Dr. Robert E. FitzGibbons

Dr. Robert E. FitzGibbons

Specialties

  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Joint Replacement
  • Knee
  • Shoulder
  • Sports Medicine

Education

Fellowship: Methodist Sports Medicine Center, Indianapolis, IN

Residency: Northwestern Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Medical Education: Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL

Undergraduate Education: Miami University, Oxford, OH

Professional Memberships and Societies:

  • Colorado Medical Society
  • Boulder County Medical Society
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America

Academic Honors/Awards:

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Omega Alpha

Board Certifications:

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Diplomat National Board of Medical Examiners

Biography

Dr. FitzGibbons has been in practice in Boulder County since 1993, after completing his fellowship in sports medicine at the Methodist Sports Medicine Center in Indianapolis. While in Indiana, Dr. FitzGibbons assisted in the treatment of injuries sustained by team members of the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Hoosiers and Purdue Boilermakers.

A native of Chicago, he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He earned his medical degree at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois and completed his internship and orthopedic residency at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Dr. FitzGibbons has concentrated his practice on the care of problems related to the knee and shoulder with a goal of rapidly returning his patients to sporting activities and/or functional activities of daily living. Dr. FitzGibbons also has extensive experience with total knee replacements, along with utilizing the latest technology and surgical techniques in cartilage transplantation.

Dr. FitzGibbons is board certified in orthopedic surgery and has been published in national orthopedic journals. He has been invited to present his findings at national meetings for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Outside of work, he is a dedicated husband and father to three daughters.  He is an active participant, spectator and promoter of all sports.  In his spare time, Dr. FitzGibbons enjoys skiing, snowboarding, golf and biking.  He has volunteered his time as a team physician for the St. Vrain Valley School District for the past 25 years.

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Don Carpenter

Don Carpenter

“I just love Dr. FitzGibbons because he opened doors for me that I thought were closing or closed.  I never thought that at 72 I’d be the guy running the bases for my teammates, but I can and I do! “ Don Carpenter was an athlete in high school and…

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David Clearman

David Clearman

“All the people that took care of me were excellent, total professionals, and very compassionate.  Dr. FtizGibbons is a fabulous surgeon; I think the world of him and Sybil.  “ David Clearman is a semi-retired building contractor that has found the second love of his life – a beautiful horse…

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Jake Sommervold

Jake Sommervold

“This place is as good as it gets, the best doctors in their field combined with a professional, courteous and caring staff,  you just can’t get any better than that.”   Jake Sommervold is taking advantage of every minute of retirement.  He loves Colorado and gets outside as often as…

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Jennifer Kearns

Jennifer Kearns

“The six weeks of physical therapy with Lonnie were crucial. I’m a go-getter when it comes to PT. I set my own personal goals. I had surgery on December 27 and my goal was to be back on my bike by the following May … and I was.”

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Kristin (Kristy) Lee

Kristin (Kristy) Lee

From the moment Kristy enters a room you can feel a surge of energy: her enthusiasm is contagious and her determination is something to be admired.  Nonetheless, Kristy’s character was tested when her athletic career came to a screeching halt. In 2012, Kristy was playing on the varsity soccer team…

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Francesca Repetto

Francesca Repetto

Francesca’s first experience with Front Range Orthopedics & Spine was in 1998 when she started developing pain in her left arm.  When her weakness started causing her to drop things she decided to make an appointment with Dr. FitzGibbons.   The discovery: a major tear in the rotator cuff.  “The tear…

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Richard Juday

Richard Juday

Front Range Orthopedics & Spine patient, Dr. Richard Juday (pictured in green), awarded Dr. FitzGibbons and Dr. Koldenhoven  with his medals he recently won at the 2014 Badminton State Games. “You’ve heard of ‘re-gifting’ an item at Christmas?  Well, I am expressing my gratitude most recently by ‘re-awarding’ my medals…

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Stacey Carl

Stacey Carl

“Sixteen years after my ACL reconstructions and ankle ligament reconstruction (among other things), 4,800+ skydives, hundreds of ice hockey games, thousands of miles of mountain biking and hiking, countless hours of jet ski, wake board and water ski time, and countless snowboard runs … still going strong and as good…

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