Dr. Thomas Noonan, MD

Dr. Thomas Noonan, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
51 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Thomas Noonan, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Greenwood Village, CO. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Noonan is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

Steadman Hawkins Clinic

8200 E Belleview Ave Ste 615E

Greenwood Village, CO 80111
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

My interest in sports led to me into orthopedics and sports medicine. Today, my expertise is focused on athletes who use their arms for throwing and injuries to the shoulder, elbow and knee. My patients include professional athletes, middle-aged weekend warriors and even older non-athletes. We use everything we?ve learned working with pro athletes to treat people from all walks of life, so every patient gets the benefit of treatment from a world-class research and fellowship training center.
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Dr. Noonan's Experience

Dr. Noonan's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia


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  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • 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.


  • Princeton U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Steadman Hawkins Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Past-President, Executive Committee – Major League Baseball,
  • Team Physicians Association,
Media & Publications
  • Latissimus Dorsi Transfer for the Treatment of Massive Rotator Cuff Tears., 2000
  • A single fiber model to investigate the restriction of the injury response following controlled muscle strains, 1992
  • The effect of direction change on gastrocnemius activation and its relation to muscle strain injury, 1995-96
  • Association of Maximum Pitch Velocity and Elbow Injury in Professional Baseball Pitchers, 2010
  • Posterior Rib Stress Fracture in Professional Baseball Pitchers, 2007
  • Rupture of the Subscapularis Tendon after Shoulder Arthroplasty: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outcome, 2005
  • Gait Re-training after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2004
  • Orthopaedic Issues and Treatment Strategies for the Pediatric Patient: Youth Throwing Injuries and Proper Conditioning Programs, 2009
  • Arthroscopic Visualization of the Subscapularis Tendon, 2001
  • The rationale of clinical management of muscle injuries, 1998
  • Identification of a threshold for skeletal muscle injury, 1994
  • Localization of the preferential site of muscle fiber rupture during a controlled strain injury., 1992
  • Laser-Assisted Thermal Capsulorrhaphy, 2003
  • The Patellar Tendon- Tibial Shaft, 2001
  • The predictivity of animal bioassays and short-term genotoxicity tests for, 1987
  • Effort Thrombosis Presenting as Pulmonary Embolism in a Professional Baseball Pitcher, 2009
  • Forces at the Shoulder During the Baseball Pitch in Youth and Professional Baseball Throwers, 2006
  • Sports Epidemiology: Golf in WE, 2001
  • Landing Adaptations after ACL Reconstruction, 2002
  • Elbow Overuse Injuries, Tendinosis, and Nerve Compression, in Johnson DL, Mair SD (eds.), 2006
  • Injury Patterns and Biomechanics of the Athlete’s Shoulder, 2008
  • Preseason Shoulder Strength Measurements in Professional Baseball Pitchers: Identifying Players at Risk for Injury, 2010
  • Muscle injury of the posterior leg, 1997
  • Injuries at the myotendinous junction, 1992
  • Correlation of Torque and Elbow Injury in Professional Baseball Pitchers, 2010
  • Anterior Shoulder Forces in Professional and Little League Pitchers, 2010
  • Changes in passive range of motion and development of GIRD, 2010
  • Electrothermal arthroscopic shoulder capsulorrhaphy: A minimum 2 year follow-up, 2007
  • Thermal effects on skeletal muscle tensile behavior, 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Noonan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Noonan to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Noonan'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 (5)
Castle Rock, CO |
I would be extremely cautious using this clinic and Dr. My experience was horrible. I was in Vail and had surgery on my shoulder. Needing to have a follow up, the doctor refused to see me. Even after saying I would register as a new patient Bringing in my medical records. I found the responses curt and unhelpful. Offering no other suggestions. Patient services are very poor.
in Golden, CO |
Dr. Noonan performed surgery on my left leg at Swedish. I contracted a resistance staph infection in the femur during the surgery. He referred me to another orthopedic surgeon who had the knowledge to deal with a bone infection and I never heard from him again. I subsequently had to have my lower femur and knee joint removed and replaced with a metal rod in my femur and total metal knee joint. These guys at Steadman are not the hot shots they represent themselves to be.
in Aurora, CO |
Highly recommended. Had both rotator cuffs repaired. Now back to playing competitive tennis at age 73. Left rotator cuff was shredded and very difficult because everything was tearing. He was very patient and after longer than it took for a knee replacement he got the job done as best he could. VERY PATIENT AND METICULOUS
in Longmont, CO |
It seemed that since I wasn't a superstar athlete, he really didn't care too much about my knee. I ripped up my knee playing racquetball a couple of years ago, had it scoped by someone else but it's never healed, so I went to what was supposed to the best. His tech x-rayed my knee crooked so that Noonan couldn't really see the gap but he said oh yeah, you're loosing your cartilage. You'll just have to live with it and basically walked out of the room and left his assistant to deal with me.
Castle Rock, CO |
Did an excellent job and was very thorough. Did a good job of explaining my options and making sure I knew what my next steps were.
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Dr. Noonan accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Guardian
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Noonan has admitting privileges

Swedish Medical Center
501 E Hampden Ave
Englewood, CO 80113
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