Dr. Michael Birman smiling in Suit

Michael Birman MD

Dr. Michael V. Birman excelled throughout his education, graduating from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, with a Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, in biomedical engineering and chemical engineering. He then turned his focus to the practice of orthopedic medicine.

Background and Education

He earned his medical degree with Honors at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, before completing his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Birman completed the Robert E. Carroll Hand & Microvascular Surgery Fellowship program at Columbia University in New York City.

  • Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine (Texas)
  • Residency: University of Michigan Health System
  • Fellowship: New York and Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Campus

Board Certifications

  • Board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Board-certified in the subspecialty of Surgery of the Hand

Published Author

Dr. Birman has many publications in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery, covering topics such as:

  • Flexor tendon injuries
  • Hand and wrist infections
  • Thumb basal joint arthritis
  • Factitious disorders
  • Medical volunteering overseas

He has presented his research findings at several national meetings, including:

  • The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • The American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • The Arthroscopy Association of North America

Dr. Birman focuses his expertise on hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder surgeries. He speaks English and conversational Russian.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Northwest Community Hospital
  • Alexian Brothers Medical Center
  • Swedish American Hospital
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