DR. DONALD CORENMANOrthopedic Surgeon

Donald Corenman, MD, DC is double board certified in Chiropractic Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery. He provided comprehensive care for patients at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado for over 20 years specializing in:

About Dr. Corenman

Dr. Corenman started his career as a Doctor of Chiropractic in 1978 after attending California State University at Northridge then receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and graduating from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He then completed a residency in Chiropractic Orthopaedics from the same school and was in private practice for five years. He received his Diplomate from the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopaedists during this time.

Dr. Corenman then finished medical school and earned his degree as a medical doctor at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. He completed the five-year residency program in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Detroit Medical Center. He continued his education completing a fellowship in spinal disorders and deformity at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Corenman continued on at the University as an Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery teaching fellows and residents for 3 years. He was the co-chief of spinal trauma at Denver General, the only level one trauma center which is now Denver Health Medical Center.

Dr. Corenman then practiced in Vail, Colorado at The Steadman Clinic, the world-renowned sports medicine clinic for recovery of sports and spinal injuries, for 25 years. He retired from full time clinical practice in 2021 after performing at least 16,000 surgical procedures.  He is now located in Hawaii practicing part-time.

Dr. Corenman is affiliated with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard association and is a physician for the U.S. Ski Team. He has retired as a physician from the US Olympic team. He is a member of the North American Spine Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Academy of Chiropractic Orthopaedists. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Board of Spine Surgery and the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedics. He is an associate editor for the American journal of Chiropractic Orthopedics and is a reviewer for the journal “Spine”. He is on the board of the Southern California University Alumni Association. He has conducted research in the spine for both surgery and rehabilitation and has published multiple articles. Dr. Corenman has designed and published all of the content for one of the largest websites related to the spine, “NeckandBack.com”. Dr. Corenman has published two books related to the spine, cover to cover. One is designed for the patient, “Everything You Wanted to Know About the Spine” and the other “The Clinicians Guidebook to the Lumbar Spine”, designed for clinicians. He has published many papers and lectured to his peers from Hong Kong to Paris to Japan. He is now seeing patients in Hawaii.

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 by Leslie R

I had my TLIF surgery on 6/24/2020 by Dr. Corenman, I can not say enough good things about the Dr or his staff. I was always treated with respect and explained everything throughly, that made it easy for everyone to understand. I highly recommend Dr. Corenman and the Steadman Clinic.

 by John L
Leg and groin pain

This website is the stand out source for me. The explanation and descriptions are easy to follow and so helpful in understanding the a variety of conditions covered.

Thank you Dr Corenmen for providing such a valuable directory of information.

 by Afnan J
helped me with my decision

i was so confused and lost about which procedure i should treat my back pain with.
Dr.Corenman is just so kind to make time from his schedule to help me :')!!
he read all of my issue and details and his replies really helped me in deciding
i am now confident about my decision and i now totally understand the procedure thanks to the in-depth information provided
thank you ever so much !

 by Maria CK
Dr. Corenman saved my life!

This review is long over do! Dr. Coreman pretty much save my life. I had an accident in 1997 with a horse; I fractured my pelvis and had other injuries. After recovery, I had back pain 24 hours a day and couldn't even stand on my feet for more than 10 minutes. Other doctors kept saying that my bones had healed and I just had residual pain and to accept it. IN 2003, I felt I couldn't take the pain anymore and needed to find a solution. I was referred to Dr. Coreman and I made an appointment. Walking through the hallways of his clinic, I realized he treated very famous athletes and expected him to be arrogant (like some doctors) I was pleasantly surprised, he was not just a nice guy, he took the time to listen and he truly cared. I still remember what he said to me once he saw my MRI "My dear child, you must be in such pain." I started to cry, finally someone that understood my pain and cared enough to do something about it. Dear Dr. Corenman, you saved my life! after all these years, I still remember your kindness and empathy. Thank you!

 by Tanja W.
Lumbar Fusion

Dr.Corenman is an excellent surgeon. I highly recommend him to friends and family.
He treated me with the upmost courtesy and compassion.

 by Terri S.
Your explanation helped ease my mind!

I i am 6 days post-op an L5-S1 microdiscectomy and having buttock pains and cramps. Your reply to someone with similar issues has provided a lot of peace of mind for me!! I have been worried i was reherniating. Thank you for you explanation of nerve recovery!!

 by Dennis Privitera
Lumbar Fusion surgery

I recently had Dr. Corenman perform lumbar back fusion surgery on me. I am now entering my sixth month post op. Results to date have been spectacular. After living with constant lower back pain for 3+ years, the procedure results to date have met all my expectations. His diagnosis was spot on, surgery went well and I can attest that I am now 100% pain free. Recovery has progressed exactly as explained with Dr, Corenman and his entire team delivering excellent care and follow up from day 1. My thanks and appreciation go out to Dr. Corenman, his staff and all the folks at Steadman ….very professional !

 by Norm L
T3 thru T7 Fusion T5 chance fracture

Dr. Corenman
Thank you so much for your reply to my posting. I really appreciate your time.
I was treated at the Steadman Clinic for a knee issue sometime ago with great results. Great facility!

 by Windee V
Trapezius Seperation

Thanks So much Dr. Corenman for your reply and offer for advice. Anxiously waiting to hear back after giving more details on history of surgeries. Desperate for answers and Dr. Corenman actually cares which gives me hope

 by Mike R
Nerve pain 30 times worse within 2 days after c5-7 Fusion

Thank you for the informative reply.

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