Dr. Ferdinand “Tito” Liotta has served patients in the Roaring Fork Valley since 1996. Specializing in reconstruction of the shoulder, he appreciates the complexity and challenges of the rotator cuff. His practice is on the cutting edge of shoulder orthopedics, using minimally invasive treatment options to restore patients to their former activity levels.
Dr. Liotta completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Methodist Sports Medicine Center in Indianapolis. He also served as an orthopedic surgeon for the United States Navy. Fluent in Spanish, Dr. Liotta has been a distinguished speaker at a variety of international orthopedic sports medicine conferences and has authored a number of peer-reviewed articles. He also participates in a the Aspen Bariloche Medical Exchange, bringing equipment and clinicians to support Hospital Ramon Carillo in Bariloche, Argentina. In his spare time, Dr. Liotta enjoys telemark skiing Richmond Ridge in Aspen, surfing in Hawaii and spending time with his wife, Robyn and his seven children, Mikaela, Joe, Ben, Sam, Hayden, John and Camille.
Residency: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego
Society Memberships and Leadership Roles
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Western Orthopaedic Association
International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine
Rocky Mountain Shoulder and Elbow Society
“I am committed to providing top-notch medical care to my patients, as well as share a determination to improve the field of medicine. I have found that my involvement with the The Aspen/Bariloche Medical Exchange enables me to share medical knowledge with orthopedic physicians in Cordoba, Argentina, and Lima, Peru. These annual visits to impoverished areas renews my passion for orthopedic medicine.
I strive to develop a solid working relationship with my patients in order to achieve their goals, and I encourage them to be active and knowledgeable participants in their treatment plans.
Together, my patients and I develop a customized treatment plan that is specific to each and every patient.
I try to pass on my skills to the next generation by offering internships and volunteer opportunities to high school and college students. I often have curious students trailing me in the clinic learning about the cutting edge research that is shaping the future of orthopedic medicine.”
These Patient Playbooks are custom guides developed by Dr. Liotta and his team to provide his patients with evidence based tools to best prepare for and recover from surgery.