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Rueben Nair, MD

Philosophy of Care

I strive to provide top quality care to all patients with respect, compassion, and attention to detail. As one of the former team physicians for the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Rockies, in addition to working with the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Blackhawks, I am passionate about sports medicine and the prevention or management of sports-related injuries. I treat every patient as though they were a professional athlete, with a goal of optimal recovery. My approach is to educate and involve the patient in their clinical process, focusing on patient-directed care.

Patient Satisfaction Rating

Based on 207 reviews

  • General


    • General Orthopaedics
    • Sports Medicine

    Accepts both children and adults


    • English

    I utilize evidence-based medicine and my Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver Sports Medicine fellowship training to treat injuries with state of the art techniques. My surgical and medical interests include arthroscopy of the shoulder, hip, knee and elbow, ACL reconstruction, cartilage restoration, meniscus repairs, platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections, rotator cuff repairs, shoulder stabilization, total hip/knee arthroplasty, Tommy John elbow surgery and hip arthroscopy with labral repair/reconstruction.

    Soccer, volleyball, skiing, being active, Michigan State University sports

  • Education

    School Ohio State University College of Medicine
    Graduation Date 06/2011
    Degree Medical Doctor
    Honors Alpha Omega Alpha, Cum Laude graduate

    School Northwestern University

    School Northwestern University
    Title Orthopaedic Surgery Chief Resident

    School Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver
    Specialty Orthopaedics

  • Procedures

    General Orthopaedics
    • ACL Reconstructive Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
    • Arthroscopy of the Elbow
    • Cartilage Restoration
    • Complex Knee Ligament Reconstruction
    • Hip Arthroscopy with Labral Repair/Reconstruction
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Labral Repair
    • Meniscus and Cartilage Repair
    • Meniscus Repair
    • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
    • Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Shoulder Stabilization Surgery
    • Surgical Treatment of Sports Related Injuries
    • Tendon Repair & Reconstruction
    • Total Hip/Knee Arthroplasty
    • Trauma Related Injuries
    Sports Medicine
  • Memberships

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • Arthroscopy Association of North America
    • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
    • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    • Health Volunteer Overseas
    • United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) - Covering physician for events
  • Awards and Accolades

    Name Northwestern University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Chief Resident

    Name John B Roberts, MD Award in Orthopaedics

    Name Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

    Name Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

  • Media/Published Articles

    • Rosenthal BD, Nair R, Hsu WK, Patel AA, Savage JW. “A Review of Dysphagia and Dysphonia Assessment Tools after Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery.” Clinical Spine Surgery.
    • Kahlenberg, CA, Nair R, Monroe E, Terry MA, Edwards SL. “Incidence of Injury Based on Sports Participation in High School Athletes.” The Physician and Sportsmedicine. (Jan 1, 2000)
    • Cogan CJ, Knesek M, Tjong VK, Nair R, Kahlenberg CA, Dunne KF, Kendall MC, Terry MA. “Assessment of Perioperative Intra-Articular Morphine Injection in Hip Arthroscopy on Postoperative Pain Management.” Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. (Jan 1, 2000)
    • Nair R, Mendoza M, Hsu WK. “Cervical Spine: Anterior Approach, Discectomy, Corpectomy.” In RG Fessler and LN Sekhar (Eds): Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques: Spine and Peripheral Nerves, 2nd Edition. New York, NY: Thieme Publishers. Pp 186-192. (Jan 1, 2000)
    • Nair R, Kahlenberg CA, Patel RM, Knesek M, Terry MA. “All-arthroscopic Suprapectoral Biceps Tenodesis.” Arthroscopy Techniques. (Jan 1, 2000)
    • Nair R, Kahlenberg CA, Hsu WK. “Outcomes After Lumbar Discectomy in Elite Athletes: The Need for High-Level Evidence.” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. (Jan 1, 2000)
    • Gomberawalla MM, Kahlenberg CA, Nair R, Saltzman MD, Terry MA. “All-arthroscopic Suprapectoral Versus Open Subpectoral Tenodesis of the Long Head of the Biceps Brachii.” American Journal of Sports Medicine. (Jan 1, 2000)
    • Kahlenberg CA, Patel RM, Nair R, Harnden G, Deshmane PP, Terry MA. “Clinical and Biomechanical Evaluation of an All-arthroscopic Suprapectoral Biceps Tenodesis.” Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine.
    • DMG Surgeon Performs Innovative Endoscopic Hip Procedure (Jan 31, 2018)
  • Patient Ratings & Comments

    Patient Satisfaction Rating
    Based on 207 reviews

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    Ease of scheduling appointments

    205 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    202 ratings

    Friendliness/courtesy of Care Provider

    202 ratings

    Care Provider spoke using clear language

    203 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    203 ratings

    Time Care Provider spent with patient

    202 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    201 ratings

    Patients' confidence in Care Provider

    202 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    202 ratings

    Wait time at clinic

    201 ratings

    Comments (15)

    Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

    Feb 27, 2019
    *Dr. Nair was excellent, very honest and forthright as to his treatment of my shoulder injury.  
    Feb 22, 2019
    Seamed like a great guy.  
    Feb 12, 2019
    Good overall.  
    Jan 28, 2019
    Dr. Nair is very caring.  
    Jan 20, 2019
    he is very caring and professional  
    Jan 03, 2019
    Dr. Nair was very friendly and knowledgeable. I was comfortable speaking to him and felt confident in his conclusion after exam.  
    Nov 27, 2018
    So personable  
    Sep 18, 2018
    Dr. Nair is wonderful!  
    Aug 28, 2018
    Excellent communication skills, gave good advice, and said to call if anything changed or I needed help.  
    Aug 22, 2018
    Dr. RUEBEN NAIR is one of best and we will definitely recommend him to all our friends and family.  
    Aug 21, 2018
    great bedside manner to put you at ease  
    Aug 15, 2018
    Excellent! ABOVE and beyond!  
    Aug 06, 2018
    overall everything was excellent  
    Jul 22, 2018
    Dr. Nair is very personable and thorough with his patients. He called us on the weekend to inform us of MRI results. He was very meticulous about the surgery and my daughter's knee is doing See more  
    Jul 12, 2018
    like I said before Dr Nair has such a great bedside manner and is truly concerned with the problems I have and also again I always feel better leaving the office then I did when See more  
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