Training and ExperienceExperience I am an Orthopaedic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in the clinical and surgical practice of Joint Reconstruction and Replacement and in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. I obtained Fellowship training, for one year each, in the following subspecialties:• Joint Replacement and Reconstruction of the hip, knee and shoulder.• Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery, with focus on the shoulder and knee. Hospitals My current practice location is The Institute of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine in Barnegat, NJ, where I have office hours three days a week. I have unrestricted medical privileges at the Southern Ocean Medical Center, Manahawkin, NJ, where I perform surgery, treat in- patients and take emergency call. PositionsCurrent: I hold the position of Medical Director of the Joint Replacement Program at Southern Ocean Medical Center.I am also a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health System's Physicians Advisory Committee for the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement ( CJR) Program. Past: I held the position of Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at The Temple University School of Medicine from September 1, 1996 through June 30, 2014. During this time I was Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon at Temple University Hospital and associated hospitals in Philadelphia, PA. I actively practiced and acquired extensive clinical and operative experience in all types of major joint replacements and joint reconstructions, including primary, complex primary and revision replacement arthroplasty of the hip, knee, and shoulder; the complete range of sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery and ligament reconstructions of the knee, shoulder and foot and ankle; and operative and non-operative management of trauma of the extremities, pelvis and acetabulum at Temple University Hospital, which is a busy Level 1 Trauma Center. Surgery I currently perform most primary hip replacements through an anterior supine inter-muscular (ASI) surgical approach. This is a muscle sparing approach with benefits to the patient which are described on the 'Hip' page of this website. Academic I have been closely involved with the teaching and training of orthopaedic residents and medical students at Temple University Hospital and other Temple- affiliated Hospitals, during my tenure at those institutions. Awards I was awarded the Teacher of the Year Award, by the Residents of the Temple University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, for the years 1998, 2002 & 2004. Academic Awards and Prizes First Prize in the Master of Surgery (MS) in General Surgery Board Examination,– University of Madras, India in 1983.Second Prize for Academic Excellence in 1996, awarded by the Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society For Sports Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. Residency and fellowship training Prior to joining Temple I trained in General Surgery and then in Orthopaedic Surgery in the United Kingdom, from 1983 to 1994. I obtained United Kingdom Orthopaedic Board Certification in 1994, through the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland. I then came to the US to continue my training and completed one-year Fellowship training in Joint Reconstruction and Replacement from 1994 to 1995, in Seattle, WA. I did a second one-year Fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery at Temple University Hospital, from 1995 to 1996. Degrees M.B.,B.S., 1978— University of Madras, India.Master of Surgery (MS), General Surgery, 1983— University of Madras, India 1983FRCS Ed., General Surgery, 1984— Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK.FRCS Eng., General Surgery, 1985— Royal College of surgeons of England, UK.FRCS Ed., Orthopedic Surgery, 1990— Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK.Board Certification in Orthopaedic Surgery, UK 1994— The Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland and The Joint Commission for Higher Surgical Training of UK.
Learn about this doctor
Dr. Michael's Care Philosophy
My Practice Philosophy: I treat every patient with courtesy, kindness and compassion. I personally see and examine each patient during every outpatient visit. I discuss the diagnosis and treatment options and do my best to guide patients in choosing the treatments best suited to their individual needs and preferences. My patients leave their outpatient appointments feeling well-informed and involved in the decision- making process regarding their treatment. I attempt to treat all my patients by non-surgical methods initially, and only recommend surgery when this becomes the best option. Whenever surgery does become necessary, I always do my best to operate with great care and thoroughness. I constantly update my skills and keep abreast of current advances in Orthopaedics by extensive reading, online learning and by attending courses.
Dr. Michael's Experience
For the best healthcare for your needs, choose a doctor who specializes in your medical condition.
Check to see that this provider treats your medical condition.
Check to see that this provider performs the procedure that you need.
Check to see if your provider has any malpractices, board actions, or sanctions.
Learn more about where this provider went to medical school, residency, and more.
Check to see what languages this provider and/or staff speak.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
View memberships and affiliations associated with this provider.
Overall Patient Satisfaction
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Michael to family and friends is 5 out of 5