Joanne Halbrecht, MD  |  Orthopedic Surgeon

Joanne Halbrecht, MD, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon at CDA Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, is a pioneer in the field of Orthobiologics and Regenerative Medicine, as well as minimally invasive Orthopedic and Sports Medicine procedures. Before relocating to Coeur d’Alene in 2019, Dr. Halbrecht was the founder and medical director of Boulder Institute for Sports Medicine where she practiced for 24 years. In 2015 she established Boulder Regenerative Medicine. She was the first in the state of Colorado to use adipose (fat) tissue processing it with the FDA-cleared Lipogems® device and has since performed hundreds of procedures. She is a member of the Biologics Alliance, a group of orthopedic surgeons who are known worldwide for their research, knowledge and use of biologics. Dr. Halbrecht was elected Director of National Patient Advocacy in the group. She has also authored papers on stem cell therapy.

Dr. Halbrecht is sought out for her expertise in regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy and has lectured nationally on the subject. Her experience and expertise are an invaluable asset to CDA Regenerative Medicine offering state-of-the-art treatment options.

Dr. Halbrecht background and credentials 


Joanne Halbrecht, M.D. | Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Qualifications and Experience


CDA Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Medical Director. Coeur d’Alene, ID
August 2019-present

Boulder Institute for Sports Medicine, PC.
President and Medical Director. Boulder, CO.
August 1996-August 2016


Institute for Bone and Joint Disorders
Phoenix, Arizona
Fellowship, Sports Medicine
August 1995-July 1996

Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, New York
Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery
July 1991-June 1995

Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, New York
Internship, General Surgery
July 1990-June 1991

New York Medical College
Valhalla, New York
M.D. June 1990

Lafayette College
Easton, Pennsylvania
A.B. Engineering, May 1985

Hospital Affiliations

Pleasant View Surgery Center
Northwest Specialty Hospital

Board Certifications

Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, July 1998, Recertified May, 2007, May 2016

Certified, American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, August 2014.

Colorado-Board of Medical Examiners, August 1995-present.

California-Board of Medical Examiners, February 2015-present.

Certified QME, California Division of Worker’s Compensation, October 2015-present.

Member, International Cartilage Repair Society, January 2016-present

Idaho-Board of Medicine, January 2019-present.

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons-Candidate member, January 2018-present.

Professional Memberships

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Member, International Cartilage Repair Society, January 2016-present
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons-Candidate member, January 2018-present.
Team Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fairview High School 1996-2003
Physician Member, USA Swimming Sports Medicine & Science Network

Honors and Awards

Fellow – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Cor Et Manus – New York Medical College Award of Distinction
Parents’ Council Award – New York Medical College


Orthopedic Surgery
Sports Medicine
Arthroscopic Surgery
Regenerative Medicine

Team Physician

Fairview High School, Boulder, Colorado- 1996-2002.
Phoenix Roadrunners, Phoenix, AZ-1995-1996

Achievements & Publications

Publications and Presentations

Strauss EJ, Bosco JA, Halbrecht J. Online Direct-to-Consumer Advertising of Stem Cell Therapy for Musculoskeletal Injury and Disease: Misinformation and Violation of Ethical and Legal Advertising Parameters. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2020 Jan 2;102(1):2-9. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.19.00714.

Joanne Halbrecht, M.D., presented at the first TOBI webinar: The Orthobiologic Institute webinar on The ethical, legal and FDA-Compliant uses and marketing of orthobiologic products. Webinar. December 2019

Halbrecht, Joanne, Moorman, Claude, Farr, Jack, Buggee, William. Case Based Q&A and Biologics Discussion: Pick The Procedure, Tell Me The Cost, Give Me The Outcome. Orthopedic Summit Emerging Techniques, December 11, 2019. Las Vegs, Nevada

Direct to Consumer Advertising of Stem Cell Clinics: Ethical Considerations and Recommendations for the Healthcare Community. Christian A. Pean MD, MS, Matthew T Kingery BA, Eric Strauss MD, Joseph A. Bosco MD, Joanne Halbrecht MD. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Accepted. Publication pending.

Halbrecht, Joanne. Optimizing Arthroscopic Surgery with Micro-fragmented Adipose Tissue. Webinar. April 17, 2019.

Halbrecht, Joanne (moderator) Panel: Farr, J., Deberardino, T, Latterman,
C., Bugbee, W., Moorman, C., Gomoll, A., Amendola, A, Alden, K. “Ladies and Gentleman, Place Your Bets: A Novel Cartilage Game to Pick the Right Procedure” OrthoSummitt, December 5, 2018. Las Vegs, Nevada.

Halbrecht, Joanne, Baker, Champ, Moorman, T. “The Practical Application of Adipose-Derived Cell Therapy in Private Practice” Instructional Course Lecture. AAOS Annual meeting. March 9, 2018.
New Orleans, LA.

