John Peloza, MD, is returning to Vail, Colo.-based The Steadman Clinic after spending several decades developing his own practice in Dallas.
Dr. Peloza was a part of the clinic from its early years as a sports medicine fellow for its founder, Richard Steadman, MD, a Feb. 9 news release said. In the years after the clinic moved to Vail in 1990, Dr. Peloza visited monthly to provide conservative and surgical spine treatments while establishing the Center for Spine Care in Dallas.
Now, Dr. Peloza plans to continue developing The Steadman Clinic's spine program, the release said. One of his goals includes adding a spine surgery fellowship to the Steadman Philippon Research Institute.
"My previous time at The Steadman Clinic was instrumental in my development and success as a physician," Dr. Peloza said. "In addition to learning surgical techniques from Dr. Steadman, he taught me the importance of participating in research and the advancement of treatments, as well as continued personal growth in knowledge and skills as a surgeon. However, the most important thing Dr. Steadman instilled in me was that we are not just doing surgery; we're taking care of people. I have continued to employ all of these philosophies daily in my career."