Christopher K. Jones, MD


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Areas of Interest

Dr. Jones is fellowship-trained in the treatment of sports medicine injuries and disorders of the shoulder. He has a special interest in advanced arthroscopic techniques of the knee, shoulder, and elbow.

He is one of the leading surgeons in Southern Colorado who performs advanced cartilage restoration procedures such as autologous cartilage implantation and meniscal transplantation. He is also an expert in performing total shoulder replacement.

  • Sports Medicine
  • General Orthopedics
  • Anatomic and Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement 
  • Patient Specific Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision Total Shoulder Replacement 
  • Arthroscopic surgery 
  • Cartilage Repair/Replacement 
  • Alternative Therapy Treatments

Education & Training


Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship, Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Jackson, MS


Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Medical School

Emory University Medical School, Atlanta, GA


BS in Biology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Philosophy of Care

My goal is to help patients maintain the active lifestyle that they enjoy. My mantra is to treat patients as I would want my own family treated. I pride myself on spending quality time with patients to assure they have a thorough understanding of their problem.


Board Certified

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine


Arthroscopy Association of North America

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Western Orthopaedic Association


Top Doc, Colorado Springs Style Magazine, 2014, 2015 and 2016, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

More about Dr. Jones

Dr. Jones’ interest in sports medicine started early in his life as he grew up heavily involved in sports and played varsity baseball at Wake Forest University. This interest continues for the whole Jones family, and they participate often in sports such as snow skiing, ultra-distance running, Ironman triathlons, tennis, volleyball, mountain biking, and riding dirt bikes.

Dr. Jones is married to Stephanie. They have two children, Tanner and Hunter. For more information about Dr. Jones, visit his website.


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Phillip M. Falender, PA-C

Physician Assistant to Christopher Jones, MD and John C. Redfern, MD

Areas of Interest

Phill is a physician assistant specializing in all aspects of Orthopaedics with primary focus in sports medicine. His extensive experience in orthopedic care, enables him to help his physicians treat even the most complex sports medicine cases.

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.

Cara Zagel, PA-C

Physician Assistant to Christopher Jones, MD 

Areas of Interest

Cara’s is a certified Physician Assistant specializing in Orthopedic Sports Medicine. She is highly-trained to assist not only in clinic but also alongside Dr. Christopher Jones in the operating room.

Education & Training


Master of Physician Assistant Studies, The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine; Hershey, PA


BA Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO



National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

More about Cara

Cara was born in the Chicago suburbs, but grew up skiing the Rockies and eventually made her way out west to study at CU Boulder.  She worked with an orthopedic hand surgeon in the Boulder area before deciding to attend PA school.
After graduating from Penn State, she worked in general orthopedics and orthopedic urgent care on the island of Oahu, Hawaii before returning to Colorado to join Dr. Jones.  She is happy to be back in the mountains and helping her patients stay active to experience everything Colorado has to offer.  She also enjoys supporting the large military and veteran population in the Springs.