Michael J. Fitzpatrick M.D. is an orthopedic surgeon practicing focusing
his practice in investigating, diagnosing and treating sports injury.
He has special research interests in minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgery.
A graduate of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Dr. Fitzpatrick
completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia
in 1998, followed by a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Upper Extremity
Reconstruction at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 2003.
Since completion of his fellowship, he has been an Assistant Professor
at the University of Florida, Associate Clinical Professor at the University
of California, Irvine and Research Faculty with the Veterans Affairs Healthcare
System in Long Beach, California.
Dr. Fitzpatrick is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery by the American
Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and is a member of several professional societies
such as the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy
Association of North America. He has also been honored by the U.S. Air
Force with the National Defense Service Medal, Medal of Accommodation,
and Meritorious Service Award for Distinguished Service as an Orthopedic
Surgeon. Dr. Fitzpatrick has been published in dozens of reports and abstracts
on various orthopedic topics and conditions with his latest, Essentials
of Orthopedic Surgery Handbook, published by McGraw Hill.