Physicians & Staff
The experts at The Sports Medicine Institute includes board-certified orthopedic surgeons, fellowship trained in sports medicine, supported by an expert team of highly trained physical therapists, nurses, radiologists, and other key professionals working in concert to provide expert care for sports injuries.
Michael R.F. Jabara MD
Dr. Jabara specializes in sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery, including the evaluation of bone and joint injuries;
shoulder and knee arthroscopy; fractures and joint reconstruction.
His training spans a five-year residency in Grand Rapids, as well as a sports medicine fellowship in Aspen, Colorado.
While in Aspen, he served on a physician team that treated the U.S. Ski and Snowboard teams, World Cup skiers, NHL Aspen All-Stars, as well as athletes from ESPN's Winter X-Games, NORBA (National Off-Road Biking Association) national finals, and Aspen's high school football and soccer teams. What's more, he managed acute ski and snowboard injuries at the Aspen/Snowmass Ski Area Trauma Clinic.
Learn more about Dr. Jabara's affiliation with OAM Institute of Sports Medicine.
- Undergraduate - Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI, A.S., 1992, Honors and Achievements - Academic Honors Scholarship, 1990 - 1992, Honors College Class Representative, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI, B.S., 1994
- Medical - Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan, M.D., 1999, Honors and Achievements - AOA Honors Society, Class Vice President, 1995-1999, Member of Student Senate, 1995-1999
- Fellowship - Sports Medicine, Aspen Foundation for Sports Medicine, Education and Research, Aspen, Colorado, 2004-2005
- Emphasis on arthroscopic reconstruction of the shoulder, knee, and elbow; sports related trauma and fracture stabilization; and prevention and treatment of athletic injuries.
- Residency - Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Residency Program, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI, 1999-2004
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship training
Physician assistants are licensed healthcare professionals who work closely with our OAM physicians to care for the injured athlete. They assist the surgeons in the operating room, and evaluate post-operative progress and concerns. In the clinic, they diagnose, treat, and educate patients in all facets of orthopedic care.