Medical icon Michael Ellman, MD

Dr. Mike Ellman is an integral part of the Denver sports medicine team at Panorama Orthopedic and Spine Center. He is a fellowship trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee injuries. 

Dr. Ellman brings with him unique experience in treating athletes of all ages. He has a special interest in hip arthroscopy and the treatment of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and hip labral tears. Young and middle-aged athletes are at higher risk for developing pain associated with FAI and labral tears. Many of these injuries previously went undiagnosed, but thanks to new techniques used by a select group of surgeons, physicians are now able to successfully treat this injury. 

Dr. Ellman completed his orthopaedic residency training at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. As a resident, he published over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters, and was awarded the American Academy of Orthopaedics Baxter Healthcare Scholarship for his research in hip arthroscopy. Dr. Ellman also participated in sports team coverage for professional, college, and local sports teams. Following residency, Dr. Ellman completed a one-year fellowship in sports medicine and hip arthroscopy at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado. During this time, he trained under world-renowned surgeons and traveled to Chile and Austria as the team physician for the United States Alpine and Boardercross teams. He currently serves as a consultant team physician for the United States Olympic Ski and Snowboard teams. 

Outside of work, Dr. Ellman enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters, cheering on the Michigan Wolverines, and participating in a variety of outdoor activities and sports, including hiking, biking, basketball, and skiing. 

Dr. Ellman and his team see patients in Golden and Highlands Ranch.  View Dr. Ellman’s Healthgrades profile and reviews here. 

Memberships: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS) and American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)

Patient Resources

Hip Arthroscopy Recovery Videos

Dr. Ellman has worked with our physical therapists to prepare a special collection of videos to help patients better understand the recovery process. Please refer to these of ask your doctor or therapist if you have questions along the way.

Hover in the top right corner of the video and select the playlist icon to view all videos.

Dr. Ellman's Team

Barbara Wright, Physician Assistant

Nicole Anderson, Physician Assistant

Samantha Gutierrez

Patient Testimonials

Dr. Ellman's Presentations and Research

October 2019 - Madrid, Spain - International Society for Hip Arthroscopy

Stryker Webinar Series - Training Surgeons Around the World in Best Practices for Hip Arthroscopy

Presentations, Abstracts & Posters

Courses & Conferences

Book Chapters

Web-based Presentations & Journal Articles

Peer-reviewed Publications