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 Sky Ridge Medical Center, Presbyterian/Saint Luke's Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center and Rose Medical Center.
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.
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
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Noonan's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Internal Derangement of Knee
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Knee Ligament Rupture
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Low Back Pain
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Rotator Cuff Tear
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Muscle Strain
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Knee Cartilage Repair
Knee Ligament Reconstruction
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
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Colorado.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
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
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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