Thomas Matelic, MD

Thomas Matelic, MDDr. Matelic specializes in the prevention and treatment of injuries in athletes of all ages. With a focus on sports medicine, arthroscopy and reconstructive surgery, including ligament reconstruction, cartilage restoration and joint replacement.  His goal is to help patients maintain active, productive and enjoyable lifestyles. Dr. Matelic serves as team physician for several local high school, college and professional athletic teams, and he is currently Assistant Clinical Professor at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Our goal is to provide you with the most personal, ethical, and expert care that each patient deserves.

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Clinical Interests:

  • Ligament Injuries
  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Adult Sports Injuries
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Joint Replacement Surgery

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., 1989
  • Undergraduate – Princeton University (Princeton, N.J.), B.A., 1985

Board Certification

  • National Board of Medical Examiners
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Subspecialty – Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine


  • Fellowship – Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center (Detroit, Mich.), Orthopaedic, Sports Medicine, 1994-1995
  • Residency – Wayne State University (Detroit, Mich.), Orthopaedic Surgery, 1990-1994
  • Internship – Wayne State University (Detroit, Mich.), General Surgery, 1989-1990

Certifications / Memberships

  • Michigan Orthopaedic Society
  • Wayne State University Medical Alumni Association
  • Kent County Medical Society
  • Michigan State Medical Society
  • Princeton University Alumni Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Mid America Orthopaedic Association

Honors & Awards

  • Herbert E. Pedersen Resident, 1993-1994
  • Elected Michigan Delegate of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 2010-2014