Dr. Wertz graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1978 with
a double major in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Business Finance.
His medical degree was earned at Case Western Reserve University in 1982.
He did an internship in General Surgery at The University of Vermont in
1982-1983. He did his orthopedic surgery training at the University of
Vermont from 1983- 1987. Dr. Wertz has recently been board recertified
by the American Board of orthopedic surgery in 2009. He is a member of
the Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS).
Dr. Wertz has subspecialty interests in adult reconstructive surgery and
has performed over 1000 total joints of the hip, knee and shoulder. He
has been a presenter/moderator at the Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS)
annual meetings and has been an instructor for total joint implantation
at the Academy meeting (AAOS). His other subspecialty interests include
sports medicine and hand surgery.
Dr. Wertz has been an orthopedic consultant at the University of Colorado
and continues to see many university students. He is an instructor for
custom knee arthroplasty. He continues to take orthopedic trauma call
at Boulder Community Hospital and Centura Avista Adventist Hospital.
Dr. Wertz is an avid sports enthusiast having competed in skiing, tennis,
football, and wrestling. When not performing orthopedic surgery, he continues
to pursue skiing, tennis, biking, running and fishing.