Dr. Max Seiter

Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine: Shoulder, Hip, and Knee Specialist

Fracture Care & Orthopaedic Trauma

Born and raised in Austin, Texas; Max graduated with highest honors from the University of Texas at Austin, with a B.S. in Biology and focus in Neurobiology. After college, he attended medical school in Dallas, at the University of Texas’ UTSouthwestern Medical Center, where he served as class vice president throughout his tenure.

Dr. Seiter's research interests while in residency and fellowship have included hip arthroscopy, shoulder instability, rotator cuff repair, ACL reconstruction and meniscal repair, lower extremity reconstruction, and quality improvement regarding fracture care.

"I'm thrilled to join VSON; a wonderful group with phenomenal surgeons and an established reputation of high quality care within the community over decades. I’m excited to bring shoulder replacement and hip arthroscopy to the practice, as well as general sports medicine and knee pathology.

The advances in hip arthroscopy have been immense in the last two decades and I’ve been fortunate to be on the cutting edge of these developments through my training, and I'm looking forward to being able to bring these to summit and eagle county."

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MEET DR. MAX SEITER

Dr. Seiter developed his interest in sports medicine at an early age. When he was in high school, he and his father were involved in a serious car accident that left his father with severe injuries, including a fractured spine. Witnessing his father’s road to recovery had a tremendous impression on him as a young man, and it was then that he decided to go to medical school.


He attended medical school at the University of Texas, where his interests in orthoapedics were reaffirmed by the tangible nature of the field and the ability to return patients to do doing what they love most. After medical school, he attended his residency at the University of Miami, where he worked with collegiate and professional sports teams, including the Miami Hurricanes and the Miami Marlins.

After residency, Dr. Seiter went on to complete his fellowship at the Steadman-Philippon Research Institute. At Steadman, he expanded on his orthopaedic training with a sub-specialty focus on sports medicine and complex procedures for the athlete. His fellowship gave him immersive experience with hip pathology and arthroscopy, and complex knee and shoulder procedures, including reconstruction as well as joint preservation.

Dr. Seiter continued working with top athletes throughout his fellowship, performing various knee ligament reconstructions, shoulder instability procedures, and hip scopes. Some of the athletes he treated during his fellowship include NFL players, which has been a motivating experience for Dr. Seiter.

“Watching patients we treated progress through the draft and making it into the NFL was very impactful for me,” he said.

 

It wasn’t just his passion for returning athletes to the field that drove his love of sports medicine and orthopaedics; Dr. Seiter is quite the athlete himself. Since early childhood, he has excelled at a number of sports and physical activities, including football, track, basketball and swimming. In college, he competed on the ultimate frisbee team.

Dr. Seiter is no stranger to the personal experiences of sports-related injuries, either, having suffered a myriad of broken bones throughout his youth. He also sustained a serious shoulder dislocation during his ultimate frisbee career, which left him with recurrent pain and instability until he was treated by a shoulder specialist. After treatment, he returned to high-level athletics without any recurrent dislocations: another factor that reaffirmed his decision for sports medicine.

Dr. Seiter first learned to ski at Breckenridge Ski Resort during a family trip to the area as a teenager. It was then that he not only fell in love with skiing, but with our local communities as well. His dream was always to perform sports medicine in an active community with outdoor enthusiasts, so it’s no surprise that his path lead him back to the Colorado High Country.

Dr. Seiter is looking forward to serving the High Country community outside of the VSON clinic as well. He will be taking care of the Summit High School teams, Team Summit Colorado, and Team Breck, as well as being regularly involved in the US Ski and Snowboard physician pool and assisting with their needs. Last year, he traveled internationally with the US ski team to Austria and China and covered the Burton US Open in 2020.

Education

  • UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION: University of Texas at Austin

  • MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Texas’ UTSouthwestern Medical Center

  • ORTHOPEDIC RESIDENCY: The University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital

  • FELLOWSHIP: Steadman-Philippon Research Institute

Professional Affiliations

Certifications

  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Team Affiliations

  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

  • Arthroscopy Association of North America

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • AO North America

  • Reviewer: American Journal of Sports Medicine

  • Reviewer: Arthroscopy Journal

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Anthony Summit Medical Center     

  • Vail Health Hospital

  • Middle Park Health

  • Peak One Surgery Center

  • Vail Valley Surgery Centers

  • US Ski Team

  • Summit County Team Physician

  • Team Summit Colorado

  • Team Breckenridge Sports Club