Sky Ridge Medical Center offers the latest in medical technology in a soothing, healing environment. Combine that with world-class services and the area's top healthcare professionals and you'll understand why Sky Ridge has become a model of care for the rest of the country. As a Level III Trauma Center, Sky Ridge is equipped to address most patient injuries and illness. In the emergency department, we have board-certified emergency physicians, physician assistants and pediatricians.
Pediatric Emergency Department, Director
Dr. David Stocker returns to Denver from his four-year directorship of the Emergency Department at Sunrise Children’s Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. Prior to this most recent position, Dr. Stocker was the Medical Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Swedish Medical Center, as well as the Chairman of both the Pediatrics Section and the Department of Women and Children at Swedish. He practiced as a physician at the HealthONE family of hospitals in Denver for six years while also teaching as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
Dr. Stocker attended the University of Colorado, Boulder for his undergraduate degree, then received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Colorado, Denver in 1999. He moved to Washington, D.C. to complete both an internship and a residency in Pediatrics at the renowned Georgetown University Hospital. Directly thereafter, he completed his Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship in Columbus, Ohio, at the Columbus Children’s Hospital. Most recently, in 2009, Dr. Stocker received his MBA from the University of Colorado, Denver’s Executive Program in Healthcare Administration.
Dr. Stocker is a member of both the American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Physician Executives. He is a winner of multiple 5280 Top Doc awards (2008 and 2009) in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and has been a part of nearly a dozen committees focused on everything from quality to credentials. Dr. Stocker is involved in volunteer work, including repairing mountain bike trails to make them more durable and more environmentally friendly, among many other projects. In his spare time, Dr. Stocker likes to spend time with his young daughter and enjoy all that Colorado has to offer.