Joanne Halbrecht, M.D. is a board certified orthopedic surgeon, fellowship trained in sports medicine with over 25 years of experience in state-of-the-art the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and pain in adults and children. This includes ACL,MCL, rotator cuff, meniscus, labral and tendon tears, joint sprains, cartilage injuries, fractures and arthritis. Her expertise in arthroscopic surgery has resulted in her serving as one of the exclusive invited faculty at the Orthopedic Learning Center in Chicago where she has taught several courses in knee and shoulder arthroscopy to orthopedic surgeons from all over the world. She has several publications in orthopedic journals and has been a team physician for football and hockey.
Dr. Halbrecht has utilized her degree in Engineering as a consultant for orthopedic products and design and has performed research at the Harrington Arthritis Research Foundation in Phoenix and at the University of Colorado in conjunction with the Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Her work has been presented at national meetings. She is also a member of the Biologics Alliance, a group of orthopedic surgeons who are known worldwide for their research, knowledge and use of biologics and was elected Director of National Patient Advocacy in the group. She is also the senior author of a paper analyzing the ethics of direct-to-consumer marketing of stem cell clinics.
In her spare time, Dr. Halbrecht enjoys fishing, boating, skiing and traveling.