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Michael Charles

Title(s)HS Clinical Instructor, Dean's Office
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Michael D. Charles, M.D.

    Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and Sports Medicine

    Michael D. Charles, M.D., is fellowship trained in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

    He earned his medical degree from University of California, San Diego. His residency in Orthopaedic Surgery was completed at Keck Medical Center of USC where he served as Administrative Chief Resident and received the Herman-Epstein Award for teaching and leadership. His fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery was finished at Rush University Medical Center and included team coverage for Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Fire, Chicago Steel, and DePaul University.

    He is professionally interested in all pathology related to the shoulder/elbow and sports medicine. He believes in compassionate and personalized care for all of his patients in returning them to their sports, hobbies, and lifestyles. He is an educator at heart who believes the best results comes from informed patients.

    His medical expertise includes treatments related to all pathology related to the shoulder and elbow in primary and revision cases including Shoulder Arthroplasty (Anatomic and Reverse), Open and Advanced Arthroscopic techniques for Rotator Cuff repair (including Superior Capsular Reconstruction), Shoulder Instability, Biceps and Labral pathology, Elbow arthroscopy, and tendon repairs/transfers involving the shoulder girdle and elbow. Dr. Charles is also trained in addressing scapular pain and dyskinesia, upper extremity trauma, and post-traumatic conditions. He has extensive training with handling athletes of all levels, especially overhead and throwing athletes with experience with the latest UCL repair/reconstruction (Tommy John procedure) techniques and latissimus repairs.

    Dr. Charles is currently faculty of UCSF in the UCSF Fresno Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He previously taught at many locations including Keck Medical School as a Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group Mentor and St. Lucy’s Priory High School as a Science Teacher.

    His hobbies include soccer and other sports and spending time with family and friends.

    Education & Medical Training
    • Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Fellowship; Rush University Medical Center
    • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency; Keck Medical Center of USC
    • Medical School; University of California, San Diego
    • Graduate Studies in English; University of Rhode Island
    • Biological Sciences B.S. summa cum laude; University of Rhode Island
    • English B.A. summa cum laude; University of Rhode Island

    Certification & Licensure
    • California State Medical License
    • California Fluoroscopy/X-ray Supervisor/Operator License

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    1. Gowd AK, Charles MD, Liu JN, Lalehzarian SP, Cabarcas BC, Manderle BJ, Nicholson GP, Romeo AA, Verma NN. Single Assessment Numeric Evaluation (SANE) is a reliable metric to measure clinically significant improvements following shoulder arthroplasty. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2019 Nov; 28(11):2238-2246. PMID: 31307894.
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    2. Charles MD, Cvetanovich G, Sumner-Parilla S, Nicholson GP, Verma N, Romeo AA. Outpatient shoulder arthroplasty: outcomes, complications, and readmissions in 2 outpatient settings. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2019 Jun; 28(6S):S118-S123. PMID: 31133407.
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    3. Mirzayan R, Charles MD, Batech M, Suh BD, DeWitt D. Bipolar Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation of the Patella and Trochlea. Cartilage. 2018 Sep 03; 1947603518796124. PMID: 30173540.
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    4. Charles MD, Christian DR, Cole BJ. An Age and Activity Algorithm for Treatment of Type II SLAP Tears. Open Orthop J. 2018; 12:271-281. PMID: 30197708.
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    5. Liu JN, Garcia GH, Gowd AK, Cabarcas BC, Charles MD, Romeo AA, Verma NN. Treatment of Partial Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears in Overhead Athletes. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2018 Mar; 11(1):55-62. PMID: 29330670.
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    6. Charles MD, Christian DR, Cole BJ. The Role of Biologic Therapy in Rotator Cuff Tears and Repairs. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2018 Mar; 11(1):150-161. PMID: 29411322.
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    7. Charles MD, Haloman S, Chen L, Ward SR, Fithian D, Afra R. Magnetic resonance imaging-based topographical differences between control and recurrent patellofemoral instability patients. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Feb; 41(2):374-84. PMID: 23371940.
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