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Dr. Michael J. DeFranco’s Sports Injury & Athlete Wellness Blog

The Athletes Clinic

Date: December 22, 2017 Sidelining the hoopster:
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meet dr. michael j. defranco, M.D.

MEDICAL EDUCATION

Shoulder Surgery

  • Harvard Shoulder Surgery Fellowship
    • Massachusetts General Hospital
    • Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • European Shoulder Surgery Fellowship
    • Annecy, France
    • Lyon, France
    • Zurich, Switzerland

Sports Medicine
Rush University Medical Center

Orthopedic Surgery Residency
The Cleveland Clinic

Medical School
Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Surgical Expertise: Shoulder Disorders & Sports Injuries

SPORTS MEDICINE EXPERIENCE

Dr. DeFranco has extensive experience providing personalized care to athletes including:

  • National Basketball Association (NBA)
  • Major League Baseball (MLB)
  • National Hockey League (NHL)
  • Professional Boxing & Mixed Martial Arts
  • Professional Tennis & Pickleball
  • Professional Softball
  • New York City Ballet
  • NCAA Athletic Teams
  • NJCAA Athletic Teams
  • Recreational and Masters Athletes
  • High School & Adolescent Athletes

PRACTICE EMPHASIS

  • Shoulder Disorders & Injuries
  • Athletic Injuries: Shoulder & Knee
  • Non-surgical & Surgical Care
  • Arthroscopic Surgery

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Member, Association of Ringside Physicians

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