Dr. Thomas Noonan, MD

Dr. Thomas Noonan, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
52 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Thomas Noonan, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Greenwood Village, CO and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.

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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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Noonan performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Noonan "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."


  • 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

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • 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
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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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

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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)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

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Dr. Noonan's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
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Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

in 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...more
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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...more
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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....more
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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...more
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in 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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