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Dr. Michael (Mike) Battaglia joined Bellevue Bone & Joint in 2009 after serving as the Head Team Orthopedic Physician and Surgeon at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, and Orthopedic Staff Surgeon at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Battaglia also worked at Johns Hopkins University and the University of California San Diego as a clinical instructor. Dr. Battaglia graduated from Uniformed Services University in Bethesda in 1991. After completing his internship in Oakland, he served as a flight surgeon with the United States Marine Corps until completing his residency and training in Orthopedics in San Diego in 1999. He completed a fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan 2003-2004, where he developed an interest and expertise in Orthopedic shoulder surgery with expertise in hip, shoulder, and knee arthroscopy. This experience at the Hospital for Special Surgery focused on treating collegiate, Olympic, and professional athletes. At Bellevue Bone & Joint Physicians, Dr. Battaglia specializes in shoulder, elbow, and hip and knee surgery. He has a special passion for caring for student athletes and donates his time as the team physician at Issaquah High School. While at the Naval Academy he gained experience operating on a vast number of division IA NCAA athletes. Dr. Battaglia is proud of his military service. He currently holds the rank Captain (O-6) in the US Navy and he has cared for and operated on US Navy SEALS, Force Recon Marines, and the men and women serving in the Navy/Marine Corps. He was the chief Orthopedic consultant for the SEAL teams on the west coast.