Board certified orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Kirk D. Clifford has unique training in a combined orthopaedic-neurosurgical spine fellowship. He provides general orthopaedic surgery with a specialized focus on the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of spine injuries.

Dr. Clifford enjoys golf, skiing, biking, spending time with wife and four children.

 

 

 

Fellowship:
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Spine Fellowship, 2006 – 2007 

Residency:
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
Surgical Residency, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, 2001 – 2006

Medical School:
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
M.D., Graduated 2001

Certifications:
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board Certified

Research Experience:
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
Senior Residents Project, 2006
Dysphagia after Anterior Cervical Diskectomy and Fusion

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
Resident Research, 2003 – 2006
Anterior Cervical Diskectomy and Fusion, Health Outcome Study with 8 year Follow-up

Yale University School of Medicine – New Haven, CT
Medical School Thesis, 2001
Early Mobility after Hip Osteotomy in Children; Results of 100 Hips and National Survey of Practices

Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Research Assistant, 1998 – 2001
Analyzing the Role of Spica Casting vs. Early Weight Bearing Practices in the Pediatric Population Following Hip/Proximal Femoral Osteotomy

Honors:
Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
Outstanding Academic Student Achievement Award, 1997

Big-Sky Conference Male Scholar Athlete of the Year, Football, 1995 – 1996

Idaho State University Male Scholar Athlete of the Year, 1995 – 1996

Kasiska Health Scholarship, 1991

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I go to Dr. Clifford because of his good reputation in the community.
– Jean R.
March 2016