W. Carlton Reckling, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Carlton Reckling is a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon with over 17 years of spine surgery and clinical research experience in Cheyenne, WY, Ft. Collins, CO, and St. Paul, MN.  His experience includes authoring numerous clinical orthopedic publications, orthopedic surgical society presentations on a wide variety of spinal procedures and techniques, active multi-state practices in orthopedic spine surgery with licenses in MN, WY, CO, and NB, active membership in a variety of orthopedic spine surgery societies, including the North American Spine Society (NASS) and the American Association of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS), and consulting in a faculty role with medical device technology companies.

Most recently, Dr. Reckling has worked as a spine surgeon at The Spine Center in Cheyenne, WY, and in spine surgery centers in Loveland, and Ft. Collins, CO, where he utilized a number of minimally invasive therapies for different spinal surgical procedures.  He has been involved with numerous clinical trials in the field of spine surgery, and has been an instructor in spine surgery at a number of international orthopedic spine surgery courses. Prior to this, Dr. Reckling served as an orthopedic surgeon at Ramsey Hospital in St. Paul, MN, where he participated in orthopedic clinical research. 

Educated at Creighton and Northwestern Universities, Carlton pursued his fellowship in spine surgery at Queen’s University Medical Centre in Nottingham, England.  He pursued his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis, MN.  Carlton also underwent additional training in general surgery at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis, MN.  Carlton's focus is on good clinical practices and on developing and leading medical education programs.