Elise Hiza, MD
Assistant Professor, Orthopedics

Medical School:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center (2011)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Colorado College (CO) (2006)
  • Emory University Program, Orthopedics (2016)
  • Southern California Orthopaedic Institute Program, Orthopedic Sports Medicine (2017)
Languages: English
Department: Orthopedics

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor


  • Hiza E, Dierckman BD, Guanche C, Applegate G, Shah D, Ryu JH. Reliability of the Tönnis Classification and Its Correlation With Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Intraoperative Chondral Damage. Arthroscopy. 2019 Feb;35(2):403-408. PubMed PMID: 30611588
  • Gottschalk MB, Carpenter W, Hiza E, Reisman W, Roberson J. Humeral Shaft Fracture Fixation: Incidence Rates and Complications as Reported by American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Part II Candidates. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Sep 7;98(17):e71. PubMed PMID: 27605696
  • Shani RH, Umpierez E, Nasert M, Hiza EA, Xerogeanes J. Biomechanical Comparison of Quadriceps and Patellar Tendon Grafts in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Arthroscopy. 2016 Jan;32(1):71-5. PubMed PMID: 26382635
  • Hiza EA, Gottschalk MB, Umpierrez E, Bush P, Reisman WM. Effect of a Dedicated Orthopaedic Advanced Practice Provider in a Level I Trauma Center: Analysis of Length of Stay and Cost. J Orthop Trauma. 2015 Jul;29(7):e225-30. PubMed PMID: 25463429

Professional Memberships

  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Candidate Member
  • Arthroscopy Association of North American, Member
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Member

Practice Locations

CU Medicine Orthopedics - Broomfield
875 W. 136th Ave
Broomfield, CO 80023

CU Medicine Orthopedics - Longmont
1551 Professional Lane
Suite 200
Longmont, CO 80501

UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital
1750 E. Ken Pratt Boulevard
Longmont, CO 80504

UCHealth Broomfield Hospital
11820 Destination Drive
Broomfield, CO 80021

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • UCHealth Broomfield Hospital
  • UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Board Certification
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certification (2019)
  • Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Specialized Training (2017)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Arthritis
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Fractures
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Shoulder Injuries and Disorders
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Knee Injuries and Disorders
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Hip Injuries and Disorders
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Leg Injuries and Disorders
Clinical Interests
Dr. Elise Hiza is a board certified, fellowship-trained Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeon specializing in the arthroscopic treatment of shoulder, hip and knee injuries. Dr. Hiza received her undergraduate degree at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO and then went on to medical school at the University of Colorado. After medical school, she completed her extensive residency training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Upon finishing residency training, Dr. Hiza underwent an additional year of fellowship training at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute in Los Angeles. In California, she honed her skills in cutting-edge arthroscopy and sports medicine techniques with world-leaders in the field. In 2017, the next chapter of Dr. Hiza's journey in medicine led her across the country to Asheville, North Carolina. There, she served as the Director of Sports Medicine at Mission Hospital, the head team physician for the University of North Carolina-Asheville, the Asheville Tourists (an Advanced-A Minor League baseball affiliate for the MLB Houston Astros) and the Asheville City Soccer semi-professional WPSL and USL teams. Dr. Hiza moved back to Colorado in 2021 to be near her family and beloved home state where she is now a member of the University of Colorado Orthopedic Sports Medicine Team and provides care for the CU Buffaloes athletic department.

Care Philosophy
β€œIt is my mission to provide patients with the same excellent service, education, communication, and compassionate care that I would offer to a member of my own family.”

Personal Interests
Dr. Hiza grew up on a cattle ranch on the plains of southeast Colorado and comes from an athletic background. She was a three-sport high school athlete and collegiate volleyball player. Dr. Hiza also worked as an athletic trainer for the football and women's lacrosse teams at Colorado College. She is very interested in junior, club, high-school and collegiate athletics, as well as women's sports. Her upbringing on a farm and cattle ranch fostered an interest in the care of rodeo athletes and also in the "working athlete"β€” individuals who are employed, and sometimes injured, in active industries. Coming from an athletic background and having personally undergone several surgeries and recoveries herself, Dr. Hiza understands the importance of getting her patients back to their active lifestyles using conservative methods if possible. If surgery is required, she attempts to use minimally invasive methods for a rapid recovery process.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center (2011)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Colorado College (CO) (2006)
Residency Programs:
  • Emory University Program, Orthopedics (2016)
  • Southern California Orthopaedic Institute Program, Orthopedic Sports Medicine (2017)
Languages: English
Department: Orthopedics
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

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

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