Sydne Muratore, MD
Sydne Muratore was born and raised in Hulett, Wyoming. She grew up on a cattle ranch, which she acknowledges instilled an early work ethic and a dedication to "something greater than oneself." She circuitously developed an interest in surgery due, in part, to the collective traits she acquired from her formative years. "Working with my hands, fixing things on the ranch, thinking about the bigger picture all came from my father. Curiosity, creativity, and the fluidity of the arts came from my mother." She went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Leadership from Dickinson State University in North Dakota. She then earned her medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver. Subsequently, Dr. Muratore moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota to complete her general surgery residency at the University of Minnesota where she also engaged in two years of clinical research. Her research there spanned perioperative infection and sepsis identification and reduction, total pancreatectomy islet autotransplantation for chronic pancreatitis, medical student surgical education, and clinical outcomes in trauma/critical care.
Moving back to Colorado was a natural choice for Dr. Muratore. She and her husband met while in medical training here in Colorado, and it has always felt like home to them. She says SCL Health drew her "because of the juxtaposition of being able to help both medically complex patients as well as the opportunity to care for the underserved." Growing up in a rural area, she brought with her an early interest in access to care issues. Throughout her training, she has developed a passion for caring for patients from all walks of life. She has been on numerous surgical brigades to Latin America as a result. These collective experiences have taught her great respect for the art and science of surgery and it's impact on her patients' lives. "Each day, I realize what a privilege we have as physicians that patients choose to let us take care of them and put their trust in us in their most vulnerable moments. I believe in empowering my patients through education about their condition and choices, and helping guide them through the surgery process."
While Dr. Muratore is trained in all areas of general surgery, her areas of clinical interest include:
· Acute care surgery
· Hernia and abdominal wall reconstruction
· Alimentary tract (small bowel and colon)
· Minimally invasive surgery
· Breast care
· Surgical education
· Perioperative quality improvement
When she is not at work, Dr. Muratore likes to enjoy everything the beautiful Colorado outdoors has to offer, namely: hiking, skiing, and landscape photography. She also tries to find time to explore the world with her husband and young daughter.