Michael J. Salata, MD
Joint Preservation and Cartilage Restoration Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Dr. Salata is a sports medicine specialist with a clinical focus on cartilage restoration, meniscus surgery and the arthroscopic treatment of orthopaedic pathology affecting the hip, knee, shoulder and elbow.
After graduating from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Salata performed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the prestigious University of Michigan Hospitals System where he was selected to act as the Chief Resident and was selected to be a part of the American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders Conference. Dr. Salata served as an assistant team physician for the Division I University of Michigan Football and Hockey teams while in Ann Arbor. He also assisted with the coverage of Division I Eastern Michigan University Football and Basketball.
He completed his sports medicine fellowship training at the world-renowned Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, under the guidance of Drs. Bach, Cole, Romeo, Bush-Joseph, Verma and Nicholson. As a sports medicine fellow at Rush, Dr. Salata served as the assistant team physician for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Steel and Chicago Public High Schools, gaining experience treating athletes at all levels of competition. After the completion of his sports and shoulder fellowship at Rush, Dr. Salata pursued additional specialized training in the new field of hip arthroscopy in Chicago and brings this new skill to the University Hospitals health system.
As a clinician-scientist, Dr. Salata is an active contributor to the orthopaedic surgery literature, publishing numerous journal articles and book chapters to help advance the field of sports medicine. His research interests include cartilage repair and restoration, meniscus repair and transplantation, ligament reconstruction techniques and hip arthroscopy. Dr. Salata is a recipient of the esteemed Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) Research Award, is a member of the International Cartilage Repair Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and serves as a reviewer for the Arthroscopy Journal and Cartilage (ICRS publication). Dr. Salata has presented his research at numerous local, national and international conferences including recent presentations at the International Cartilage Repair Society annual conference in Sitges, Spain
Having grown up in University Heights, Ohio, Dr. Salata is excited to return home to practice at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and basketball and following both collegiate and professional athletics.
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