Dr. Michael Lawson Swank

Education and Training

Dr. Michael Lawson Swank

Personal Information Date of Birth: November 3, 1961
Information Place of Birth: Sycamore, IL
Citizenship: USA
Education Medical School
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
1983 - 1987
  B. S., English and Psychology
Georgetown University
Washington, D. C.
1979 - 1983
  Honors College Preparatory
Saint Xavier University
Cincinnati, OH
1975 – 1979
Residency: Northwestern University
Department of Orthopedics
Michael Schafer, M.D.
Chicago, IL
  Spinal Reconstructive Surgery
Chester Sutterlin III, M.D.
Florida Fellowship in Reconstructive Spinal Surgery
Gainesville, FL
  Adult Reconstructive Surgery
Charles Engh, M.D.
Anderson Orthopaedic Institute
Arlington, VA
Private Practice Reconstructive Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Inc.
8099 Cornell Road
Cincinnati, OH 45249
2009 - Present
  Freiberg Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine
Cincinnati, OH 45245
1994 – 2009
State Medical License Ohio
Board Certified American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery: 1996
Recertification: 2005 – 2016
Hospital Appointments The Christ Hospital
Cincinnati, OH
  Jewish Hospital
Cincinnati, OH
  Bethesda North Hospital
Cincinnati, OH
Medical Associations Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Medical Association
Cincinnati Orthopaedics Society
International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery
International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty
Mid-American Orthopaedic Association
Ohio State Medical Association
Ohio Orthopaedic Society
Professional Appointments President and Medical Director of Cincinnati Orthopaedic Research Institute Medical Director of Musculoskeletal Research, Joint Preservation, Restoration and Reconstruction at The Christ Hospital
Chapters in Text Books Transition Zone Failure in Patients Undergoing Instrumented Lumbar Fusions From L1 or L2 To The Sacrum. M. L. Swank, Miller, L. Korbee. Innovations in Spinal Reconstruction, Chapter XX. Lewardrowski, K.U. Editor, Marcel Dekker, New York, New York. February, 2007.
  Multi-level Cervical Decompression and Reconstruction. M. L. Swank. Advances in Spinal Fusion. Ch. 49. Lewardrowski, K.U., Editor, Marcel Dekker, New York, New York. November, 2003.

Orthopaedic Research

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  • Cincinnati Business Couriers Healthcare Heroes: “Innovator of the Year” February 26, 2008.
  • Best Clinical Poster CAOS International 2006 “Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery With Ligament Balancing Technique Using An Internal Tensionometer Lowers Manipulation Rate In Total Knee Replacement.” ML Swank, MD; L Korbee.
  • Cincinnati Magazine’s selection as one of the area’s Top Doctors Nov 2008
  • Cincinnati Magazine Top Doctors: “The Best Specialists in the Tri-State”. Cover Story, November, 2004.
  • Health Care Hero Awards: Innovator of the Year February 2008 Business Courier,February 26, 2008

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