PART II Faculty


Mark d. Miller, MD

Course Director Dr. Mark D. Miller is the S. Ward Casscells Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Virginia and Team Physician for James Madison University. He is a distinguished graduate of the US Air Force Academy and the Uniformed Services University.  Dr. Miller, a retired Air Force Colonel, completed his orthopaedic residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center and a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.  He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed papers and two dozen textbooks, including the “best-selling” Review of Orthopaedics, now in its 6th Edition.  Dr. Miller is the Deputy Editor for Sports Medicine for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and is the Founder and Director of the Orthopaedic Review Course that bears his name.  Dr. Miller is married and has four grown children.



Stephen Thompson, MD, MEd, FRCSC is the cooperating associate professor of sports medicine at the University of Maine and a sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon at Eastern Maine Medical Center.  He completed his bachelor’s degree in physiology and master’s degree in medical education at the University of Toronto.  He then traveled the world and ultimately graduated from Sydney Medical School with honors.  Dr. Thompson completed his residency in orthopaedics at the University of Maryland/R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Institute program.  He then completed his first sports medicine fellowship at the Fowler-Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic in London, Ontario and then his second at the Oakville Sports Injury Clinic in Oakville, Ontario. Dr. Thompson is a recognized expert in sports medicine.  He is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the widely used and highly respected reference textbook DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.  Dr. Thompson has spent a significant time studying medical education and standardized testing.  He has applied this knowledge in his role as the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Miller’s Review of Orthopaedics, 6th edition as well as the 7th edition of Miller’s Review of Orthopaedics.  He has also written the Handbook of Splinting and Casting.  He is the co-founder and co-director of the Miller Review Course Part II:  Just In Case. Dr. Thompson’s clinical interests include shoulder instability and knee ligamentous injuries.  His research primarily focuses on anterior shoulder instability.

James Browne, MD

Dr. James Browne is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Medical Director of the Orthopaedic Clinics at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.  He is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Duke University Medical Center and a fellowship in adult reconstruction at the Mayo Clinic.  He is the author of several peer reviewed publications and book chapters on hip and knee arthroplasty and has been invited to speak nationally and internationally.  He is an active member of AAHKS and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Arthroplasty.  Dr. Browne is married with two children.


Jason M. Jennings, MD

Dr. Jason Jennings is a graduate of University of South Florida College of Medicine.  He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Duke University Medical Center and a fellowship in adult reconstruction at Colorado Joint Replacement in Denver, CO where he is currently practicing.  He is the author of over 50 peer reviewed publications and book chapters on hip and knee arthroplasty and has been invited to speak nationally and internationally.  


Dr. Marc M. DeHart is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and serves as the Chief of Adult Reconstruction at UT Health San Antonio Texas.   Dr. DeHart specializing in Adult Hip and Knee Surgery and holds a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine.  After a Biology Degree from the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, he obtained his Medical Degree from the Medical College of Virginia.  After Orthopaedic Residency at the Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, he  completed a Fellowship in Adult Hip and Knee Reconstructive Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.   While on active duty with the United States Air Force, Dr. DeHart served as an F-16 Flight Surgeon for the 69th Tactical Fighter Squadron.  With over 20 years of medicine has practiced in military, academic, small and large group private practices.  He has been involved in organized medicine to further the profession and volunteered service as a member of AAOS Board of Councilors, AAOS Communications Cabinet, and served in the Texas Orthopaedic Association presidential line as well as local committees of Hospital Peer Review, ASC Quality and Process Improvement.  He enjoys participation in medical education and has spoken nationally at the most successful Orthopaedic review course in the country - Miller’s Colorado Orthopaedic Review Course – for over 15 years.  


Steven L. Haddad, MD attended college at the University of Michigan, graduating in 1985 with a degree in Honors Biology.  He attended The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, followed by a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Georgetown University.   He completed a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery in 1996 at the Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Fellowship Director Mark S. Myerson, MD.  He is currently a senior attending physician with Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, LLC, in Glenview, IL. 

 He has received the James K. Stack Resident Teaching Award at Northwestern University in 2003.  He has also received the Roger Mann Award from the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society in 1996.  He has been named Best Lecturer for the Miller Orthopaedic Review Course four years in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2018.


Dr. Haddad has worked extensively with both the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).  For the AOFAS, he was Chairman of the Young Physicians Section (2000-2001), Chairman of the Occupational Health Committee (2001-2003), and Chairman of the Education Committee (2007-2009).  He is an Assistant Editor for Foot and Ankle International, and Edited the Workers Compensation Manual for the AOFAS.  He is a current and past Program Chair for the AOFAS (2004-2005, 2018-2019), and the AMA Delegate for the Young Physicians Section (1998-2003). He developed and chaired the AOFAS Complications Course in 2007 and 2015, and has participated as faculty in numerous AOFAS courses and webinars.  Dr. Haddad is a past president of the AOFAS (2014). 

