His Fraudulency Dr Timothy Kuklo is now in Colorado

I received an email informing me of the current location of Dr Timothy Kuklo. I can verify he is now practicing orthopaedic medicine at the Colorado Comprehensive Spine Institute. This facility is in Englewood, Colorado that is a suburb directly south of Denver. Their address is Colorado Comprehensive Spine Institute, 3277 S. Lincoln Street, Englewood, CO 80113. I spoke to an excellent, professional employee at the institute who stated she or he has worked there for “several months” and confirmed Dr Kuklo was already on staff. I asked if I could make an appointment with the colonel and was told “yes” but would be transferred to the new-patient line. I did not do so but with certainty I can confirm that Dr Kuklo is practicing medicine at the Colorado institute.

He almost certainly “resigned” to avoid dismissal from Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis as a result of falsifying research at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in order to peddle the faux bone-growth product Infuse for Medtronic. He claimed bone-growth efficacies that were not substantiated by his research. It was then ascertained he was practicing medicine in Austin, Texas. I noticed the biography below does not mention the army’s investigation of the colonel’s use of medical military officers as fake co-researchers, the withdrawal of one of his articles from publication by the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (UK) and his use of severely wounded Iraq war veterans as guinea pigs to falsify research for money.

This privileged individual was a colonel in the US Army and has never expressed any contrition or apologies for his egregious abuse of power. The curriculum vitae below does not reveal that in falsifying research for a medical journal as the lead and ONLY researcher, he arguably placed the health of other patients in jeopardy that are suffering from severe bone and joint injury. I hope Dr Kuklo explained fully to his employer the episode that I have covered extensively on this blog and the New York Times initially introduced in its reportage. I hope his current relationship with his patients is not as egregiously violative of the Hippocratic Oath that Dr Kuklo swore an oath to embrace. He swore an oath and has defiled it and in accordance with its stricture, Colonel Kuklo should no longer be granted the privilege of treating patients. It contains this clear admonition:

“So long as I maintain this Oath faithfully and without corruption, may it be granted to me to partake of life fully and the practice of my art, gaining the respect of all men {and women} for all time. However, should I transgress this Oath and violate it, may the opposite be my fate.”

“Timothy R. Kuklo, MD is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and  fellowship trained spine surgeon specializing in diverse spinal conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Dr. Kuklo has extensive experience over the past 10 years in both complex spine problems and minimally invasive spine surgery – making it possible to use less invasive approaches to complex problems when appropriate.

“Dr. Kuklo is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and a retired Colonel, U.S. Army.  He received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut, and completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery from Walter Reed Army Medical Center where he later served as Chief of Spine Surgery.  Fellowship training in spine surgery  was completed at Washington University in St. Louis, where he recently worked for several years before moving to Colorado. Dr. Kuklo also has a law degree from Georgetown University, graduating in 1995.

“Since 2000, Dr. Kuklo has served in various academic positions and authored over 150 manuscripts and chapters.  He has also lectured extensively on treatment options for various spinal conditions, served on numerous committees and has been awarded multiple teaching and research awards.

“Dr. Kuklo and his wife Linda enjoy a strong family life with their son and daughter.  They enjoy cooking and sports, and are active in various volunteer programs.”

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