Marc-Philippon-MDMarc J. Philippon MD of Frisco Colorado, is a partner at The Steadman Clinic and is one of the world’s leading orthopaedic surgeons. Dr. Philippon joined The Steadman Clinic in 2005 from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he served as Director of Sports Medicine/Hip Disorders, Director of Sports Medicine/Hip Disorders Fellowship. He also was the Director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Golf Medicine Program. Previously he was Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Dr. Philippon is recognized by his peers in US News and World report being among the top 1% in the nation in his specialty.

Dr. Philippon is internationally known for performing joint preservation techniques utilizing arthroscopic hip surgery to treat painful joint injury in high-level athletes who constantly use powerful hip rotation. He has treated close to 1000 Professional and Olympic athletes successfully. Many of them returning to high performance; winning Olympic Medals and setting new NFL, NHL and MLB records and winning PGA Tournaments. Such athletes include Greg Norman, Mario Lemieux, Alex Rodriguez, Ed Reed, Kurt Warner, LaMarcus Aldridge, Milos Raonic and Sue Bird. He is a consultant to the NHLPA and the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation (Real Federació Española de Tenis) and also to many Professional and Olympic organizations. Dr. Philippon is also a Trustee with the US Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation; having treated many athletes from this organization. He also is a frequent invited speaker at National/International Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic meetings and has authored many peer-reviewed scientific articles. He has performed surgery in 15 different countries and has designed many instruments to improve surgical techniques in hip surgery.

Dr. Philippon initially came to the United States as a student-athlete playing soccer and tennis at the NCAA level on an athletic scholarship. He earned his medical degree with an academic scholarship from McMaster University Medical School in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 1990, and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital in 1995.

Dr. Philippon is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, is an Active Member with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He is also a Fellow with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is a Master Instructor with the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He is an elected member of the Herodicus Society. Dr. Philippon is a Founding Member of the International Society of Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA).

In 2012 he was presented an Achievement Award from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the profession of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Philippon lives in Colorado with his wife and three children. He enjoys spending time with his family and participating in sports such as cycling, skiing, ice hockey, swimming and golfing.

Specialty & Clinical Interests

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pain Management
  • Sports Medicine

Education & Medical Training

Jackson Memorial Hospital/Jackson Health System
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1990–1995

McMaster University School of Medicine
Class of 1990

Board Status

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 15 years in Orthopaedic Surgery

FL State Medical License
Active through 2014

CO State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) Hip Arthroscopy

Hip Masters Experience

The hip fluid seal-Part II: The effect of an acetabular labral tear, repair, resection, and reconstruction on hip stability to distraction.

Hip screening in elite youth tennis players.

The Effect of Joint Space on Midterm Outcomes After Arthroscopic Hip Surgery for Femoroacetabular Impingement.