Bio

  • Managing Partner of the Steadman Clinic
  • Sports Medicine and Hip Disorders Specialist
  • Co-chair and Board Member at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute
  • Associate Clinical Professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Dr. Marc J. Philippon, specialist in sports medicine and hip disorders and managing partner at the Steadman Clinic, is known as one of the top orthopaedic surgeons in the world. In “US News and World Report,” peers recognized Dr. Philippon as one of the top 1% in the nation in his specialty. He has authored many peer-reviewed scientific articles and often receives invitations to speak at national and international events for orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine.

Before coming to the Steadman Clinic in 2005, Dr. Philippon was the Director of Sports Medicine/Hip Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Director of the university’s golf medicine program. Prior to that, Dr. Philippon was Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Having performed surgeries in 15 countries, Dr. Philippon is internationally known for his joint preservation techniques. Using the various instruments he has designed, he has improved arthroscopic hip surgery for treating painful joint injuries. He received an Achievement Award in 2012 from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the orthopaedic surgery field.

Dr. Philippon has successfully treated almost 1,000 professional and Olympic athletes who returned to their sports performing at high levels. Some of his patients have won Olympic medals and PGA tournaments and set new NFL, NHL and MLB records. Athletes he has worked with include LaMarcus Aldridge, Sue Bird, Mario Lemieux, Greg Norman, Ed Reed, Milos Raonic, Alex Rodriguez and Kurt Warner.

He’s a consultant to the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation (Real Federación Española de Tenis), the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and various professional and Olympic organizations. Dr. Philippon has also treated many athletes from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the U.S. Ski Team where he’s on the Board of Trustees.

Originally, Dr. Philippon came to the U.S. on an athletic scholarship as a NCAA student-athlete in tennis and soccer. In 1990, he earned his medical degree under an academic scholarship from McMaster University Medical School in Canada. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency in 1995 with Jackson Memorial Hospital at the University of Miami.

Dr. Philippon is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and an active member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He’s also a founding member of the International Society of Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA) and a fellow with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He’s a Master Instructor with the Arthroscopy Association of North America and an elected member of the Herodicus Society.

Dr. Philippon resides in Colorado where he enjoys spending time with his wife and their three children. He also participates in sports such as cycling, golfing, ice hockey, skiing and swimming.