Michael T Busch, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon





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 Director 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.


Childrens Physician Group - Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Childrens at Meridian Mark, 5445 Meridian Mark Rd NE Ste 250
Atlanta, GA 30342
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Childrens Physician Group - Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Childrens at Old Milton Parkwy, 3300 Old Milton Pkwy Ste 310
Alpharetta, GA 30005
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Childrens Physician Group - Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Childrens at Forsyth, 410 Peachtree Parkway Bldg 300 Suite 300
Cumming, GA 30041
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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

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Associate of North America
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • Georgia Orthopaedic Society, President

Research Interests

ACL reconstructions in children and adolescents, Os Trigonum impingement in young athletes, Clavicle fractures, Patellar instability, Shoulder instability, Osteochondritis


Leighton's Story

Almost as soon as she could stand, Leighton Jordan was up on her toes. Her dream was to be a ballet dancer. However, a series of injuries as a teenager cut her promising career short. Now Leighton has a new dream: providing the same kind of care to others that she received at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

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