Dr. Pater joined Front Range Orthopedics & Spine in 2005 after completing
a fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic
Foundation in Cleveland, OH. He has received extensive training in reconstructive
and arthroscopic techniques for treatment of problems of hand, wrist,
elbow and shoulder.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Marquette University and
his medical degree at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He
completed his residency training in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery
at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Dr. Pater specializes in surgery and rehabilitation of the hand, wrist,
elbow and shoulder. Conditions commonly treated include arthritis related
conditions, fractures, repair of both traumatic and sports related injuries,
nerve compression and nerve injury, tendonitis and tendon injury, rheumatoid
arthritis and other painful conditions of the upper extremity.
He is currently involved with ongoing research and has authored and published
manuscripts in peer reviewed orthopedic journals. He has been a presenter
at national and international meetings including the American Academy
of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Combined Meeting of the American and Japanese
Dr. Pater is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons
and he is an Active Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
He holds the Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery and is
a Member in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.
Dr. Pater is the team physician for Silver Creek High School athletics.