Patient care is a team effort where everyone plays important and unique roles. We'd like to introduce our team to you!


Dr. Paulos was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 1946. He graduated from the University of Utah and played American football as the starting strong safety for 4 years. He was named to the academic all-conference football team 3 times and also to the NCAA Academic All-American Football team, honorable mention. He graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine with honors (AOA). He completed his internship at Parkland Memorial hospital in Dallas, Texas and his orthopaedic residency under the late Dr. Sherman Coleman at the University of Utah. He completed a double fellowship with Dr. Fred Allman in Atlanta, Georgia, and Dr. Frank Noyes in Cincinnati, Ohio. Working with Dr. Noyes and his colleagues as an associate and partner introduced him the importance of academics and research in Sports Medicine Orthopaedics and has been very productive since that time.


He has over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals, over 370 academic presentations around the world, been an instructor for over 75 orthopaedic instructional course lectures, and has published over 47 books and chapters in his specialties. He also has 30 patents and patents pending for medical devices and procedures.

Dr. Paulos was a pioneer for arthroscopic subacromial decompression and rotator cuff repair in the shoulder, as well as arthroscopic anterior cruciate and posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. His pioneering work on knee arthrofibrosis and the clinical entity of inferior patellar entrapment syndrome has been widely referenced and recognized.

Dr. Paulos has been, and still is, an orthopaedic consultant to many high schools, colleges, and professional sports teams, as well as the US Olympic Ski Team. His previous positions include Vice President and Medical Director of the Andrews-Paulos Research & Education Institute, Gulf Breeze, Florida; Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas; Medical Director of the Biomechanics Institute, Salt Lake City, Utah; Founding Partner of The Orthopedic Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah; Associate Clinical Professor, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah; Assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio; Adjunct Professor, School of Physical Therapy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah; Adjunct Professor, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama; Research Associate, Department of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida.

Dr. Paulos has been AAOS board certified since 1980 and has his CAQ in Sports Medicine. He has trained over 200 post-graduate orthopaedic surgeons in his ACGME certified sports medicine fellowships. He sits on many Editorial Boards, committees, and medical consulting panels. He was one of the very first European Traveling Fellows, and has since served as a Godfather in 2009. He and his associates have been awarded the O’Donoghue Research Award; 3M Health Care Award for Applied Science and the National Athletic Trainer’s Association President’s Challenge Award. He is a member of the Herodicus and AOA Societies.

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Kim Nelson, PT

Kim received his B.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of Utah in 1981. He has worked with Dr. Paulos for more than 30 years.

Kim has travelled with, and served as the PT for the US Freestyle Ski Team from 1992 to 2001 including the 1998 Winter Olympics. He served with US Speed skating from 2002 to 2010 and during the 2006 Winter Olympics.

He served as the Medical Coordinator during the Salt Lake City, 2002 Winter Olympics.

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Lindsay Gremillion

Lindsay is the nurse in charge of Stem Cell and Nutritional IV Therapy.

Nursing degree from Weber State University. She also obtained her BS in Psychology and is a certified phlebotomist, certified in CPR/AED/BLS and First Aid. She's trained in alternative medicine including IV Nutrition, Ozone, and Chelation Therapy.

Lindsay has worked in the field of medicine for 8+ years including an Alzheimer's unit, rheumatology clinic, medical surgical floor and recently the surgical transplant unit. 

In her free time she loves to travel, paint, be in the mountains, and is a huge steak enthusiast.

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Gabriela Pirraglio, Coordinator

Gabriela has worked in orthopedics since 1995. She joined Dr. Paulos in 2000 and has learned many of the facets of his practice.

Gabriela serves as the Clinic Coordinator handling the phones, scheduling visits, coordinating surgery and working to gain authorizations.

From patient care to outside consults she serves as Dr. Paulos' assistant/manager.

Call Gabriela, she loves working with great patients and the amazing staff!

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Dave Hudson, Radiology

David is a graduate of the U.S. Army College of Health Sciences. He served in the US Army Medical Corp from 1966 to 1969.

David graduated from the University of Utah in 1979 and has more than 35 years of experience in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

He has been with the Paulos team for over 20 years and served during the 2002 Olympics as Radiology and Clinical Specialist at the Park City Mountain venue for both athletes and visitors.

Stephen J. Cox, PA-C

Stephen J. Cox graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science. He received his Master of Physician Assistant from Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Stephen is nationally certified by NCCPA and is a member of AAPA. He has been doing orthopedics for 8 years and is committed to working with Dr. Paulos to provide excellent patient care and treatment.

He is married with 4 children and enjoys movies, video games, sports, and camping.

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Dr. Mark W. Peterson, MD

Dr. Peterson is board-certified in Sports Medicine. He attended the University of Utah and graduated from Brigham Young University. He earned his medical degree at Midwestern University/Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. He served his residency at Michigan State University- Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies. He then went on to the Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience where he completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship in Bentonville Arkansas.

Dr. Peterson has served as a team physician for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, AA affiliate of the Kansas City Royals.

Dr. Peterson is fluent in Spanish.

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Gabriela Negrete

Gabriele Negrete is a board-certified Radiographer and Sonographer. She graduated from Weber State University and earned her bachelor's degree in Radiologic Science.

Gabriele is experienced in producing clinical radiographic and sonographic images and assists the doctors with wound care, casting and bracing, ultrasound guided cortisone, Plasma Rich Platelets (PRP), and STEM Cell injections.

In her free time, she likes to hike and go camping. She enjoys nature and the outdoors.

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Dona Staples

Dona Staples helps schedule appointments for Dr. Petersen, facilitate imaging requests, answer billing questions, and assist patients with any questions that they may have. I will happily greet you when you come to the clinic.

Before working with Dr. Peterson, I was lucky to spend 8 years working for Dr. Russ Toronto. While in college I was a National Champion Ballroom Dancer. All my 5 children have been involved in sports over the years including football, mountain biking, soccer, and ski racing. Two of my girls were on the United States Alpine Ski Team. I am fortunate to be working with such great people. I love my job and we serve some of the best patients in the Valley!