Dr. Clint Devin

Clint Devin M.D.

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon; Fellowship Trained in Spine Surgery; Adjunct Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery Vanderbilt Spine Center

SOSI’s spine specialist Dr. Clint Devin delivers world-class spine care to the Yampa 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.

Data-driven

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 orthopaedic 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 Orthopaedic 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.

Education Background

University

University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
Bachelor of Science - Molecular Biology

Medical School

Graduate

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
Medical Doctor

Post-Graduate

General Surgery - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN - Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

Residency

Orthopaedic Surgery

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

Chief Resident – Orthopaedic Surgery

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

Fellowship

Spine Fellowship – Orthopaedic Spine Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

Intramural

  • April 2009-February 2018 Education Committee, Department of Orthopaedics & Rehab Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • July 2010-June 2011 Pain Committee
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • July 2011-February 2018 School of Medicine-Admissions Interviewer Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
  • January 2014-Present Director of Cohorting Spine Patients (development of inpatient pathways) Vanderbilt Comprehensive Spine Center, Nashville, TN
  • January 2014-February 2018 Director of Patient Satisfaction Committee Vanderbilt Comprehensive Spine Center, Nashville,
    TN

Professional and Academic Appointments

Licensure and Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (July 2011-Dec 2021)
Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery (July 2011-Dec 2021)

Tennessee Medical License #: 39664 (Feb 2005-Sept 30, 2018)

Professional Associations
  • Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Society (VOS)
  • North American Spine Society (NASS)
  • Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • The American Orthopaedic Association (AOA)

Publications and Presentations

  • 2011-Present Editorial Reviewer-Journal of Spine
  • 2011-Present Editorial Reviewer-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • 2013 NASS 2013 Headed the Biologics Symposium Section
  • July 2013 NASS National Webinar on infection Control in Spine
    Surgery
  • 2014-Present Editorial Reviewer-Journal of American Academy of
    Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 2014-present Scientific Committee – National Neurosurgery Quality and Outcomes Database (N2 QOD), Neuropoint Alliance of AANS
  • November 2014 Moderator – Concurrent Session: Comparative effectiveness in Spine Surgery.
  • November 13, 2014, 2:10-3:10 pm, NASS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • December 2014 Moderator – Best Paper 1. December 4, 2014, 7:11-7:59 am. CSRS Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.
  • March 2015 Moderator – AAOS ICL Session # 243: Differentiating
    Cervical Spine and Shoulder Pathology: common Disorders
    and Key points of Evaluation and Treatment.
  • March 24-28, 2015. AAOS Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
  • March 2015 Surgical management of Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy. Posterior Cervical Approaches. AAOS ICL Session # 431.
  • March 24-28, 2015. AAOS Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
  • 2015-present Editorial Reviewer – Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
  • 2015-present Editorial Reviewer – Journal of American Academy of
    Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • 2015-present Editorial Reviewer – Spine
  • March 2017 Avoiding and Managing Complications in Cervical Spine
    Surgery. AAOS ICL Session # 250.
  • March 15, 2017. AAOS
    Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • July 2017 Chairman - NASS Summer Spine Meeting.
  • July 2017 Moderator – Abstract Presentations: Cervical Spine.

Get Back to Feeling Your Best

Partnerships/Locations

Steamboat Surgery Center
Steamboat Surgery Center
705 Marketplace Plaza,
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Steamboat Surgery Center is an ambulatory surgery center in the heart of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. This medical facility came to existence through its founding partners Steamboat Orthopaedic & Spine Institute and UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center. Its bold leadership, commitment to quality, and cost-effective care. This center is managed by Surgical Care Affiliates.

Steamboat Surgery Center specializes in outpatient surgical procedures:

  • Orthopaedics
  • Pain Management
  • Spine Surgery

SOSI - Craig, Colorado

Address:
Memorial Regional Health
Medical Office Building
750 Hospital Loop,
Craig, CO 81625

Phone: 
(970) 826-2450

Doctors at this location:

The Steamboat Orthopaedic & Spine Institute physicians are proud to partner with Memorial Regional Health to provide services in Craig.

We outpatient clinic appointments, follow-up appointments, consultation, and second opinions at the Memorial Regional Health Medical Office Building.

For Appointments and scheduling please call our main office at SOSI:
(970) 879-6663.
 

SOSI - Fraser, Colorado

Address:
Fraser Medical Building
45 County Road 804, #201
Fraser, CO 80442

Phone: 
(970) 364-2070

Doctors at this location:

The doctors at SOSI have been providing Orthopaedic services in Grand County for over 25-years. We have outpatient clinic appointments available weekly. Appointments are made through our main office at SOSI by calling (970) 879-6663.

We offer a full range of services including appointments, follow-ups, second opinions; and imaging studies including X-rays, Ultrasound, CT-scans, and MRI.

For any questions on our services and to schedule an appointment or surgery please call (970) 879-6663.

SOSI - Lander, Wyoming

Address:
Steamboat Orthopaedic and Spine Institute
8185 WY-789,
Lander, WY 82520

Phone: 
(307) 206-9300

Doctors at this location:

The doctors at SOSI have been providing orthopaedic services in Lander for years. We have outpatient clinic appointments available weekly. Appointments are made through our main office at SOSI by calling (970) 879-6663.

We offer a full range of services including appointments, follow-ups, second opinions; and imaging studies including X-rays, Ultrasound, CT-scans, and MRI.

For any questions on our services and to schedule an appointment or surgery please call (970) 879-6663.

SOSI - Rock Springs, Wyoming

Address:
Steamboat Orthopaedic and Spine Institute
4401 College Dr,
Rock Springs, WY 82901

Phone: 
(307) 448-3220

Doctors at this location:

The doctors at SOSI have been providing orthopaedic services in Rock Springs for years. We have outpatient clinic appointments available weekly.

We offer a full range of services including appointments, follow-ups, second opinions; and imaging studies including X-rays, Ultrasound, CT-scans, and MRI.

For any questions on our services and to schedule an appointment or surgery please call (970) 879-6663.