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Dr. hatzidakis: Shoulder Specialist

About Dr. Hatzidakis

Dr. Hatzidakis is an orthopedic surgeon with primary expertise in injuries of the shoulder. He is in his 19th year as partner at Western Orthopaedics in Denver, Colorado and was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska.

Dr. Hatzidakis graduated with a BA degree from Grinnell College (Iowa) and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. After medical school, he completed his Orthopaedic Surgery training at the University of Nebraska and Creighton University combined residency program. He then pursued a unique American and European shoulder and elbow fellowships; spending one year with upper extremity specialists in San Francisco and then eight months at centers of excellence in England, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and France.

Dr. Hatzidakis specializes:

  • arthroscopic (“scope”) surgery for athletic injuries
  • minimally invasive rotator cuff repair
  • instability repair
  • fracture care
  • shoulder replacement surgery
  • reverse shoulder replacement
  • complex revision/salvage surgery

He is active in teaching other surgeons complex shoulder techniques.

Learn more about how Dr. Hatzidakis is leading the way in advancing shoulder care through research and teaching.

Our promise is that you will receive the best and highest quality shoulder care by a carefully selected and trained specialist team led by Dr. Hatzidakis or one of his partners at Western Orthopaedics.


Armodios M. Hatzidakis M.D.

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Specializing in Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow

Education & Training


  • European Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship 9/2002 ‐ 5/2003
  • Nice, France. With Professor Pascal Boileau MD, 1-4/2003
  • Salzburg, Austria. With Professor Herbert Resch MD, 12/2002
  • Zurich, Switzerland. With Professor Christian Gerber MD, 9-11/2002
  • Mainz, Germany. With Professors Jochen Blum MD, PhD and Pol Rommens MD, 9/2002
  • Heidelberg, Germany. With Professor Peter Habermeyer MD, 9/2002
  • Reading, UK. With Professor Steven Copeland MD, 9/2002
  • Shoulder/Upper Extremity Fellowship 8/2001 ‐ 8/2002 California Pacific Medical Center. Tom R. Norris MD and H. Relton McCarroll MD,  San Francisco, California

Orthopaedic Surgery:

  • University of Nebraska Medical Center/Creighton University Health Foundation, Omaha, Nebraska, 1997-2001

International Rotation During Residency:

  • Department of Orthopaedics, University of Ioannina, Greece Clinical, surgical and laboratory rotation under supervision of Panayiotis Soucacos M.D., Professor and Chairman. October-November 1998
  • Internship: General Surgery
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center/Creighton University Health Foundation. Omaha, Nebraska, July 1996 to June 1997