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Heidi Prather, DO, Chief of Service and Vice Chair for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. Prather is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. Board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, Dr. Prather specializes in the conservative management of spine, sports, and general musculoskeletal injuries; spine, pelvis and joint problems related to pregnancy; women’s sports injuries and pelvic floor dysfunction. She has a particular interest in performing arts medicine and dance injuries. Listed in Best Doctors in America, Dr. Prather earned her medical degree from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, MO, in 1991 and completed a residency in 1995 at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago-Northwestern University School of Medicine.

Dale Colorado, DO, MPH

Dale Colorado, DO, MPH
Dr. Colorado is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. He specializes in the evaluation and nonoperative management of all musculoskeletal injuries, with special interests in sports and spine related injuries, therapeutic spine and peripheral joint injections, sport related concussions, musculoskeletal and neuromuscular ultrasound, and electrodiagnostics. Dr. Colorado earned his medical degree and public health degree from Des Moines University. He completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Medical College of Wisconsin where he served as Chief Resident, then completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Interventional Spine at Washington University School of Medicine.

Devyani Hunt, MD
Dr. Hunt is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. She specializes in the conservative management of orthopedic problems, including performing arts medicine and women’s musculoskeletal health, as well as disorders common to the adolescent and older female athlete. Additional interests focus on the care of women throughout the life continuum, including treatment of low back pain in pregnancy, pelvic floor dysfunctions; pelvic pain and osteoporosis. Dr. Hunt earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. Following a residency at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago-Northwestern University School of Medicine, Dr. Hunt completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal medicine and interventional spine care at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Adam LaBore, MD
Dr. LaBore is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. He specializes in the conservative care of musculoskeletal injuries, with an emphasis on shoulder and hip girdle injuries, neck and back pain, therapeutic spine and peripheral joint injections, and electrodiagnostic consultation. Dr. LaBore earned his medical degree from Loyola University - Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, IL in 1998 and served a residency at the University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine. In addition to his residency, Dr. LaBore also served as a Captain in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army and is currently a physician in the USAF Reserve.

John Metzler, MD
Dr. Metzler is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. He specializes in the conservative care of musculoskeletal injuries, with special interests in foot/ankle, therapeutic spine injections, and the use of electromyography to assess muscle and nerve responses. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas, Medical Branch in Galveston, TX in 1991 and served a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals in Milwaukee, WI. He completed a fellowship in spine and sports medicine at Buffalo Spine & Sports Medicine in Williamsville, NY in 2000.

Allison Modglin, MMS, PA-C 
Allison received a Bachelor of Science in biology from McKendree University. While attending McKendree University, Allison was a member of Sigma Zeta, the National Honor Society for Math, Science, and Computer Science, serving as president of Sigma Zeta from 2007-2008. Allison also earned a minor degree in piano performance while at McKendree. Allison then completed a Masters of Medical Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies at St. Louis University. She received several honors while at Saint Louis University to include induction into Alpha Eta, the national Allied Health Honor Society, and induction into Pi Alpha, the National Physician Assistant Honor Society. Prior to joining Washington University Orthopedics, Allison has worked in the fields of Emergency Medicine and Pain Management. Working from a comprehensive care model, along with a diverse background of medical experience, Allison is able to provide complete care for the orthopedic patient.

Corri Payton, MSN, APRN, BC
Corri received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Saint Louis University. She was a member of Sigma Theta Tau. She received her Master of Science in Nursing, Adult Nurse Practitioner degree from Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health. She received the Dean Scholarship for scholastic achievement. In her current role, Corri performs follow up visits for patients with acute neck and back pain at the Orthopedic Spine Center in Chesterfield.

 

Tiffany Simon, PA-C
Tiffany received a Bachelor of Science degree in Cytotechnology from Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health, and a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from the University of Missouri — St. Louis and Kansas City. She then went on to complete a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant studies from St. Louis University. Prior to joining Washington University Orthopedics, Tiffany has spent the last 10 years as a orthopedic Physician Assistant, providing care for new patients and follow-up care to post-operative patients. She also has experience in treating workers' compensation and orthopedic trauma patients.Tiffany is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Missouri Academyof Physician Assistants, and the American Society of Clinical Pathology.
 

Chi-Tsai Tang, MD
Dr. Tang is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. He specializes in the evaluation and non-operative management of all musculoskeletal injuries including sports related injuries, medical acupuncture, shoulder injuries, fluoroscopic guided injections, electrodiagnostics, ultrasound guided injections, and injuries in tennis players. Dr. Tang earned his medical degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan Health System, and his fellowship in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sports Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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