Mission & Vision

About Us

Since 1985, Colorado Orthopaedic Society (COS) has served as the voice of Colorado orthopaedic surgeons in the public policy arena.

Laws and regulations touch every aspect of an orthopaedic practice. As a result, orthopaedic surgeons have no choice but to engage in the public policy process to ensure that Colorado patients receive the best musculoskeletal care possible.

Working in partnership with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) on federal issues and the Colorado Medical Society (CMS) and other specialty society partners on state issues, COS has played a critical role in protecting the professional and business interests of Colorado’s orthopaedic surgeons.

Mission Statement

Colorado Orthopaedic Society is dedicated to protecting the practice of quality musculoskeletal care by advocating on behalf of Colorado orthopaedic surgeons and their patients on legislative and regulatory issues impacting orthopaedic care.

Colorado Orthopaedic Society Goals

  • Advocacy – Serve as the united voice and coordinator of political activity and public policy for orthopaedic care in Colorado.
  • Communication – Establish and maintain two-way communication between COS and member orthopaedic surgeons on all issues of importance to the delivery of quality musculoskeletal care in Colorado.
  • Practice Viability – Become a resource for education, knowledge and networking.
  • Membership Value and Leadership – Maintain strength and unity through an active, engaged membership.
  • Society Strength – Develop and sustain the resources and structure to advance and protect the profession and better serve the communities in which our members deliver care.

I was inspired to join the COS by my mentors in training, who are seen as leaders in the field of orthopedics. I believe that no one is better equipped to advocate on our patient’s behalf, and it is our responsibility to our patients to be active in policy making. We as physicians must ensure patients have access to the highest quality care and that medicine van keep pace with the evolution of science, technology, and society

Kent Doan, MD