OUR ORTHOPEDIC SURGEONS AT COLORADO HAND CENTER

STEVEN M. TOPPER, MD

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON WITH SUBSPECIALTY CERTIFICATION IN HAND AND RECONSTRUCTIVE MICROSURGERY

 
Dr. Steven Topper M.D. - Colorado Hand Center Founder
 
  • Fellowship: Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Japanese-American Traveling Fellowship: American Orthopaedic Association/Japanese Orthopaedic Association (2000)
  • Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Board-Certified: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (with Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand)
  • BS: The United States Air Force Academy
  • MD: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Jones School of Medicine, Bethesda, MD
  • Fellow: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member: American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Association for Hand Surgery, International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand
  • Founding Member: American Hand Institute, Colorado Shoulder Elbow Society.
 
 
Dr. Steven Topper is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. He obtained his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, School of Medicine, at the National Institute for Health in Washington D.C. He completed an Internship in Surgery at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio Texas. He then served as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force where he held the position, Chief Medical Officer, Hyperbaric Medicine Division, at the School of Aerospace Medicine. His team performed critical research relative to Hyperbaric Medicine for NASA and the Space Shuttle Program. He then went on to complete an Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, followed by a Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship at the "World Renown" Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota.
In 2000 Dr. Topper was selected from a competitive field of his peers as an International Traveling Fellow of both the American Orthopaedic Association and the Japanese Orthopeadic Association. In 2005 Dr. Topper was elected as a "Young Leader" of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand where he has served on a number of committees. After his Service to our country, Dr. Topper then served as Chief of Hand Surgery, Orthopeadic Surgery residency program director, Hand Surgery Fellowship Co-Director, Congenital Hand Surgery Consultant (Portland Shriner’s Hospital) at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland Oregon. He founded the Colorado Hand Center in Colorado Springs Colorado in 2001.
Dr. Topper is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and also has a certificate of added qualification in Surgery of the Hand. He is a member of the ASSH, AAHS, AAOS and the International Societys for Surgery of the Hand. He served on the editorial board of the "Year book of Hand Surgery" for a number of years. He is currently a reviewer for the "Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery" and is on the editorial boards of “Orthopaedic Knowledge Online” and the Journal "Hand" and the “Journal of Hand Surgery”. Dr. Topper is a delegate of the Colorado Medical Society and one of the founding members of the Rocky Mountain Shoulder Elbow Society. Dr. Topper is also a Hand Surgery consultant to the US Olympic Training Center located in Colorado Springs Colorado. Dr Topper considers it a rare privilege to spend a career caring for the human hand and upper extremity. The hand is how we interact with one another, communicate, and create. In so many ways it is what makes us uniquely human and without a doubt is one of the most amazing things in all of creation.
 

GREGG G. MARTYAK, MD

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON WITH SUBSPECIALTY CERTIFICATION IN HAND AND RECONSTRUCTIVE MICROSURGERY

 
Dr. Gregg Martyak MD - Hand and Sport Injury Surgeon at Colorado Hand Center
 
 
Fellowship: Upper Extremity, Philadelphia Hand Center, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Rothman Institute at Jefferson, Philadelphia, PA
Board-Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
BS: University of Virginia
MD: Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Experience: Staff Surgeon for U.S. Air Force, Clinical Instructor for San Antonio Military Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Surgery for F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine in Washington, DC
United States Air Force Veteran: Operation Iraqi Freedom, Several oversees tours, Involved in first hand transplant performed at a military facility.
Publications in PubMed: Neurologic Deficit Following Percutaneous Vertebral Stabilization, Adult Isthmic Spodylolisthesis, San Antonio Military and Civilian Hand Transplantation Program: A Case Report