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Peter J. Millett, M.D., M.Sc.

Peter J. Millett, M.D., M.Sc. Shoulder Specialist and Sports Medicine - Knee
Scientific Advisory Board Member at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute
Medical Consultant to Bermuda
Partner at The Steadman Clinic

Dr. Peter J. Millett is a partner at The Steadman Clinic and an internationally recognized orthopaedic surgeon specializing in disorders of the shoulder and all sports-related injuries. Consistently selected as one of the “Best Doctors in America,” Dr. Millett serves as a shoulder and sports medicine consultant to the country of Bermuda and has treated elite athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB, X-Games, and the Olympics.

Prior to coming to Vail, Dr. Millett held a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School and was formerly Co-Director of the Harvard Shoulder Service and the Harvard Shoulder Fellowship. While in Boston, he also founded and directed the Musculoskeletal Proteomics Research Group at Harvard, where his team discovered and patented the protein profile for osteoarthritis. His clinical practice in Boston was based at the prestigious Brigham & Women's and Massachusetts General Hospitals. He has authored over 80 peer-reviewed, scientific articles, numerous book chapters, and two books on Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, and Shoulder Surgery. His academic work has been recognized with awards from several international societies. Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Millett is also a member of numerous academic societies including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Orthopaedic Research Society and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Dr. Millett is also affiliated with the United States Ski and Snowboard Association and has served as a team physician for the U.S. Ski Team and a consultant to the Montreal Canadiens, professional hockey club. A native of Pennsylvania, Dr. Millett received his undergraduate degree from the University of Scranton and his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire. He also studied as a research scholar at the University of Cambridge in England, where he was awarded a master’s degree in science (M.Sc.) for his work in skeletal biology.

Dr. Millett performed his orthopaedic residency training at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, part of Cornell University's Medical School and the oldest and most prestigious orthopaedic residency program in the country. While there, he twice received the Lewis Clark Wagner Award for excellence in orthopaedic research as well as the American Orthopaedic Association – Zimmer Travel Award, a national award for orthopaedic research. Dr. Millett earned additional subspecialty, fellowship training in sports medicine, knee and shoulder surgery with Drs. Richard Steadman and Richard Hawkins in the coveted Steadman Hawkins Sports Medicine Fellowship in Vail, Colorado. As a fellow, he also served as an associate physician for the Denver Broncos professional football team, the Colorado Rockies Major League Baseball team, and the U.S. Ski Team.

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Dr. Peter Millett Selected as a Top 28 U.S. Shoulder Surgeon

January 30, 2014
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Dr. Peter Millett Recently Selected to Lecture on Rotator Cuff Repair at the 41st Annual Percivall Pott Scientific Meeting in London

December 6, 2013
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Dr. Peter Millett Selected as Honorary Member of the German Arthroscopy Association (AGA)

November 8, 2013
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Dr. Peter Millett Treats Professional Ironman Triathlete for Shoulder Injury One Month Before Competition

September 30, 2013
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Dr. Peter Millett’s CAM Procedure Successfully Delays Shoulder Replacement in Young, Active Patients with Shoulder Osteoarthritis

September 26, 2013
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Dr. Peter Millett Named One of the Top 28 U.S. Shoulder Surgeons by Orthopedics This Week

September 24, 2013
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Dr. Peter Millett Recognized as a 2013 Patients’ Choice Physician

September 24, 2013
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Dr. Peter Millett Lectures on Shoulder Injuries and Sports Medicine

August 19, 2013
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Dr. Peter Millett Discusses Surgical Skills Training with Orthopedics This Week

August 22, 2013
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Dr. Peter Millett Presented Grand Rounds at Columbia University for Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

July 8, 2013
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Dr. Peter Millett Discusses Double Row Repair Surgery for Rotator Cuff Tear Treatment

March 16, 2013
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Dr. Peter Millett Named as America’s Top Doctor for 2013 by Castle Connolly

January 8, 2013
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Dr. Peter Millett Attends The International Shoulder Course in Germany

December 19, 2012
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Dr. Peter Millett Performs Live Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery to 2,000 Medical Professionals at ArthoLondon 2012

October 18, 2012
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Dr. Peter Millett's Study on Anterior Shoulder Instability Published by KSSTA

October 15, 2012
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Dr. Peter Millett Awarded the Castle Connolly Top Doctors™ Award

September 25, 2012
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Dr. Millett Quoted in the New Yorker, Discusses Torn Biceps Injury of Brian Shaw, The World's Strongest Man

July 17, 2012
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Dr. Peter Millett Listed in The Best Doctors for Executives List by ColoradoBiz Magazine

July 12, 2012
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Dr. Peter Millett Selected as a Top 28 U.S. Shoulder Surgeon by his Peers in Orthopedics This Week Survey

June 28, 2012
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Dr. Peter Millett Performs Biceps Tendon Surgery on World's Strongest Man Brian Shaw

May 16, 2012
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Dr. Peter Millett Leads Research Study on The Best Procedures for Treating Massive Rotator Cuff Tears

February 24, 2012
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Dr. Peter Millett Honored by the Amercian Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

February 14, 2012
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Dr. Millett was Recently Featured in 'Orthopedics This Week' for Shoulder Article.

January 11, 2012
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Dr. Millett from The Steadman Clinic was Recently Featured in the Physician and Sportsmedicine Journal.

January 10, 2012
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Dr. Peter Millett Honored with 2011 Clinical Excellence Award

December 16, 2011
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Dr. Peter Millett Named Chair for the American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting

December 13, 2011
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Dr. Peter Millett from The Steadman Clinic Named Chair for the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons' Annual Meeting in 2013.

December 13, 2011
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Dr. Millett's Team was Like Having a Formula One Pit Crew in My Corner.

November 26, 2011
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Dr. Peter Millett, from The Steadman Clinic, Instucted on Acute Third Degree AC Joint Separations as Part of AANA.

November 17, 2011
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Dr. Millett presents "Staying in the Game for Life: Sports and Their Effect on Our Children"

November 16, 2011
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Dr. Peter Millett of The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado Receives Two National Distinctions for Orthopaedic Surgery

August 26, 2011
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Steadman Clinic Physicians Named "Top Doctors"

August 11, 2011
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Keep on Pedalling: Dr. Millett on Cycling Injuries

June 21, 2011
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Dr. Millett Featured In POLO Player Magazine, How To Avoid Shoulder Injuries In The Game Of POLO

June 16, 2011
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Youth sports injuries on the rise, warns greater Denver sports medicine doctor Peter J. Millett

April 24, 2011
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Prevent Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries: Sports Tips from Dr. Millett and Dr. Gaskill

Feb. 10, 2011
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Dr. Millett Performs Shoulder Surgery for Worldwide Educational Videos

Jan. 26, 2011
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Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review Names Dr. Steadman and Dr. Millett as Two of the Top "100 Orthopedic and Spine Physician Leaders to Know"

Jan. 1, 2011
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Dr. Millett Honored by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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