Drigan Wieder considers his patients friends. When asked what
he likes most about being an orthopedist, he’ll say he
loves that no patient’s case is ever the same—each
one offers a unique challenge. His energy and enthusiasm for
his work make him an approachable, fun doctor—the kind
you can look forward to seeing.
Dr. Wieder is a Boulder native, and he began his interest
in medicine at an early age. When he was about twelve years
old, he crushed his finger in a climbing accident, and visited
with an orthopedist who encouraged his interest by chatting
with him about medicine. The orthopedist even offered to let
the future Dr. Wieder go on rounds with him! Years later,
after multiple broken bones from an active sports career,
he graduated with the Boulder High class of 1974. Dr. Wieder
completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado
at Boulder and went on to earn his medical degree from the
University of Colorado School of Medicine. He completed his
Residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University
of Utah Medical Center in 1992.
Upon completing his residency, Dr. Wieder joined the Mapleton
Hill team in Boulder. Over the years, he has worked with a
large spectrum of patients, from marathon runners to senior
citizens, all of which present unique challenges he enjoys.
Dr. Wieder has developed a specialty in sports medicine and
a strong interest in arthroscopic shoulder and knee reconstructions.
He has performed hundreds of these types of surgeries on Boulder’s
young, active population.
Dr. Wieder and his wife live in Sunshine Canyon in Boulder
with their two children. When not at the Mapleton clinic or
on-call, Dr. Wieder is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys backpacking,
fly-fishing, skiing and cycling in the Colorado outdoors.
- Boulder High School, Boulder, Colorado
- Western State College, Gunnison, Colorado
- University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado—Bachelor
of Arts in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
- University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado – MD Degree
- University of Utah Medical Center – Orthopaedic
Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery