Dr. Steven Topper

Dr. Steven Topper

Operating Partner

Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and of the American Board of Medical Examiners.

Spent 28 years as a clinical practitioner in different settings, include the US Air Force, Academics at Oregon Health Sciences University, and Private Practice as Founder of the Colorado Hand Center.

Developed and held leadership positions in various surgery center roll-ups and medical device companies that concluded successful exits.

Published 14 peer reviewed scientific journal articles, eight book chapters and numerous other manuscript contributions as career educator and has been awarded over $250,000 in research grant funding.

Former Residency Program Director and frequent lecturer.

Serves as Reviewer for several scientific Journals including The American Journal of Hand Surger.

As an innovator has developed several surgical devices that are on the market and being used all over the world as well as originator of novel surgical procedures that focus on arthroscopic minimally invasive approaches.

Work Experience

  • Mayo Clinic
  • 8th Regional Hand Surgeon USAF Academy
  • Oregon Heath Sciences University
  • Colorado Hand Center

Education & Training

  • BS, United States Air Force Academy
  • MD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
  • Flight Surgeon, USAF School of Aerospace Medicine
  • Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center
  • Fellowship in Hand and Microsugery, Mayo Clinic
  • Traveling Fellow (Japan) of the American Orthopaedic Association