March Featured Author

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Peter J. Millett, MD, MSc

Director of Shoulder Surgery
Shoulder and Sports Medicine
The Steadman Clinic
Steadman Philippon Research Institute
Vail, Colorado

From the March issue: Comprehensive Arthroscopic Management of Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis: Preoperative Factors Predictive of Treatment Failure

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Millett discuss his article in the March issue.


Dr. Peter J. Millett is a partner at the Steadman Clinic who specializes in disorders of the shoulder, knee, elbow and sports-related injuries. He serves as director of shoulder surgery and is a researcher and board member at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. Dr. Millett has been consistently selected as one of the “Best Doctors in America” and has been ranked in the top 1% of Orthopaedic Surgeons by U.S. News and World Reports.

As a shoulder and sports medicine specialist, Dr. Millett has treated elite athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, PGA, Formula One, X-Games, and the Olympics. Dr. Millett is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, the Orthopaedic Research Society, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the German Arthroscopy Association (AGA), the Sports Council, and the The Herodicus Society. Among other journals, Dr. Millett also serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Sports Medicine. He has authored over 200 papers and is noted for his work on double row rotator cuff repair, AC joint injuries, shoulder instability, and the arthroscopic treatment of glenohumeral osteoarthritis. During his career, he has trained over 70 fellows from the U.S. and abroad.

Dr. Millett attended the University of Scranton and Dartmouth Medical School, earned a master’s of science degree while studying skeletal biology at the University of Cambridge, and did his orthopaedic residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. After a fellowship in shoulder, knee, and sports medicine with Drs. Richard Steadman and Richard Hawkins in Vail, Dr. Millett joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School, working with noted shoulder expert Professor J.P. Warner. While at Harvard, he served as the co-director of the Harvard Shoulder Service, before returning to Vail to assume his current post.

Selected Other Published Work in AJSM

Montgomery SR, Katthagen JC, Mikula JD, Marchetti DC, Tahal DS, Dornan GJ, Dahl KD, Brady AW, Turnbull TL, Millett PJ. Anatomic and Biomechanical Comparison of the Classic and Congruent-Arc Techniques of the Latarjet Procedure. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Feb 1. doi: 10.1177/0363546516685318.

Raynor MB, Horan MP, Greenspoon JA, Katthagen JC, Millett PJ. Outcomes After Arthroscopic Pancapsular Capsulorrhaphy With Suture Anchors for the Treatment of Multidirectional Glenohumeral Instability in Athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Dec; 44(12): 3188-3197.

Mitchell JJ, Horan MP, Greenspoon JA, Menge TJ, Tahal DS, Millett PJ. Survivorship and Patient-Reported Outcomes After Comprehensive Arthroscopic Management of Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis: Minimum 5-Year Follow-up. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Dec; 44(12): 3206-3213.

Mitchell JJ, Warner BT, Horan MP, Raynor MB, Menge TJ, Greenspoon JA, Millett PJ. Comprehensive Arthroscopic Management of Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis: Preoperative Factors Predictive of Treatment Failure. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Nov 11.

Katthagen JC, Marchetti DC, Dahl KD, Turnbull TL, Millett PJBiomechanical Comparison of Surgical Techniques for Resection Arthroplasty of the Sternoclavicular JointAm J Sports Med. 2016 Jul; 44(7): 1832-6. doi: 10.1177/0363546516639302.

Mook WR, Petri M, Greenspoon JA, Horan MP, Dornan GJ, Millett PJ. Clinical and Anatomic Predictors of Outcomes After the Latarjet Procedure for the Treatment of Anterior Glenohumeral Instability With Combined Glenoid and Humeral Bone Defects. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Jun; 44(6):1407-16. doi: 10.1177/0363546516634089.

Bhatia S, Greenspoon JA, Horan MP, Warth RJ, Millett PJ. Two-Year Outcomes After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair in Recreational Athletes Older Than 70 Years. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Jul; 43(7): 1737-42. doi: 10.1177/0363546515577623.

Euler SA, Smith SD, Williams BT, Dornan GJ, Millett PJ, Wijdicks CA. Biomechanical analysis of subpectoral biceps tenodesis: effect of screw malpositioning on proximal humeral strength. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Jan; 43(1): 69-74. doi: 10.1177/0363546514554563.

Warth RJ, Spiegl UJ, Millett PJScapulothoracic bursitis and snapping scapula syndrome: a critical review of current evidenceAm J Sports Med. 2015 Jan; 43(1): 236-45. doi: 10.1177/0363546514526373.

Spiegl UJ, Smith SD, Todd JN, Coatney GA, Wijdicks CA, Millett PJ. Biomechanical Comparison of Arthroscopic Single- and Double-Row Repair Techniques for Acute Bony Bankart Lesions. Am J Sports Med. 2014 Aug; 42(8): 1939-46. doi: 10.1177/0363546514532782.

Spiegl UJ, Smith SD, Euler SA, Dornan GJ, Millett PJ, Wijdicks CA. Biomechanical Consequences of Coracoclavicular Reconstruction Techniques on Clavicle Strength. Am J Sports Med. 2014 Jul; 42(7): 1724-30. doi: 10.1177/0363546514524159.

Martetschläger F, Warth RJ, Millett PJInstability and degenerative arthritis of the sternoclavicular joint: a current concepts reviewAm J Sports Med. 2014 Apr; 42(4): 999-1007. doi: 10.1177/0363546513498990.

Martetschläger F, Horan MP, Warth RJ, Millett PJ. Complications after anatomic fixation and reconstruction of the coracoclavicular ligaments. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Dec; 41(12): 2896-903. doi: 10.1177/0363546513502459.

Millett PJ, Horan MP, Martetschläger F. The “bony Bankart bridge” technique for restoration of anterior shoulder stability. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Mar; 41(3): 608-14. doi: 10.1177/0363546512472880.

Giphart JE, Elser F, Dewing CB, Torry MR, Millett PJ. The long head of the biceps tendon has minimal effect on in vivo glenohumeral kinematics: a biplane fluoroscopy study. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Jan;40(1):202-12. doi: 10.1177/0363546511423629.

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