Eleanor F. von Stade, M.D.
Specializes in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Trauma & Total Joint Replacement
Associated with Aspen Orthopaedic Associates since 2008.
See patients at our Aspen, Basalt, Glenwood & Rifle Offices.
Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Orthopaedic Residency: University of Texas, Southwestern Parkland Memorial Hospital
Sports Medicine Fellowship: Aspen Sports Medicine Foundation
Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Sports Subspecialty Certificate, Eligible
Board Certified: 2011
Academic Appointments: Co-Director of Education & Faculty of Aspen Sports Medicine Foundation Fellowship, Aspen-Bariloche Medical Exchange Program
Affiliations: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, Rocky Mountain Shoulder & Elbow Society
Special Interests: Research in platelet gel study on chronic soft tissue injury healing; long term comparison of various ACL graft sources and a project researching ski related tibial plateau fractures.
Dear New Patient,
I would like to take this opportunity to tell you more about myself and my experiences in healthcare. I am originally from New York. I graduated from Yale University in 1996 earning a degree in biology. I received my medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed my orthopaedic residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas in 2005. Subsequently, I did an additional year of training in orthopaedic sports medicine in Aspen, Colorado with the Aspen Sports Medicine Foundation.
I'm happy to return to the Roaring Fork Valley and join Aspen Orthopaedic Associates after practicing for two years in Santa Fe, New Mexico. My area of focus is trauma and sports medicine.
In my leisure time I enjoy hiking, yoga, running, skiing, biking, and spending time with my son.
Please let me know if I can do anything to make your experience with Aspen Orthopaedic Associates a positive one. We want to provide you the best orthopaedic care available.
Eleanor "Leelee" von Stade, MD
Research on Rabbits Leads to New Treatments for Humans
Congratulations to N. Lindsay Harris, MD, Eleanor von Stade, MD, Mark Purnell, MD of Aspen Orthopaedic Associates and Andrew Larson, BSME, the Aspen Sports Medicine Foundation, Director of Research.
In the May 2012 edition of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery they published a research paper titled "The Effect of Platelet-Rich Plasma on Normal Soft Tissue in the Rabbit".
This important research investigates platelet-rich plasma which is reported to contain multiple growth factors, and has been utilized in orthopaedic surgery to aid healing in humans.
Dr. von Stade - Thanks for Your Great Care
Dear Dr. von Stade,
Following a ski accident on March 6, 2011, I received care in your ER for a fractured clavicle (five places) and other injuries. I want to thank everyone involved for the very high level of care and the friendly and professional attitudes of all personnel who assisted me.
There are three “Lisas” who assisted me at various stages whose last name I’m afraid I don’t know, along with the ER personnel Jill. Dr. Leelee von Stade was my surgeon, and Dan Armstrong, PA-C assisted her. Her care and associated advice were outstanding. Due to an existing heart problem, a cardiologist consult with Dr. Morris Cohen was needed, and he and the ultrasound technician who assisted him spent considerable time and effort to assess my readiness for surgery. Dr. Chris Beck was my anesthesiologist, assisted by nurse anesthetist Katy and Kevin. Dr. Beck also spent great effort in preparing for, explaining and supporting the surgery with special emphasis on my heart abnormalities. Drs. Ann Miss and Paula Kadison were my internists. Thanks also to floor nurses Karen and Meghan. Your staff went to special efforts to quickly secure my cardiac records from our Greensboro, NC hospital.
Please convey my heartfelt thanks to all personnel who helped with my care. I wish I could recall all the names of those involved, but I’m unable to do so. The surgery occurred in the late evening of March 6th, and I was admitted in the early afternoon.
I was even impressed by your food service with a delicious breakfast served within five or ten minutes of my request.
If I decided to break any more bones, I I’m near your facility who I do so!!!
With grateful appreciation,
Thank You - Leelee von Stade, MD
Dear Dr. von Stade, AKA Leelee,
On 1.31.11 when I fell on an icy grate going into the Silvertree Conference Center for my anesthesia meeting, I did not anticpate the adventure about to unfold. While Mark Purnell. MD and Rachael Wymer, PA-C provided the diagonsis of a fractured olecranon and my primary care in the Aspen Valley Hospital emergency room...more>
With Deep Appreciation,
M. Patricia O'Connell, CRNA