Brandon L. Barnds, MD Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Physician
I’ve been drawn to medicine – specifically orthopedic surgery – thanks to my lifelong enjoyment of using my hands to build and improve things and my passion for helping people. When I started my medical training, I realized I wanted to become a physician able to diagnose a problem, develop a treatment plan, and implement that plan to give my patients the best opportunity for complete recovery from their injuries.
My Orthopedic and Sports Medicine training has given me the unique experience of helping take care of high-level athletes and treating complex sports related injuries for the Colorado Rockies and Denver Broncos. Sports medicine and general orthopedics allows me the great privilege of working with active patients who aren’t ready to let an injury disrupt their dreams of athletics or an active lifestyle. I am an active member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), Arthroscopy Association of North American (AANA), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) where I am also a reviewer for Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (JSES).
I’ve always enjoyed being an athlete, initially playing football and swimming in high school, then continuing on to swim for Washington and Lee University in College. I completed my Medical Degree and Orthopedic Residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, followed by a Fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy at Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Denver. Being a Kansas City Native, I greatly enjoy providing great care to the community including complex sports medicine & arthroscopy, fracture care, ligament & tendon injuries, and general orthopedics.