Theodore Schlegel, MD
Associate Professor, Orthopedics

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (1987)
Undergraduate School:
  • AB, Brown University (RI) (1983)
Internship:
  • University of Utah Medical Center Program (1988)
Residency:
  • University of Utah Program, Orthopedic Surgery (1992)
Fellowships:
  • Steadman Clinic Program, Orthopedic Sports Medicine (1993)
Languages: English
Department: Orthopedics

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor, Orthopedics
  • Co-Founder, Steadman Hawkins Clinic - Denver
  • Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedics
  • Fellowship Director, Steadman Hawkins Clinic - Denver
  • Hawkins Sports Medicine Research Endowed Chair
  • Director of Research and Innovation, Inverness Center

Recognition & Awards

  • Jerry “Hawk” Rhea Award, Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (2012)
    Outstanding NFL Team Physician

Research Interests

• All-arthroscopic rotator cuff technology now used in 90% of all surgeries • Biological treatment of rotator cuff tears • Advancements in surgical and nonsurgical treatments for rare NFL injuries • Published study on the effects of the pain killer Ketorolac on NFL players, leading to major changes in how the drug is administered

Teaching

  • Associate Professor (2016)
    School of Medicine, Orthopedics

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopedic, Member
  • American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, Member
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Society, Member
  • Twentieth Century Orthopaedic Association, Member
  • Electronic Technology Committee of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES), Chairman
  • Adaptive Sports Center (ACS), Board Member
  • Centrum Medical Center/HCA Ambulatory Center, Governing Board Member
  • NFL Team Physicians Society, Executive Committee
  • UCHealth Inverness Project, Strategic Planning Committee Member
  • Steadman Hawkins Research Foundation, Scientific Advisory Board Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver
175 Inverness Drive West Suite 200
Englewood, CO 80112
303-694-3333

UCHealth Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver – Surgery Center
175 Inverness Drive West Suite 400
Englewood, CO 80112
303-694-3333

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Board Certification (2005, 2015)
  • Orthopedic Surgery
Conditions & Treatments
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Shoulder Injuries and Disorders
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Knee Injuries and Disorders
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Sprains and Strains
Clinical Interests
Athletic knee and shoulder conditions, including knee ligament, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), collateral ligament, meniscus and articular cartilage injuries. Shoulder dislocations, separations, rotator cuff impingement and tears, labral tears, clavicle fractures

Care Philosophy
Dr. Ted Schlegel is an orthopedic surgeon and a founding member of the Steadman Hawkins Clinic-Denver. In the fall of 2016, the clinic partnered with UC Health and the University of Colorado School of Medicine where Ted is an associate professor in the Department of Orthopedics. Dr. Schlegel helped shape the vision and design of the new UC Health Inverness Center. As the fellowship director for the sports medicine program, his practice focuses on the treatment of athletic disorders of the knee and shoulder. Ted is active with both basic science and clinical research. His work has led to the development of several innovative technologies including the Opus Medical device, which was the first FDA approved technology that revolutionized the treatment of arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs. In addition he worked on a new biological solution to treat partial thickness rotator cuff tears using the patented Rotation Medical collagen scaffold. He has been recently named to lead the team for the Hawkins Sports Medicine Research Endowed Chair and serves as the director of research and innovation for the UC Inverness Center. His current work at the new center includes regenerative technologies for both non-operative and operative treatment of the knee and shoulder. Dr. Schlegel is in charge of several studies at the new Inverness Center. Ted served as a team physician for the Denver Broncos for 18 years and in 2012 received the prestigious “Outstanding NFL Team Physician Award.” Ted has been actively involved in the community, serving on several non-profit boards. He has served on the Boettcher Foundation Board of Trustees since 2006 and was chair of the board for three years.

Personal Interests
Dr. Schlegel's hobbies include family travel, fly-fishing and reading. Many of his travels have involved service activities, which he says significantly deepens the meaning of the trips.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (1987)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • AB, Brown University (RI) (1983)
Internships:
  • University of Utah Medical Center Program (1988)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Utah Program, Orthopedic Surgery (1992)
Fellowships:
  • Steadman Clinic Program, Orthopedic Sports Medicine (1993)
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Languages: English
Department: Orthopedics
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