Dr. Michael R. Gombosh
Dr. Michael R. Gombosh is a highly experienced Orthopaedic Surgeon who is double Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has received numerous medical awards and recognition in his many years in practice. He is one of only 8% of orthopaedic surgeons who hold board certification in both Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. Dr. Gombosh earned his Medical Doctorate with Research Distinction from the University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. After earning his medical degree, he completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami where he served as Chief Resident. Upon completion, he sought further expertise in his fellowship at the highly acclaimed Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, which is one of the top ranked orthopaedic hospitals in the country. While there, his training focused on both operative and non-operative treatment of sports related injuries as well as extensive training in Regenerative Medicine alternatives to keep his patients active and pain free while avoiding surgery when possible.
He has a vast experience in treating athletes at all levels from high school, college, and professional athletes to weekend warriors. He uses his expertise to treat both athletic injuries as well as everyday problems including arthritis that are limiting patient’s function and quality of life. Working with an active patient population, he truly understands the overall mental, social and health benefits of being active, and the role recreational activities and sports play in his patients’ lives.
As a surgeon who is also highly educated and experienced in Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Gombosh is able to offer patients a wide variety of treatment options that span the entire treatment spectrum from non-invasive treatments to surgical solutions and everything in-between. This is a unique skill set to find as most orthopaedic doctors are either surgeons or specialize in non-operative orthopaedics, whereas Dr. Gombosh specializes in both.
Dr Gombosh has served as an assistant team physician for the Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA), Cleveland Indians (MLB), Mahoning Valley Scrappers, and Baldwin-Wallace University football, wrestling, basketball, and lacrosse teams. While in training, he also assisted the team physicians in the care of the Miami Marlins (MLB), University of Miami football, baseball and soccer student athletes. Dr Gombosh currently serves as the Team Physician for Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in Miami, Florida.
Fellowship: Sports Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Sports Health, Cleveland, Ohio.
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami, Miami, Florida.
Medical School: Doctor of Medicine with Research Distinction, University of Miami, Miami, Florida.
Undergraduate: University of Miami, Miami, Florida
Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations:
Doctor’s Hospital, Baptist Hospital, South Miami Hospital, Miami Surgical Suites, Miami Surgical Center
Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Sports Medicine – Board Certified
Orthopaedic Surgery – Board Certified
Expert Medical Advisor, Florida Department of Workers Compensation
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow (FAAOS)
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Florida Orthopaedic Society
Miami Orthopedic Society
Areas of Expertise:
Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tears
Shoulder Superior Capsular Reconstruction
Shoulder SLAP Tears/Labral Tears
Shoulder Dislocations & Instability
Shoulder AC separations
Hip Labrum Tears
Hip Impingement (Femoroacetabular Impingement or FAI)
Proximal Hamstring Tears
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears
Posterior Cruciate Ligament Tears
Articular Cartilage Restoration/Repair
Distal Biceps tears
Epicondylitis (Tennis/Golfer’s elbow)
Elbow Injuries in the Throwing Athlete (Tommy John Surgery)
Work Injures, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Legal cases, and Independent Medical Examinations:
Dr Gombosh has extensive experience and expertise in evaluating and treating patients involved with these types of cases. We understand there is added complexity to these cases and there can be long term implications. Regardless of whether you or your client is on the defense or plaintiff side, Dr Gombosh will provide you with top level medical care and professionalism to help you through this difficult and stressful time.
Rowan FA, Marshall T, Gombosh MR, Farrow LD. Utilization of Osseous Landmarks for Anatomic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Femoral Tunnel Placement. J Knee Surg 2017 May;30(4):359-363.
Co-Author of Instructional Course Lecture (Paul Saluan MD Co-Author)
The Adolescent Knee. American Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Society Annual Meeting. July 2015
Daruwalla J, Greis P, Hancock R, Xerogeanes J, ASP Collaborative Authors. Rates and Determinants of Return to Play After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in NCAA Division I College Football Athletes. A Study of of the ACC, SEC, And PAC-12 Conferences. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. August 2014 (2)2325967114543901
Pincus D., Kassira N., Gombosh M., Berho M., Glassberg M, Karl M., Elliot S., Thaller S. 17-Estradiol Improves Diabetic Wound Healing by Decreasing Matrix Metalloproteinase Activity. Wounds 2010;7:171-178
Gombosh, N. Kassira, S. Elliot, M. Karl, M. Glassberg, S. Thaller. 17–Estradiol Improves Diabetic Wound Healing: Effects on Matrix Metalloproteinases. 2007 Eastern-Atlantic Student Research Forum Annual Meeting, Abstract/Poster presentation.