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TJ Hartridge, DO

  • About Me

    My dad always told me that life is not a straight line to be traveled. So heeding his advice I pursued a degree in business while concurrently learning how to rock climb, backcountry ski, and navigate the backcountry of Colorado, which in turn lead me to “ski bum” around Colorado for most of my 20’s before ever discovering a true passion for medicine. However a fateful ski crash, involving my dad, launched me on a trajectory that involved a lot of wilderness medicine courses, professional ski patrolling, and falling in love with Emergency Medicine, especially when applied in austere and remote environments. But as all good things come to an end. After a long stint as a professional patroller, medical school called and I was fortunate to train to be a DO in Chicago. And the rest they say is history.

    Medical Areas of Interest

    Wilderness Medicine, Mountain and Expedition Medicine, Palliative & Hospice

    Interests & Hobbies

    I consider myself an avid backcountry skier, an enthusiastic climber, an enjoyer of most water sports, and an all around outdoorsy person. Interests also include IPA’s, good meals with great friends, and lake life.

    Why Utah?

    The amazing people at the U sealed the deal! From the holiday party social through the interview I was so impressed by how kind, welcoming, a little quirky, and so very enthusiastic everybody I met was. It is also worth mentioning that the mountains being so close to town didn’t hurt either.


    Kalamazoo, MI

  • Education history

    Undergraduate University of Colorado-Boulder Business B.A.
    Professional Medical Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine M.D.