Dr. Possley was born and raised in suburban Chicago and received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. He worked his way through graduate school as a carpenter and earned a master’s degree in Physiology from Benedictine University. He attended medical school at Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine where he received a Doctor of Osteopathy.He pursued a career in spine surgery after his brother had a serious neck injury that nearly left him paralyzed. His brother is now a thriving electrician, and Dr. Possley knows the value of good surgical care. However, he also appreciates the value of conservative care.“I strive to get you back to your life with non-operative treatments first. My goal is to help you return to doing the things you love so that you can live the life you deserve.”Dr. Possley felt called to serve after the events of 9-11, and joined the United States Army as an orthopedic surgeon. He completed an orthopedic surgical internship at Brooke Army Medical Center in Fort Sam Houston, Texas and continued his residency training in orthopedics and rehabilitation at the San Antonio Military Medical Consortium; the only US Department of Defense level one trauma center. Dr. Possley was deployed to Bastion Hospital at Camp Leatherneck in Helmand Province, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Following his combat experience, Dr. Possley continued his work as an active duty orthopedic surgeon at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood, Texas. During his military service, he fulfilled the roles of Resident Education Director at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center; Adjunct Faculty for the Interservice Physician Assistant Graduate Program and Academy of Health Sciences U.S. Army Medical Department Center; Assistant Professor of Surgery at the F. Edward Howard School of Medicine; and as a Consultant to the United States Army Office of the Surgeon General Telemedicine Teleconsultation Program.His wartime experience pushed him to continue his training, and he completed a spine surgery fellowship at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. Board certified, Dr. Possley is a member of many prestigious medical societies, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, and Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons.He now lives in Louisville, Colorado, with his wife, a fellow physician and Colorado native, and their three children. In his free time, he loves to spend time outdoors fly fishing, mountain biking, and camping.





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