Other Professional Category: Orthopedics
Dr. Michael Donahue is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with a practice devoted to spine surgery. He has more than 20 years of experience in orthopedic surgery, and is dedicated to maximizing conservative care and exploring less invasive options prior to offering surgical alternatives. These less invasive options may include physical therapy, bracing, chiropractic care, and injections. If surgery is necessary, he has vast experience in all aspects of spinal surgery, from minimally-invasive to complex reconstruction. Dr. Donahue continues to be active in continuing medical education by holding national speaking roles at the Orthopedic Academy as well as by being an integral part of the MSU orthopedic residency program.
Dr. Donahue earned his medical degree from Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1995, graduating with honors. After his residency, he completed his fellowship at the prestigious Scoliosis and Spine Surgery of Maryland, under the chairman of Johns Hopkins University. He practiced as an orthopedic trauma surgeon at a level 1 trauma center in Las Vegas, and also served in the United States Navy as a senior medical group officer with the U.S. Marine Corps. He returned to Michigan and has been working for more than 15 years with the Center for Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, where he currently holds the position of president. Additional roles include associate clinical professor at Michigan State University and chief of surgery at Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital.
Dr. Donahue’s areas of expertise include minimally-invasive spinal surgery, anterior cervical disc replacement, robotic-assisted spinal surgery, posterior minimally-invasive cervical fusion, revision spinal surgery, anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF), minimally-invasive xtreme lateral interbody spinal fusion (XLIF), transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF), lumbar disc replacement and fusion, lumbar and cervical disc microdiskectomy, and sacroiliac fusion. He is always available for a second opinion.