Roger D. Sung, MD2019-05-29T08:02:30+00:00

Roger D. Sung, MD

  • Cervical & Lumbar Spine Surgery

  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

  • Adult Scoliosis / Degenerative Spine

  • Spine Oncology

  • Spine Trauma

  • Spine Surgery with Local or Spinal Anesthesia

Areas of Interest

Dr. Sung is a fellowship-trained and board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in cervical and lumbar surgery, microsurgery, and minimally invasive surgery. He also performs complex spine reconstruction via minimally invasive techniques.

Dr. Sung also offers spine surgery with local or spinal anesthesia as an alternative to general anesthesia. These options allow many patients to have complex surgeries in an outpatient setting. Dr. Sung’s expertise with minimally invasive techniques allows for quicker recovery and faster return to normal function.

Education & Training


Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH


Orthopaedic Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

Medical School

UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA


BA in Biology, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA
Graduated Magna Cum Laude


Board Certified

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Top Doc, Colorado Springs Style Magazine, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

More about Dr. Sung

Dr. Sung has been in practice in Colorado Springs since 2000, joining The Spine Center at Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group in 2007. Dr. Sung and his wife Kelly have three children who are very active in sports. Dr. Sung enjoys skiing and golf.

For more information about Dr. Sung, visit his Website

Philosophy of Care

“I make it a priority to provide all my patients with comprehensive and individualized treatment so they can return to the activities they love.”

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Phillip M. Falender, PA-C

Physician Assistant to Roger D. Sung, MD

Areas of Interest

Phill is a physician assistant specializing in spine surgery and orthopaedics. He has extensive experience in all aspects of orthopedic care, including sports medicine and spine care. Currently, Phill’s primary focus is orthopedic spine surgery, and he works directly with Dr. Sung in The Spine Center.

Education & Training


Physician Assistant Studies, Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine, Physician Assistant Program, Portland, OR


BA in Kinesiology, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO



National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

More about Phill

In Colorado Springs, Phill has been directly involved with the care and treatment of professional and collegiate athletes, as well as Olympic Training Center athletes. He also completed a certification course to become a golf fitness instructor through the Titleist Performance Institute.

Phill’s wife, Lotta, is a marketing consultant, and they have three wonderful children. When the weather is warm Phill enjoys playing golf, but when the snow starts to fall, his true passion is skiing. Phill and Lotta enjoy Colorado Springs, and look forward to raising their children at the foot of the mountains.

Phil Falender, Physician Assistant
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Jenielle Daugherty, BS, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner to Paul Stanton, DO & Roger D. Sung, MD

Areas of Interest

Jenielle’s interest in orthopedics began during her undergraduate experience in Athletic Training with an emphasis in Sports Medicine. Her clinical nursing practice was heightened at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center level I trauma facility specializing in post-operative orthopedic spine surgery, rehabilitation, and trauma in the acute care setting. Prior to joining Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group, she expanded her clinical experience at St. Francis Medical Center Total Joint & Spine Center.

Education & Training


Family Nurse Practitioner, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN


BS in Nursing, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
BS in Athletic Training Education, Ohio University, Athens, OH


Professional Affiliations

American Nurse’s Credentialing Center- Family Nurse Practitioner
National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses
American Nurses Association

More About Jenielle

As a previous collegiate track and cross-country athlete, Jenielle’s interests in trail running, racing, hiking, snowboarding, and camping make Colorado Springs the perfect place for herself, her husband, and her dog to reside.

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Kelsey Chrane, PA-C

Physician Assistant to Roger D. Sung, MD

Help us welcome Kelsey to the team! She is our newest addition to the Spine department, and is excited to help patients in the Colorado Springs area.

Kelsey, Chrane, Physician Assistant
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