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About Dr. Shandra Wilson

Shandra Wilson, MD, MBA, FACS is a 5280 Top Doctor and chief of surgery at Littleton Adventist Hospital. She received her undergraduate degrees from the University of Denver graduating with honors to eventually go on to pursue her medical degree at the University of Washington. After receiving her medical degree, Dr. Wilson completed both the general surgery and urologic residence trainings and then a urologic oncology post-doctoral fellowship.

With her medical and surgical schooling complete, Dr. Wilson practiced at the University of Colorado School of Medicine for 14 years. Then she wanted to take her career to the next level. She believes that we are always capable of pushing ourselves further toward being the best individuals we can be.

Dr. Wilson received her MBA in healthcare administration as well as an Executive Master's degree in business with an emphasis on health administration. After completing her master's degree, Dr. Wilson joined Centura where she feels refreshed and excited to take patient treatment and care into her own hands to give

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patients the most comfortable experience possible.

Dr. Wilson is a fellow of the American College of Surgeon and has a special certification in hospital quality and safety. To download a copy of Dr. Wilson's CV, click here   

On a personal note

​Dr. Wilson is not only a hardworking, devoted, and caring doctor but she is also a hardworking, devoted, and caring wife and mother. Dr. Wilson has two children, Andrew and Amanda, who are wonderful, athletic, talented, and hardworking. Additionally, Dr. Wilson is married to the President and CEO of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, George Sparks. As a team they work hard to provide for their children, and as individuals they support one another in their important, demanding, and rewarding careers. In their spare time the family loves to be outside, go skiing and snowboarding, read, and spend time with their pets, but most of all they love to play music for friends and family in their family band, The Crooked Whiskers. 

Guiding philosophy

Dr. Wilson’s medical philosophy is composed of several virtues that allow her to achieve a balance among providing the highest quality of patient care; advocating for her patients; being a team player; and educating her patients, students, and colleagues using the years of knowledge and experience she has accumulated.


Although Dr. Wilson tends to follow the standard cancer treatment guidelines as well as the SWOG protocol in treating her patients, occasionally she does feel it necessary to deviate from those guidelines depending on specific patient needs and scenarios. All guidelines she follows have been thoughtfully created and have proven to provide the best care and results for cancer patients – which, of course, is her ultimate goal always.

Contacting Dr. Wilson

After you’ve seen Dr. Wilson in the clinic you can contact her at or call the nursing line at 303-649-3707 with any specific questions you may have. 


If after your clinic visit it is determined that you need surgery Dr. Wilson makes it her promise to you to use her years of experience accompanied by the latest technology and research to provide you the best possible personalized care and comfort. She wants to help every patient be healthy enough to live the life they want and deserve.

When patients live long and thrive,
Dr. Wilson believes it is the best revenge on cancer.

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