Vernon J. Cooley, M.D.

Knee Specialist

Dr. Vernon J. Cooley is a highly regarded orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and knee surgery. With a wealth of experience and expertise, he is committed to providing exceptional care to patients of all backgrounds.

While his involvement as the head team physician for the Men's U.S. Alpine Ski Team and a team physician for the U.S. Snowboard Team highlights his expertise in managing sports-related injuries, Dr. Cooley is passionate about caring for everyday patients as well. He believes in delivering personalized treatment plans, whether it involves surgical intervention or non-surgical approaches, to meet the unique needs of each individual.

Beyond his professional achievements, Dr. Cooley finds joy in his personal life. He values time spent with his wife, Rebecca, and they are proud parents to five children, including two sets of twins. This balance between his professional and personal life fuels his commitment to providing compassionate and comprehensive orthopedic care.

With his extensive experience, expertise in sports medicine and knee surgery, and dedication to the well-being of his patients, Dr. Vernon J. Cooley strives to deliver outstanding orthopedic care, helping individuals recover from injuries, manage orthopedic conditions, and enhance their overall quality of life.

Areas of Expertise

  • Knee Arthroscopy & ACL Reconstruction
  • Meniscus/Cartilage Repair & Restoration
  • Joint Preservation with Realignment Osteotomy & Cartilage Repair
  • Patello-Femoral Disorders
  • *Does not do total joint replacements*


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