Robert R. Derkash, M.D.
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Total Joint Replacement and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Associated with Aspen Orthopaedic Associates since 1981.
Sees patients at our Glenwood, Rifle & Silt Offices.
Congratulations to Robert S. Derkash, MD
The Reinvention of Right
Voted 2013 Best Doctors for Executives in the category of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Lending a Hand: Dr. Robert Derkash’s Experience as a Volunteer Surgeon in Haiti
When the earthquake devastated Haiti on January 12, 2010, Dr. Robert Derkash, hand specialist with Aspen Orthopaedic Associates, knew he could help. “I was eager to be part of a disaster relief team and I immediately started to make contacts after the earthquake hit,” the doctor states. Thirty years of volunteer work in Asia, primarily Cambodia, inspired Dr. Derkash to contact the University of Miami Global Institute to volunteer with their disaster relief team, Project Medishare. Within two and a half weeks of the disaster, he was operating out of a tent in Port‐Au‐Prince, Haiti. He worked for ten days. more>
Robert Derkash, MD Volunteers in Cambodia
Cambodia is a small country is Southeast Asia between Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand. It is approximately the size of Missouri with a population nearing 15,000,000. The country is extremely poor and has been at war for the better part of 100 years, first with France, followed by the United States, and last with the regime of Pol Pot in the early 1970s. Cambodians live 50 years on average, and their literacy rate is approximately 40%. During the reign of Pol Pot, approximately 15% of the population was tortured and killed—a significant number of the country’s educated population. Due to the extensive amount of land mines after the Vietnam War, there were an extensive amount of amputees requiring amputation revisions and prosthetic application. more>