"I like helping patients get back to their pre-injured lifestyle."

-Ryan A. Aukerman, M.D.



Ryan A. Aukerman, M.D.

Dr. Aukerman joined Premier Bone & Joint Centers in 2006. After receiving his undergraduate degree in biological sciences from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, Dr. Aukerman went on to complete his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, Colorado. After an orthopedic surgery internship and residency at the same institution, he then went on to complete a fellowship in sports medicine and knee and shoulder surgery from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Aukerman is an Associate Master Instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America and teaches orthopedic surgeons from all over the world the latest techniques and advances in knee and shoulder surgery.

In addition to his duties at Premier Bone & Joint Centers, Dr. Aukerman serves as the head team physician for the University of Wyoming Athletics. He has taken care of several National Championship Division 1 teams in his career. Dr. Aukerman has been a team physician at the University of Wisconsin, University of Colorado, and University of Denver. In his free time, Dr. Aukerman enjoys fly fishing, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, water skiing, wakeboarding, volleyball, soccer, and hiking.

Dr. Aukerman is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine
  • AO North America


“Everyone in the office was truly kind, and Dr. Aukerman treated me with kindness and concern. When I couldn’t decide whether I should let my broken ankle heal naturally or have surgery to reinforce the ankle, no one pressured me to have the surgery. All the people at the clinic were friendly, kind, and professional. I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Aukerman. My ankle is doing better every day and I hope to be walking normally again very soon.”

—Bea D.

“Dr. Aukerman helped my grandson with his shoulder. Other doctors that I saw had told him he would need surgery but Aukerman said let’s try therapy first. And Scott is fine now. I like a doctor who doesn’t hop right into the surgery mode. Everyone at Premier Bone & Joint Centers and physical therapy has made this a positive experience. This team is number ONE in my book! Thank you!”

— MaryAnn