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Karin VanBaak, MD

Karin VanBaak, MD

Clinical Interest for Patients

My many clinical interests include primary care for all ages, sports medicine, pediatric care, women's health, care of endurance athletes, and care of female athletes.

Care Philosophy

As a primary care and sports medicine physician, I believe in caring for my patients as a whole person, in focusing on injury and illness prevention, and in working with a multidisciplinary care team. I am passionate about physical activity promotion and in keeping my patients active throughout their lifetime.


  • Family Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

2004-2008 Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI BS Biology
2008-2010 SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine, Syracuse, NY -- transferred
2010-2012 University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT MD Medicine

Post-Doctoral Training and Residency

2012-2015 University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency
2015-2016 University of Minnesota Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
2015-2016 University of Minnesota Faculty Development Fellowship

Academic Appointments

2016- present Assistant Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Family Medicine, Aurora CO
2017- present Assistant Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Orthopedics, Aurora, CO

Hospital, Government or other Professional Positions

2016- present Attending Physician, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO
2014- 2015 present Chief Resident, University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency, Denver. CO

Team Physician

2017- present Colorado Avalanche, Denver, CO
2017- present Denver Nuggets, Denver, CO
2016- present University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO
2015-2016 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2150 Stadium Drive
2nd Floor
Boulder, CO 80309


Phone Hours:
Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm
(off during lunch 12pm - 1pm)

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 7am - 7pm
Friday 6:30am - 6:30pm
Saturday 7am - 11:30am


Patients seeking sports medicine and orthopedic care can be seen in person Monday – Friday from 7am – 5pm. Please call (303)315-9900 to schedule an appointment. Tele-Health Visits are still available if preferred.

Patients seeking advanced medical imaging can be seen Monday – Friday 7am – 5:30pm. Please call (303) 315-9901 to schedule an appointment.

Physical therapy is available for in-person visits Monday – Friday from 7am – 7pm and Saturday 7am – 11:30am. If you would like to schedule a Physical Therapy appointment or to contact your Physical Therapist please call (303) 315-9917.

Phone hours are Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm (off during lunch 12pm - 1pm) .

Please park in the patient parking lot and come up to the second floor. You will be asked symptom screening questions (you can also complete this on the day of your visit through your My Health Connections account). All patients and visitors will need to wear a surgical/procedural mask; if you do not have one, one will be provider for you. Thank you for your patience and understanding.