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Michael Baer, M.D. is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee arthritis.

Fellowship
Scripps Clinic Adult Reconstruction Fellowship
Scripps Clinic and Scripps Green Hospital — San Diego, California

Residency
Orthopedic Surgery Residency
University of Minnesota — Minneapolis, Minnesota

Medical School
Doctor of Medicine
Stritch School of Medicine | Loyola University Chicago — Maywood, Illinois

Undergraduate Studies
Bachelor of Arts | Sociology and Pre-Health Studies
University of Notre Dame — Notre Dame, Indiana

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Enjoying life with my loving family, playing pond hockey, water skiing, and Notre Dame football

Publications

Does Inpatient Mobilization Predict 1-Year Mortality Following Femoral Neck Fracture Treated with Hemiarthroplasty?

  • Podium presentation at the International Geriatric Fracture Society (October 2017)
  • Published in Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma (February 2022)

Is Cementless Superior?: Commentary on an article by Vikesh Gupta, MBChB, et al.: “Revision Following Cemented and Uncemented Oxford-III Primary Medial Unicompartmental Knee Replacements. A 19-Year Analysis from the New Zealand Joint Registry”

  • Published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (October 2020)

Analytics in Sports Medicine: Implications and Responsibilities that Accompany the Era of Big Data

  • Published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (February 2019)

Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction: patient selection and perspectives

  • Published in Orthopedic Research and Reviews (September 2017)

Revisiting Fulkerson’s Original Technique for Tibial Tubercle Transfer: Easing technical demand and improving versatility

  • Published in Arthroscopy Techniques (August 2017)

Conversion of External Fixation to Open Reduction and Internal Fixation for Complex Distal Radius Fractures

  • Published in Orthopaedics & Traumatology Surgery & Research (February 2016)

Accuracy of Digital Pulse Oximetry in Determining Vascular Occlusion

  • Poster presented at Albert’s Day Research Symposium – Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (2014)

Patient Comprehension of Emergency Department Discharge Instructions: Improving Patient Recall with Discharge Videos

  • Poster presented at Albert’s Day Research Symposium – Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (2013)

Tauroursodeoxycholic Acid (TUDCA) Improves Function in Cold Storage Hearts

  • Poster presented at the Lillehei Heart Institute Annual Cardiovascular Research Retreat (2010)

Cardiac Troponin I A164H Transgenic Copy Number Determination

  • Poster presented at the Lillehei Heart Institute Annual Cardiovascular Research Retreat (2009)