Colin Zaporski, PA-C

Orthopedic Surgery Specialist

Colin Zaporski is a board-certified Physician Assistant specializing in Orthopedic Surgery working primarily alongside Dr. Knesek. 

Colin earned a Neuroscience degree in 2012 from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor after graduating Summa Cum Laude from Royal Oak High School,. He spent the following 2 years working as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, where he obtained thousands of hours of bedside patient care. Colin graduated with Honors from the rigorous and competitive Wayne State University Physician Assistant (PA) Studies Program.  He worked at DMC Orthopedics after graduation where he gained knowledge and experience directly from the Orthopedic Surgery teaching program honed his skills caring for patients in the Metro Detroit community

Given his skill in orthopedics, Colin was asked to join Motor City Orthopedics in 2019 where he sees patients with hip and knee problems as well as acute musculoskeletal injuries. He also assists in surgery, primarily with Dr. David Knesek, but he has operated alongside all of the doctors at MCO. Colin frequently performs in-office procedures including laceration suturing, fracture reduction, casting, and joint injections.

Clear and effective patient communication is central to Colin’s practice. He finds it crucial to build a relationship with the patient — which requires learning their complete background and social situation. This helps to guide his decision-making to formulate more effective treatment plans. 

Areas of Expertise Include:

Memberships Include: 

  • Michigan Association of Physician Assistants (MAPA) 
  • American Association of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

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