Following a residency at Northwestern University, fellowship training at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and six-month traveling fellowship in sports medicine, Michael T. Busch, MD, became one of the first orthopedic surgeons in the country with an expertise in pediatric sports medicine. He has a subspecialty certification in sports medicine from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Busch founded the Sports Medicine Program at Children’s and is Surgical Director of the program. He is also Director of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship Program at Children's, in which he is actively involved in orthopaedic academics, giving numerous talks at a variety of national and international meetings. He was a founding member of the Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRiSM) organization and serves on its Board of Directors. Dr. Busch is a consulting associate for the Duke University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
In addition to his work with competitive athletes, Dr. Busch has applied his arthroscopic skills to the joint problems of hemophiliacs and has served on the National Hemophilia Foundation's Musculoskeletal Committee and on the Board of Directors of Hemophilia of Georgia. He is currently President of the Georgia Orthopaedic Society.
In his free time, he enjoys wake surfing, golfing and spending time with his family.
Focus of Practice
- Sports medicine
- Cartilage preservation
- Ligament reconstruction
Areas of Interest
- Sports injuries
- Instability of the patella (kneecap)
- Osteochondritis of the knee, ankle and elbow
- Arthroscopic surgery
- Musculoskeletal problems of hemophilia
Research & Publications
ACL reconstructions in children and adolescents, Os Trigonum impingement in young athletes, Clavicle fractures, Patellar instability, Shoulder instability, Osteochondritis