 For the AAOS, Dr. Haddad has participated on the Foot and Ankle Evaluation Sub-Committee (1999-2006), as well as the Leadership Fellows Program (2004-2005).  He sat on the Professional Liability Committee (2005-2007), Foot and Ankle Program Subcommittee (2007-2013), and the Continuing Medical Education Courses Committee (2007-2012).  He was Chairman of the AAOS Annual Meeting Subsection on Foot and Ankle (2009-2013).  He was Section Editor for OrthoInfo (2007—2017), the patient information website for the AAOS.  He is the current chair of the Foot and Ankle Content Committee (sub-section of the Education Council) for the AAOS.  He has chaired the AAOS Advanced Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery Course, the Total Ankle Arthroplasty Course (three times), and the International Foot and Ankle Course.  He is the current President of the Board of Directors of the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, IL.

 Dr. Haddad is married to Amy, and has 3 children.  When away from his practice, he enjoys cycling and playing paddle tennis.  He is an amateur American historian, and enjoys playing blues, jazz, and rock guitar, which he has been doing since age 10.  He is patiently awaiting his big break in music...for the past 45 years.


Sanj Kakar, MD is Professor of Orthopaedics and Vice Chair of the Clinical Practice Committee within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Clinical Practice Committee at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. A graduate of St. Bartholomew’s and The Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, he received his surgical training at University College London, The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and The Royal Free, before completing his Orthopaedic Residency at Boston University, Boston. After receiving his Master’s in Business Administration from Babson College, he completed his Hand Surgery fellowship at Mayo Clinic. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is a specialist in disorders of the hand and wrist, in particular, arthroscopy, complex wrist reconstruction, trauma and tumors of the upper extremity. He is a surgeon scientist and is Principal Investigator for a molecular biology and tissue engineering research laboratory specializing in the creation of “neoligaments” for wrist reconstruction, studying the role of 4 dimensional CT scanning on wrist kinematics and conducting molecular studies on the pathogenesis and treatment of Dupuytren’s disease and biology of fracture repair. Dr Kakar has authored over 135 peer reviewed scientific papers, 35 book chapters, and is editor of 3 books by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.  He is principal investigator on several translational research grants, received the Marshall Urist Young Investigator award from the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, is a member of the Emerging Leaders Program and a recipient of the North American Traveling Fellowship and American British Canadian Fellowship by the American Orthopaedic Association, is an active member within the American Association of Hand Surgeons and was the Chairman of the Residents and Fellows meeting at the American Society of Surgery of the Hand in 2014.  Currently, he is the 2017-2018 Sterling Bunnell Traveling Fellow and is a Member at Large on the Council for the American Society for Surgery of The Hand.

Christopher J. Kleck, MD

Dr. Christopher J. Kleck is one of the newer members of five Orthopaedic Spine Surgeons in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Colorado.  He trained at the University of Arizona and completed a fellowship in 2013 at The University of Colorado in Spine and completed a Traveling Fellowship in Lyon, France, prior to joining the University of Colorado Spine Division.  He has an interest in education at every level and was a high school teacher prior to entering the field of medicine.  He currently serves as the Spine Fellowship Co-Director, the Associate Residency Program Director as well as the Assistant Director for Medical Student Education.  In his spine practice, he and others engage in continuous evaluation of adult spinal deformity patients and their outcomes.  This ranges from the non-operative treatment to pre/post-operative planning and outcomes measures.  The practice is currently involved in several studies looking at global alignment, pelvic parameters, and the spine itself as well as techniques to allow for more precise implementation of surgical plans.  Dr. Kleck is a member of the following professional organizations:  American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), North American Spine Society (NASS), Colorado Orthopaedic Society, Clinical Orthopedics Society, International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS), SICOT International, and Scoliosis Research Society (SRS).


