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John R. Shank, MD

John R. Shank, MD

Dr. John Shank specializes in foot and ankle conditions and reconstructive procedures, arthroscopic and open fusion, ankle replacement, ankle arthroscopy, fracture care, ankle cartilage restoration procedures, bunion removal, and sports medicine.

Dr. Shank attended Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio where he graduated summa cum laude. He received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Colorado. He then completed a foot and ankle reconstruction fellowship at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington followed by a sports medicine fellowship at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas.

Active in research and education of orthopedic and sports medicine, Dr. Shank has volunteered at the University of Colorado Department of Orthopaedic Surgery to teach residents. He served as a research assistant in analyzing the role of a knee brace on gait biomechanics and has been published in many orthopedic publications, including the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.

Dr. Shank is an orthopedic consultant for the Olympic Training Center. He is also a foot and ankle consultant for the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies. He enjoys biking, fishing, golfing, cooking, and snow skiing in his spare time.


BS: Natural Science, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
MD: University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, University of Colorado, Denver, CO
Fellowships: Foot and Ankle Reconstruction, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA and Sports Medicine, Steadman Hawkins Clinic, Spartanburg, SC

Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Team Physician:

  • Orthopedic Consultant, United States Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs
  • Foot and Ankle Consultant, Denver Broncos
  • Foot and Ankle Consultant, Colorado Rockies
  • Team Physician, Colorado College


  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Foot and Ankle Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Colorado Medical Society
  • El Paso Medical Society

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Miyoko Ivis, MPAS, PA-C

Miyoko Ivis, MPAS, PA-C
Physician Assistant

As a certified physician assistant, Miyoko assists Drs. John Shank, Karl Larsen, and Derek Purcell in the evaluation and treatment of orthopedic and sports medicine conditions. She assists our physicians with hand and upper extremity surgery, foot and ankle surgery, arthroscopy, and joint and ligament reconstruction.

Miyoko received her PA certification after graduating with a master of physician assistant studies from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She has served as a supplemental anatomy, physiology, and general chemistry instructor at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton.

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