N. Lindsay Harris, M.D.
Specializes in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Trauma, Hip Arthroscopy & Primary Hip Replacement
Associated with Aspen Orthopaedic Associates since 2003.
Sees patients at our Aspen & Basalt Offices.
Medical School: Vanderbilt University
Orthopaedic Residency: University of Colorado Health Science Center
Sports Medicine Fellowship: University of Florida, Sports Medicine Fellowship
Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Sports Subspecialty Certificate
Board Certified: 1995, 2005 & American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Certification Exam
Academic Appointments: Fellowship Director & Faculty of Aspen Sports Medicine Foundation Fellowship, former Associate Professor & Director of Sports Medicine of Orthopedics Department at University of Colorado Health Science Center Department of Orthoapedics
Affiliations: Served as team physician to the University of Colorado Buffaloes and University of Denver Pioneers, Member of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, Western Orthopaedic Society , US Ski Team Physician
Special Interests & Research: Platelet Gel Study on Chronic Soft Tissue Injury Healing; Long Term Comparison of Various ACL Graft Sources, Concussions in Alpine Sports
Dr. Harris, MD joined Aspen Orthopaedic Associates in 2003. His education includes an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering and doctorate of medicine from Vanderbilt University, followed by an orthopedic residency at the University of Colorado Health Science Center and an orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Most recently he served as Associate Professor in the Orthopaedic Department at the University of Colorado Health Science Center where he served as team physician to the University of Colorado Buffaloes and University of Denver Pioneers. He brings nearly a decade of experience in working with collegiate athletics, involving 26 teams in 11 different sports as varied as football, basketball, hockey, gymnastics, track & field, skiing, golf and tennis. He specializes in orthopedic sports medicine, and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee, and hip.
Dr. Harris is the Fellowship Director of the Aspen Sports Medicine Foundation Fellowship Program and oversees the specialty training and curriculum.
One Grateful Local - Dr. Harris is a Legend
The Aspen Daily News Tuesday, April 9, 2013 I am overwhelmed with gratitude and appreciation for the love and support that this wonderful community has shared with me in response to my recent ski accident, which resulted in two broken ankles. I am blown away by the compassion and generosity that my close friends, acquaintances and strangers have shown me.
All this love and light is helping me heal, and grow into a stronger and more compassionate human and Roaring Fork Valley peaceful warrior representative. I want to thank my mom for being a saint and keeping me alive. My friends and Surf Gravity partners Reuben Sadowsky and Joey Stokes have proved to be best friends indeed, and I am grateful for all their love and support.
I want to thank Ryno’s Pizza and owner Ryan, as well as Josh Griggs and everyone who came out for the fundraiser. I also want to thank DJ Watkins, Reuben, Joey, Annie and Becky, Tony, Josh, James, Alex and Dan Sadowsky, and everyone else who helped make the fundraiser and closing party at the Gonzo Gallery a great success and raging fun time.
Thank you Bill Stirling for the fatherly love. Thank you Lauren Cockrel for always being there for me and keeping me from sending it down some stairs in my wheelchair. Thank you so much to everyone who has been bringing me healing meals and visiting me, including the Lift Up families, Pam Fisher, and grandma Jony Larrowe. A huge thanks to Pam Moore for her magic hands, wisdom and healing body work.
Thanks to the Aspen Valley Hospital and the emergency room, as well as Vail Hospital. I am so thankful for the commitment and care that Dr. Harris and Aspen Orthopaedics have shown me. Dr. Harris is a legend. Thanks to Dr. Clanton and Dr. Terry at the Steadman Clinic for the 10-hour surgery that put me back together. Thanks to my sister for holding the torch and carrying it around the country on her skiing adventures. I am grateful for the committed love and support Alesandra has shared with me. There are so many others who have shined their light on me and I am so thankful for each and everyone of you.
The generosity, love and support that our small community has shown is truly amazing and I am so thankful to be part of and represent such a special and unique community. I love you all and am so proud to be your friend. It has almost been worth my injury just to experience all this love and support. Everything happens for us rather than to us. I will heal stronger than before and will radiate all the love that you all have given me. In Lak’ech, I am another you.
Nick DeVore, Aspen
N. Lindsay Harris, MD - Thank You for Your Superior Skills and Care
Dear Dr. Harris,
On January 4, 2012 you masterfully operated on my femur.
Looking back – I was so unlucky to be hit by another skier, but SO LUCKY that you were on duty at Aspen Valley Hospital on that day!
Thank you again for your superior skills and care.
Research on Rabbits Leads to New Treatments for Humans
Congratulations to N. Lindsay Harris, MD, Eleanor von Stade, MD, Mark Purnell, MD of Aspen Orthopaedic Associates and Andrew Larson, BSME, the Aspen Sports Medicine Foundation, Director of Research.
In the May 2012 edition of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery they published a research paper titled "The Effect of Platelet-Rich Plasma on Normal Soft Tissue in the Rabbit".
This important research investigates platelet-rich plasma which is reported to contain multiple growth factors, and has been utilized in orthopaedic surgery to aid healing in humans.
Newly Published Research
Congratulations Mark L. Purnell, MD, N. Lindsay Harris, MD & Andrew I. Larson, BSME
Intra-articular Findings in Primary and Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Surgery: A Comparison of the MOON and MARS Study Groups more>
The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Congratulations Dr. Mark Purnell, Dr. Tom Pevny, Dr. Tito Liotta, and Dr. Lindsay Harris of Aspen Orthopaedic Associates for passing the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Certification Exam!
This subspecialty exam in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine is limited to surgeons who have demonstrated qualifications beyond those expected of other orthopaedic surgeons by virtue of additional education, a practice characterized by a majority of cases in orthopaedic sports medicine, and contributions to this field of medicine.
The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inc. functions to serve the best interests of the public and of the medical profession by establishing educational standards for orthopaedic residents and by evaluating the initial and continuing qualifications and knowledge of orthopaedic surgeons.
Thank You Dr. Harris! Doran Laybourn's Miraculous Return to Snowboarding - Good To Go
Professional Snowboarder Doran Laybourn humbly says “None of this would be possible without Dr. Harris putting my leg back together!”
Dr. Harris - Thank You for What You Have Done
Dear Dr. Harris:
I’ve been describing this injury as “character building”. Being compromised in this way has been scary and strange to me. You have become an integral part of my life and it is an interesting experience to be so reliant on someone for your well-being.. So, thank you for all you have done…seeing me in between surgeries, getting me in to surgery quickly and doing such a beautiful job on my Achilles repair. I have full confidence that because of your work I will be snowboarding next winter and playing tennis again next summer.
Thank you again.
Thank You - N. Lindsay Harris, MD
Dr. Harris –
First I want to say a huge thank you for your medical service. You recently drained a Baker’s Cyst from my knee and made so much of a difference in the pain I was experiencing in that leg. And a couple of years previously you dealt with a torn meniscus problem I had.
But more then that I want to thank you for your professionalism, skills, and willingness to answer all my questions. You explained things to me and took what time was needed to address a problem. It means a great deal. I’m glad you’re there.