Dr. Michael Hewitt believes taking care of patients is an honor and a privilege. His interest in orthopedics began when he was a teenager and suffered a significant injury to his knee. He underwent a reconstructive surgery and a prolonged rehabilitation introduced him to the healing capability of medicine. He keeps the moment he received that devastating diagnosis and the wonderful team that returned him to sports in the forefront of his mind, he believes being in that vulnerable position helps him to be a better physician. He truly enjoys interacting with patients and strives to listen, educate, and provide options for treatment.
Dr Hewitt is a proud Colorado native. He attended college at the University of California, Irvine. While at the university, he competed on the track team in the pole vault and was awarded the 1992-93 UCI Scholar Athlete of the Year. During this time, Dr Hewitt developed an interest in athletic injuries and sports medicine. He graduated AOA from Tufts University School of Medicine, and completed his orthopedic training at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center. He elected to pursue an extra year of training at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute as a fellow in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. This advanced training included arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder and knee. Procedures such as arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic shoulder stabilization and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction were emphasized. As a fellow, Dr. Hewitt had primary responsibility for both college and high school athletic teams.
Dr. Hewitt has published several original articles on subjects including ACL reconstruction, graft fixation and MR imaging for labral tears of the shoulder. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons as well as the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He enjoys his involvement as assistant physician for the Denver Outlaws professional lacrosse teams. Primary interests include evaluation and arthroscopic treatment of shoulder and knee injuries.
Outside the office, Dr. Hewitt enjoys spending time with his wife Victoria and their two children. A family goal of visiting all 7 continents was completed in 2014, running a marathon or ultra-marathon on each adventure. As a family, they enjoy skiing, climbing, seeing movies in the theater and playing any sport at the local park.