Leslie B. Vidal, MD
Colorado Shoulder, Hip, Knee & Sports Medicine Specialist

Dr. Leslie Vidal is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist focused on shoulder, hip, and knee arthroscopic surgery. She moved from her private practice of nearly two decades in the Denver metropolitan area to the Vail Valley to become the first female orthopedic surgeon to practice at The Steadman Clinic. A Colorado native, Dr. Vidal completed her undergraduate studies at Brown University in Providence, R.I., and then graduated from the Boston University School of Medicine. She served an internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital, orthopedic surgery residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and completed her fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Vidal is happy to treat patients from Vail, Eagle and Summit County, and those in the surrounding Denver area.

Shoulder Services

Hip Services

Knee Services

Biologic Services

Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Clinical & Research Interests

Dr. Vidal offers both arthroscopic and open surgery alternatives for shoulder and knee pathologies as well as arthroscopic surgeries for hip pathologies.  

  • Shoulder instability
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Arthritis and shoulder replacement
  • Shoulder fractures
  • Hip impingement (FAI)
  • Hip labral tears
  • Hip cartilage injuries
  • Knee ligament injuries
  • Knee cartilage injuries
  • Patellar instability
  • Knee fractures

Dr. Vidal’s research interests include: Studying the effects of biologics such as platelet rich plasma and bone marrow aspirate concentrate (stem cell therapy) on the outcomes of ACL reconstruction surgery, rotator cuff surgery, arthroscopic hip microfracture, and knee arthritis. She is involved in numerous other studies focused on improving techniques and evaluating outcomes for variety of shoulder, hip and knee procedures.

Why Colorado Patients Choose
Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Leslie Vidal

Dr. Vidal is a highly competent surgeon who immediately instills confidence in her patients.  She understands athletes and develops aggressive, comprehensive treatment plans to get them back to their desired levels of activity without risking further injury.  Her singular goal with her patients is to fix their problems, and she builds their trust by clearly, patiently and thoroughly communicating the details of the problem and its treatment options.  In addition to her extensive experience and surgical skill, patients appreciate Dr. Vidal’s compassionate  and caring approach that focuses on the whole person, not just the injured joint.


Why Colorado Patients Choose
Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Leslie Vidal


The Steadman Clinic – Vail, CO
180 S Frontage Rd W
Vail, CO 81657

The Steadman Clinic – Frisco, CO
226 Lusher Court
Suite 101
Frisco, CO 80443

The Steadman Clinic – Edwards, CO
322 Beard Creek Road
Edwards, CO 81632


Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Mailing Address
181 Meadow Dr, Suite 400
Vail, CO 81657

970-479-1580 Direct
970-476-1100 General Appointment Scheduling