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David Grauer, MD

David Grauer, M.D. is board certified as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician.

About David Grauer

Dr. David Grauer has practiced medicine in Boulder County since 1991. He grew up in Wadsworth, Ohio and developed an interest in medicine while studying science in high school.

As a sports medicine physician and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Grauer enjoys helping his patients, who are often athletes of all levels, return to their sports and activities as quickly and safely as possible.

His philosophy of care is to combine excellent training and extensive practice experience with a compassionate outlook. “I enjoy interacting with my patients and assisting them from injury to recovery,” says Dr. Grauer.  “I like to educate them about their diagnosis and engage in shared decision making about the most appropriate treatment plan for each individual.”

In his free time, Dr. Grauer loves spending time with his family and enjoys all the outdoor activities that the Rocky Mountains have to offer, including mountain bike racing and skiing.

Specialty Areas

Dr. Grauer is board certified in orthopedic surgery as well as orthopedic sports medicine. He offers the full range of orthopedic and sports medicine care, specializing in arthroscopic surgery for knees and shoulders.

Education and Certifications

  • Undergraduate — Miami University
    Bachelor of Arts - Zoology. magna cum laude
    Oxford, OH
  • Fellowship — Salt Lake Knee and Sports Medicine
    Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy
    Salt Lake City, UT

Professional Affiliations

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, UCLA. 1989-1991
  • Team Physician, UCLA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. 1989-91
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Colorado. 1992-2000

Recent David Grauer Posts

David Grauer, M.D. | Sports Medicine and Orthopedics: Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome is a common injury with runners, cyclists, and other athletes.

“Dear Dr. Grauer and Beth Olson (and the whole awesome team at Boulder Medical): I hope this letter find you well. It’s hard to believe but one year ago I was hobbling around at home recovering from the first of two knee surgeries. Today, I am pretty active and only have tolerable soreness on the left knee afterward and hardly any problems with the right. Having had issues with these old knees since the first dislocation in middle school, just having that stability and joint endurance has been amazing. My wife and I want to thank you for giving me the confidence to pursue all of the fun outdoor stuff that Colorado has to offer. I just wanted to take the time to say – many thanks for being such an awesome team.”
Patient in Boulder County
“I had rotator cuff surgery at Foothills Surgery Center performed by Dr. Grauer and his team, and could not be more pleased with the experience. The surgery was complicated because of the severity of the tear. All of his team performed with a common objective, which was to provide a successful outcome and deliver the best possible care in the process. All of my questions and concerns were addressed truthfully and with clarity before surgery. Every person on the team had one thing in common, a passion for excellence and the patient’s care during and after the procedure. There was a high level of skill demonstrated by all members of the team. THANK YOU.”
~ Patient in Boulder County, Colorado
“I have had several procedures (four) with Dr. Grauer over the past 20 years due to my active lifestyle. He has seen me on other non-surgical visits. I have always had successful results and could not have been more pleased. He has treated my son and daughter with the same success. Dr. Grauer and staff are true professionals and I would highly recommend them.”
Patient in Boulder County, Colorado



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