Brian A. Shaw, MD
Professor of Clinical Practice, Orthopedics

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine (1982)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Wesleyan University (CT) (1978)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Program (1983)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program, Orthopedics (1987)
  • Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center Program, Pediatric Orthopedics (1989)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Program, Orthopedic Trauma (1988)
Languages: English
Department: Orthopedics

Professional Titles

  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Clinical Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Chief, Section of Pediatric Surgery, Memorial Hospital for Children
  • Staff Surgeon, Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Chair, AAP Section on Orthopedics 2019

Recognition & Awards

  • Medical Student Teaching Award, CU at Colorado Springs, CUSOMCSMB (2018)
    for excellence in teaching medical students
  • Visiting Professor, Holy Family Hospital, Techiman, Ghana, Government of Ghana (2016)
  • Top Doctors 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, Colorado Springs Lifestyle Magazine (2014)
    Recognized as one of the southern Colorado's Top Doctors in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Resident Teaching Award, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery (2012)
  • International Surgical Mission Support, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (2011)
    Recognized for volunteer surgical services rendered in Kisumu, Kenya during April 2010
  • Visiting Professor, Maputo General Hospital, Mozambique (2011)
    Taught Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at nation's only teaching hospital and major referral center

Research Interests

Past publications on venomous snakebites, bone and joint infections, trauma (fractures and dislocations), congenital conditions including club feet and hip dysplasia (DDH), sports injuries, and medical economics. Articles may be found on Pub Med website.


  • Associate Professor (2010)
    School of Medicine, Orthopedics
    General Pedatric Orthopaedics, Spinal deformity (scoliosis), Fractures and dislocations, Sports injuries, Congenital limb problems: club foot (talipes equinovarus) - Ponseti Treatment, dislocated hip (DDH, hip dysplasia), amniotic bands, Slipped capital femoral epiphysis, Legg Perthes condition, Amputations, Tumors and tumor-like conditions, and rare adult Foot and Ankle problems
  • Associate Professor (2010)
    School of Medicine, Orthopedics
    Scoliosis, Scheuermann's kyphosis, spinal deformity, club foot, and hip dysplasia (DDH). Fractures, dislocations and sports injuries in children and adolescents.


  • Taylor ZR, Hamblin RW, Shaw BA, Navas-Solares JC, Shaw LF. Special Report: The Moore Pediatric Surgery Center: An Evolving Model for Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgical Care in a Limited Resource Environment. J Pediatr Orthop. 2023 Mar 1;43(3):181-186. PubMed PMID: 36649473
  • Kwart A, Pacana M, Otsuka N, Piazza B, Armstrong D, Shaw B, S Segal L, Sorenson S, Fortuna K, Abzug J, Hennrikus W. Developmental dysplasia of the hip and ultrasound reading by pediatric orthopedic surgeons: a pilot study. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2023 Mar 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 36943679
  • BA Shaw and Nicholas Arlas, book chapter: "Radiologic Imaging and Laboratory Evaluation of Back Pain in Children and Adolescents" in Back Pain in the Young Child and Adolescent; Editors: RM Schwend and WL Hennrikus, Springer Nature, 2020.
  • Bent MA, Hennrikus WL, Latorre JE, Armstrong DG, Shaw B, Jones KC, Segal LS. Role of Computed Tomography in the Classification of Pediatric Pelvic Fractures-Revisited. J Orthop Trauma. 2017 Jul;31(7):e200-e204. PubMed PMID: 28632657

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Member
  • Pediatric Orthpaedic Society of North America, Member and Past Chair, Health Policy Committee
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Vice Chair of Orthopedic Section and National Executive Committee Member
  • El Paso County Medical Society (EPCMS), Member
  • Colorado Orthopaedic Society (COS), Member
  • American Medical Association, member
  • AMA, member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado - Colorado Springs
4090 Briargate Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

  • Orthopedics, Board Certification (1991, 2020)
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Board Certification (2019)
  • Pediatric Orthopedics and Scoliosis Surgery, Certificate (1989)
  • Trauma and rehabilitation, Specialized Training (1988)
  • Orthopedic Trauma, Specialized Training (1986)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Foot and Ankle Injuries and Disorders
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Fractures
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Hip Injuries and Disorders
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Knee Injuries and Disorders
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Leg Injuries and Disorders
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Sprains and Strains
  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Brain and Nervous System - Cerebral Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System - Stroke
  • Injuries and Wounds
  • Injuries and Wounds - Wounds
  • Brain and Nervous System - Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Brain and Nervous System - Spine Diseases and Conditions
  • Brain and Nervous System - Trauma / Nerve Injuries
  • Surgery
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Shoulder Injuries and Disorders
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Scoliosis
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Spine Injuries
  • Urgent Care
  • Surgery - Hand Surgery
  • Surgery - Trauma and Acute Care
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spine
  • Spine - Scoliosis
  • Spine - Spondylolisthesis
  • Spine - Spondylolysis
  • Spine - Spinal tumors
Clinical Interests
Surgical treatment of bone and joint disorders in children and adolescents such as sports injuries, scoliosis, fractures, dislocations, and many congenital disorders including club feet, dislocated hips, brittle bone disease, limb deformities, and others. Working with a team of nurses, surgical technicians, therapists, child life specialists, and pediatric anesthesiologists, our goal is to make the surgical experience as gentle and painless as possible, both for the child and family, and then to restore maximum function with return to play and sports as soon as possible. The business of children is play and sport, and we want to see them succeed in business!

Care Philosophy
I take a meticulous detail-oriented approach to every SURGERY including thorough pre-operative and post-operative care to provide the best possible outcome from any surgical procedure. While there are no guarantees in medicine, especially surgery, our team will work hard to provide a positive outcome. I am fortunate to work with excellent anesthesiologists and supportive non-surgical specialists both in Colorado Springs and Children's Hospital Colorado, to provide superior peri-operative care and a rapid return to play and sports.

Personal Interests
Overseas medical care (see below). Hiking, fishing, skiing, cycling.

Volunteer Activities
Overseas medical mission trips (Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique, Guatemala, Ecuador, Ghana) 2-3 times yearly - provide free orthopaedic surgery for children with severe disabling deformities who otherwise have no access to modern surgery. Boy Scouts (slowing down); providing medical coverage for local teen sporting events such as football games

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine (1982)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Wesleyan University (CT) (1978)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Program (1983)
Residency Programs:
  • Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program, Orthopedics (1987)
  • Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center Program, Pediatric Orthopedics (1989)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Program, Orthopedic Trauma (1988)
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Languages: English
Department: Orthopedics
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Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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