Joanne Halbrecht, MD Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Additional States: California
  • Company: Halbrecht Orthopedics Biologics and Sports Medicine
  • Phone: (208) 758-8893
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties:

Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Specialty Focus:

Shoulder, Rotator Cuff, Shoulder Instability, SLAP lesion, Impingement, Labral Tear, Knee, ACL Tear, MCL Tear, Meniscus Tear, Patella Dislocation, Arthritis, Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, Cartilage, Stem Cell Therapy, Regenerative Medicine, Mechanism of Injury, Causation


BA Engineering, Lafayette College; MD, NY Medical College; Residency, Albert Einstein/Montefiore Med Ctr-NYC; Sports Medicine Fellowship, Inst. for Bone & Joint Disorders-Phoenix

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Additional Information

Dr. Halbrecht is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon fellowship-trained in Sports Medicine with over 25 years of experience in private practice. She specializes in the conservative and surgical treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Halbrecht has been recognized for her expertise in arthroscopic surgery. As a result, she has taught courses in knee and shoulder arthroscopy at the Orthopedic Learning Center in Chicago to orthopedic surgeons from all over the world. She has several publications in orthopedic journals and has been a team physician for football and hockey. The unique combination of her medical training and undergraduate degree in Engineering offers special expertise on causation. She has extensive medical-legal experience and has performed over 1000 IMEs and serving as an expert for plaintiff and defense. She is known for taking complicated medical cases and terminology and presenting it in an organized fashion, using lay terms that are easy for all parties to comprehend. In addition, Dr. Halbrecht is one of the few orthopedic surgeons with expertise in regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy. In 2015, she became an early adopter, offering regenerative medicine to her patients. Due to widespread misinformation about “stem cell” therapy, Dr. Halbrecht is now a leader orthobiologics advocacy. She has published 2 papers in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. The first explored the ethics of stem cell clinic direct-to-consumer advertising and the second identified 896 stem cell clinic websites, 96% of which gave consumers misinformation. She has lectured nationally on this topic.