Michael Jabara, MD

Michael Jabara, MDDr. Jabara specializes in sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery, including the evaluation of bone and joint injuries; shoulder and knee arthroscopy; and fractures and joint reconstruction. Areas of strong interest include management of multi-ligament knee injuries and knee dislocations, with numerous publications and training courses covering these injuries. As Director of the Sports Medicine Residency curriculum, he also organizes and leads academic and clinical training for the orthopaedic surgery residents in training for the GRMEP orthopaedic surgery residency program. Dr. Jabara serves as Associate Clinical Professor at Michigan State University and is currently a team physician and consultant for several local high schools, colleges and professional teams. During his fellowship training in Aspen, Colorado, Dr. Jabara was part of a physician team that treated U.S. ski and snowboard teams, World Cup skiers, NHL Aspen All-Stars, Grand Rapids Griffins, 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.

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Hospital Affiliations

  • OAM Surgery Center at MidTowne
  • Spectrum Health
  • University of Michigan Health – West


  • Medical – Wayne State University School of Medicine (Detroit, Mich.), M.D., 1999
  • Undergraduate – Grand Valley State University (Allendale, Mich.), B.S., 1994
  • Undergraduate – Lansing Community College (Lansing, Mich.), A.S., 1992

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Sports Medicine Certificate of Added Qualification, ABOS


  • Fellowship – Aspen Foundation for Sports Medicine, Education and Research (Aspen, Colo.), Arthroscopic Reconstruction, Sports-Related Trauma, Fracture Stabilization, and Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries, 2004-2005
  • Residency – Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, Spectrum Health (Grand Rapids, Mich.), Orthopaedic Surgery, 1999-2004

Certifications / Memberships

  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  • Michigan Orthopedic Society
  • Michigan Medical Society
  • Kent County Medical Society

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Graduate Medical Educator-Community Faculty, Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center, 2009
  • Teacher of the Year, Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Residency Program, 2008-2009