John R. Barker, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon with Rocky Mountain Spine Clinic, P.C.

Get to know Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. John R. Barker, who serves patients in Aurora, Colorado.

John R. Barker, MD, is a top orthopedic spine surgeon who lends his skills and expertise to serve patients at Rocky Mountain Spine Clinic with office locations in Lone Tree, Aurora,  and Hugo Colorado. The physicians at Rocky Mountain Spine Clinic have extensive knowledge in the care and treatment of all spine conditions including congenital deformities, degenerative diseases, spinal tumors, and spine trauma, both adult and pediatric.  Dr Barker has special interests in disc replacement and minimally invasive surgery.

Doctor Barker completed his undergraduate studies at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and earned his medical degree at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He completed his internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at Southern Illinois University College of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois.

He completed the spine fellowship at the Rocky Mountain Spine Clinic in Aurora, Colorado under the direction of John A. Odom, M.D. and Eric R. Jamrich, M.D.  Doctor Barker’s special interests include operative and non-operative treatment of degenerative conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine as well as scoliosis, spine trauma, spinal tumors and minimally invasive procedures.

Dr. Barker is a member of several professional societies and associations, such as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, the Aurora-Adams County Medical Society, the Denver Medical Society, and the Cervical Spine Research Society, which allows him to remain at the forefront of his challenging field.

Dr. Barker attributes his successful journey in the challenging field of orthopedic spine surgery to his excellent training, as well as his interactions with his patients.

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