The DSMS Sports Medicine team provides state-of-the-art care for a full range of the sports and musculoskeletal injuries.

We specialize in results-oriented treatment to improve athletic performance and to “get you back in the game,” whether you are a competitive or recreational athlete. Our conservative yet progressive philosophy has proven to be very successful in the treatment and rehabilitation of the most basic to most complex injuries.

Through years of practicing in this area and with a multitude of sports teams, Dr Zinis has developed an extensive referral network of elite physical therapists and surgeons, if necessary.

Kellie Lowry, Yani Zinis, Raili Donnelly

Yani C. Zinis, D.O.


Yani C Zinis, D.O. is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has been a part of the Rose Medical Community for over 20 years. Dr Zinis first joined Orthopedic Associates in 1996 and then in May of 2018, he opened a new practice on the campus of Rose. He is committed to the highest level of specialty care in the non-operative treatment and management of musculoskeletal injuries with a focus on sports medicine.

A Colorado native, Dr Zinis attended Mullen High School and then received his BA from Occidental College. He received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Colorado. Dr Zinis is very involved with the sports community both locally and internationally.

He is credentialed as a USOC (United States Olympic Committee) physician and has served as the head team physician at the Paralympics for USA Wheelchair Basketball and Rugby. He worked for USA Hockey as the head team physician at the Olympics and multiple World Championships, as well as serving as an assistant team physician for the Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets. Dr Zinis has been recognized as a 5280 Top Doctor since 1999.

He continues to focus on the functional restoration of orthopedic injuries with a conservative yet progressive philosophy.

Raili Donnelly, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Raili received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Dartmouth College and then graduated from the Physician Assistant Program with a Master’s Degree in Science at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Her first job as a Certified Physician Assistant began twelve years ago with Dr. Zinis, where they worked together for seven years at his previous practice. She has spent the last five years at Rose Medical Center hospital working in orthopedic surgery. As of fall 2019, Raili joined the team at Denver Sports Medicine and Spine to start seeing patients again with Dr. Zinis. We are thrilled to have her on board!

Kellie Lowry, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Kellie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences in May of 2007 from Gannon University and then completed Gannon’s Master’s Degree Program for Physician Assistants. She has worked in many areas of health care as a Certified Physician Assistant, including family practice, general urology, obstetrics, gynecology, and sports medicine. Kellie recently joined our team in January of 2020 and we are excited to have her working alongside Raili and Dr. Zinis!

Megan Halles
Medical Assistant

Megan graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Human Physiology. She worked as a Medical Assistant in Emergency Medicine as well as Neurology for four years before joining DSMS to work as Dr. Zinis’ MA in March of 2019. Megan’s goal is to become a Physician Assistant and she is currently working on her applications to PA programs in the area.

Rachel Sam
Practice Manager

Rachel joined our team in early March with 17 years of experience in the health care field. She spent the last seven years as a Practice Manager and clinical lead at a large family medicine practice in the Denver metro area. Prior to that, Rachel worked as a Clinical Coordinator for urgent care facilities as well as assisted with operations and onboarding new staff, providers, and clinical offices in Pediatrics and Ortho/Pain Management. She is also a Certified Medical Assistant with an AOS degree. We are so excited to have Rachel at DSMS and look forward to benefitting from her expertise!