Michael T. Busch, MD

Michael Busch

College: Northwestern University, 1978
Medical education: Northwestern University School of Medicine, MD, 1980
Residency: Northwestern University School of Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1985
Fellowship: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, 1986
Fellowship: Traveling Sports Medicine, 1986

Following a residency at Northwestern University, fellowship training at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and a six month traveling fellowship in sports medicine, Dr. Busch became one of the first pediatric orthopaedic surgeons in the country with an expertise in sports medicine. He now has a subspecialty certification in sports medicine from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Busch founded the Sports Medicine Program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. He provides program leadership as the Surgical Director, Sports Medicine and the Medical Director, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship Program at Children's. 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.

In his spare time he enjoys boating, water skiing, playing golf and spending time with his family.

Clinic locations

Area of focus

  • Sports medicine
  • Cartilage preservation
  • Ligament reconstruction

Clinical interests

  • Sports injuries
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • ACL injuries in young athletes 
  • Osteochondritis dessicans

Research interests

  • ACL reconstructions in children and adolescents
  • Ankle and elbow problems of young athletes
  • Synovial impingement of the posterolateral elbow in youths
  • Subscapularis avulsion in the immature shoulder
  • Arthroscopic suture fixation of the tibial spine fractures


Professional affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons–Sports Medicine Division
  • Arthroscopy Associate of North America
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America