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Michael J. Salata, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon


Sports and Shoulder Fellowship August 2009-August 2010 Rush University Medical Center
Division of Sports Medicine
Chicago, IL 60612
Orthopaedic Residency: July 2004-July 2009 University of Michigan Hospitals
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Medical School: August 2000-May 2004 Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH 44118
Degree: MD
Undergraduate: August 1996-May 2000 University of Notre Dame
South Bend, IN 46556
Degree: BS, Cum Laude

Research Activity


  • Salata MJ, Kercher JS, Cole BJ.  Glenohumeral Microfracture.  Cartilage (ICRS journal) March 2010

  • Kercher J, Bajaj S, Salata MJ, Cole BJ. Maximizing Outcomes in Rotator Cuff Repair. Rush Orthopaedic Journal

  • Salata MJ, Gibbs AE, Sekiya JK: A Systematic Review of Clinical Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Menisectomy.  AJSM.  Accepted with revisions

  • Salata MJ, Gibbs AE, Sekiya JK: The Effectiveness of Prophylactic Knee Bracing in American Football: A Systematic Review. 2nd Revision for Sports Health

  • Srinivasan RC, Salata MJ, Seybold JD, Miller BS. An Analysis of the Orthopaedic In-Training Examination (OITE) Sports Section:  The Importance of Reviewing the Current Orthopaedic Subspecialty Literature.  JBJS Am. In Press

  • Kraay MJ, Goldberg VM, Fitzgerald SJ, Salata MJ.  Cementless two-staged total hip arthroplasty for deep periprosthetic infection.  Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2005 Dec;441:243-9

  • Kraay MJ, Darr OJ, Salata MJ, Goldberg VM.  Outcome of metal-backed cementless patellar components: the effect of implant design.  Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2001 Nov;(392):239-44

Submitted Manuscripts:

  • Salata MJ, Srinivasan RS, Kercher JM, Strauss E, Bach BR, Miller BS.  ACL Surgery Bailouts: Techniques to Correct Common Intra-operative Problems: A Review of the Literature

  • Bovid K, Salata MJ, Vanderhave KL, Sekiya JK.  Epiphyseal Tibial Inlay Reconstruction in a Skeletally Immature Patient.  A Case Report, Technique, and Review of the Literature.  Submitted to Arthroscopy 2009

  • Salata MJ, Sekiya JK.  Arthroscopic PCL Tibial Inlay: Surgical Technique and its Influence on Rehabilitation. Sports Health. July 2009

  • Ghodadra N, Salata MJ, Provencher MT, Romeo AA.  Arthoscopic Decompression of the Suprascapular Nerve.  Invited submission to JSES for Spring 2010 issue

  • Salata MJ, Kercher JS, Creighton A, Kercher J, Romeo AA.  Revision Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization, A Review of the Literature.  Submitted to SMAR Dec 2009

  • Salata MJ, Bajaj S, Cole BJ.  Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation. Clinica Ortopedica (BRAZIL).  Invited Submission

  • Bajaj S, Salata, MJ, Cole BJ.  Joint Preservation in the Shoulder.  MOR Journal

  • Bajaj S, Salata MJ, Cole BJ.  Joint Preservation in the Knee.  MOR Journal

Ongoing Projects:

  • Salata MJ, Blaha JD.  Radiographic Evaluation of Knee Rotation.
    Presented at University of Michigan Larry S. Matthews Joints Day
    Presented at Meeting of Bone and Joint Surgeons (Kentucky 2007)

  • Salata MJ, Wojtys EM, Bedi A.  Dynamic Ultrasound Evaluation of Hamstring function after harvest for ACL reconstruction (podium presentation at AAOS 2008)

  • Salata MJ, Wojtys EM, Bedi, A.  Quantification of Human Knee Rotation: A Biomechanical Study

  • Salata MJ, Nho S, Barker JU, Romeo AA.  Arthroscopic Anatomy of the Subdeltoid Space.  Abstract accepted to Arthroscopy

  • Salata MJ, Kang RW, Twigg S, Nicholson GP.  Coracoacromial Ligament Hypertrophy as a Cause of Primary Impingement in Young Overhead Athletes.  In Progress (previously presented at AAOS Specialty Day 2007)

