Vincent ‘Skip’ Ross, MD

Dr. Skip Ross, specializes in non-surgical orthopaedics and sports medicine. He has dedicated his career to serving athletes of all levels with exceptional care and expertise. Born and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Dr. Ross’s journey into the realm of medicine began after graduating from Cheyenne East High School in 1976.

Driven by a passion for academics and athletics, Dr. Ross excelled as a scholar-athlete at Hastings College, where he also made significant contributions to the football team. Following his undergraduate studies, he pursued his medical education at Creighton University, where he honed his skills and knowledge in the field of medicine. Completing his residency with the University of Wyoming Family Practice, Dr. Ross laid the foundation for his career by specializing in non-surgical orthopaedics and sports medicine.

Dr. Ross’s dedication to his community is evident through his longstanding involvement with Cheyenne Frontier Days (CFD), where he began as an Arena Physician in 1986 and now serves as the esteemed CFD Medical Director since 2018.

Dr. Ross enjoys family time with his wife and 2 daughters, skiing, riding motorcycles, and working at home in his yard.

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  • Specialties
  • Education
  • Qualifications
  • Locations
  • Sports Medicine
  • Non-Surgical Orthopaedics
  • Residency in Family Medicine
    1985-1988 — University of Wyoming, Cheyenne
  • M.D.
    1985 — Creighton University, Omaha, NE
  • B.A.
    1980 — Hastings College, Hastings, NE
  • Member, Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies
    2008 – Present
  • Private Practice, Smart Sports, Cheyenne
    1992 – Present
  • Emergency Room Physician, Cheyenne hospitals
    1988 – 1996
  • Fort Collins


“I saw Dr. Ross for my shoulder in May 2017. What an incredible Doctor. I was very impressed with his knowledge and willingness to address all of my issues (shoulder and carpal). I guess his enthusiasm as a Doctor was what I found to be the most impressive and this relates directly to his patient interaction. I had a very positive experience.” - Dave

Vincent ‘Skip’ Ross, MD

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Dr. Skip Ross is a board-certified sports medicine physician who sees patients in our Fort Collins, CO, office.

He has extensive experience in sports medicine and non-surgical orthopaedics with athletes at all levels, from high school teams to professional athletes. Dr. Ross is well-known in the Cheyenne, WY, community for his assistance with the PRCA Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo and high school sports events.

Dr. Ross joined OCR in 2008 after 20 years of sports medicine practice in Cheyenne.

Dr. Ross practices part-time at OCR’s office in Fort Collins, CO, and part-time at his office and sports medicine center in Cheyenne, SmartSports.

Dr. Ross earned his medical degree from Creighton University in Omaha, and completed his residency training at the University of Wyoming. He holds board certification from the American Board of Family Medicine, including a certificate of added qualifications in his sports medicine specialty.

He takes care of patients from OCR’s service area of northern Colorado, Wyoming, and western Nebraska, including the rodeo cowboys and cowgirls at Frontier Days, as well as a number of other rodeo competitions!

Outside of medicine, Dr. Ross enjoys spending time with his family.

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