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Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Jonathan Godin

Board-certified orthopedic surgery in Vail, Frisco, and Edwards, CO

Dr. Godin graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Johns Hopkins University.  He went on to graduate with honors from the University of Michigan Medical School. He also obtained a Master of Business Administration with a focus on healthcare management from the Wharton School.

Dr. Godin completed his orthopaedic residency at Duke University Medical Center having served as a Chief Resident. While at Duke, he was a resident team physician for Duke University Athletics, including the Duke basketball and football teams, North Carolina Central University, and Hillside High school.

I saw Dr. Godin for possible surgery to release impinged nerves in my right shoulder. He was very attentive and answered all of my questions in detail and compassion. He suggested a team approach. I feel that I had a team of expert surgeons. – HealthGrades

Specialized world-renowned training

Dr. Godin pursued specialized training at the world-renowned Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado.  He trained under leaders in sports medicine, including Doctors Tom Hackett, Robert LaPrade, Peter Millett, Marc Philippon, and Matt Provencher. During this fellowship, Dr. Godin learned advanced arthroscopic and reconstructive surgical techniques for the treatment of complex disorders of the knee, hip, shoulder, and elbow as well as all sports-related injuries.  While there, Dr. Godin cared for professional athletes from the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, ATP/WTA, and PGA tours in addition to treating collegiate, high school, and recreational athletes. He served as the team physician for the US Men’s & Women’s Alpine Ski Teams.

Given Dr. Godin’s specialized training and breadth of experience, he performs a unique set of surgical treatments when non-surgical treatments have failed. In order to manage these complex medical problems, whether the problem requires nonsurgical or surgical care, reaching the correct diagnosis is the first and most critical step to great outcomes. Dr. Godin firmly believes in listening to his patients so he can better understand their needs, limitations, and goals.

Awards and industry involvement

Throughout his training, Dr. Godin has received awards for teaching and research.  He has been published in peer-reviewed journals, written book chapters and review articles, and produced instructional surgical videos.  His work has been presented at numerous local, regional, national, and international meetings. He is also a member of the ROCK Study Group (Research in OsteoChondritis of the Knee), a multi-center research group focused on improving outcomes in children and adolescents with osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) lesions.

Dr. Godin is a board-certified member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRISM), and the Piedmont Society.

Dr. Godin’s personal life

He enjoys spending time with his wife, Morgan (an ophthalmologist), daughter, Madison Rose, and Australian Shepherd, Emmy. He enjoys skiing, traveling, and golfing.

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