Michael G Michlitsch MD

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  • Primary Specialties:
    • Knee, 
    • Shoulder, 
    • Sports Medicine
  • Gender: Male
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Care Team: Rachel Roberston PA-C

"My desire to assist patients with quality of life goals leads me to seek out new and innovative procedures which shorten their recovery time."

Dr. Michlitsch lectures on his areas of expertise locally, as well as on a national level. He has presented his original shoulder research at national meetings of The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Michlitsch places a lot of importance on patient education. He takes the time to help them understand the mechanics of their injury and how treatment can help. Although he explores noninvasive treatment options first, he will use his surgical skills to help patients restore function and mobility when necessary. Dr. Michlitsch is an athlete himself and chose a career in orthopedics after being injured in a sports accident. He has a passion for helping patients return to their favorite activities and developing meaningful relationships with them.

Dr. Michlitsch currently serves as head team physician for Monte Vista High School and acts as an orthopedic surgical consultant for high school and collegiate athletes in the East Bay. He is also an associate team physician for St. Mary’s College and serves as Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics at San Ramon Regional Medical Center. A member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, he serves as Co-Director of the Muir Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Program.

With his spare time, Dr. Michlitsch enjoys numerous recreational and sporting events with his wife Jennifer (a Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist), two sons and daughter. He also can be found behind the plate, volunteering as a Little League umpire.

  • Board Certification

    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Fellowship

    • Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

      Congress Medical Associates Program, Pasadena, CA

  • Residency

    • Orthopedic Surgery

      University of Southern California/Los Angeles County Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

  • Medical School

    • Doctor of Medicine

      Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles

  • College

    • Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude

      University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

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  • Walnut Creek - Redwood

    2625 Shadelands Drive
    Walnut Creek, CA 94598


  • San Ramon

    5201 Norris Canyon Road
    San Ramon, CA 94583


Real Patients.
Real Success Stories.

  • “Dr. Michlitsch identified the issue, addressed and informed with complete confidence and professionalism.”

    - Joseph W.
  • “He offered me differing levels of treatment and then respected my decision on what course to take.”

    - Greer
  • “I highly recommend him with problems related to any sports, weight lifting and other high impact activities.”

    - Camille A.
  • “I was anxious, but Dr. Michlitsch came to see me before the surgery and totally put my mind at ease; I knew I was in good hands.”

    - Nanci P.
  • “He asked great questions, listened and was thorough. His explanation was in layman terms and easily understood.”

    - S.G.