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May 18, 2003 - 11:00pm

Dr. Robert E. Hunter Joins UA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Robert E. Hunter Joins UA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Robert E. Hunter, MD, a noted sports medicine specialist with special interests in arthroscopy and knee and shoulder reconstructive surgery, has joined the University of Arizona Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery.
A team physician for the U.S. Men's Alpine Ski Team from 1992 until this year, Dr. Hunter also serves as director of the UA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery's Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and as a team physician for the UA, Pima Community College and area high schools.

Previously affiliated with Orthopaedic Associates of Aspen and Glenwood, Aspen, Colo., Dr. Hunter also was a Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado. He served as director of its Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and president of the Foundation for Sports Medicine Education and Research. He was an associate professor at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine from 1980-89. While there, he served as director of the University of Minnesota Sports Medicine Program and as a team physician for the University's Men's Intercollegiate Athletics teams from 1982-89.

Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery since 1981, Dr. Hunter is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; the Arthroscopy Association of North America; and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, among others.

Dr. Hunter received his undergraduate degree at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. He earned his medical degree at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine in 1975, completing his internship at Virginia Mason Clinic and Hospital, Seattle, Wash. Dr. Hunter completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Minnesota (1976-80), and subsequently completed a fellowship in sports medicine.

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