Michael Rusnak, MD

Michael Rusnak, MD

Dr. Mike Rusnak is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who sees patients at our Fort Collins and Loveland, CO, offices.

Dr. Rusnak is one of OCR’s trauma and fracture specialists, along with Robert Baer, MD, and Riley Hale, MD.

He takes care of patients’ fractures and orthopaedic trauma in most every part of the body — from the shoulders down to the feet. The only fractures Dr. Rusnak does not provide care for are those involving the head, spine, and fingers.

Individuals who have complications and problems after recovery, such as pain, loss of function, stiffness, and mal-united fractures, also receive care in Dr. Rusnak’s practice.

He joined the Orthopaedic & Spine Center in 2008, after completing advanced training in trauma surgery and fracture care in a fellowship program at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. (Fellowship programs provide physicians with an additional, or sixth, year of orthopaedic surgery training following the completion of their residency program.)

Dr. Rusnak completed his residency training at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, where he also obtained his medical degree.

He holds board certification from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

He takes care of patients from OCR’s service area of northern Colorado, Wyoming, and western Nebraska.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Rusnak enjoys spending time with his family, or heading out for a ride on his bicycle.


Clinic Appointments for Patients with Fractures

Dr. Rusnak and our other trauma surgeons have frequent clinic appointments for patients with all types of fractures.



  • Member, Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies
    2008 — Present
  • Fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery
    2007-2008 — University of Alabama, Birmingham
  • Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery
    2003-2007 — Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
  • Internship in General Surgery
    2002-2003 — Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
  • M. D.
    2002 — Indiana University School of Medicine
  • B. A.
    1997 — Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA


Learn More About Common Orthopaedic Conditions & Surgeries


  • Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Fractures
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