Dr. Thomas Hackett


Dr. Tom Hackett is an Orthopaedic Surgeon whose practice focuses on the surgical and non-surgical treatment of knee, shoulder and elbow 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 in overhead athletes. Dr. Hackett also has completed additional training in the management of musculoskeletal trauma and fracture management 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 a MD.

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 knee, 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.

Currently he serves as the head team physician for the US Snowboard Team as well as a team physician for the US Ski Team. He is an assistant physician to the Colorado Rockies Major league baseball team and is the medical director for the American Mountain Guides Association.

Dr. Hackett is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthoapedic Surgeons. He is an active member of the American Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the Wilderness Medical Society.

He has conducted research in surgery of the shoulder, elbow and knee and has published articles in peer reviewed medical journals, written several book chapters and continues to present his research at national and international meetings.



Dr. Tom Hackett explains how Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton's broken hand could impact his career.

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Dr. Tom Hackett lobbied IOC, FIS to adopt design standards for slopestyle courses and snowmaking to make sport safer.

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Dr. Tom Hackett Cites "Alarming" Surge In Injuried In Calling For Course Changes

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Dr. Tom Hackett shares whether or not he thinks Manny Pacquiao should retire from boxing due to his shoulder injury.

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Dr. Tom Hackett discusses when Victor Cruz can start playing again after tearing his patella tendon and what challenges Cruz will face in recovery.

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Dr. Tom Hackett talks to Sports Illustrated Now about how the Cardinals are treating Yadier Molina's strained oblique muscle in order to get the catcher back on the field for the NLCS.

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Dr. Tom Hackett featured on ESPN "The Weekend Warrior" radio show. Dr. Hackett talks about his time being the team doctor for the US Olympic Ski and Snowboard teams.

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Dr. Tom Hackett was recently featured in the Daily Vail "The Vail Survival Guide - Hurt In The Backcountry".

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

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

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Dr. Tom Hackett discusses the specific tear Mets' pitcher Matt Harvey suffered, whether or not surgery needs to be performed, and how quickly he will be able to recover from the injury.

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

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Dr. Tom Hackett Discusses the Danger of Concussions for Snowboarders and Skiers

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Dr. Tom Hackett Discusses Lindsey Vonn's Injury Update and Expected Return

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Dr. Tom Hackett Honored with Physician of the Year Award

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Vail doctor Dr. Tom Hackett Swims English Channel. Channel 9 News (VIDEO)

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Dr. Tom Hackett Swims English Channel

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Dr. Tom Hackett offers ski and board sale shopping advice

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Dr. Tom Hackett discusses Blake Griffin's recovery from a meniscus tear, which will cause the NBA star to miss the Olympics in London.

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Dr. Tom Hackett of the Steadman Clinic explains how Kendall Marshall's surgery could have him ready for action on Friday when UNC faces Ohio in the Sweet 16.

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

Dr. Tom Hackett Discusses Freeskier Sarah Burke's Accident and The Risk of Extreme Sports

Dr. Tom Hackett featured in Shape Magazine

Dr. Tom Hackett discusses Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira's broken arm, surgery and

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

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From the top of the Empire State Building in New York, 2011 US Open champion Novak Djokovic explains how professionalism led him through an impressive year.

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"Tri Challenge: Tapering before the race"

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Is PRP a Passing Trend or the Future of Sports Medicine?: 4 Physician Responses

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Nick Baumgartner on his Snowboarder X Gold Medal

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

Dr Hackett featured in Sports Illustrated Video Interview explaining the injury Jay Cutler sustained in the NFC Championship game

Dr. Hackett featured in the Vail Mountaineer

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Dr. Tom Hackett weighs in on Stephen Strasburg's need for Tommy John surgery, gives his opinion on when the phenom can return and how it will affect his pitching


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