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Sanjay Jatana, M.D.

Meet the Orthopedic Spine Surgery Team

Back pain can leave patients feeling overwhelmed and confused. An orthopedic specialist can evaluate your pain and offer treatment options to provide relief.  Dr. Jatana and his staff are specially trained to diagnose spine conditions and are here to listen and find solutions. We invite you review the credentials of Dr. Jatana’s team and learn how they help patients prepare for and recover from orthopedic spine surgery.  

Toreen Denver Spine DoctorsToreen Ovind is a 19-year veteran of the medical field and is proud to be working for one of Denver’s top spine doctors. She has worked with Dr. Jatana since 2000, handling patient communication, authorizing orthopedic spine surgeries and ensuring that patients have all the information they need during and after their appointments. Toreen has also served as a radiologic technologist in Littleton, Colorado and Minot, North Dakota. Toreen understands that patients are often apprehensive when they find themselves in a situation they never expected. She enjoys being part of a team that has the best interests of patients at heart, and goes above and beyond to deliver a positive experience to patients.

Toreen earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a minor in business administration from Minot State University, and studied radiologic technology at the Minot School for Allied Health.

Brooke Orthopedic Spine SurgeryBrooke DiStefano joined Dr. Jatana’s staff in September 2012, after serving as a physician assistant in a private interventional radiology clinic in Pasadena, Texas. In addition to performing detailed spine histories and exams, Brooke also assists with orthopedic spine surgery and manages post-operative patients. She says that the best part about working with an orthopedic specialist is educating patients about their upcoming treatment and helping them gain a better understanding of what lies ahead. Because every case is unique, Brooke is also constantly learning and expanding her knowledge of the orthopedic spine field. She graduated from the Master of Science Physician Assistant Program at the Baylor College of Medicine and earned a bachelor’s degree in human nutrition and dietetics from Colorado State University.

Professional Affiliations and Certifications

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Rotation preceptor for physician assistant students at Baylor College of Medicine
  • Colorado State Physician Assistant License
  • ACLS Provider—American Heart Association
  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • Controlled Substance Registration Certificate DEA 

Chris Orthopedic Spine Surgery AssistantChris Jackson joined Denver Spine Surgeons in June 2016. Chris works closely with Dr. Jatana to provide compassionate and comprehensive spine care. He conducts clinical spine evaluations and examinations, assists in surgery, and cares for patients pre and post operatively. Chris is passionate about spine health and enjoys educating patients about spinal conditions and treatments. His goal is to provide the best possible care for each and every patient by treating them as if they were a member of his own family. He graduated from Butler University with a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Health Sciences from Butler University and Biomedical Sciences from Grand Valley State University. Chris is from the Denver area and enjoys playing hockey, hiking, snowshoeing, and skiing in his free time.

Professional Affiliations and Certifications

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification
  • Indiana Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery

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Dr. Sanjay Jatana and the orthopedic spine surgery team.