Spine Surgery Team

Toreen Ovind, BSRT

Toreen Ovind has worked in the medical field for over 25 years 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.

Heather Weber, PA-C

Heather joined Denver Spine Surgeons at the beginning of January, 2020. She assists Dr. Jatana in the operating room, as well as in the clinic setting.

Heather completed her education in the state of Nebraska, where she was also a member of the Division I Women’s Soccer Program. Prior to working at Denver Spine Surgeons, she practiced in orthopedic spine surgery in Omaha, NE, hand and upper extremity in Kearney, NE, as well as in dermatology in Grand Island, NE. In 2016, Heather moved to Denver, CO and returned to her roots in orthopedic spine surgery. Building positive relationships and developing a constant support system for patients and their families makes working as a healthcare provider wonderfully rewarding for Heather. She strives to always provide the best care possible, listen to her patients, advising and supporting them with any decision they choose, just as she would want for someone in her

family.

Outside of work, Heather enjoys spending time with her friends and family, being in the outdoors: hiking, running, biking and skiing, as well as attending music festivals and traveling.

Education

Creighton University, Omaha, NE
Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science
Magna Cum Laude

University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Medicine, Omaha, NE
Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)
Certificate of Academic Excellence

Certifications

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Physician Assistants
North American Spine Society

Lillian Varedi, CST

Lillian is originally from Hilton Head, South Carolina, and moved to Denver and joined our team in 2024.

She has been in the medical field for over 25 years, as a surgical technologist in general and dermatological surgery. Lillian has enjoyed the transition to a clinical setting because she gets to help patients throughout their healthcare journey, not just in surgery. Lillian coordinates our patients in clinic and also communicates with your referring and primary care physician to ensure your entire medical team is well-informed.

Spine related 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.