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Erik Dorf MD - Hand Elbow & Shoulder Specialist

Dr. Dorf joined Vail - Summit Orthopaedics in 2008. He specializes in general orthopaedic trauma with subspecialties in upper extremity surgery including hand, elbow and shoulder. Dr. Dorf is a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Most recently, he was a fellow in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Wake Forest University and Chief Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Virginia.

Dr. Dorf brings local, national and international, perspective to our community. A native of Eagle County, Dr. Dorf graduated from Battle Mountain High school in 1988. He spent eight years teaching skiing in the Vail valley, Austria and France. As Founder and Director of Building With Books, he directed on-site schoolhouse construction and coordinated community development for the construction of three schools in Brazil, Malawi Africa and Nepal. From 2005 to 2007, he was appointed UVA Liaison to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Delighted to be back home, Dr. Dorf sums up his approach to orthopaedic medicine like this, "I always ask: What is the injury limiting you to do? If you don't improve those specific things, you aren't helping actually eliminate the problem. It's rewarding to have a patient improve from lying in bed to working and recreating," he said, citing an example of a 70-year-old woman who recovered from a broken femur, returning to the ski slopes.

Dr. Dorf is accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, please call:

Vail-Summit Orthopaedics, Frisco Office (970) 668-3633



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