A native of Madison, Wisconsin, Dr. Zuhlke received a Bachelor of Science with honors with distinction in biochemistry and molecular biology, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before medical school, he served as a police officer with the City of Madison Police Department for seven years.
His extensive medical training began at University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison, Wisconsin followed by an internship at Rush University Medical Center and Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Zuhlke then completed two residencies, one in general surgery at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, and the other in plastic and reconstructive surgery at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. He also completed a fellowship in surgery of the upper extremity and hand at The Hand Center of San Antonio/University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas, training under world famous orthopedic surgeon David P. Green, MD, and microsurgeon William C. Pederson, MD.
Dr. Zuhlke specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery, including aesthetic and hand surgery. He has received additional training in diseases, disorders, and injuries of the upper extremity and hand. He is an Associate Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a candidate member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He has authored numerous scientific publications.
Dr. Zuhlke takes the most pride in being able to communicate effectively with patients, being a resource for education, and involving patients in the decision-making process, which he believes is integral to providing the highest level and quality of care. He feels his greatest accomplishment is not only the compassionate care that he delivers, but the trust that he receives in return.
After spending time in Texas, Dr. Zuhlke is thrilled to return to four seasons in Colorado. He is joined by his wife, also a talented surgeon, their two-year-old son and two rescued greyhounds. In his free time, he enjoys art, spending time with friends and family, running, hiking, cooking, woodworking and traveling.