Dr. Lyle Micheli, MD

Dr. Lyle Micheli, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Dr. Lyle Micheli, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Waltham, MA and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1966 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

9 Hope Ave

Waltham, MA 02453

Contact Information

(617) 355-6021

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Micheli performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Knee Dislocation
very high
more than 92% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 90% of peers
Joint Pain
more than 83% of peers

Dr. Micheli's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Micheli's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Micheli "Lyle J. Micheli, MD, is director of the Division of Sports Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital, Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston, and in 2005, was named the O'Donnell Family Professor of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital. Also, Dr. Micheli is the founder of The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention that opened in April 2013. He's been the attending physician for Boston Ballet since 1977. He specializes in ACL injuries, dance medicine, knee injuries, and sports medicine."

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

33  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Heel Spur
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee


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9  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Harvard College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1962
  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1966
  • University Hospitals of Cleveland
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1968
  • Harvard Combined Program
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1972
  • Berg-Sloat Traveling Fellow
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1973

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Micheli has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Micheli's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Micheli to family and friends
27 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Micheli's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Micheli is the best Orthopedic Surgeon. His excellent skills and experience are world renowned. I am extremely happy with the outcome of my knee surgery and trust Dr. Micheli. The staff has always been knowledgeable,patient and kind and sets the standard for the best quality care. To find a...more
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Dr. Micheli operated on my broken fibula a few years ago. I would not have been the same athlete without him, and I owe a great deal of my success to him. He's a legend in my eyes. His quiet disposition stands out most, and he always seems in control and relaxed - this makes the patient feel...more
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Dr. Micheli is exceptional at diagnosing a wide range of orthopedic medical issues, is extremely attentive to his patients, provides prompt access to care on short notice when you are his patient, answers questions thoroughly and patiently, is conservative in his treatment approaches, and the...more
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