Ted Schlegel is a founding member of the Steadman Hawkins Clinic-Denver. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of knee and shoulder injuries. Ted helped to develop an FDA-approved technology (Opus Medical/Arthrocare) that simplified arthroscopic shoulder surgery and has published numerous journal articles and book chapters. He currently focuses his research interests on evaluating effective strategies for curbing soaring costs for healthcare delivery.

Ted served as a team physician for the Denver Broncos for 18 years. During that time, he worked on several research projects focusing on injuries specific to high-level football players and received the prestigious “Outstanding NFL Team Physician Award.”

After graduating from Brown University in 1983, where he was an All-American water polo player, Ted received his medical degree at the University of Cincinnati. He completed his residency training in orthopedic surgery at the University of Utah, followed by a sports medicine fellowship at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail.

Ted is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the fellowship director at Steadman Hawkins Clinic-Denver, where he participates in the education of students, residents and sports medicine fellows.

His hobbies include traveling, fly fishing and reading. Many of his family travels have involved service activities, which he says significantly deepens the meaning of the trips.