I became an orthopaedic surgeon because...

I have a strong belief in the importance and enjoyment of an active lifestyle. Orthopaedics is one of the cutting edge fields in medicine and it is exciting to use the most recent evidence based technology and knowledge to help people achieve their goals.

What is the most rewarding part of being an orthopaedic surgeon?

Often meeting patients at a time in their lives where injury/pain has limited their quality of life and activity, it is a joy to be a part of returning them to the things they love.

Find out more about me: Orthodoc.aaos.org/DrFitzPatrick

What do you like to do in your free time?

As a part of a healthy and active lifestyle I enjoy running, boating, hiking, biking, camping and all things outdoors.

In what volunteer activities or efforts do you engage that mean the most to you and those you serve?

I am passionate about my work as team physician for CSU Pueblo Athletes in helping keep them at their top performance.