The Doctors

Dr. Brian GradisekDr. Brian Gradisek


Dr. Gradisek is a fellowship trained and board-certified foot and ankle surgeon. He completed a 3-year residency at an esteemed program where he trained in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery. He then completed an elective 1-year Fellowship program at the internationally recognized Weil Foot, Ankle, and Orthopedic Institute in Chicago under the mentorship of Dr. Weil where he focused on advanced reconstructive foot and ankle surgery as well as sports medicine. He is one of the few fellowship-trained podiatrist in the United States. Due to his advanced level of training and understanding of modern techniques, he can get you back on your feet and back to the activities you love much faster than most other surgeons. Dr. Gradisek's expertise includes Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery, Arthroscopy, Trauma, Joint Replacement, Sports Medicine, and Pediatrics. He also specializes in bilateral surgery, meaning he can fix both of your feet at the same time!

When Dr. Gradisek is not in the office he enjoys spending time with wife, son, and daughter hiking, biking, skiing, fly fishing, golfing, climbing, camping and anything that gets him outdoors.


  • Has lectured at the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society national meeting, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons national meeting, and the National Foot and Ankle Fellowship meeting
  • Author of scientific papers presented at the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons national meetings
  • Author of chapters on midfoot trauma in Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery, on surgical hallux varus repair in Clinics and Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, and on first metatarsal osteotomies in Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
  • Department winner of Christiana Care Health System residency wide research project with a paper entitled: A dorsal transverse incision approach to the tarsometatarasal joints in acute traumatic injury
  • Associate, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Member, American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Member, Child Family Health International
  • Member, American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine

Education & Training

  • Undergraduate: Biology – BS, Ohio University, Athens, OH
  • Medical School: Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland, OH – DPM
  • Residency: Christiana Care Health System Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency with Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery, Wilmington, DE
  • Fellowship: Advanced Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery, Weil Foot, Ankle and Orthopedic Institute, Chicago, IL

Dr Nicole Roth, DPM

Dr. Nicole M. Roth

Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Medicine

Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons

Dr. Roth is Board certified in foot surgery as well as reconstructive hindfoot and ankle surgery. She is an Ohio native who completed her medical school at Kent State University of podiatric medicine. She and her family relocated to South Florida where she completed a three-year surgical training program at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis Florida. She remained in Palm Beach after residency where she joined the Orthopedic Center. During her time practicing in Palm Beach she held teaching positions for the foot and ankle surgical program at JFK Medical Center from 2014-2018. She also held a clinical teaching position for the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine from 2016-2018. Dr. Roth then left South Florida as her husband’s employment brought them to beautiful Boulder, Colorado where they now happily call home.

Dr. Roth is trained not only in the non-surgical and surgical management of foot and ankle conditions but she is also trained in non-surgical and surgical management of complex foot and ankle deformity correction, trauma, and fractures.


  • Youngstown State University – Youngstown, Ohio
  • Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine – Cleveland Ohio


  • JFK Medical Center - Atlantis, Florida

Qualifications / Certifications

  • Board Certified - American Board of Podiatric Medicine

  • Board Qualified - American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery



Dr. Thomas ShonkaDr. Thomas Shonka

Dr Shonka prior to his retirement in 2019 practiced in Boulder for over 35 years. He had been a cornerstone in the medical community and treated many generations in our local community. He was a kind, caring doctor whom also enjoyed ongoing learning and staying on the cutting edge of all treatments non-surgical and surgical. He was active in our community and also in the cycling community. Although Dr Shonka will no longer be with the practice, he leaves his patients in very capable hands with Dr Gradisek and Dr Roth. He worked closely with both Dr Gradisek and Dr Roth before he retired in 2019. It was extremely important to Dr Shonka to leave his patients in the care of doctors that he trusted and he knew would provide the same exceptional care.