Dr. Michael Ellman, MD

Dr. Michael Ellman, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Dr. Michael Ellman, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Golden, CO and has been practicing for 4 years. He graduated from University Of Mi Med Sch in 2008 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

660 Golden Ridge Rd Ste 250

Golden, CO 80401

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 91% of peers
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
very high
more than 90% of peers
Knee Disorders
more than 88% of peers

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Dr. Ellman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ellman "Dr. Mike Ellman is an integral part of the Denver sports medicine team at Panorama Orthopedic and Spine Center. Dr. Ellman, most recently with the Steadman Clinic in Vail, is a fellowship trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip, knee and shoulder injuries. Dr. Ellman brings with him unique experience in treating athletes of all ages. He has a special interest in hip arthroscopy and the treatment of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and hip labral tears. Young and middle-aged athletes, including those involved in running, hockey, soccer, volleyball, golf, and dancing, are at higher risk for developing pain associated with FAI and labral tears. In the past, many of these injuries went undiagnosed and untreated, but thanks to new techniques used by a select group of surgeons – including Dr. Ellman – physicians are able to successfully treat this injury. "My goal is to deliver the highest-quality care to each and every patient that walks through my door, from weekend warriors to professional athletes," he said. "I do my best to help patients achieve their goals, whatever they may be." Dr. Ellman completed his orthopedic residency training at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters focused on cartilage biology, biochemical pathways involved in osteoarthritis, and orthopedic surgical techniques, and was awarded the American Academy of Orthopaedics Baxter Healthcare Scholarship for his research in hip arthroscopy. Dr. Ellman also participated in sports team coverage for the Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, DePaul University's men's and women's soccer teams, and several local high school football teams. Following residency, Dr. Ellman went on to complete a one-year fellowship in sports medicine and hip arthroscopy at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado. During this time, he trained under world-renowned surgeons in the field of hip, knee, and shoulder arthroscopy, and traveled to Chile and Austria as the team physician for the United States Alpine and Boardercross teams. He currently serves as a consultant team physician for the United States Olympic Ski and Snowboard teams. Dr. Ellman is a member of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS) and American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). In addition to his substantial contributions to the written literature, he has presented over 50 abstracts, video presentations, and surgical techniques at national and international meetings. Outside of work, Dr. Ellman enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. You'll also find him cheering on the Michigan Wolverines, as well as participating in a variety of outdoor activities and sports, including hiking, biking, basketball, and skiing."
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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties*

26  Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

22  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Labrum Repair
  • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • University Of Mi Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Steadman-Hawkins Sports Medicine Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ellman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ellman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ellman to family and friends
43 total reviews (31 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (43)

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Dr. Ellman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (31)

Dr. Ellman was knowledgeable, kind and professional. He let me know my options and also listened to my concerns. He showed me the results and explained it concisely but thoroughly.
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After seeing three other surgeons for opinions I finally found Dr Ellman. He actually saw me as a person not a diagnosis. He treated me for for my labral tear and was honest about risks and recovery. I am 6 weeks post-op and feel great, no hip pain for the first time in 20 years!
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I felt like I was in great hands with Dr Ellman. He clearly explain my situation, gave me the options and walked me through the entire procedure. After the procedure he clearly explain what was done and put me on a track for a full recovery.
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He is really professional ,and he explain to me very clear.what treatment I need and .
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Never having surgery previously I was a little anxious. However, Dr. Ellman answered all questions and made me feel more comfortable. I felt that he cared about me as his patient. His staff (Barbara and Sam) are great and easy to work with. I would highly recommend Dr. Ellman!
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