at the prestigious hospital, where his roles included Director of Orthopaedics and Vice President of Ambulatory Operations. Prior to his work at CHOA, he spent six years at the Laser Spine Institute developing a nationwide minimally invasive outpatient spine ambulatory surgery center system.

“I am very excited to be joining the team at Vail-Summit Orthopaedics and the Eagle County and Summit County communities as a whole,” says Dr. Polikandriotis. “With this excellent group of providers and dedicated medical staff, I see a very bright future for the practice and look forward to being a part of it.”

Vail-Summit Orthopaedics has been providing expert orthopaedic care to the area for over 35 years. Serving one of the most active populations in the country has allowed VSO to advance their treatment and rehabilitation plans to the highest level. 

"After a national search, we are proud to welcome Dr. John Polikandriotis to our team," says Dr. William Sterett, surgeon at VSO. His extensive experience in the healthcare industry and fresh perspective will be a great asset to the practice. Our search committee was quite impressed with his breadth of knowledge and experience, as well as his track record of working with people in healthcare. I am very confident that he will fit well into our culture and further our mission to provide excellent patient care and top-notch customer service." 

Steve Leigh of KZYR (97.7, The Zephyr) interviewed Dr. Polikandriotis on his morning show Thursday, December 22nd, 2016. Click here to listen to the complete interview.