Michael T Busch, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon





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.


Childrens Physician Group Orthopaedics

5445 Meridian Mark Rd NE, Ste 250
Atlanta, GA 30342
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Childrens Physician Group Orthopaedics

Childrens at Old Milton Parkwy, 3300 Old Milton Pkwy Ste 310
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Childrens Physician Group Orthopaedics

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

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

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


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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