  • Salata MJ, Verma NM, Mazzocca AU, Kercher J, Provencher MT, Romeo AA.  Screw Depth Effect on the Pullout Strength of Commercially Used Tenodesis Screws in the Proximal Humerus.  In Progress

  • Nho SJ, Salata MJ, Romeo AA.  Results of Biceps Tenodesis in Patients Under the Age of 35. In Progress

  • Salata MJ, Barker JU, Choi D, Romeo AA, Verma NM.  Accuracy of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Rotator Cuff Pathology Prior to Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.  In Progress

  • Salata MJ, Kercher J, Rodosky M, Romeo AA.  Effect of Technique on Post-operative Groove Pain in Biceps Tenodesis: P.I.T.T. v. Sub-Pectoral.  In Progress

  • Salata MJ, Creighton, Kercher J, Romeo AA.  Revision Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization, A Review of the Literature.  Accepted for publication (Winter 2009)

  • Salata MJ, Choi D, Romeo AA.  Biological Resurfacing of the Glenoid.  In Progress

  • Salata MJ, Choi D, Romeo AA.  Five-year Outcomes in Revision Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization.  In Progress

  • Kercher J, Salata MJ, Cole BJ: Outcomes of Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation: Rush Experience

  • Salata MJ, Cole BJ.  Glenohumeral Microfracture.  Accepted for publication in Cartilage, March 2010

  • Salata MJ, Cole BJ.  Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation.  Invited publication in Clinica Ortopedica (Brazil).  Winter 2009

Book Chapters (in press):

  • Salata MJ, Sekiya JK, Wojtys EM: PCL Injuries: Orthopaedic Essentials (Editor Mark D. Miller MD)

  • Salata MJ, Sekiya JK, Wojtys EM: Multiligamentous Knee Injuries/Knee Dislocations: Orthopaedic Essentials (Mark D. Miller Editor)

  • Salata MJ, Wojtys EM, Sekiya JK: PCL Reconstruction: Tibal Inaly (open and arthroscopic): Techniques in Sports Medicine (Bruce Reider, Matt Provencher Editors)

  • Salata MJ, Wojtys EM: Indications for Revision ACL Surgery: ACL Surgery, Getting it Right the First Time (Bernard Bach Editor)

  • Salata MJ: Biologic Options for Treatment of Glenohumeral Chondral Defects. In AAOS Monograph: Biologic Reconstruction of the Glenohumeral Joint.  eds. Romeo AA, Cole BJ, Barker JU

  • Salata MJ, Cole BJ, Farr J Cartilage Restoration in the Patellofemoral Joint: in "Anterior Knee Pain and Patellar Instability", Second Edition, Springer-Verlag London

  • Salata MJ, Cole BJ: Surgical Treatment of OCD Lesions: in Atlas of Essential Orthopaedic Procedures published by AAOS.  Editors: Alexis Colvin and Chris Harner


Salata MJ:  Olecranon Fractures: Current Treatment Options
Presented at University of Michigan Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds
Fall 2005

Salata MJ: Massive Rotator Cuff Tears: Current Treatment Options and Outcomes, A review of the literature
Presented at University of Michigan Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds
Spring 2006

Salata, MJ: Surgical Management of Lateral Ankle Instability.
Presented at University of Michigan Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds
Spring 2007

Salata MJ: Dynamic Evaluation of Tibial Rotation in vivo: Presented at Badgley Day, University of Michigan Hospitals Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Research Day Sept 2007

Salata MJ, Bedi A, Srinivasan R, Jacobson J, Wojtys EM: Structural and Functional Analysis of the Semitendinosus Tendon After Harvest for Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction: A Dynamic Ultrasonography Study.  To be podium presentation at 2009 AOSSM Annual Meeting Feb 24, 2009 Las Vegas.

Salata MJ: Cartilage Restoration: Current Concepts.  Presented at Badgley Day, University of Michigan Hospitals Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Research Day, Sept 2009.

