Matthew H. Paden, DPM, FACFAS

Matthew H. Paden, DPM

Matthew H. Paden, DPM

  • Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center
  • 7615 West 38th Avenue, Suite B101 Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
  • 303-423-2520

Dr. Matthew Paden is a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon and the president of Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center. He studied biology and human anatomy at the University of Maryland (1983-1987), and completed his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree at the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco in 1991. Following a 2-year surgical foot and ankle residency at Vencor Hospital (Highlands/Presbyterian St. Luke’s) in Denver, Colorado, Dr. Paden also completed a diabetic foot fellowship at the Northern California Center for the Diabetic and Insensitive Foot in 1994.

After five years as a solo practitioner, Dr. Paden joined Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center in 2000. In 2005 he co-founded the Highlands Foot and Ankle Institute, an organization dedicated to excellence in education in podiatric medicine and surgery. From 1994 to 2010, Dr. Paden also held various faculty appointments with the residency program at Highlands-Presbyterian/St. Luke’s in Denver, which is consistently acknowledged as one of the premier training programs in the nation.

Dr. Paden’s passions include skiing, technical climbing, and mountain climbing. In 2008, he completed his final summit of all the 14er's in Colorado, and in 2009 motivated his five year old son Hunter up Mt. Sherman under his own power! When near the ocean, he surfs, and when exhausted, he golfs.



  • Board-certified in foot surgery
  • Board-certified in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery

Professional Organizations:

  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Co-founder and Vice President, Highlands Foot and Ankle Institute
  • Colorado Podiatric Medical Association
  • American Podiatric Medical Association