Spine Surgery Team
Toreen Ovind is a 21-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 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