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Leslie B. Vidal, M.D.

Foot and Ankle, Hip, Knee

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 has been the team physician for the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls Roller Derby Teams, a consulting physician for the Colorado Avalanche, and 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.

Special Interests:
Sports Medicine, open and arthroscopic management of shoulder, hip, and knee disorders, care of the female athlete and general orthopedics
Licensure:
Colorado
Certified:
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2008
Education:
Brown University – Providence, RI; B.A. 1994 Boston University School of Medicine – Boston, MA; M.D. 1999
Internship:
General Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital – New York, NY; 2000
Residency:
Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery – New York, NY; 2004
Fellowships:
Sports Medicine & Shoulder Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 2005
Sports Team Affiliations:
Rocky Mountain Roller Girls Roller Derby, Team Physician 2008-2016, Colorado Avalanche Consulting Physician 2006-2017, Denver Nuggets Consulting Physician 2006-2008, Colorado Crush Consulting Physician 2006-2008
Professional Affiliations:
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, Ruth Jackson Orthopedic Society, Western Orthopedic Society, Colorado Medical Society, Denver Medical Society, Women’s Sports Foundation
Community Education:
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.
Personal Interests:
In her free time, she enjoys skiing, hiking, cycling, running, horticulture, photography and spending time with her husband and two beautiful sons.