Dr. David Schneider, MD

Dr. David Schneider, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 51
Dr. David Schneider, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Golden, CO and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from University of Kansas / School of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

660 Golden Ridge Rd Ste 250

Golden, CO 80401

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  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

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Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Arm Surgery
very high
more than 97% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Schneider's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Schneider "David Schneider, M.D., is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, who specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery. He is a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow surgeons. Dr. Schneider works as a sports medicine specialist, but also considered a regional leader in joint replacement, specifically shoulder and elbow replacement. While Dr. Schneider sees many athletes, you do not need to be an athlete to see Dr. Schneider. He treats patients young and old who experience problems with the shoulder or elbow. A graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Schneider completed his orthopedic training at Penn State and went on to complete a sports medicine fellowship at the prestigious Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles. Dr. Schneider loves sports and enjoys working with athletes of all ages. He grew up playing basketball, football, baseball and volleyball. Dr. Schneider has served as a team physician for several professional teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Los Angeles Kings, the Anaheim Ducks, the Los Angeles Galaxy and several others. Today, he is a team physician for USA Rugby, has coached Gold Crown Basketball, and is also a member of the pitching committee for the Colorado High School Athletic Association, where he helps to establish pitching guidelines for the State of Colorado. He continues to work as a medical consultant for the Los Angeles Dodgers and is one of their team doctors when they are visiting Colorado. Dr. Schneider is passionate about research and has received numerous awards for his research. He has been published in numerous prestigious, peer-reviewed journals. He has been awarded the American Orthopedic Association Travel Award, the Hip Society's Stinchfield Award, and the Eastern Orthopedic Association Founder's Award, among others. Dr. Schneider currently holds two U.S. patents and has one patent pending for the work he has done in designing new shoulder implants. He has been involved in implant design for both Biomet and Zimmer. Dr. Schneider also acts as an educational consultant for several sports medicine and shoulder companies including Arthrex and Stryker. He travels regularly to instruct shoulder and elbow courses both nationally and internationally. Dr. Schneider is experienced in treating knee injuries and is skilled in ACL reconstructions, meniscus repairs, and cartilage restoration procedures. He also sees a large number of patients with elbow injuries. He is a preeminent expert in "Tommy John" surgery to repair elbow instability in athletes, particularly baseball players. He also performs total elbow replacements on diseased or arthritic elbows. Lastly, Dr. Schneider maintains a unique level of expertise in shoulder surgery. As a regionally sought after expert, he treats common shoulder conditions and performs some of the most complex shoulder surgeries. Some of the more common conditions he treats are rotator cuff tears, shoulder arthritis, shoulder instability or repeat dislocations. Dr. Schneider and his Panorama colleagues perform more total shoulder replacements than any other group in the Rocky Mountain region. Dr. Schneider enjoys the challenge of complex cases and opportunity to help people when other doctors have told them that they cannot be helped. "I thoroughly enjoying helping people when they think they have no options left," says Dr. Schneider. "These are some of the patients I enjoy working with the most." From reverse total shoulder replacements, to tendon transfers, to patients who need complex revision shoulder surgery, or cases where the nerves, muscles or bones are not optimal, Dr. Schneider is specially trained and skilled to address the most complicated shoulder injuries and conditions."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Schneider "Dr. Schneider is a sports medicine fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon who is committed to excellence through compassionate, quality orthopaedic care."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

77  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
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41  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Kansas / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Milton S Hershey Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Milton S Hershey Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Stinchfield Award of the Hip Society, 1998
  • Eastern Orthopedic Association Founders Award, 1997
  • Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society First Place Award, 1998
  • William Bailey Award University of Kansas, 1994
  • American Orthopedic Association Zimmer Award, 1998
  • Kansas Scholar, 1990-1994
  • Dr. Paul Scholar, outstanding student in School of Business, 1988
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 2000
  • Eilers Scholar University of Kansas, 1991
Media & Publications
  • Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 1995
  • Operative Techniques in Orthopedics, 2002
  • American Journal of Sports Medicine, 1999
  • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 2000
  • Journal of Dental Research, 1996
  • Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 2005
  • Journal of Orthopedic Trauma, 1997
  • Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, 1998
  • Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, 1999
  • New England Journal of Medicine, 2000
  • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schneider's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schneider to family and friends
174 total reviews (23 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (174)

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Dr. Schneider's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (23)

Dr Schneider is an excellent surgeon , very professional and has an amazing staff. I highly recommend Dr Schneider for your surgery and he leaves plenty of time to answer all your questions!! Kristy works for Dr Schneider & Always responds immediately to you, too.
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His bedside manner is a 10. He’s EXTREMEMLY easy to talk to. I felt great about his analysis of my shoulder and follow-on treatment.
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I love to tell others about Dr. Schneider and what a great doctor he is. I’m very pleased with the surgery he performed on my complete shoulder replacement. It was a complicated surgery, but Dr. Schneider knew exactly what to do. Our friends were surprised and amazed at my quick recovery. I am so...more
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I’m coming up on my fourth surgery in 10 yearswith Dr. Schneider. That is how highly I value his expertise. I do always have to wait to see him but I’ve found that to be the case with any top doctor in his/her field. He is the best!
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Dr. Schneider did an amazing job explaining the injury to me and my son. He made use feel comfortable and at ease about the injury.
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