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Meet Dr. Terrell Joseph

After graduating from Vanderbilt and LSU Medical School, Dr. Joseph continued his training at the somewhat infamous Charity Hospital in New Orleans. Pre-Katrina Charity Hospital was a unique place according to Dr. Joseph. The sheer volume and inner-city nature of the injuries provided an exceptional training ground for high-level orthopaedic trauma.


After his five years at Charity Hospital, Dr. Joseph traveled to New Zealand to do specialty fellowship training in arthroscopic knee surgery and sports medicine, where he learned new techniques while treating international rugby players.


Following his year in New Zealand, Dr. Joseph went on to complete a second year-long fellowship in upper extremity and hand surgery in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This gave him additional training in elbow, wrist, and hand surgery in a busy university teaching hospital. 


His passion for orthopaedics began here in Vail. As a 22-year-old emergency room technician in Vail, he was introduced to the many flavors of orthopaedic injuries common in the mountains. This experience inspired his dream to return to Colorado as an orthopedic surgeon in 2006.

Dr. Joseph's orthopedic interests include ski and snowboard trauma, including tendon and ligament injuries. He also has expertise in treating tendonitis, carpal tunnel, and hand and wrist problems.

Dr. Joseph white coat headshot
Dr. Joseph explaining wrist fracture


  • Bachelor of Science in Biology: Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN

  • University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO

  • Doctor of Medicine: LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine, Shreveport, LA

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: LSU Health New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

  • Sports Orthopaedic Fellowship: Eastwood Orthopaedic Clinic, Auckland, New Zealand

  • Upper Extremity Orthopaedic Fellowship: Auckland Bone and Joint Surgery, Auckland, New Zealand

  • Hand Surgery Fellowship: The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • American Medical Association

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand

  • Arthroscopy Association of North America


  • Complications of scoliosis surgery in patients with intretheal baclofen pump

  • Patterns of orthopedic in jury: snowboarding versus skiing

  • Arthroscopic Correlation of TFCC tears and MRI findings

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