Michael G. Fitzgerald, MD

Specializing In

Hand & Wrist

Shoulder

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Dr. Fitzgerald is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder care.  He earned his medical degree with high honors at SUNY Upstate Medical University, and completed an orthopedic residency at the University of Vermont. Dr. Fitzgerald also completed an upper extremity fellowship at the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center. He is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the upper extremity including trauma, arthritis, tendinopathies, soft tissue disorders, nerve compression disorders and ligamentous injuries.  He is skilled in the treatment of all disorders from shoulder to fingertip in adult and pediatric cases. 

Born in Syracuse, NY and raised in Fredonia NY, Dr. Fitzgerald is familiar with the medical environment as his father is also an orthopedic surgeon.  Dr. Fitzgerald admires the art of teamwork and believes in educating patients and working together to provide the best treatment for individual patients. 

Dr. Fitzgerald has an avid interest in many active sports, including snowboarding, slalom skiing, soccer, basketball, hiking and golfing.  He enjoys rooting for local sports teams with his wife, with whom he resides in the area.

Education

Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY, BS in Biology, Summa Cum Laude, 2006

SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, MD, Summa Cum Laude, 2010

 

Orthopedic Residency Training

University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT, 2010 – 2015

 

Orthopedic Fellowship Training

Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, Indianapolis, IN, 2015 – 2016

The Clinical Experience

Specializes in upper extremity surgery

Honors and Awards

SUNY Upstate Medical University Achievement Distinction, First in Graduating Class (2010)

Alpha Omega Alpha Junior Inductee (2009)

Dr. Joseph Fisher Memorial Scholarship (2009)

John and Henrietta Simeone Scholarship (2009)

Medical Alumni Merit Award (2007 – 2009)

Medical Literature Curriculum II Pathophysiology Course Award (2008)

McGraw-Hill/Lange Medical Student Award (2007)

Dean’s Letter of Commendation (2007 – 2009)

 

Professional Society Memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Association for Hand Surgery

American Society of Surgery for the Hand

 

Publications

Publications

Fitzgerald, M.G. and Shafritz, A.B.. Distal Myasthenia Gravis. Journal of Hand Surgery. 2014; 39(7): 1419-1420.

 

Presentations

Fitzgerald, MG. Results of lift off after lesser tuberosity osteotomy versus subscapularis take down when used in primary total shoulder arthroplasty.  University of Vermont Orthopaedic Research Day. June 2015.

 

Fitzgerald, MG. Smoking and Orthopaedics.  Grand Rounds Presentation given for University of Vermont Orthopaedic department.  April 2015.

 

Fitzgerald, MG. Total Elbow Arthroplasty.  Grand Rounds Presentation given for University of Vermont Orthopaedic department.  March 2014.

 

Fitzgerald, MG. Classification of Acetabular Fractures.  Presentation given at the New England Fracture Forum in Raynham, MA.  September 2013.

 

Fitzgerald, MG.  Dupuytren’s Disease: Non-surgical Treatment in 2013.  Grand Rounds Presentation given for University of Vermont Orthopaedic department.  February 2013.

 

 

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