Michael S. Bahk, M.D.

Michael S. Bahk, MDMichael S. Bahk, MD

Orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder, elbow & knee surgery

Dr. Michael Bahk is a graduate of Northwestern University with a bachelor’s degree in English studies. He graduated summa cum laude and was awarded the Edwin L. Shuman Essay Award. In addition, he was a member of the Honors Program in Medical Education and he attended the medical school at Northwestern University of Chicago. He graduated top of his class with Alpha Omega Alpha distinctions and was awarded the American Academy of Neurology Award for Excellence in Neurological Science.

He completed his internship and orthopedic residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, one of the nation’s most renowned hospitals. He worked under some of the country’s leading surgeons for five years and gained extensive training in both pediatric orthopedics and adolescent sports medicine. During his training, he cared for NCAA Division 1 athletes. He also published papers in the following journals: Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery, American Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Knee Surgery, Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery and the Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery.

Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Michael Bahk completed a sports medicine fellowship at Southern California Orthopedic Institute. Here he trained under some of the nation’s pioneering and founding arthroscopic surgeons. In addition to presenting research at national meetings such as the Arthroscopy Association of North America, he continued to write book chapters relating to his research.

Dr. Michael Bahk wished to expand his knowledge regarding the complexities of shoulder and elbow joints. As such, he went on to complete a second fellowship in Philadelphia at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University. During this one-year program, he worked with world-class surgeons in arthroscopic and open surgery of the shoulder and elbow. At the end of his fellowship, he received a $45,000 Orthopedic Research & Education Fund grant. With this grant, he aims learn more about venous thromboembolic diseases and upper extremity arthroplasty.