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Tom Hackett, M.D.

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Tom Hackett, M.D. Elbow, Shoulder and Knee Specialist - Sports Medicine
Team Physician for the US Snowboard Team
Medical Consultant to the Colorado Rockies (MLB)

Dr. Tom Hackett is an orthopaedic surgeon whose practice focuses on the surgical and non-surgical treatment of elbow, shoulder and knee disorders. He is a specialist in the arthroscopic treatment of sports injuries and trained directly under Dr. Frank Jobe, the founder of the "Tommy John" procedure and one of the pioneers in shoulder and elbow surgery for "overhead" athletes. Dr. Hackett also has completed additional training in the management of fractures and musculoskeletal trauma at Harbourview hospital in Seattle.

Dr. Hackett is a former collegiate athlete who received a degree in anthropology from The Colorado College and has worked both locally and internationally as an archaeologist, mountaineer, guide, and ski patrolman. After developing extensive, hands-on experience in wilderness medicine and rescue he went on to formally study medicine; initially at the University of Wyoming and subsequently at Creighton University, where he received his medical degree.

Dr. Hackett then went on to complete a general surgery internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at Boston's prestigious New England Medical Center at Tufts University. He completed a Sports Medicine fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles, where he specialized in surgery of the shoulder and elbow. While in Los Angeles he served as an assistant team physician to the LA Lakers, Sparks, Dodgers, Kings, Ducks and Galaxy professional sports teams. He continues to assist with the medical management of the LA Dodgers, the Colorado Rockies, and is a team physician for the US Snowboard Team. Dr. Hackett is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Hackett has conducted research in surgery of the shoulder, elbow and knee, and has published articles in peer reviewed medical journals. He is the author of several book chapters and has presented his research at national and international meetings.

For more information about Dr. Hackett, visit his website.

Clinic News

Dr. Tom Hackett is Chief Physician for U.S. Snowboarding's Olympic Team

February 3, 2014
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Dr. Tom Hackett Performs Successful Surgery on Six-time X Games snowboardcross champion Nate Holland

December 10, 2013
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Dr. Tom Hackett recieves the 2013 USSA J. Leland Sosman Award

April 29, 2013
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Dr. Tom Hackett Discusses the Danger of Concussions for Snowboarders and Skiers

February 26, 2013
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Dr. Tom Hackett Discusses Lindsey Vonn's Injury Update and Expected Return

February 5, 2013
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Dr. Tom Hackett Honored with Physician of the Year Award

December 21, 2012
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Dr. Tom Hackett Offers Advice on Ski and Snowboard Shopping in The Denver Post

September 3, 2012
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Dr. Tom Hackett Successfully Swims the English Channel

August 31, 2012
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Dr. Tom Hackett From The Steadman Clinic Explains The 22-foot Superpipe Following Sarah Burke's Accident

January 13, 2012
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Dr. Hackett Discusses Freeskier Sarah Burke's Accident and The Risk of Extreme Sports

January 11, 2012
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Dr. Tom Hackett discusses Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira's broken arm, surgery and recovery

December 19, 2011
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Dr. Tom Hackett explains the concussion-like symptoms that have Sidney Crosby on the sidelines again.

December 14, 2011
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Tri Challenge: Tapering before the race

July 28, 2011
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What Role Does Biologics Play in Sports Medicine?: 4 Physician Responses

June 28, 2011
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How to Ski Safely and Prevent Injuries

March 3, 2011
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The Ski Channel Profiles Elbow, Shoulder & Knee Specialist Dr. Hackett

March 2, 2011
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Cutler Couldn't Have Played With Knee Injury - Dr. Hackett Explains the Situation on Sports Illustrated's Inside Report

Jan. 24, 2011
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Del Bosco Wins World Cup Ski Cross Race in France With His "Miracle" Left Knee Repaired By Dr. Hackett

Jan. 16, 2011
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Dr. Tom Hackett profiled in Men's Journal

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