Dale Cassidy, MD, MBA
Areas of Interest
Dr. Cassidy is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in conditions affecting the hand and upper extremity, and in orthopedic trauma. Having completed dual fellowships in Orthopedic Trauma and Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, he is uniquely poised to address both chronic conditions of the hand, forearm, and elbow—such as arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome—as well as the fractures, tendon lacerations, and crush injuries that come with the active lifestyles of those living in Colorado.
Dr. Cassidy obtained a masters degree in business administration prior to pursuing medical school. The lessons from those years are have set the foundation for his practice of medicine: he believes that “high value care” is when patients receive the best outcomes at the lowest cost. Similarly, his research focuses on improving the quality of care while reducing costs to patients and the health care system. He is experienced in “wide awake surgery” as a method to minimize anesthesia exposure and shorten patients’ recovery time.
Education & Training
Hand and Upper Extremity, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT
Orthopedic Trauma, Rhode Island Hospital, and affiliate of Brown University, Providence, RI
Orthopaedic Surgery, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO
M.B.A., Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Emphasis: Entrepreneurship and Finance
B.S. in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
American Association of Hand Surgery
Orthopaedic Trauma Association
El Paso County Medical Society
Honors & Awards
Chief Resident for Quality Improvement, Brown Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
More About Dr. Cassidy
Originally from Pennsylvania, Dr. Cassidy fell in love with the West spending summers fishing in Montana with his father and grandfather. He made his way to Colorado to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder for his undergraduate studies. After the completion of college, he attended CU’s Leeds School of Business where he focused on entrepreneurship and finance before pursuing medical school at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He completed residency and a fellowship in Orthopedic Trauma Surgery at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, RI, and pursued fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at the University of Utah.
Dr. Cassidy joined the Colorado Springs Orthopedic Group in the fall of 2016. He is honored to be joining CSOG, a group of physicians who have mentored him through the years going back to his days as a medical student at the University of Colorado. As his wife, Dr. Heather Matthews Cassidy, is originally from Colorado Springs, Dr. Cassidy has deep roots in our community and is excited to finally “make it back.” Like many of his patients, Dr. Cassidy values his leisure time: he loves to hike, bike, fish, and ski with his wife and two sons.
Megan M. Perry, PA-C
Physician Assistant to Dale Cassidy, MD
Areas of Interest
A move to Colorado brought her to her second job at Colorado Springs Orthopedic Group, now specializing in hand and upper extremity orthopedics.
Education & Training
Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Midwestern University, Downers Grove IL
BS, Biomedical Sciences, Marquette University, Milwaukee WI
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
More about Megan
Megan was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. While attending Marquette University, she also worked as a teacher’s aide in the human gross anatomy course. Her interest in healthcare was enhanced by two medical mission trips to Honduras where she was part of a group of students and physicians who provided medical care to the impoverished Honduran population.
Upon graduating and becoming a certified physician assistant, her first job was at Midwest Orthopedics at Rush where she worked with a physician who specialized in minimally invasive spinal surgery.
Megan and her husband Steve moved from Chicago to Colorado Springs in the spring of 2012. They both love the outdoors and have been taking full advantage of all Colorado has to offer including fishing, hiking, and mountain biking.