Video/Internet Publications:

  1. "The Basic Science and Clinical Applications of Osteochondral Allografts". Strauss E, Barker J, Kercher J, Salata M, Verma N. Orthopaedics Hyperguide. (www.ortho.hyperguides.com) (Submitted)

  2. "Updates on the Surgical Management of Patellar Instability". Strauss E, Kercher J, Salata M, Barker J, Verma N. Orthopaedics Hyperguide. (www.ortho.hyperguides.com) (Due 2/1/10 -- Complete)

  3. "Biologic Options for Articular Cartilage Injuries in the Shoulder" Salata MJ, Bajaj S, Kercher JS, Cole BJ (www.orthohyperguides.com) (Submitted)

Other Research Experience:

Kampala, Uganda: Creation of National Database at Mulago Hospital for the collection of Sexually Transmitted Infections.  Worked to create the database, write standard operating procedure, and train employees of the hospital to collect data and use the database. This database is currently used for ongoing research endeavors focusing on STD and HIV prevention in Africa

Team Coverage

  • Eastern Michigan University Football Coverage
    July 2005-Present
    Covered football for EMU.  Attended training room and followed team on game days.  Also took part in clearance physicals for the team

  • University of Michigan Hockey
    July 2006-Present
    Served as resident assistant to head team doctor, responsibilities included game day management of injuries

  • Michigan High School Football
    August 2007
    Covered HS football teams on game days.  Assisted with on field decisions and triage of injuries

  • University of Michigan Football
    September 2008-Oct 2008
    Served as resident assistant to head team physician, training room, game day experience

  • Chicago Steel Hockey
    Aug 2009-2010
    Served as Co-Head Team Physician

  • Chicago Bulls (NBA)
    Nov 2009-current
    Assisted Head Team Physician Brian Cole with game day coverage and during training camp

  • Chicago White Sox (MLB)
    Aug 2009-current
    Assisted Head Team Physician with game day coverage
    Will Travel to Spring Training with the team in Spring 2010

  • Chicago Public High School Football
    Aug 2009-Nov 2009
    Coordinated coverage of 2 of the Chicago public high school teams
    Saw patients in follow-up after game day injuries and coordinated plan of care


  • Chief Resident
    University of Michigan Department of Orthopaedics
    July 2008-June 2009
    Appointed by program director as 1 of 2 chief residents.  Responsibilities include weekly administrative meetings with Program director.  Organized resident meetings and education conferences.  Met with faculty as resident representative on Education committee

  • AOA Resident Leadership Forum
    Quebec City June 2008
    Nominated by program Chairman as resident representative to the AOA annual conference.  Meeting included training to take leadership role in Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Memberships

    Candidate Member 2009

  • AANA
    Candidate Member 2009

  • ICRS
    Junior Member 2009


  1. "The Role of the Superior Labrum Following Biceps Tenodesis in Glenohumeral Kinematics and Stability". Strauss E, Salata MJ, Provencher M, Wang V, Romeo A, Bush-Joseph C, Verma N. (RECEIVED Major League Baseball Grant: $50,000, AANA Grant) (Received funding from Smith and Nephew).

  2. "A Biomechanical Evaluation of the Remplissage Procedure for Hill-Sachs Lesions". Strauss E, Salata MJ, Barker J, Provencher M, Wang V, Romeo A, Verma N. (Applied for American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Grant: $20,000, AANA Grant)

  3. "Rotator Interval Closure: A Biomechanical Comparison of Two Techniques". Strauss E, Salata MJ, McGill K, Verma N, Savoie F, Provencher M, Romeo A. (Savoie Technique vs Provencher Technique; Applied for AANA Grant, Mississippi Orthopaedic Society grant


  • Reviewer JSES
  • Reviewer Arthroscopy
  • Reviewer European Musculoskeletal Review

Other Experience

  • Co-founder
  • Champion Painting Co. (Formerly The Hummer Painting Co.)
  • Founded 1995 Cleveland, OH
  • Began Company as a High School Student
  • Current company is managed by other partners and continues to run successfully in Cleveland, OH
  • Company services residential and commercial facilities

Research Interests

Articular cartilage restoration, ACL reconstruction, Knee biomechanics, Outcomes research, shoulder surgery

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Hip Arthroscopy
Shoulder Arthroscopy
Knee Arthroscopy/Ligament Reconstruction
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