Alexander Lauder, MD
Assistant Professor, Orthopedics

Medical School:
  • MD, Boston University School of Medicine
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Northwestern University (IL)
  • University of Washington Program, Chief Resident, Orthopedics
  • Duke University Hospital Program, Hand Surgery
Languages: English, Italian
Department: Orthopedics

Professional Titles

  • Denver Health Medical Center Executive Committee, Quality Improvement & Patient Safety

Recognition & Awards

  • Denver Health Pediatric Trauma Council Award, Denver Health Department of Trauma (2021)
  • Faculty Teaching Award - Colonel Allan L. Bucknell Award for Excellence in Resident Education, University of Colorado Dept. of Orthopaedics (2021)
  • Fulbright Fellow, US Department of State (2006)


  • Rodriguez-Fontan F, Maertens AS, Parry JA, Stacey S, Lauder A, Ipaktchi K, Heare A, Hadeed M, Mauffrey C. From Dr. Miller E. Preston (1879-1928) to the Department of Orthopaedics at Denver Health Medical Center in Denver, CO. Int Orthop. 2021 Nov;45(11):2997-3001. PubMed PMID: 34328538
  • Wahl EP, Lauder AS, Pidgeon TS, Guerrero EM, Ruch DS, Richard MJ. Dorsal Wrist Spanning Plate Fixation for Treatment of Radiocarpal Fracture-Dislocations. Hand (N Y). 2021 Nov;16(6):834-842. PubMed PMID: 31847582
  • Chen C, Scott F, Ipaktchi KR, Lauder A. Postoperative Digit and Hand Replantation Protocols: A Review of the Literature. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2021 Aug 1;29(15):e732-e742. PubMed PMID: 34185029
  • Lauder A, Chen C, Bolson RM, Leversedge FJ. Management of Recalcitrant Cubital Tunnel Syndrome. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2021 Aug 1;29(15):635-647. PubMed PMID: 33999876
  • Douleh DG, Ipaktchi K, Lauder A. Hand Call Practices and Satisfaction: Survey Results From Hand Surgeons in the United States. J Hand Surg Am. 2021 Oct 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34756619
  • Pidgeon TS, Lauder AS, Tong BC, Green CL, Risoli T Jr, Richard MJ, Mithani SK. The Critical Portions of Carpal Tunnel Surgery: A Comparison Between Opinions of Surgeons and the General Public. J Hand Surg Am. 2020 Oct 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33127208
  • Lauder A, Richard MJ. Management of distal humerus fractures. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2020 Jul;30(5):745-762. PubMed PMID: 31965305
  • Guerrero EM, Lauder A, Federer AE, Glisson R, Richard MJ, Ruch DS. Metacarpal Position and Lunate Facet Screw Fixation in Dorsal Wrist-Spanning Bridge Plates for Intra-Articular Distal Radial Fracture: A Biomechanical Analysis. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2020 Mar 4;102(5):397-403. PubMed PMID: 31904607
  • Lauder A, Leversedge FJ. Long Segment, Mixed Sensorimotor Nerve Reconstruction with Allograft: A Case Report of High Radial Nerve Injury. JBJS Case Connect. 2020 Jan-Mar;10(1):e0207. PubMed PMID: 31899719
  • Ferlauto H, Lauder A, Erdmann D. Free forearm fillet flap for chest wall reconstruction after forequarter amputation and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor excision. Duke Orthop J 2020. Accepted for publication Sept 2020.
  • Lauder A, Mithani S, Leversedge FJ. Management of Recalcitrant Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2019 Aug 1;27(15):551-562. PubMed PMID: 30973521
  • Lauder A, Bentley RC, Mithani SK. Intraneural Masson Tumor of the Hand. Eplasty. 2019;19:ic9. PubMed PMID: 30858903
  • Kennedy CD, Lauder AS, Pribaz JR, Kennedy SA. Differentiation Between Pyogenic Flexor Tenosynovitis and Other Finger Infections. Hand (N Y). 2017 Nov;12(6):585-590. PubMed PMID: 28720000
  • Lauder A, Hanel DP. Spanning Bridge Plate Fixation of Distal Radial Fractures. JBJS Rev. 2017 Feb 14;5(2). PubMed PMID: 28248738
  • Matsen FA 3rd, Lauder A, Rector K, Keeling P, Cherones AL. Measurement of active shoulder motion using the Kinect, a commercially available infrared position detection system. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Feb;25(2):216-23. PubMed PMID: 26341024
  • Kennedy SA, Stoll LE, Lauder AS. Human and other mammalian bite injuries of the hand: evaluation and management. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2015 Jan;23(1):47-57. PubMed PMID: 25538130
  • Lauder A, Agnew S, Bakri K, Allan CH, Hanel DP, Huang JI. Functional Outcomes Following Bridge Plate Fixation for Distal Radius Fractures. J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Aug;40(8):1554-62. PubMed PMID: 26143028
  • Lauder A, Jalisi S, Spiegel J, Stram J, Devaiah A. Antibiotic prophylaxis in the management of complex midface and frontal sinus trauma. Laryngoscope. 2010 Oct;120(10):1940-5. PubMed PMID: 20824781
  • Lauder A, Devaiah A. Antibiotic prophylaxis in the surgical management of facial trauma. Laryngoscope. 2010;120 Suppl 4:S232. PubMed PMID: 21225830
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Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Candidate Member
  • American Association for Hand Surgery, Member
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Candidate Member
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Diplomate

Practice Locations

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204

Hospital Affiliation
  • Denver Health Medical Center

Specialty Information

  • Orthopedics, Board Certification (2021)
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Certification (2021)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Fractures
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Surgery - Fracture nonunions
  • Surgery
  • Surgery - Hand Surgery
  • Surgery - Wrist fractures
  • Surgery - Nerve surgery
  • Surgery - Arm and hand injuries and disorders
Care Philosophy
Dr. Lauder is an orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in hand, wrist, elbow, nerve, and microvascular surgery. He cares for both adults and children, specializing in the treatment of upper extremity conditions, nerve problems, tendon and ligament injuries, sports injuries, fractures and arthritis. He believes that treatment strategies must be individualized to the specific needs of each patient and is dedicated to helping patients understand their condition and options for treatment. He strongly believes that patients and physician must work together to develop the best solution for each situation. Dr. Lauder is involved in the Touching Hands Project, an international outreach hand surgery program part of the ASSH.

Volunteer Activities
Touching Hands Project, ASSH; Ruth Paz Hospital, San Pedro Sula, Honduras

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Boston University School of Medicine (0001)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Northwestern University (IL) (0001)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Washington Program, Chief Resident, Orthopedics (0001)
  • Duke University Hospital Program, Hand Surgery (0001)
Languages: English, Italian
Department: Orthopedics
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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