ABOUT DR. LIOTTA
Dr. Ferdinand “Tito” Liotta has served patients in the Roaring Fork Valley since 1996. Specializing in reconstruction of the shoulder, he appreciates the complexity and challenges of the rotator cuff. Voted Locals’ Choice Best Doctor in Glenwood Springs for the past three years, his practice is on the cutting edge of shoulder orthopaedics, using minimally invasive treatment options to restore patients to their former activity levels.
Dr. Liotta completed his Orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and a sports medicine fellowship at the Methodist Sports Medicine Center in Indianapolis. He also served as an Orthopaedic surgeon for the United States Navy. Fluent in Spanish, Dr. Liotta has been a distinguished speaker at a variety of international orthopedic sports medicine conferences and has authored a number of peer-reviewed articles. He also participates in a sister city medical exchange program, bringing equipment and clinicians to support Hospital Ramon Carillo in Bariloche, Argentina.
In his spare time, Dr. Liotta enjoys telemark skiing, surfing, and spending time with his wife.
Board Certification: Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship: Methodist Sports Medicine Center
Residency: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Medical School: University of California San Francisco
Undergraduate: University of California San Diego
I am committed to providing top notch medical care to my patients, as well as share a determination to improve the field of medicine. I have found that my involvement with the Sister City Exchange enables me to exchange medical knowledge with orthopaedic physicians in Cordoba, Argentina and Lima, Peru. These annual visits to impoverished areas renew my passion for orthopaedic medicine.
I strive to develop a solid working relationship with my patients in order to achieve their goals and I encourage them to be an active and knowledgeable participant in their treatment plan. Together, my patients and I develop a customized treatment plan that is specific to each and every patient.
I try to pass on my skills to the next generation by offering internships and volunteer opportunities to high school and college students. I often have curious students trailing me in the clinic and learning about the cutting edge research that is shaping the future of orthopaedic medicine.
SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS & LEADERSHIP ROLES
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Western Orthopaedic Association
International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine
Rocky Mountain Shoulder and Elbow Society