Dr. Donald Corenman, MD

Dr. Donald Corenman, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Dr. Donald Corenman, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Vail, CO and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Wayne State University School Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

181 W Meadow Dr Ste 400

Vail, CO 81657

Contact Information

(970) 479-5895

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Corenman performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 91% of peers
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
more than 86% of peers
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
more than 84% of peers

Dr. Corenman's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Corenman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Corenman "Dr. Donald Corenman, MD, DC, Colorado spine surgeon, started his career as a Doctor of Chiropractic in 1978 after attending California State University at Northridge then receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and graduating from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He then completed a residency in Chiropractic Orthopaedics from the same school and was in private practice for five years. He also received his Diplomate from the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopaedists during this time. Dr. Corenman then finished medical school and earned his degree as a physician at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. He completed the five year residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Detroit Medical Center. He continued his education completing a fellowship in Spinal Disorders at the University of Colorado School of Medicine with Drs Tom Lowe and Anthony Dwyer. Dr. Corenman continued on at the University as an Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery teaching fellows and residents for 3 years. Dr. Corenman, Colorado spine surgeon, has been in Vail, Colorado for the past 12 years practicing at the Steadman Clinic, the premier sports medicine clinic for recovery of sports and spinal injuries. Dr. Corenman is affiliated with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard association and is a physician for the U.S. Ski Team. He is a member of the North American Spine Society, the Western States Orthopaedic Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Academy of Chiropractic Orthopaedists. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Board of Spine Surgery and the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopaedics. He has conducted research in the spine for both surgery and rehabilitation and has published multiple articles. Dr. Corenman specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all neck and back conditions. He is an expert at treating degenerative conditions such as degenerative disc disease, degenerative spondylolisthesis (spondylolysthesis), arthritis of the spine and spinal stenosis, as well as traumatic and sports related injuries such as spinal cord and neck fractures."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Corenman "Dr. Donald Corenman, MD, DC (970-479-5895), Colorado spine surgeon and spine expert, is passionate about educating patients, colleagues, other physicians and the general public about conditions, disorders and treatment options associated with the spine. His educational website provides a detailed glimpse about his practice philosophies and principles. Above all, Dr. Corenman values the precise spinal diagnosis and education of his patients as one his most important principles and believes that a thorough understanding of each disorder allows his patients to be empowered to make decisions regarding treatment. Dr. Corenman is a Colorado spine surgeon and spine expert in all conditions relating to the cervical, lumbar and thoracic spine. He specializes in degenerative conditions such as degenerative disc disease, degenerative spondylolisthesis and spinal stenosis, as well as spinal cord injuries resulting from traumatic and sports-related accidents."
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5  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Chiropractic
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Chiropractic
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

84  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intradural Spinal Arachnoid Cyst
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scheuermann's Disease
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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49  Procedures

  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Steroid Injection
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Trigger Point Injection
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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.


  • Northridge
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • General Surgery Internship, Mount Carmel Mercy Hospital, Detroit
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Training, Grace Hospital/Detroit Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Sinai Grace Hosp/Grace Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Fellowship Training, Spinal Disorders and Deformities, University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Corenman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Corenman to family and friends
36 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (36)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Corenman'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
Dr. Corenman Says:

Dr. Donald Corenman, MD, DC appreciates any feedback offered from his patients. By providing feedback about his team, they are able to continuously improve all of their patient's experiences.

If you have a question or concern, please contact a member of the team at (970) 479-5895.


Patient Comments (7)

Dr. Corenman is a talented, expert, wonderful example of how a surgeon should provide care. His PA, Eric Strauch is as accomplished a clinician as would could hope to find - including and outperforming most physicians. I had an anterior cervical fusion performed. He and his staff explained the...more
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Excellent and very detailed in explaining things. I've never met him personally but discuss my condition with him on his forum. If he lived in my city I would see him in a, heart beat.
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Excellent surgeon, great Physician Assistants and wonderful support staff. The support staff is fantastic!
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Amazing experience from start to finish. The clinical staff is terrific!
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best doc ever !!! horrible support staff, non-accommodating at all. he and his PA's are the best you can find. the girls...they would let you die
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