Robyn hails from the prairie lands of Illinois but grew to love the mountains of the west as a child. The beckoning of the Colorado lifestyle was enough to draw her to Denver upon completing her Masters Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Iowa.
In her 29 years of practice as a certified athletic trainer Robyn has treated, rehabilitated, and educated every level of athlete from high school to professional, including Broncos, Colorado Ballet and even pop singer Sheryl Crow.
Robyn has worked with Dr. Mei-Dan since his arrival at UCHealth/CU Sports Medicine and continues to enjoy her role in the ever growing sub-specialty of hip preservation.
As the mountains beckon, Robyn follows the call, enjoying trail running, mountain biking, hiking 14ners and camping, as well as the cultural diversity that Denver has to offer.
Christopher was fortunate to grow up in Colorado and was raised backpacking, skiing, hiking 14ers, canyoneering, and cycling, all passions he continues to pursue today. He attended CU Boulder for undergraduate work in Anthropology and went on to pursue a Masters in Science and Physician Assistant degree from Northeastern University in Boston. He started his career as a Physician Assistant in Orthopedics 13 years ago and has since worked in General Surgery and Pain Management. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the hip preservation team. Having raced competitively in road, cyclocross, and mountain bike disciplines in cycling, he shares a similar passion with many of our patients.
Garrett, currently the Hip Preservation Fellow at University of Colorado, was born and raised in San Diego, CA. He attended the University of California, Davis where he majored in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior. He then moved to Phoenix, AZ where he received his medical degree from Midwestern University – Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. During medical school, he was involved in several programs that sparked his passion for orthopedic surgery. He moved to Toledo, OH to complete his Orthopedic Residency at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. During his residency he developed an interest in sports medicine and taking care of athletes. He covered several high school athletic programs and participated in covering various sporting events from boxing and MMA to marathons. Following residency he completed an Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at the San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Program, where he covered both professional and recreational athletes. He went into practice in Michigan for 2 years before moving to Boulder to further specialize in Hip Preservation with Dr. Mei-Dan. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, snowmobiling, snowboarding, working out and anything water related.
Amanda, our Surgery Coordinator, was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She moved to Colorado to pursue her childhood dream of playing soccer at the collegiate level. Amanda is working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Marketing. In her free time, she enjoys paddle boarding, kayaking, and hiking.
Darby, our research assistant, was born and raised in Annapolis Maryland. She received her BA degree in Integrative Physiology from the University of Colorado Boulder, where she was an athlete of the CU Freestyle Ski team. During her undergraduate career, she worked as a research intern with CU Sports Medicine and following graduation, she began working full-time as a Professional Research Assistant. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, skiing, hiking, climbing, and many other outdoor activities.