Thomas G. Chiavetta, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Tom Chiavetta received his medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine. He went on to his internship and general surgery residency at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver. Dr. Chiavetta has pioneered many of the advanced laparoscopic procedures currently performed in northern Colorado. Dr. Chiavetta is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons.
Robert R. Quaid, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Quaid grew up in Indiana and graduated in 1986 from Purdue University as a chemical engineer. He completed medical school in 1990 at Indiana University in Indianapolis. In 1996 he completed his general surgery residency in Grand Rapids, Michigan which included a year of Surgical Critical Care/Trauma fellowship. He then came directly to Fort Collins to join Northern Colorado Surgical Associates.
Dr. Quaid is board certified in general surgery. In addition, he is an active member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, American College of Surgeons, and the Larimer County Medical Society.
Dr. Quaid continues to do a broad spectrum of surgeries including:
Surgery for cancer (breast, colon/bowel, lymphoma)
Abdominal surgery (gallbladder, appendix, spleen, stomach, bowel)
Comprehensive vein treatment at the Vein and Laser Center of Northern Colorado (co- founder)
Bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery)- medical director for the Bariatric Center of the Rockies
Removal of skin/body masses or lesions
Placement of ports
Dr. Quaid has been married since 1992 and has three children and two dogs. He is a basketball “fanatic” and enjoys spending time with his family and working out.
Craig R. Clear, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Craig Clear received his medical degree with honors from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. He performed his internship and residency at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver. Dr. Clear’s focus within general surgery is on laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery. He enjoys teaching and uses his background as a professional illustrator to help patients understand their surgery. Dr. Clear is certified by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Clear is fluent in Spanish.
James M. Dickinson, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Jim Dickinson earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City. He completed his residency in general surgery at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Dr. Dickinson has extensive training and experience in laparoscopic surgery and traditional open procedures, with special interests that include endocrine surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, obesity surgery, and oncologic surgery. Dr. Dickinson is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.
Stefan M. Pettine, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Pettine earned his medical degree at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Washington. He then took a teaching staff position at Darnall Army Community Hospital, where he commanded the 555th Forward Surgical Team. Dr. Pettine has extensive training in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Pettine is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Bariatric Surgeons.
Michael D. Roller, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Michael Roller has extensive training in minimally invasive and non-cardiacthoracic surgery with a special interest in diseases of the stomach and esophagus. He earned his medical degree at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and completed both his surgical residency and general thoracic fellowship training at Keesler Medical Center, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. After four years of Air Force service, he completed a minimally invasive fellowship in bariatric and minimally invasive thoracic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Roller is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons.