Leslie B Vidal, M.D., a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, is a Denver native and joined Orthopedic Associates in 2006. Her clinical expertise is in arthroscopic management of complex shoulder, knee and hip disorders in addition to caring for the female athlete. After graduating from Manual High School, Dr. Vidal attended Brown University where she played varsity lacrosse and majored in Spanish language and culture. She then obtained her medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine. She completed a general surgery internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital and her orthopedic surgery residency was through the Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Vidal did her fellowship training in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the team physician for the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls Roller Derby Teams, a consulting physician for the CWW Triathlon Team, the Colorado Avalanche. Dr. Vidal has also served as a consulting physician for the Denver Nuggets and the Colorado Crush. Dr. Vidal is an avid skier, cyclist and runner and enjoys spending time with her husband and their two sons. Dr. Vidal is proficient in medical and conversational Spanish.
Sports Medicine, open and arthroscopic management of shoulder, elbow, hip and knee disorders, care of the female athlete and general orthopedics
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2008
Brown University – Providence, RI; B.A. 1994Boston University School of Medicine – Boston, MA; M.D. 1999
General Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital – New York, NY; 2000
Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery – New York, NY; 2004
Sports Medicine & Shoulder Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 2005
Sports Team Affiliations:
Rocky Mountain Rollergirls Roller Derby, Team Physician, 2008CWW Triathlon Team, consulting physician, 2006-presentColorado Avalanche, consulting physician, 2006-presentDenver Nuggets, consulting physician, 2006-2008Colorado Crush, consulting physician, 2006-2008
American Academy of Orthopedic SurgeryAmerican Orthopedic Society for Sports MedicineArthroscopy Association of North AmericaRuth Jackson Orthopedic SocietyWestern Orthopedic SocietyColorado Medical SocietyDenver Medical SocietyWomen’s Sports Foundation
Dr Vidal has written numerous articles and chapters on sports medicine topics and frequently gives talks to the community, and other health care providers on a variety of orthopedic issues.
In her free time, she enjoys skiing, hiking, cycling, running, horticulture, photography and spending time with her husband and two beautiful sons.