Board Certifications and Accolades:
Invited speaker and teacher focusing on outcomes research and treatment selection strategies for maximizing patient quality of health and satisfaction.
Fellowship Training: Complex Spine Reconstruction Fellowship; University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedics.
Residency Training: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville Tennessee
Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee
College: Bachelors of Science: University of Wyoming, Laramie Wyoming
Specialties: Spine, all conditions related to spine.
Experience: Over the last decade, Dr. Devin has worked as an associate professor of orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery at Vanderbilt University caring for all levels of complexity and performing over 4500 spine surgeries.
Services/Surgeries/Procedures provided at PMC: High-level specialized spine care
Patient/Care Philosophy: Dr. Devin’s philosophy is to provide the least invasive treatment possible that will be durable and allow patients to return to the life and activities they love.
Colorado Advanced Orthopedics, Sports Medicine & Spine specialist Dr. Clint Devin delivers world-class spine care to the White River Valley. He is the former head of spine trauma at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Dr. Devin has cared for all levels of complexity and has performed more than 5,500 spine surgeries. He is an invited speaker and teacher throughout the country focusing on outcomes research and treatment selection strategies for maximizing patient health and satisfaction.
Dr. Devin’s philosophy is to provide the least invasive treatment approach possible that will be durable and allow patients to return to their passions in life. Dr. Devin and his team at the Steamboat Spine Center maximize conservative intervention through physical therapy, yoga, injections, among others before resorting to surgery. Having grown up in Laramie, Wyoming, Dr. Devin understands life is about enjoying the outdoors with full mobility and without limitations from pain.
“It’s a dramatic impact that you can have on patients’ lives — to see someone whose balance and coordination is off and then get them walking, or someone with awful pain from disc herniation and being able to address that,” he says.
Dr. Devin is always looking for ways to change techniques or look at data to provide meaningful improvements. His passion for data includes outcomes research, which measures important metrics in life such as return to work and play, quality of life, improvement in pain, and safety of care. By building a database at SOSI — modeled after the American Spine Registry, for which Dr. Devin sits on the board — and then comparing the numbers to national benchmarks, SOSI is able to use real data to show patients what kind of outcomes they can expect.
Dr. Devin completed his medical degree, followed by his orthopedic residency, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed a complex spinal-reconstruction fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and returned to be on staff at Vanderbilt Medical Center before arriving in Steamboat. He remains an Adjunct Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurosurgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center advising residents and research fellows, and actively guides the American Spine Registry as part of the board.
Dr. Devin obtained a bachelor’s of science from the University of Wyoming. He is married to Jessica Devin, an endocrinologist who also practices in Steamboat. They have two very active boys that enjoy hockey, skiing, and being outdoors.