Dr. Steven J. Heil practices general orthopaedics, seeing most any musculoskeletal condition but specializes in joint replacement surgery of the hip, knee and shoulder. Other interests include shoulder disorders including rotator cuff disease and common hand and foot conditions. He treats arthritis in all stages including rehab, injections and other options, and Dr. Heil enjoys seeing sport-related injuries including caring for the aging athlete. Dr. Heil did a fellowship in orthopaedic traumatology to obtain extra training in fixation of difficult fracture and management of trauma.

Dr. Heil treats a wide variety of conditions, but if there is someone else in the practice with more expertise, he ensures each patient gets top quality care. Board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, his practice philosophy is that of patient directed care. This means diagnosing each patient’s problem, and explaining the available options for treatment and helping the patient decide which course of treatment best fits their particular situation. He works closely with Kristine Steele PA-C, a master’s level trained physician assistant, to provide personalized care of each patient.

Dr. Heil enjoys spending time with his family, mountain and road biking, radio controlled airplanes, and hiking.


Work Experience:
Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Associates, Inc., 1996 – Present

Grand Junction Orthopaedic Associates, P.C., 1992 – 1995
(Merged with Grand Mesa Orthopaedic Associates to form Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Associates, P.C.)

Case Western Reserve University – Metropolitan General Hospital
Orthopaedic Trauma, 1991 – 1992 

University of Michigan Medical Center
Orthopaedic Surgery, 1987 – 1991

University of Michigan Medical Center
General Surgery, 1986 – 1987

Medical School:
University of Michigan Medical School
M.D., Graduated, 1986

Certifications and Memberships:
Board Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, July 21, 1996
American Medical Association
Mesa County Medical Society
Western Orthopaedic Association

Doctor of the Year, 1997
Back Pain Association of America

Chief of Surgery, 1999
St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1991
Orthopaedic Trauma Association, 1990

Hospital Affiliations & Active Staff Privileges:
St. Mary’s Hospital & Medical Center – Grand Junction, Colorado
Grand Valley Surgical Center – Grand Junction, Colorado
Community Hospital – Grand Junction, Colorado
Veterans Administration Hospital & Medical Center – Grand Junction, Colorado

I am a resident of New York City and was traveling through Grand Junction on a vacation. While in Grand Junction I experienced an acute flare-up of an existing shoulder problem that produced really bad pain. When I called Rocky Mountain Orthopaedics, I was given an immediate appointment to see Dr. Heil. I received a thorough and courteous treatment.
Thank you so much.
Bernice B.

The RMOA clinic is the best medical office and staff that I see. I was referred to Dr. Heil by a friend. He is very punctual, caring and thorough. I would highly recommend Rocky Mountain Orthopaedics and Dr. Heil.
Barb B.

Dr. Heil rocks!!! I can walk again!
Susan S.

Very patient centered efficient organization
Debbie J.

I’m extremely pleased with everything. It’s the first time in 50 years that I don’t have pain in that knee.
Wayne M.

Excellent care. Professional. Polite. Caring
Karen F.

Very good experience
William S.