Dr Edward (Ted) Parks MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Sports Medicine

Western Orthopaedics
1830 Franklin Street, Suite 450
Denver, CO 80218-1217


Orthopaedic Specialist, Sports Medicine, Joint Replacement/Reconstruction Arthroscopy
“Every patient deserves the direct attention and examination by their physician, not just by a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant.”

Dr. Ted Parks grew up in Denver, Colorado. He received both a bachelors and a Masters degree in biological sciences from Stanford University and then his M.D. from Yale Medical School. Following his graduation from Yale, Dr. Parks completed his internship and orthopedic residency training at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California and completed a fellowship in sports medicine with Dr. Frank Noyes in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Parks is specialty trained in advanced arthroscopic reconstruction of the knee and shoulder and has been a team physician for numerous high school, college, and professional athletes. His expertise includes hip and knee replacement, shoulder surgery and arthroscopic knee reconstruction. Dr. Parks joined Western Orthopaedics, P.C. in 1994. He is a clinical professor at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and in 2008 he received the “Outstanding Clinical Faculty Teaching Award.” He is also an instructor for the American College of Physicians (regionally and nationally) and has been chosen by 5280 Magazine as one of Denver’s “Top Docs” fourteen years in a row. He has twice been named by US NEWS and World Report as one of this country’s best orthopedic surgeons. In 2014, Dr. Parks was recruited by McGraw-Hill publishing to write a textbook on orthopedic surgery which will be used in medical schools in the US, Canada and around the world. He is also an inventor with two US patents, an oil portrait artist and an industrial designer (he designed and built the car he drives every day). Dr. Parks is Board Certified and is a Fellow with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is a member of numerous organizations including The Colorado Medical Society.