Halbrecht, Joanne. Avoiding Unnecessary Surgery: Dispelling the Myths of Impingement Syndrome Presented at the Pinnacol SelectNet Annual Provider Conference. May 2013, Denver, CO.

Halbrecht, Joanne, Powell, Scott and Stetson, William. EMR in your Practice: How to Avoid Mistakes Instructional Course Lecture. Presented at the Arthroscopy Assoc of North Am Annual Meeting 2010, Hollywood Fl and 2011 San Francisco, Ca.

Halbrecht, Joanne: The Doctor is in: Tennis Elbow. Women’s Adventure Magazine, March/April, 2008.

Halbrecht, Joanne: Health News: SLAP Lesions. Women’s Adventure Magazine, November/December, 2007:

Halbrecht, Joanne: Orthopedic Surgeon Bones Up on Nutrition.Orthopedic Technology Review, November/December, 8(7): 26-27, 2006.

Halbrecht, Joanne: Referring to Sports Medicine Specialists is a Win-Win. Orthopedic Technology Review, May/June, 8(4): 8-9, 2006.

Halbrecht, Joanne: Eyes on Coding and Billing. Every Doctor Should Know What’s Going on in the Front Office. Orthopedic Technology Review. March/April, 8(3): 26-29, 2006.

Halbrecht, Joanne: Frozen Shoulder. Boulder Daily Camera, Fit Magazine, January 27, 1998

Sinha, Raj, Sheikh, Babak, Halbrecht, Joanne, and Ferguson, Virginia: Collateral Ligament Strain After Total Knee Arthroplasty. Presented at the Total Joint Arthroplasty Research Society Annual Meeting, Versailles, France, October, 1998.

Halbrecht, Joanne: Plantar FasciitisBoulder Daily Camera, Fit Magazine, January 6, 1997.

Lourie, Gary, Halbrecht, Joanne, Plancher, Kevin: Medial and Lateral Epicondylitis in the Athlete. Clin Sports Med, 15(2):283-305, 1996.

Greis, Patrick, Halbrecht, Joanne, Plancher, Kevin: Arthroscopic Removal of Loose Bodies of the Elbow. Orthop Clin North Am, 26(4):679-89, 1995.

Halbrecht, Joanne: The Effects of Cyclic Loading on Tendon Strain, Albert Einstin/Montefiore Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Presented at the Annual Residents and Fellows Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona, March, 1996.

Halbrecht, Joanne, Lester, Benisse, and Levy, I. Martin: Office Diagnosis of TFCC Tears Using the “Press Test”. Poster exhibit at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, February, 1995 and at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Annual Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri, September, 1993.

Halbrecht, Joanne and Levy, I. Martin: Fluoroscopic Assist in Anterior Cruciate Ligament ReconstructionArthroscopy 9(5):533-5, 1993.

Halbrecht, Joanne, Giordano, Carl, and Jaffee, William: Metal-Backed Component Failure and Metallic Synovitis in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Case Report. Bull Hosp Joint Dis Orthop Inst, 49:48-54, 1989.

Research and Manuscripts

Online Direct-To-Consumer Advertising of Stem Cell Therapy for Musculoskeletal Injury and Disease: Misinformation and Violation of Ethical and Legal Advertising Parameters. Matthew T Kingery, Lauren Schoof, Eric J Strauss, Joseph A Bosco, Joanne Halbrecht. Currently in review by Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

New York Medical College Student Research Fellow.
Departments of Anatomy and Orthopaeic Surgery. The Effects of Laser Versus Scalpel on Guinea Pig Muscle Tissue Healing, Neuroma Formation, and Cartilage Healing. 1987-1988

Lafayette College, Department of Metallurgical Engineering Independent Study.The Use of Samarian-Cobalt Magnets Implanted in the Human Jaw for Greater Retention of Dentures. 1984-1985.

Teaching, Editorial and Committee Appointments

Arthroscopy Association of North America- Orthopaedic Learning
Center, Rosemont, IL. Associate Master Instructor, Comprehensive
Arthroscopy of the Knee Course 1996-1999, Shoulder Arthroscopy Course
2009-2012, Comprehensive Arthroscopy of the Knee Course 1996-1999, Shoulder Arthroscopy Course 2009-2014, Residents and Fellows Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy Course November 2018.

Arthroscopy Association of North America-Chairman,
Ethics and Standards Committee, 2005-2006. Member
Committee on Health Policy 2010-2011. Membership Committee March 2019- February 2021.

Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Physician reviewer. December 2017-present.

Longmont Surgery Center. Member, Board of Trustees. 2012-2015.

Boulder County Medical Society– Member Executive

Boulder Valley IPA – Member, Financial Committee 2007-2009,

Medical Economics – Reader Advisory Board, 2007-2008

Orthopedic Technology Review – Editorial Advisory Board,