Joshua B. Sykes, M.D.
Dr. Sykes is a graduate of University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, Colo. Prior to coming to UHC, he completed a five-year orthopaedic surgery residency at the Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tenn., a world class training site in orthopaedics and the site of the first organized orthopaedics residency in the United States. He completed a fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where his training focused on the treatment of traumatic, degenerative and sports-related injuries of the shoulder and elbow.
Dr. Sykes’ practice focuses on the arthroscopic and open treatment of all shoulder and elbow disorders. He has a particular interest in the management of complex problems involving the rotator cuff, shoulder and elbow instability, and advanced arthritis. During his training at the University of Pennsylvania, he became proficient in arthroscopic treatment of the shoulder and elbow as well as elbow reconstruction, including ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (known as “Tommy John surgery”). The procedure is common among overhead athletes, particularly baseball players.
Dr. Sykes is committed to improving orthopaedic care and, as such, has been extensively published and received numerous honors. He was selected from his peers to attend the American Orthopaedic Association’s Resident Leadership Forum and elected to continue into the Emerging Leaders Program. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.
- Medical degree: University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colo.
- Orthopaedic surgery residency: University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic, Memphis, Tenn.
- Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.