Dedicated to High-Quality Healthcare in a Caring and Cost-Effective Environment.
Dr. Waqqar Khan-Farooqi
Areas of Specialty: Foot and Ankle, Trauma Care
Education: Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Residency: University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
Fellowship: OrthoCarolina, Charlotte, N.C.
Certifications & Titles: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Born and raised in Stockton, Calif., Dr. Khan-Farooqi planned a life of service either in politics or healthcare. He received his BS degree with honors from Stanford University, where he majored in biological sciences and minored in political science. Dr. Khan-Farooqi worked in a cancer biology research laboratory at Stanford for two years after graduation. His project focused on the role of stem cells and growth factors in protecting the body’s normal tissues from injury during cancer treatment.
Dr. Khan-Farooqi attended Stanford Medical School, graduating with an MD in 2000, and found his calling in orthopedic surgery, particularly in the care of fractures and their aftereffects. He was fortunate to receive residency training in Seattle at the University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, and affiliated hospitals where he worked with giants in the fields of trauma and foot/ankle surgery. Dr. Khan-Farooqi continued his foot and ankle subspecialty training with a focus on the care of athletes at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, N.C.
He met his wife, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Thea Wojtkowski, as a fellow undergrad at Stanford. They have four children whom they hope to raise to appreciate a life of curiosity, passion and service to community.
Dr. Khan-Farooqi’s style of practice involves personalized care, taking the time to listen with empathy and to understand and then explain the assessment thoroughly so doctor and patient can jointly pursue healing on the patient’s terms. He practices at the Midvalley Medical Center/Ortho Aspen/Midvalley Surgery Center location in Basalt Mondays and Thursdays.
Dr. Khan-Farooqi feels fortunate to have the opportunity to live, work and raise his children in the beautiful Roaring Fork Valley.