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Marc J. Philippon, M.D.

Marc J. Philippon, M.D. Managing Partner, Sports Medicine/Hip Disorders, The Steadman Clinic, Vail, Colorado
Co-Chairman and Board Member, Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Vail, Colorado
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario Canada
Adjunct Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dr. Marc J. Philippon is a partner at The Steadman Clinic and is one of the world's leading orthopaedic surgeons. Dr. Philippon joined The Steadman Clinic in 2005 from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he served as Director of Sports Medicine/Hip Disorders, Director of Sports Medicine/Hip Disorders Fellowship. He also was the Director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Golf Medicine Program. Previously he was Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Dr. Philippon is recognized by his peers in US News and World report being among the top 1% in the nation in his specialty.

Dr. Philippon is internationally known for performing joint preservation techniques utilizing arthroscopic hip surgery to treat painful joint injury in high-level athletes who constantly use powerful hip rotation. He has treated close to 1000 Professional and Olympic athletes successfully. Many of them returning to high performance; winning Olympic Medals and setting new NFL, NHL and MLB records and winning PGA Tournaments. Such athletes include Greg Norman, Mario Lemieux, Alex Rodriguez, Ed Reed, Kurt Warner, LaMarcus Aldridge, Milos Raonic and Sue Bird. He is a consultant to the NHLPA and the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation (Real Federació Española de Tenis) and also to many Professional and Olympic organizations. Dr. Philippon is also a Trustee with the US Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation; having treated many athletes from this organization. He also is a frequent invited speaker at National/International Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic meetings and has authored many peer-reviewed scientific articles. He has performed surgery in 15 different countries and has designed many instruments to improve surgical techniques in hip surgery.

Dr. Philippon initially came to the United States as a student-athlete playing soccer and tennis at the NCAA level on an athletic scholarship. He earned his medical degree with an academic scholarship from McMaster University Medical School in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 1990, and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital in 1995.

Dr. Philippon is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, is an Active Member with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He is also a Fellow with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is a Master Instructor with the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He is an elected member of the Herodicus Society. Dr. Philippon is a Founding Member of the International Society of Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA).

In 2012 he was presented an Achievement Award from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the profession of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Philippon lives in Colorado with his wife and three children. He enjoys spending time with his family and participating in sports such as cycling, skiing, ice hockey, swimming and golfing.

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Clinic News

Dr. Marc Philippon Hosts 8th Annual Vail Hip Arthroscopy Symposium with Smith & Nephew

March 9, 2013
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Dr. Marc Philippon Shares Study that Concludes High Level Athletes with Chondral and Hip Articular Cartilage Damage Can Return to Play

February 28, 2013
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Dr. Marc Philippon Mentioned in Globe and Mail Article On Diagnosing Sports Injuries

November 11, 2012
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Dr. Marc Philippon Pioneers a Hip Procedure by Using Smith & Nephew Fixation Device

October 9, 2012
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Dr. Marc Philippon Performs Hip Surgery on Seattle Storm Point Guard Sue Bird

October 5, 2012
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Dr. Marc Philippon Operates on Pro Golfer Brandt Snedeker, Winner of the Atlanta FedEx Cup

September 27, 2012
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Dr. Marc Philippon Discusses Latest Research Associated with Arthroscopic Hip Surgery for Labral Hip Tears

July 16, 2012
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Dr. Marc Philippon Performs Live Televised Hip Surgery in Northern Italy

July 12, 2012
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Dr. Marc Philippon Chairs Recent Hip Arthroscopy Symposium in Vail

May 16, 2012
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Dr. Marc Philippon Discusses Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) in 5280 The Denver Magazine

March 30, 2012
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Dr. Marc Philippon Study on Femoroacetabular Impingement Recognized as Top Ten Most Cited Articles of 2008-2011 by Arthroscopy Journal

March 2, 2012
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Dr. Marc Philippon Honored by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

February 14, 2012
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Dr. Marc Philippon Performed Hip Surgery on So You Think You Can Dance Season 6 Finalist Ashley Di Lello

January 19, 2012
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LPGA Golfer Diana D' Alessio Plans to Join the LPGA Tour After Hip Surgery with Dr. Marc Philippon

January 13, 2012
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Dr. Philippon from The Steadman Clinic Named One of the Top Influential Canadians in Baseball

December 30, 2011
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Marc Philippon, Orthopedic Hip Surgeon, and Researchers from the Steadman Philippon Research Institute Attended ISHA's 3rd Annual Scientific Meeting on Hip Arthroscopy in Paris.

November 9, 2011
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Dr. Marc Philippon from The Steadman Clinic Helps University of North Carolina Soccer Player, Ali Hawkins, Get Back in the Game.

October 13, 2011
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Dr. Marc Philippon from The Steadman Clinic Performed Arthroscopic Hip Surgery on Kansas City Royals' Second Baseman Johnny Giavotella.

October 21, 2011
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Dr. Marc J. Philippon has been named to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation's Board of Trustees.

October 7, 2011
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Drs. Steadman and Philippon are in the news for performing surgery on professional athletes.

October 5, 2011
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Steadman Clinic Physicians Named "Top Doctors"

August 11, 2011
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Dr. Marc Philippon Performs Surgery On Canucks' Ryan Kesler

August 3, 2011
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Tyson Gay out until 2012 with hip injury. Dr. Philippon performs arthroscopic procedure and oversees rehabilitation

July 8, 2011
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Seattle Storm Player, Lauren Jackson, to Undergo Surgery With Dr. Mark Philippon

June 29, 2011
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Dr. Philippon Says UFC Heavy Weight Nogueira Ready to Fight

May 25, 2011
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Dr. Philippon Named to Top 70 Hip Surgeons and Specialists

May 24, 2011
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Charlotte Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson undergos surgery with Dr. Marc Philippon to repair his damaged hip

May 10, 2011
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Steadman Philipon Research Institute Gives New options, hope for MCL knee injury sufferers

April 4, 2011
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Sports Illustrated Story Leads MIT Player Daniel McCue to Hip Specialist Dr. Philippon

March 10, 2011
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Alex Rodriguez Talks About the 2011 Yankees and Getting the Green Light from Dr. Philippon

March 3, 2011
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Padres Catcher Rob Johnson Near Full Strength After Hip Surgeries by Dr. Philippon

March 1, 2011
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Against All Odds, Dr. Philippon Helps Daniel McCue Return to MIT as a Student-Athlete

Feb. 13, 2011
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Mariners Pitcher David Aardsma is Recovering Well From a Torn Labrum Repaired by Dr. Philippon in January

Feb. 13, 2011
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Keeping Goalies Healthy: The Butterfly Effect Explained by Dr. Philippon

Feb. 11, 2011
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How Healthy is NY Yankee Alex Rodriguez's Hip After Treatment By Dr. Philippon

Feb. 8, 2011
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Should the NHL All-Star Game Have Dr. Philippon On Call?

Jan. 23, 2011
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Former Mets Slugger Carlos Delgado Making a Comeback After Hip Surgery by Dr. Philippon

Feb. 6, 2011
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Pittsburgh Penguins Forward Mike Comrie Has Successful Hip Surgery by Dr. Philippon

Dec. 30, 2010
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Vikings Wide Receiver Picks Dr. Philippon for Hip Surgery

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USA Today: Pro Athletes Embrace Cutting-Edge Methods of Steadman Clinic

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