Doctors and Practitioners in Surgery

Dr. Sandeep Vijan

Dr Vijan is a Board-Certified General Surgeon for Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center in Walsenburg, Colorado. Originally from India, Dr Vijan completed medical school at Mahatma Gandhi's Mission Medical College in Mumbai, followed by a General Surgery residency at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr Vijan's interest in Robotic Surgery has afforded him the opportunity to educate surgeons nationwide and he has authored 3 textbook chapters in Colorectal Surgery - Atlas of Robotic Surgery (2021), Minimally invasive Robotic Surgery (2019) & Atlas of Robotic General Surgery (2019).

Dr Vijan is a Certified Physician Executive through the American Association of Physician Leaders. He has found his passion in improving quality, safety in healthcare and believes strongly in physician leadership to achieve those goals. As a practicing surgeon and a healthcare executive - he finds himself at the crossroads of clinical quality improvement, evidenced-based medicine and promoting healthcare delivery. He is focused on identifying the gaps in patient care and aligning healthcare providers with hospital administrators to promote safe, effective, and efficient care. In his little spare time, he enjoys travel, cooking, mulligan-style golf, and electronic music.

Dr. James "Andy" Conrad

Dr. Conrad received his bachelor's degree in biology from Colorado College located in Colorado Springs. He received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine located in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed two residencies in General Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina Department of Surgery located in Charleston, where he also served as both Categorical Resident and Chief Resident.
Dr. Conrad is board certified in general surgery.

Dr. Conrad practiced in Pueblo, Colorado, where he served as Medical Director in the Trauma Services Department at Parkview Medical Center. In the past, he also served as a General Surgeon for both Sangre De Cristo Surgical Associates as well as Surgical Consultants of Pueblo. He currently practices at Mt. San Rafael Hospital Professional Complex Surgical Clinic in Trinidad.

To schedule an appointment at the Walsenburg Specialty Clinic please call his office at 719.845.3170.