Dr. Edward James McPherson is the Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at the L.A. Orthopaedic Institute in Los Angeles, California . He is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and specializes in total knee replacement surgery and total hip replacement surgery using the minimally invasive technique. He has published numerous articles on his specialty interests and has authored chapters on periprosthetic total knee infection and adult reconstruction in medical textbooks. He has also co-authored book chapters on hydroxyapatite coatings in orthopaedic surgery and cemented total knee replacement. Dr. McPherson is also very active in research.  He has served as either principal investigator or co-investigator in 19 studies, several of which are still in progress. Dr. McPherson is also a clinical investigator for the ceramic-on-ceramic acetabular system, which is an FDA investigational device. He has been an invited lecturer to national and international medical conferences and symposia, speaking on his specialty interests. He is also one of the designers of the Vanguard Knee System and the Medallion Revision Hip System. Dr. McPherson is a member of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The American College of Surgeons, The Musculoskeletal Infection Society, The Societe Internationale Chirgue and Orthopaedic Traumatologie (SICOT), The Charleston County Medical Society, and The Association of Military Surgeons of the United States.



Dr. Seidl is a fellowship-trained shoulder and elbow surgeon. He has been trained by and worked with world-renowned shoulder and elbow surgeons in the United States and France. As a Colorado native, Dr. Seidl is an active outdoorsman and enjoys fishing and skiing. Having been an athlete in college, Dr. Seidl has a keen interest in treating athletes, both competitive and recreational.

Dr. Seidl’s clinical expertise includes the diagnosis and treatment of all shoulder and elbow problems. He has advanced training in arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery, joint replacement and fracture care. Dr. Seidl is dedicated to understanding the needs of his patients and determining the safest and most effective treatment for each individual.


Dr. Slobogean is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics, University of Maryland School of Medicine. His clinical practice includes fracture management of complex extremity injuries and upper extremity reconstruction. Dr. Slobogean is also an emerging leader in clinical research.  He currently serves on several international clinical trial committees and frequently lectures on research methods, clinical trial design, and the practice of Evidence-Based Orthopaedics.

In Sok Yi, MD

Dr. In Sok Yi brings a wealth of knowledge and clinical expertise within the field of hand and upper extremity surgery to his patients.  Dr. Yi earned his medical degree with distinction from the University School of Medicine, completing his internship and residencies through the same system.  He then moved into a prestigious hand and upper extremity fellowship at the University of New Mexico and its affiliated hospitals.  He stayed at the University of New Mexico as an Assistant Professor in the department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Division of Hand Surgery from 1998-2000, eventually moving to Denver to join Hand Surgery Associates in 2000. He acts as both a Clinical Assistant Professor within the Orthopaedics Department of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and a preceptor to medical students from Rocky Vista University of Osteopathic Medicine.  He received his board certification through the America Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2000, completed his Certificate for Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand (CAQSH) in 2001, and completed his board recertification in hand surgery in 2009. Dr. Yi is on staff at many metro Denver hospitals and facilities, including Porter Adventist Hospital, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Littleton Adventist Hopsital, Rose Medical Center, the Medical Center of Aurora, Centennial Medical Center, and Parker Adventist Hospital.  He maintains an active presence within the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Academy for Orthopaedic Surgeons.  His clinical skills, as well as his contributions to continuing medical education through ongoing lectures and publications on a national level, earned him the distinction of being named one of 5280 Magazine’s Top Doctors in 2007.

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Douglas Orndorff, MD

Dr. Douglas Orndorff is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with Spine Colorado. His special interests include motion preservation surgery, cervical and lumbar degenerative and trauma conditions, spinal deformity and the treatment of spinal tumors. Dr. Orndorff completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Denver. He earned his medical degree at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Orndorff completed his internship in General Surgery and his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Virginia. He completed a fellowship in spine surgery at the University of Wisconsin.  Dr. Orndorff's professional objectives are to practice comprehensive orthopaedic and spinal surgery within the Four Corners community and to be actively involved in academic research and education. He has been the Department of Surgery Chairman at Mercy Regional Hospital since 2014.  Dr. Orndorff is a member of the North American Spine Society, Cervical Spine Society, Lumbar Research Society, Minimally Invasive Spine Society, the AO/ASIF International Spine Society and a Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery.  Dr. Orndorff is a passionate golfer and an avid outdoorsman who enjoys skiing, golf, mountain biking, cycling, and fly-fishing. He and his wife of 16 years have three children.  Ava, Jackson, and Alex.


Michelle Wolcott, MD

Michelle Wolcott, MD is an Associate Professor and Sports Medicine fellowship-trained, board certified orthopaedic surgeon at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  Her expertise is in the treatment of complex knee, ankle and shoulder problems.  Dr. Wolcott serves as team physician for the University of Colorado and University of Denver athletes, assistant team physician for the Denver Nuggets and is the head team physician for the Colorado Mammoth.  She is an active marathon runner and has a special interest in runner's injuries, pediatric sports medicine and women's sports medicine.  She participates in community education regarding prevention of injuries and proper training techniques.  She is dedicated to returning competitive and recreational athletes to their previous level of activity.