J.T. Tai Endowed Chair and the Director of the Center for Gait and Movement Analysis
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Dr. Carollo is the original designer and program director of the Center for Gait and Movement Analysis (CGMA), the first and only accredited clinical motion analysis laboratory in Colorado. Opened in July 1999, the Center’s mission is to comprehensively analyze movement disorders associated with neuromuscular and musculoskeletal conditions, using advanced measurement tools and a unique multidisciplinary approach to care. The clinical goal of the laboratory is to identify critical gait abnormalities and recommend comprehensive treatment to improve and restore independent ambulation in any individual with less than optimal walking performance. Dr. Carollo was originally recruited to design this state-of-the-art facility after creating pediatric and adult facilities at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, respectively; both in Dallas, Texas. Since then, he has lead the ongoing development and operation of CGMA, including the complete redesign and clinical start-up following the move of Children’s Hospital to the Anschutz Medical Campus in 2007, and the recent program expansions into adult assessment and adolescent sports medicine.
In 2017, Dr. Carollo was named the inaugural chairholder of the J. T. Tai Endowed Chair for the Center for Gait and Movement Analysis, to continue his work applying novel technologies and approaches to unravel the complexities of human motion, and study the impact of independent ambulation on the health and wellbeing of individuals with pediatric onset conditions, such as cerebral palsy, as they grow older.
Created in January, 2006, Dr. Carollo also developed and currently serves as the Director (in collaboration with MRC Medical Director Dr. Nancy Miller) of the Musculoskeletal Research Center (MRC), a multidisciplinary research group established to promote and conduct advanced clinical outcomes research in the field of Pediatric Orthopaedics. It draws upon the clinical excellence of Children's Hospital Colorado Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine departments and the analytical expertise of clinical scientists and biomedical engineers, to create a clinical research infrastructure that can support research in spinal deformity, cerebral palsy, sports medicine, tumor, trauma, and other musculoskeletal disorders in children.
Dr. Carollo is an Associate Professor at University of Colorado (CU Denver) Anschutz Medical Campus, in the departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Orthopedics, and Bioengineering. In that role, he leads intramurally and extramurally funded research teams, and provides mentorship to students from undergraduate to clinical residents and fellows, across a diverse spectrum of disciplines in medicine and engineering. Dr. Carollo also holds courtesy academic appointments at CU Boulder, CU Colorado Springs, Colorado School of Mines (CSM) and University of Denver, and has served on graduate studies committees at each institution.